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Systems Thinking in Practice

The Open University UK

12 months
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3815 GBP/year
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About

This Systems Thinking in Practice from The Open University UK may change the way you think about the situations you face. You will learn to think more holistically, understanding the roles other people play, taking account of the interconnectedness of all the components making up the problem situation and working more collaboratively.

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Overview

You’ll find out how to relate the ideas of key systems thinkers to your own practice. The discipline of systems thinking gives you the tools to challenge your approach to complex situations; to assess the relationships of different components within a situation; to consider the roles other people play; to recognise that each person brings with them their own perspective on a situation and to work with those multiple perspectives.

Key features of the Systems Thinking in Practice from The Open University UK  

  • Deepens your understanding of the nature of complex and messy problem situations and how they can be tackled
  • Helps you develop new ways of thinking about and approaching situations that cross multiple discipline and skill boundaries
  • Provides skills to think more holistically and work more collaboratively to avoid systemic failures.

Career relevance

The knowledge and skills developed through this postgraduate certificate course will provide benefits in a wide variety of economic sectors to you as well as to your employers or other organisations. 

Applications exist in any organisation where complex processes exist and where a change is required, including, for example, health services, environmental and development management, manufacturing and IT. 

Managers at all levels will find the ability to approach complex problems from a systems perspective to be a useful addition to their management and leadership skills portfolio. If you are self-employed you may also find the knowledge developed enables you to take a more objective and innovative view of the systems you have already created and how to change these for the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Making strategy with systems thinking in practice
  • Managing change with systems thinking in practice
  • Sustainable creative management
  • Strategic capabilities for technological innovation
  • Technology innovation management
  • Managing for sustainability
  • Making environmental decisions

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To start this programme, you should normally hold a UK bachelors degree, or equivalent. It may be possible to demonstrate your ability to study at postgraduate level by successfully completing a module and linking your studies to the programme at a later date.
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3815 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3815 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3815 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3815 GBP per year during 12 months.

£3,815–£5,815

Funding

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