Compulsory core courses – two

  • In this course you will learn some of the major frameworks that help you to understand and manage change. Starting with the change agent, you explore the skills needed and the types of analysis change agents use to decide appropriate courses of action.

    You will develop your skills and learn a range of different strategies for influencing individuals, groups and the organisation. Change is also considered from an organisational perspective and you will explore how organisations respond to, resist, initiate and drive change.

    Your role in understanding and managing the organisation is examined. By the end of the course you will be able to: Understand the main frameworks that describe personal and organisational change Identify the role you play in initiating and facilitating change Analyse effective and ineffective change interventions Choose appropriate strategies to facilitate personal and organisational change.

    This course is a prerequisite for AGSM9274 Systems for Change.

    Students who have completed MNGT6371 Managing Change are not permitted to undertake this course.

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  • You will gain the confidence and self-knowledge to understand which of your current abilities are helpful and which skills you need to acquire or strengthen. The course helps you to develop an action plan around your change skills. Although you work in groups, your competence is assessed individually.

    Students who have completed MNGT6372 Managerial Skills, MNGT6370 Foundations of Managerial Skills (FMS) or MNGT6211 The Executive Blueprint are not permitted to undertake this course.

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Students who have completed MNGT6371 Managing Change are not permitted to undertake AGSM9271 Approaches to Change.

Students who have completed MNGT6370 Foundations of Managerial Skills (FMS) or MNGT6211 The Executive Blueprint are not permitted to undertake AGSM9272 Change Skills.

Prerequisites:
AGSM9274 Systems for Change - Required: AGSM9271 Approaches to Change. Recommended: AGSM9272 Change Skills

Elective courses – choose two

  • This course examines how you can sustain change in yourself and your organisation and teaches you the skills to support both processes. You will learn the four-step action research method:

    • Implement change, Study and reflect on outcomes, Design new interventions, Continually assess the effectiveness of your actions. The aim is to become competent in using an open-systems model to understand how organisations function.
    • You will learn to analyse the extent to which systems enable and motivate sustainable change.
    • About one-third of the course is devoted to applying skills to a current, action research project at your workplace.

    Prerequisites: MBAX6271 / MNGT6271 Approaches to Change.

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  • Project management involves the overall planning, control and coordination of a project. It is the process by which the responsibility for all phases is combined within one multidisciplinary function. This course introduces you to the project management skills needed during the lifetime of a project. It explores some key concepts of project management, including project risk management.

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  • For many established businesses, the ability to identify and effectively respond to new opportunities is increasingly central to their success and, indeed, survival. Evidence suggests that innovation in a corporate context can often be difficult. In recent years, however, a growing number of organisations have drawn on approaches and practices more common to small entrepreneurial start-ups to help them identify new market opportunities and how they could respond to these opportunities. This is sometimes called ‘intrapreneurship’.

    The aim of this course is to provide students with insights into the intrapreneurship process and to help them develop the skills and knowledge they need to enhance the ability of their organisations to identify new opportunities in the market and respond to them effectively. It does so by giving them hands-on experience of participating in an online corporate challenge.

    One of the key aspects to successful intrapreneurship is the ability to work collaboratively across different aspects of the business, often in different locations and parts of the world. For this reason, the corporate challenge is based on group work, where students will work through an online platform to identify and develop a new business opportunity for a corporate partner.

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  • This course provides students with applied, critical thinking and application skills for effective strategy implementation. With a focus on a spectrum of principles and features that influence strategy execution, it helps develop practical insights into organisational transformation. The course aligns with the content of other strategy courses, but focuses on the spectrum of issues to translate strategy implementation detailing how organisations can achieve sustained effectiveness with both its current challenges and future possibilities. In this context, the course deals with themes on the strategic process of managing for change, redesigning structure, human capital and talent management, and smart responses to technology. The course challenges students to think critically and develop useful insights about the concepts and principles on making better strategy.

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  • This course suits individuals looking to build their strategic abilities around entrepreneurship and the innovation associated with entrepreneurship. It provides exposure to both the fundamentals of business innovation and the practical aspects of identifying, evaluating and moving business ideas forward. The course uniquely exposes students to current ideas and thoughts from innovators, venture capital (VC) groups, and successful start-up CEOs within the Sydney ecosystem.

    Two streams of entrepreneurship are covered in the course: startup creation and startup innovation. Specific methodologies covered include integrated experiences of Design Thinking and The Lean Startup.

    This is an opportunity to learn about venture creation, startup resourcing, strategy and management, design and innovation involving your own startup. Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a hot topic today – many startups continue to raise money through angel investors and VCs, but the road is a challenging one.

    Understanding about what makes entrepreneurship and the innovation in startups work is paramount to success. We will help you develop your confidence, your products, your pitch, and your funding to help get you started on the road to your startup success.

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