Organizational Development / Change Management (MUR-B-5-SMA-OCM-ILV)
Bachelor's program Management & Law
Course unit code
Level of course unit
Year of study
Semester when the course unit is delivered
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Name of lecturer(s)
Mag. (FH) Dr. Anslinger Tobias
Learning outcomes of the course unit
know what organization, organizations and organizing are
know the main perspectives of organization theory (OT)
know the decisive external and internal factors for organizational development (OD)
know the basic models of planned change
know the steps of successful OD
know the barriers of OD and why OD projects fail
have a basic insight of the elements of organizational culture (OC)
have a feeling of how OC determines the life of an organization
know what continuous change is in comparison to planned change
have a feeling of how organizations can face continuous change
know how change can at least in some parts be managed
Mode of delivery
Prerequisites and co-requisites
relevant course(s) of previous semester(s)
Recommended optional program components
organization, organizations and organizing the history of OT different OT perspectives in the context of management & economics OD as a planned change phases of an OD project barriers to OD concept of OC change management as managing continuous change learning organization
Recommended or required reading
Cummings, T. G., & Worley, C. G. (2015). Organization Development and Change. (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
Hatch, M. J. (2011). Organizations - A Very Short Introduction. New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
Heimerl, P., & Sichler, R. (2012). Strategie, Organisation, Personal, Führung. Wien: Facultas wuv.
Schreyögg, G., & Geiger, D. (2016). Organisation - Grundlagen moderner Organisationsgestaltung (6th ed.). Wiesbaden: Gabler.Gallos, J. V. (Ed.) (2010). Organization Development - A Jossey-Bass Reader. San Francisco, USA: Jossey-Bass.
Hatch, M. J., & Cunliffe, A. L. (2018). Organization Theory. Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives (4th ed.). Oxford: University Press.
Wilcox, M., & Jenkins, M. (2015). Engaging Change - A People-Centred Approach to Business Transformation. London et al: Kogan Page.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual & group work.