2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
    
    Jan 23, 2020  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MMSL 6160 - Taking the Long View: Systems Thinking and Tools for Sustainability♦


(3 sem. cr.) The concept and reality of a system and its dependence upon all its parts drives how decisions are made in an organization. Students in this course focus on building their capacity to see things systemically to be able to recognize a system and all its parts for effective decision making. They use systems thinking tools to model single, double, and multiple-loop feedback systems, at micro and macro levels of analysis, and they practice using multiple-scenario analysis. Through practical exercises, students learn how the practice of systems thinking lays the foundation for creating sustainable outcomes. Through discussion and reflection, they consider the impact of decisions and actions. Students have the opportunity to gain skills to plan for multiple scenarios, creating highly agile responses and preventing vulnerability imposed by rapid change with no ready response on the part of leaders and organizations.
♦ 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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