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Business Management and Organization MA, IT and Change Management, 7.5 Credits

General data

Code: IG013A
Subject/Main field: Industriell organisation och ekonomi
Cycle: Second cycle
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Information and Communication Systems
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Established: 9/24/2014
Date of change: 10/13/2014
Version valid from: 10/1/2014


This course serves to increase the student's understanding of change management with the point of departure that changes in organizations and work processes today usually are related to information technologies. Furthermore, the course shall provide knowledge of applications of change management.

Course objectives

- In-depth knowledge of work and organizational change arise from disruptive technologies and information technologies
- An understanding of how people function in a change situation.
- Skills in planning change management work in an organization


• Organization and team significance for change
• Project management as instant of change management
• Individual processes of change
• Communication and feedback processes
• Disruptive technologies, information technologies and change management
• To lead, plan and manage change

Entry requirements

Business Management and Organization BA (A-C), 90 Credits or equivalent in Business Economics, Computer and Systems Science or Informatics, of which at least 15 Credits must be courses concerning organization theoretical perspectives.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching is provided by means of lectures and seminars.

Examination form

4.0 hp S101: Seminars, hand-in assignments and excercises.
Grade: Pass or Fail

3.5 hp P101: Oral and written presentation of project work.
Grades: A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. A-E are passed and Fx and F are failed.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Author: Senior, Barbara, Swailes, Stephen
Title: Organizational Change
Edition: Senaste upplagan/latest edition
Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall

Reference literature

Author: Brooks, Ian
Title: Organisational Behaviour: Individuals, Groups and Organisation
Edition: 4
Publisher: Prentice Hall

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