Executive Development - Organisational Change & Transformation

The pressure for change in organisations increases daily. In the private sector, competitive challenges, technological change, enhanced customer expectations and financial pressures combine to put a premium on firms’ abilities to learn and adapt. In the public sector, similar challenges coupled with ambiguous performance criteria place enormous pressure on organisations to react appropriately.

Designed to equip managers with the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to lead organisational change, this diploma is highly participative to ensure that the collective experience of the entire class group is harnessed.

Subjects taught

Module 1: Introduction to Change, Transformation and Organisation Development - SBUS41850

Thursday 4th April 2024 (1.30pm – 5pm)

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April 2024

Module 2: Diagnostic Models and Organisational Analysis - SBUS41900

Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th May 2024

Module 3: Group and Team Development - SBUS41860

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June 2024

Module 4: Individual Level Interventions - SBUS41870

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2024

Module 6: Leading Change and Evaluation SBUS41890

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December 2024

Entry requirements

Participants should have at least 5 years management experience and hold a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will also be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree but whose depth of industry/organisational experience, deems them suitable participants.

Assessment Info

Assessments and Workload

This programme involves no examinations – instead the emphasis throughout is on the practical application of knowledge to benefit you and your organisation. Assessment workload is spread across the duration of the programme to allow you to combine learning with work and life demands. In order to accelerate learning, between modules participants are expected to complete assigned reading from texts, cases and articles.

All continuous assessment is completed by participants either individually or in groups and this is set out in the study guide for each module. Some modules require pre-coursework in addition to the post-coursework which is set for each taught modules.




9 months part-time.

Delivery 6 X 2 Day Module.


2018 Tuition Fees

The fee for the 2017 intake of €7,750 or €7,363* (*UCD Business Alumni discount) is a comprehensive cost that includes your tuition, all course-related materials, lunches and refreshments while on campus, access to the UCD Libraries etc. There are no additional overheads to be incurred.

*Important Notice: All open enrolment part-time diploma programme fees will increase by 2.5% from September 2019

In line with University Finance Guidelines, fees will increase by 2.5% from September 2019. This fee increase will apply to the Diploma in Organisational Change and Transformation. A 5% discount on tuition fees is available to UCD Business Alumni.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: April 2024

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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