Change Management Microcredential: Online distance learning

'Change Management’ is a practitioners toolkit that works with the ‘planning’, ‘analytical’, and ‘soft leadership’ skills that produce excellent Change Leaders in organisations. It is thought that up to 70% of cultural change projects fail to meet their objectives. Yet, 30% do achieve their objectives. The purpose of this exploration into the fascinating area of leading cultural change is to make sure that your organisation is a winner.

  • Online distance learning
  • Teaching start: January
  • Microcredential: 10 weeks
    Time commitment: 8-10 hours per week
    Teaching start: 23 January 2023

Why this course

This course will allow participants to:

  • Analyse the diversity of change management perspectives and discuss the value assumptions and orientations which lie behind them.
  • Synthesise and contextualise internal processes and relationships, and external environmental conditions that influence an organisation to change.
  • Evaluate changes in the external and internal environments of an organisation and recommend the most appropriate change management implementation strategy.

Course structure

Topics include:

  • The Challenge of Leading Change Management
  • Creating a concious change leader mindset
  • Exploring the change leaders toolbox
  • Mapping Change and the Intervention Strategies
  • Mapping and leading cultural change
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Organisational Development
  • Concious Leadership Skills for Change Leaders
  • Coaching for Change Leaders.


Assessment would be via two assignments; a reflective essay and a report. The reflective essay is based on a case study where the student is required to analyse the change management implemented and reflect on the value assumptions and orientation.

The academic style report will require the student to research into a company that is affected by either an external or an internal environment change, critically analyse the situation, and recommend the most appropriate change implementation strategy.

Course alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all courses as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a course. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

If you're aspiring to leverage existing or acquired knowledge and understanding to accelerate your careers - this course could help you move upward to more senior managerial roles. Being able to personally and managerially lead and manage change, often on a national or global basis, are both key 21st skills. The course is designed for current or future Business Owners, HR Managers, Operational Managers, Heads of Department and Senior Team Leaders involved in leading and managing change in their organisations. It is also very suitable for current and future Business Coaches involved in Executive Coaching.

The microcredential will award 10 credits towards a Masters Degree at Glasgow University. The course offers students a University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School Recognised Programme.

Entry requirements

Participants should be educated to at least degree standard and ideally have an IELTS equivalent of 6.5. You will be asked to confirm you meet all entry requirements on application.

How to apply

The next run of this course will begin in January 2023. 

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This course costs £799. Learners will get full access to course content, plus UofG Student resources and support. All learners will receive a HEAR Transcript to use to evidence their Continued Professional Development. Learners who successfully pass the course assessment will also gain 10 credits (this is optional).

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