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GroupT31DY14S/Degree Programme in International Business Management, Master's Degree (Tornio)
Study unitT301DY13 Change Management, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
International Business Environment
ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
ImplementationPerustoteutus/14001
UnitMinerva (Kauppakatu 58) Tornio
Time of implementationAutumn1/2014-2015, Autumn2/2014-2015
Responsible teacherKärnä Veikko
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
  
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates02.09.2014 - 31.12.2014
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2014 - 30.09.2014
Implementation method
Virtuality 5 ECTS credits
R&D integration 4 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 
Objectives

In current business environments competition is shaped by fast and discontinuous changes. These changes are impacting substantially on the capabilities of the firm/organization to maintain or strengthen its competitive edge.

These characteristics imply that managers have to rethink organizational operations and their perspective on longevity of the firm. Rethinking and creating novel competencies to turn the firm around towards new directions is the aim of this course.

After completion of this course the student will be able:

1. to create and/or develop the managerial competencies of the student

2. to understand the relationship between managerial competencies and different business values

3. to develop a deep understanding of the link between successful application of managerial competencies and the entrepreneurial situation

4. to research the student's change management readiness applying 20 different competencies in different situations

5. to design a self-guided process to enlarge or deepen the change management competency-readiness level

Content:

Module 1: Change Management Competencies, Competency Triangle: linking content, actor

               (client/customer/consumer orientation) and process performance (roadmap) as foundation

               for the assessment of assignments.

               Due: Meeting Session

Module 2: Creating and Sustaining Commitment and Cohesion:

               Focus will be on internal organizational aspects and flexibility

Module 3: Establishing and Maintaining Stability and Continuity:

              Focus will be on coordination of activities and performance

Module 4: Improving Productivity and Profitability

              Focus will be on control and purposes of leadership and organization

Module 5: Promoting Change and Championing Adaptability

              Focus will be on flexibility and creativity

 
Assessment criteria

              Grade 1 - 2

            Grade 3 - 4

             Grade 5

The student is able to create his/her managerial competencies on a basic level

The student is able to understand the relationship between managerial competencies and different business values

The student is able to develop an understanding of the link between successful application of managerial competencies and the entrepreneurial situation.

The student is able to plan a basic process to enlarge or deepen the change management competency-readiness level.

The student is able to create and/or develop his/her managerial competencies on an average level

The student is able to analyze the relationship between managerial competencies and different business values

The student is able understand and analyze the link between successful application of managerial competencies and the entrepreneurial situation

The student is able to design a process to enlarge or deepen the change management competency-readiness level.

The student is able to create and/or develop his/her basic managerial competencies on a profound level.

The student is able to analyze and evaluate the relationship between managerial competencies and different business values

The student is to analyze and develop the link between successful application of managerial competencies and the entrepreneurial situation

The student is able to create a self-guided process to enlarge or deepen the change management competency-readiness level.

 
Pedagogical arrangements

Online lectures, online presentations and discussions, virtual team work, self-managed performance

Material

Quinn, R.E., Faerman, S.R., Thompson, M.P.,          Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing McGrath, M.R. & St. Clair, L.S. (2011)               Values Approach 5th edition 2011.Wiley, Hoboken MA, USA

Quinn, R.E. (2004)                                                    Building the Bridge As You Walk on It. Jossey-                                                                                                       Bass, San Franscisco,CA USA, 2004

Senge, P.M. (2006)                                                    The 5th Discipline: The Art and Practice of the

                                                                                    Learning Organization. Currency Doubleday.USA

A reader of articles to be announced.

Content
Assessment

Students will deliver a report consisting of the following elements:

1. A reflection on the results of the self-test according to the Conclusion Model of Quinn (pages 329-348)

2. An elaboration of the 2 applications presented during the Modules, inclusive a reflection on thefeedback given during the workouts

3. A reflection on your own level of competence according to the 20 assessment schemes inclusiveyour experiences at the feedback given during the workouts

4. An elaboration on the evaluation matrices.

The assessment will include:

1. Your participation during the Meeting Session in September 2014: 15%

2. Your applications presentations and participation in the feedback of others: 40%

3. Your final report: 45%