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2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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MG 311 - Change Management

The term organizational change refers to system-wide change and not change that concerns modifications to program or process. It involves major restructuring – a transformation – of beliefs, values, mission, operations and/or the infusion of new technologies. This course will explore the strong resistances to change and identify approaches to facilitating a successful transformation of an organization. Internet access required.



Students have the option of choosing a Community-Based Learning section of this course.

Community Based Learning:

Community-based learning (CBL) is an experiential instructional strategy that engages students in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies, transforming them from passive recipients to active participants in their education and community while providing a deeper understanding of theories and course content.

Assignment Overview

  • Assignments: 4 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
 Upon completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Differentiate between the various forces of change.
  • Demonstrate knowledge on the requirements for change initiatives and adaptation.
  • Explain the implementation process for change in organizations.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of communication in the change management process.
  • Analyze the personal side of change within organizations
  • Evaluate the long-term need for change as a constant part of organizational existence. 

Credits: 3

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