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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK431 - Change management and improvement processes  
Förändringsledning och ständig förbättring
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPQOM
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 36121
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: A+
Minimum participants: 10
Maximum participants: 70

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Petra Bosch

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is open for students from MPPEN and MPQOM. Other students will be accepted if there is room available and admittance will be decided on a case-by-case basis. As a minimum, applicants should have taken courses within the fields of:
(i) business administration (at least 7,5 ECTS),
(ii) general/operations management (at least 7,5 ECTS

Aim

The course participants will have knowledge of strategy and change theories and quality inspired improvement approaches and ethical conduct, and they develop an in-depth understanding of one more narrow area. They will also have an ability to critically view consultants packaging of change and improvement project offerings.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Define, describe and interrelate management and change theories
  • Define, describe and evaluate change and improvement approaches
  • Provide good examples on quality driven improvement and change processes and projects
  • Develop a sustainable and ethical understanding and approach to change
  • In-depth understand and analyze one more narrow areas within the field change management and improvement processes
  • Develop an ability to critically view consultants packaging of change and improvement project offerings.

Content

This course provides insights into strategy, change and improvement theories and practices primarily on the organizational level. The areas covered include theories on learning, leadership, change agents and resistance. Also aspects of ethics, sustainability and digitalization in change processes are covered. All course participants study a common body of literature and in addition each student specializes in a more narrow area (term paper). The theoretical content of the course is discussed in the perspective of experiences from change projects in industry. A major part of the course is a group assignment where participants themselves choose an area to specialize in. The aim is to combine theories with practice by conducting a literature analysis accompanied by own data gathering from organizations and document the analysis in a term paper.

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, literature seminars, seminars with experienced change managers from industry, as well as authoring and presenting of a term paper.
Please, see the course website for latest information.

Literature

See course webpage

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination is based on a term paper written in groups. Active participation in seminars, guest lectures and comments (orally and in writing) on another group's term paper can affect the final grading. The final grades are fail, 3, 4 or 5.
Please, see the course website for the latest information


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