University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MANAGEMT 7115NA - Systems Thinking for Management

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 4144
Campus: Ngee Ann Academy

Many of today's complex challenges cannot be tackled with the narrowly-focused, unconnected thinking of the past. Managers must make decisions and take action in complex environments in which finance, economics, markets, people and nature are interconnected and interdependent. In addition, this ‘messy’ interconnectedness blurs the boundaries between organisations, communities and fields of expertise – nothing is neat and tidy. This course will introduce you to the world of systems and systems thinking. We will consider the merits of looking at wholes, rather than unconnected parts, and we will explore ways in which managers can make use of the nature of systems, even in complex, unpredictable environments, to influence outcomes in a more profound way than can be achieved with ‘linear’ or ‘mechanistic’ thinking

Course Fees

This course is taught outside Australia and the fees are charged by the host institution in the local currency. Please contact the relevant campus directly for fees for this course.

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4144 Mon 03/05/2021 Mon 03/05/2021 Tue 08/06/2021 Wed 30/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
42121 01NA 25 20 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.