Masters degrees in Change Management offer specialist business training, with a focus on planning and managing change within organisations.
The majority of courses in this discipline offer professional accreditation, allowing you to work as a practitioner within your field upon graduation.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree, though sufficient work experience may be accepted in some cases.
Managing unexpected change, or advancing change in a positive way, is a key challenge for businesses in the current economic climate.
It is to this end that you will build an understanding of academic theory behind organisational change, and integrate this knowledge through examination of internal and external influences. This could include analysis of organisational structure such as HR (Human Resources), supply chain management, or international relations.
You will also develop an ability to assess business actions and measure their effects, in turn producing written feedback such as reports for professional practice.
Your expertise will make you suitable for various roles. For example, you could work within a HR (human resources) department for an SME (small and medium-sized enterprise), branch into legislative positions for government agencies, or seek work as a policy-maker for international NGOs (non-governmental organisations).