2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) 
    
    Nov 27, 2021  
2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MGMT 8020 - Managing Organizational Systems and Complexity♦


(8 cr.) Effective managers in complex organizations often use core concepts of systems theory to analyze and execute change within their organizations. Students in this course examine these concepts, including both seminal and current approaches to systems thinking, self-organizing systems, and complexity. Using processes of systems thinking, mental models, mind mapping, analysis of assumptions and limitations, and relationship mapping, students engage in hands-on application assignments through which they analyze existing organizations and develop plans for change. Students also have the opportunity to reflect on the concepts presented in the course and to contemplate how they can apply this information to effect complex adaptive change in their field. (Prerequisite(s): RSCH 8100Z.)
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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