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MGMT313 - Organizational Change

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT313 Course ID: 2928 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The realities of organizational change affect every individual, every business, and every government. Change and transformation are constants in today's global and technical environment. This course explores theories and concepts which explain how to gain acceptance and buy-in for change management initiatives within organizations. If management and employees accept these changes, the impact will be beneficial and less disruptive to daily operations. Whether the change is as small as the implementation of a new financial system or as big as a plant move across the country, the implementation process necessitates planning and communication to ensure success.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Throughout this course, students will:

  1. Evaluate the elements of the behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, and humanistic approaches to change.
  2. Assess strategies to assist individuals with change.
  3. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various types of teams to include project teams, work teams, change teams, and matrix teams.
  4. Assess the critical phases of successfully managing organizational restructure.
  5. Appraise the various models and approaches to organizational change.
  6. Evaluate the various leadership skills necessary at all stages of organizational change.
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Week One - Introduction and Individual Change 5.00 %
Week Two - Team Change 5.00 %
Week Three - Organizational Change 5.00 %
Week Four - Leading Change 5.00 %
Week Five - Restructuring 5.00 %
Week Six - Mergers and Acquisitions 5.00 %
Week Seven - Complex Change 5.00 %
Week Eight - Uncertain Times 5.00 %
Week 3 Powerpoint 10.00 %
Assignment 1: Model Comparison Powerpoint Presentation 10.00 %
Written assignments 30.00 %
Assignment 2: Organizational Change Paper 15.00 %
Assignment 3 - Case study 15.00 %
Assessment 15.00 %
Week 8 Final Exam 15.00 %
Quiz 5.00 %
Week 2 assessment 5.00 %

Please visit and search by the course number (ex: MGMT313) to access your required text.

Textbook in APA format:

Cameron, E. & Green, M. (2015). Making sense of change management. 4th ed. Chicago, Il: Kogan

Additional Resources

See weekly lessons.

Sample movie in APA format:

Fields, F. (Producer), & Zwick, E. (Director), (1989). Glory [Motion Picture]. USA: Tristar.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Organizational Change

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.