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Innovation and Change Management

Course Code: BUSN 3312
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Business
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks x 4 hours = 60 hours
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

Organizations, especially businesses, must understand how to effectively develop and lead and manage innovation- and change-capable cultures in order to thrive in their markets. This course introduces students to the key skills needed to generate an innovative/learning organization culture that leads to relevant product and service offerings. In addition, this course exposes students to the requirements for introducing successful change initiatives and how to develop an organizational culture that is change capable.

Course Content

I.   Theories, models and tools for leading and managing organizational innovations
     A. Past approaches and tools for leading and managing organizational innovations
     B. Emerging approaches and tools for leading and managing organizational innovations

II.  Factors that contribute to individual, team and organizational capacity for creativity and innovation
     A. Activators and inhibitors of individual creativity and innovation
     B. Activators and inhibitors of team and organizational creativity and innovation
     C. Activators and inhibitors of supply network innovation

III. Theories, models and tools for developing an innovative organizational culture
     A. Past approaches and tools for developing an innovative organizational culture
     B. Emerging approaches and tools for developing an innovative organizational culture

IV.  Factors that improve an individual’s capacity for change and for leading and managing change

V.   Obstacles to change in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks

VI.  Theories, models and tools for leading and managing change with individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks
     A. Past approaches and tools for leading and managing change
     B. Emerging approaches and tools for leading and managing change

VII. Theories, models and tools for developing a change-capable organizational culture
     A. Past approaches and tools for developing a change-capable organizational culture  
     B. Emerging approaches and tools for developing a change-capable organizational culture

Methods of Instruction

Methods will include case studies, classroom discussion, lectures, seminars and reading assignments.  Guest speakers, role-plays and audio-visual materials may be used where appropriate.

Means of Assessment

Participation 0-10%
Case Study(ies) on Innovation and Change Capabilities/Change Management 10-30%
Project(s) and/or Assignment(s) on Innovation and Change Capabilities/Change Management 30-50%
Examination(s) (see note 4) 10-30%

 

Notes:  

1. At least 50% of the total coursework must be individual work. 
2. To pass the course, students must achieve a cumulative grade of 50% in all non-group assessments as well as 50% overall in the course. In other words, students must have achieved at least 50% on their cumulative individual assessments in order to be eligible to earn marks from group work.
3. No single assessment (e.g., case study, exam, quiz, project, etc.) can be worth more than 30%.
4. The use of a final exam is at the discretion of the instructor; however, if a final exam is not given, then a final project is required.

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess and propose ways to improve their own creativity and capacity for developing innovations and leading/managing an innovative culture;
  • Identify activators and inhibitors to creativity and innovation in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks;
  • Propose means of overcoming inhibitors and harnessing activators to creativity and innovation in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks;
  • Evaluate and apply established and emerging approaches, models and tools for developing individual, team, organizational and supply network competencies for creativity and innovation;
  • Assess and propose ways to improve their own capacity for change and for leading and managing change;
  • Identify pathways and obstacles to change in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks;
  • Propose means of opening pathways and overcoming obstacles to change in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks; and
  • Evaluate and apply established and emerging approaches, models and tools for leading and managing individual, team, organizational and supply network change.

course prerequisites

BUSN 1210 OR permission of instructor

NOTE: It is recommended that students take BUSN 3310 prior to this course to better prepare them for this course's content.

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.

assessments

If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.

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