Master of Change and Organisational Resilience*

Lead through change

Turbulence means opportunity under the right leadership. Expect disruption and turn it into growth.

First intake starts 13th February 2023

Change is your growth opportunity

There is no going back to the way things were. Our future is defined by change and challenges: social justice, climate, disruptive technologies, and changing demographics.

Leading change needs more than disaster recovery and business continuity – it is a mindset shift to one that is adaptable, flexible and poised for the opportunities of change.

To survive disruption, whether it’s gradual or sudden, organisations need to be adaptable. In this programme, you’ll develop skills that foster collaborative working relationships, which support adaptability. You will also apply future-focused resilience frameworks to real problems in your professional environment, while considering the impact on people, place and planet.

The Master of Change and Organisational Resilience offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning. Through case studies, you’ll benefit from the wisdom of leaders and subject matter experts with experience managing change. And you’ll join this network of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Our stackable master’s is learner-centred and there are multiple pathways through the programme. You might start with our short micro-credentials or the Leading Change for Good Postgraduate Certificate. Our facilitators are available to support your unique learning goals.


Is this master’s right for me?

Our programme is for emerging leaders or people who want to move into specialist change roles. Whether you see your career in digital transformation, sustainable leadership or something specific to your work, you will take away a toolkit that will help you solve complex challenges and build resilient organisations.

This programme is for: 

  • People who want to apply what they learn immediately in their work
  • Professionals and community leaders who want frameworks and tools to help them navigate change
  • Aspiring change leaders 

How is this different from our other master’s programmes?

  • There is a focus on identifying the right frameworks, technologies and mindset for sustainable change
  • This programme is designed to support your growth as a leader
  • Prepare for global disruption by building resilience into your organisation in a sustainable and culturally inclusive way
  • Explore four critical aspects of change events: people, culture, purpose and processes
  • Options for a 45-credit or 90-credit change project delivered in a way that’s relevant and valuable in your context

After the programme, you will:

Be able to apply knowledge and tools to complex change scenarios and support a culture of organisational resilience
Develop your career as a leader of change, finishing the programme with a leadership portfolio that reflects your growth in this area
Have in-demand skills that support leadership in change management, sustainability management, public policy, purpose-driven leadership, or digital transformation
Have implemented a change strategy project relevant to a challenge or opportunity in your organisation

How you’ll learn

  • A blended delivery method with live online sessions and in-person workshops (with hybrid options available)
  • An iterative structure where practical applications build on a theoretical foundation 
  • Directed and independent engagement with a range of materials 
  • Online journals, forums and advisory opportunities
  • Online distance learning available for offshore students

View the Student Handbook for the full schedule including class times.


How you’ll build your master’s

The Master of Change and Organisational Resilience (MCOR) is made up of 3 parts, and our stackable credentials give you the flexibility to define your learning pathway. That means you could start with a short course, a postgraduate certificate, or jump right into the full master’s. Every learner’s journey will be different and that means credits earned in Parts 2 and 3 may range as indicated below. We’ll help you find the right learning pathway that suits you needs and goals. Find out more about stackable credentials.

Part 1

There are 3 pathways in Part 1 (equating to 60 credits): 

  • An MCOR-focused approach


  • Postgraduate Certificate


  • 4 x Micro-credentials

(60 credits)

Part 2
  • Practice-Based Change Proposal (15 credits) and micro-credentials (up to 60 credits)  


  • Applied Research Methods, Stakeholder Engagement, plus Ethics, and Practice-Based Change Proposal (30 credits)
Part 3
  • Micro-credentials (up to 60 credits), plus Practice-Based Change Strategy (45 credits)


  • Practice-Based Change Research Project (90 credits)




Total: 180 credits

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