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Unit of study_

Nature of Systems - FMBA5004

Year - 2020

This unit aims to introduce the central concepts of systems thinking. Topics covered include micro-foundations of aggregate patterns, tools for systems modelling, scenario-based decision-making, network analysis and design thinking, data sources and new technologies to inform systems-orientated approaches. This unit provides students with an opportunity to use the systems approach to discover new ways of conceptualising complex enterprise problems and identifying innovative solutions to address complex, multi-dimensional and multi-scale issues.

4 hr lecture/workshop and/or full day participatory lectures/workshops

weekly reflections (20%); causal loop diagrams (5%); describe an intervention (30%); collaboration process document (5%); reflection (40%)




Faculty: Business (Business School)

Intensive November

19 Oct 2020

Department/School: Management Education
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 13 Nov 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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