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TEK430 - Change Management & Improvement Processes
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-24 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPQOM
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

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

Examiner:

Docent  Sverker Alänge


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/5522e923-a6df-4491-baaa-5448c013f0e9


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Quality and Operations Management 15 ECTS. Other students will be accepted if there is room available. 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 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)

- knowledge of strategy and change theories
- knowledge of quality inspired improvement approaches
- an in-depth understanding of one more narrow area within the field change and improvement
- 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 on the organizational level. The areas covered include theories on learning, leadership, resistances, and levels of analysis. 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. These experiences come from research projects, participants own experiences and above all from seminars with experienced change managers. A major part of the course is an in-depth group assignment where participants themselves choose a specific 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 with homework assignments, seminars with experienced change managers from industry, as well as authoring and presentation of a term paper.
Please, see the course website for latest information

Literature

Please, see the course website for latest information

Examination

The examination is primarily based on a term paper written in groups of 2 students. However, the active participation in seminars and submission of discussion questions/comments 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 latest information


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