Change management

SubjectChange management
Semester4th semester (spring)
Study programme:Business studies (Master)
Primary language:Slovene
The course will be carried out in the Slovene language and is an obligatory course in accordance with an officially approved curriculum of the Master Degree Program in Business Studies.

Students must have sufficient knowledge of the Slovene language so that they can communicate with lecturers and other students, follow the lectures and understand the study materials.

  • To understand the basic concepts of change management.
  • Describe the impact of external and internal factors on the decisions concerning changes within the company.
  • To acquire problem solving skills based on quantitative and qualitative information.
  • To develop the ability to foresee situations and anticipate events as well as being able to recognize and interpret an economic situation within a specific context.
  • To develop decision-making skills.
  • To acquire skills for independent learning.
  • To be able to express ones' ideas and formulate arguments in a logical and coherent way, both verbally and in written form.
  • To be able to create arguments which are conducive to critical and self-critical thinking.
  • To develop skills for adapting to new situations.
  • To acquire mechanisms that facilitate the adoption of ethical commitments.
  • To be able to analyse business-related behaviour and decisions and evaluate them from an economic, social and ethical point of view.
  • To acquire the ability to put knowledge into practice.
  • To be able to develop abilities for interpersonal relationships and teamwork.
  • To understand the strategic aspect of the company's management function.
  • To be able to understand and use basic management concepts and principles.
Learning outcomes
After passing the exam, the student will understand the importance and a holistic approach to introduce changes in companies.

  • Change management, crisis management and turnaround management
  • The main models of approaches to the implementation of changes
  • Strengthening the sense of urgency of change
  • The composition of the leading team
  • Creating a true vision
  • Communication focused on people's enthusiasm
  • Authorization
  • The importance of short-term success
  • Insisting on changes
  • Long-term consolidation of changes
Teaching and learning activities
  • Teacher explanations
  • Conversation / debate
  • Presentation of seminar papers
Evaluation system and criteria
  • Evaluation system consists of: seminar work (25% of the weight), individual participation (25% of the weight) and a written exam (50% of the weight).
  • Regardless of the calculation taking into account the individual weights, first the written exam must have the positive evaluation.
Teaching and learning material
  • Kotter, John. 2012. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations  Leading change. Harvard Business Review Press.
  • Vaupot, Zoran. 2017. Management sprememb, zapiski predavanj. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za pravo in poslovne vede.
Office hours
  • Before and after the lectures
  • By agreement