ME2045 Leading Organizational Change 6.0 credits


The aim of this course is to give an introduction to theories and methods of organizational change and change management, as well as, train the ability to quickly analyse a change situation and suggest change strategies.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course will consist of a mix of lecture and guest speakers. Class attendance and participation is expected. One major report, an analysis of a change process, is compulsory.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course you should be able to:

- Describe different types of changes processes which aim to develop organizational capabilities, economic value or that are based on change concepts such as TQM, BPR, etc

- Describe existing change concepts such as TQM, BPR and BSC

- Describe the role of the change leader

- Describe the role of internal/external consultants in change processes

- Describe how IT affects organizational change

- Develop an ability to quickly grasp a change situation, analyze it, develop your own change strategies and present your results in a persuasive way

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Industrial management basic course.Exemption for those students in program CMATD, who have read the course MH1021 in autumn 2009 or 2010,

and another 30 ECTS within the field of Industrial Management

Recommended prerequisites

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Beer M., and Nohira N., Breaking the Code of Change. Harvard Business School Press. Boston. Mass. (1998).

Buchanan, D. A., and Badham, R. J., Power, Politics and Organizational Change. SAGE Publications. London, UK. (1999).


Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO2 - Project, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEMF - Seminar, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Participation in seminars and projects.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Marianne Ekman Rising

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ME2045

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Marianne Ekman,, +46 8 790 76 73

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Replaces 4D1098