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.
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.
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- 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
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Cognitive Sciences View 47 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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).
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International3815 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3815 GBP per year during 12 months.
National3815 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3815 GBP per year during 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.