Economic crises, structural adjustments, competition, technical innovation, public, private and NGO sector reforms and other drivers all require organisations in developing and transitional economies to change and develop on an ongoing basis. As a result, there is a growing need for staff who both understand and can contribute to organisational change and development initiatives and activities. This MSc programme aims to meet that need.
Aims of the Programme
• Turn participants into more effective 'agents of organisational change and development' • Providing participants with new analytical capacities, skills and knowledge • Improve understanding of the basis and processes of organisational change and development • To enable participants to contribute to the effective diagnosis, planning, management and implementation of organisational change and development; • Improve paticipants engagement in chosen specialist processes of organisational change and development; • Allow participants to synthesise new and existing knowledge by undertaking academic or specialist organisational change and development research.
An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. In addition, participants may undertake research visits to organisations applying information systems in practice in the UK. Fieldcourses may be scheduled at any point during the twelve-month period of the degree programme and this may include during University vacations. Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend.