Change is an inevitable and constant force that profoundly impacts the sustainability of organisations. For managers, knowledge and skills in change management are not just an asset but a necessity.
AIB’s Managing Change MBA subject is your guide for navigating change with confidence. This highly practical and transferrable MBA subject delves into the complexities, theories and practical strategies associated with effectively navigating organisational transitions. It explores the core principles and practices of change management that are essential through various forms of uncertain and unplanned change, be it the implementation of new technology, organisational restructure, market shifts or cultural transformations.
Managing Change focuses on cultivating the skills necessary for analysing, planning, implementing and sustaining organisational change initiatives within diverse business environments. You’ll emerge from eight weeks of learning with the capability to proactively lead and manage change processes, fostering adaptability and innovation within organisations while mitigating potential disruptions and maximising positive outcomes. The subject will empower you to not only cope with change but harness it as a catalyst for growth and innovation.
Get ready to learn new techniques to be a successful change agent and make your organisation change capable in our constantly changing world.
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
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Studying Managing Change, students engage in two assessments that focus on the application of change management principles within their own organisations or one they’re familiar with. The first assessment tasks students with addressing specific change management issues using a relevant change model and proposing well-informed recommendations for improvement. The second assessment deepens this exploration by critically evaluating the organisational culture and its responsiveness to change, followed by the development of a proposal with recommendations to enhance change readiness.
100% Online MBA Learning
Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your ultimate digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete this subject and your online MBA, with the flexibility to access your learning materials, videos, podcasts and other multimedia on any device. You’ll engage with fellow students and have key concepts explained by your Online Facilitators in webinars and forums.
In addition to the Student Learning Portal, the myAIB app allows you to download modules and full subjects to view offline to save your cellular data, receive notifications for assessments and webinars, listen to audio versions of modules through Soundcloud and enjoy many other useful features.
When you study with AIB, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of over 180 academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your MBA journey.
This subject equips students with the skills, mindset and tools needed to thrive in dynamic business environments. It provides practical tools and knowledge in how to plan, execute and evaluate organisational change initiatives relevant to all industries, sectors and levels of management. Students will also learn about how to communicate change, address resistance and keep stakeholders informed and engaged.
Managing Change is delivered over eight weeks of structured learning where you’ll delve into a new topic relevant to change management each week. Weekly online webinars are hosted with your online class and led by Online Learning Facilitators who facilitate interactive discussions on the topics, case studies and application of concepts within organisations. Contribution in live webinars enables you to learn not only from the learning material and facilitator, but from the experiences and viewpoints of fellow professionals studying alongside you. Don’t worry if you can’t make all the live webinars though – they’re recorded so you can watch at any time. The subject includes two assessments – one due mid-way through the subject and the other at the end.
No, prior knowledge of change management is not necessary to succeed in Managing Change. The concepts discussed in the subject are highly applicable due to the familiarity of change in all aspects of life. Any prior experience in project management or organisational change will be helpful, but it’s certainly not required.
Yes, AIB offers an MBA specialisation in Human Resource Management. It’s often the pathway of choice for HR specialists, those working toward a career change into HR or professionals with a keen interest in the management of people as an organisation’s most valuable asset. Studying the specialised HR MBA, students will take AIB’s core business subjects before undertaking the HR discipline units: Managing People in a Global Context, Managing Change and Organisational Learning and Development. Following completion of the final subject – Project – they will earn their MBA specialised in HR.
Learn more about the MBA (Human Resource Management).
If you’re interested in studying Managing Change within the AIB MBA, get in touch with an AIB Advisor to discuss your application and timetabling.