As preparation for the taught phase of the course, you are required to undertake some reading, in order to gain an understanding of the background and theory on systems thinking and organisational behaviour in general. You will then take a more specific look at soft systems methodology and the relationship between information systems and organisational change.
The purpose of this is to give you a feel for this subject area and exposure to some of the ideas. This information is recapped and built upon in the lectures, discussion and through group work during the taught week.
You are also required to carry out a literature search and prepare an annotated bibliography which highlights, in one or two sentences, the key points of each selected paper. This document will be no longer than two pages long and is preparation for the post-module assignment.
If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course.