Department of Political Science


Strategy and Organisational Change

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Course Tutor

Dr Marc Esteve (Department of Political Science)


3,000 word essay

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About this course

Strategy and organisational change is a hands-on course where students learn about specific frameworks, models, and perspectives on effectively developing an organisations’ strategy and on how to manage change in public, private and non-profit organisations. 

Students begin by covering introductory theories to strategy and organisational change and then move into the key concepts of how change occurs within an organisation. 

In particular, students face practical cases to learn how to overcome resistance to change and how to lead change within the different levels of the organisation’s hierarchy. Furthermore, we focus on the motivation to reform public sector organisations, and the effects that such reforms can have on policy implementation. By course end, students ought to have a broad comprehension and tools for changing organisations successfully.

This module is intended for students that have at least three years of relevant working experience in any public policy domain. Please contact the course tutor Dr Marc Esteve (marc.esteve@ucl.ac.uk) before the end of September to discuss your suitability.