University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MANAGEMT 7115 - Systems Thinking for Management

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 4136
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 36 hours per week
Restriction: Available to Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Business Administration students only - other students must first meet with Program director for enrolment approval
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:
Available for Non-Award Study: No

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

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4136 Mon 07/06/2021 Thu 10/06/2021 Fri 23/07/2021 Wed 18/08/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
33250 SE01 30 15 26 May - 18 Aug Wednesday 5pm - 8pm Nexus10, 706, MBA Suite