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Systems Thinking

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This course encourages the students to go beyond conventional approaches that advocate for analyses of issues through stepwise identification of fundamental parts and then linear, causal models of action. Instead, this course aims to help the students diagnose interrelated managerial matters within the complexity inherent in organizations and their environments. Systems thinking will enable students to identify, describe, and depict complex situations— to yield many different views of the same situations and the same view of many different issues. It helps assess how a whole system demonstrably behaves in ways that are more than the sum of its parts. The students will then learn how to manage, respond to, and change situations by identifying business factors or points of leverage that can have considerable influence on the whole system.