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Organisational Change Management

University of Essex · Essex Business School

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in Business Management or a related social science such as: Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Politics or History.

If you do not hold a relevant degree, then we can still consider you. You should be able to show that you have at least three years relevant work experience in a Management role.

Months of entry


Course content

Change is inevitable. Change within organisations, however, is often complex and influenced by external factors that play an important role in how change is planned, communicated and ultimately operationalised.

MSc Organisational Change Management is a specialist course, which will prepare you for a role in organisational management or consultancy. The course will introduce you to advanced research in change management and will allow you to approach organisational change management from both a commercial and a social perspective, in order to help you understand not only why change happens, but how to manage it.

This course is perfect if you have a first degree in business management, or in a related subject area, or have relevant work experience in organisational management. MSc Organisational Change Management will help you to enter or progress within the job market with a deeper understanding of management and organisational change.

You will graduate with an ability to excel in a management career and with the capacity to shape organisations and organisational life for the better.

Topics you study include:

  • organisational behaviour and human resource management
  • understanding organisational change
  • change, creativity and innovation
  • leading change
  • ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • equality and diversity

MSc Organisational Change Management is taught at Essex Business School, champions of responsible management and sustainable business. We encourage our students to think critically about business and its role in today’s global society. Our courses aim to teach leadership with integrity.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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