The development of organisations is becoming a pervasive activity. For some people it is the central feature of their work. This may be managing or taking part in an organisation development project, or providing advice.
This course is part of our MSc Programme in Organisational Change and Consultancy. We designed the programme to meet the needs of professional change agents, managers and internal and external consultants.
It is for people wanting to be at the forefront of change processes at individual, group and organisational levels. The programme includes five specialist MSc courses. All share a focus on change in and between organisations. The courses are
MSc/PgDip/PgCert Organisation Development and Consultancy
MSc/PgDip/PgCert Mentoring and Coaching
MSc/PgDip/PgCert Operational Research and Organisational Change
MSc/PgDip/PgCert Organisational Change and Workplace Management
MSc Organisational Change and Integral Thinking and Leadership
The course attracts the specialist organisation development and change consultant, directors, managers and others wanting to think through the implications of important issues of change and organisation development.
It extends your understanding and capabilities in these areas. You develop a self-critical awareness of current developments and we encourage you to think about the nature of change and the value of consultancy approaches in managing it
By drawing on the most recent research, and the experience of consultants and in-house practitioners, we combine innovation with relevance.
The work-based nature of most assignments means it continuously delivers value to sponsoring organisations.
The main subjects of the course develop an understanding of and expertise in
organisation development and change
the social and technical design of organisations
We apply these areas to understanding strategy, change and the dynamics of consultancy.
For a course brochure or further information about our open evenings please contact the Postgraduate Programmes office on 0114 225 2820, e-mail email@example.com or visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/schools/sbf.
Career opportunities include working as internal or external consultants, professional change agents and advisers and in organisation development.
Previous graduates have found employment in companies and organisations such as • Cranfield University • Cellnet • Danish Association for International Co-operation.
Each module is assessed by written assignment. For the MSc there is also a dissertation.
The personal view
So flexible is the course that one of the current students, freelance management consultant Basheer Habib, travels from Ontario, Canada for each of the study blocks.
I explored the variety of courses offered by North American and European universities and thought the course at Sheffield Hallam was the most interesting and relevant to my needs. As the area of organisational change is constantly evolving it was important to find a university at the leading edge of the subject. So far I’ve been really impressed with the course, and working with people from different backgrounds and with differing views and knowledge makes the study all the more appealing.
Basheer Habib, Management Consultant, Ontario, Canada
Course contentCore modules
process of change
strategy and organisation
change and organisation development interventions
facilitation and change agency in organisation development
process of organisation development
the design of organisations
Normally you need a good first degree or an equivalent recognised professional qualification in a business or social science related discipline from an approved awarding body. You may already have developed substantial knowledge, experience and skills in a relevant field. If you don’t have a first degree we still welcome your application and will consider it on an individual basis.
If your first language is not English you must show a high level of written and verbal English language proficiency. A TOEFL test minimum mark, paper-based 570, computer-based 235, or IELTS 6, is the standard for non-native speakers of English. We offer English language tuition for students before the start of this course.