Postgraduate taught 

Critical Care MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Managing Strategic Change (Engineering) MGT5216

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Service Science is an emerging discipline that aims to combine fundamental science and engineering theories, models and applications with facets of the management field, particularly knowledge, supply chain and change management, in order to enhance and advance service innovation.


14 hours of lectures and 4 hours of tutorials.

Excluded Courses





The summative assessment is by a written assignment of 2,500 words.

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

To provide participants with the ability to assess, analyse and implement change within organisations in particular to:

■ Explore the nature and context of change.

■ Examine alternative change management approaches and philosophies.

■ Determine optimal change management strategies given particular change contexts.

■ Examine how best to implement predetermined change strategies.


To provide participants with knowledge and understanding of philosophies and methodologies in strategic management in particular to:

■ Develop analytical and decision-making skills for dealing with complex conceptual problems.

■ Determine appropriate strategic directions for an organisation.

■ Define and recommend a course of action that is consistent with the recommended strategic direction.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


1. Analyse the diversity of change management perspectives and discuss the value assumptions and orientations which lie behind them.

2. Synthesise and contextualise internal processes and relationships, and external environmental conditions that influence an organisation to change.

3. Evaluate changes in the external and internal environments of an organisation and recommend the most appropriate change management implementation strategy.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.