Credit points: 15

Subject outline

As disruption becomes increasingly common within businesses, this subject will enable you to apply the technical and business skills you have acquired to effectively lead and manage change within organisations. First, you will learn to create a business case for change and utilise soft skills to manage change, including the application of negotiation and influencing skills supported by data and analytics. You will learn about implementing technological change through the lens of data analytics, with a focus on staging changes to ensure success. You will also learn how change can be managed on an on-going basis to ensure long term returns on investment.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStuart Black

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesGroup work, individual written report, enquiry-based learning classroom activities, experiential exercises, simulations, case studies and discussions.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BUS2SMV and completion of at least 180 credit points, or program director approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop analytics and soft skills in various aspects of change management.
02. Design change management plans to ensure successful transition of change, particularly through the lens of a data-driven change initiative.
03. Make judgements through effective defence of the evaluation, appraisal and critique of the change strategy plan to stakeholders.
04. Develop a business case for change.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStuart Black

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Business Report (1,500-words) Report on aspects of digital leadership and disruption traits.

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1

Business case analysis (1,500-word report) Business case to outline a plan to ensure successful deployment of new disruptive initiatives.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

Change Management pitch (group presentation, 1,000-word equivalent per student) Convince peers and instructor of a change, e.g., shark tank style. 3-4 members per group, 15 minute presentation.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3