System Thinking

A five-week online course that will make you a better problem solver and improve the performance of your projects by teaching you to apply system thinking in technical environments

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  • START DATE October 4, 2021 More Dates
  • TIME COMMITMENT 4-5 Hours per Week
  • DURATION 5 Weeks
  • FORMAT Online
  • PRICE $1,149

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Apply system thinking to improve the performance of your projects. Understand how systems thinking is used in diverse areas such as logistics & transportation, project management, and computation. Participate in a project management simulation to apply the concepts learned, and engage in activities to contextualize each concept.

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This course is also offered in Spanish. Enrollment is managed through our collaborator, Global Alumni

  • Understand the foundation of system thinking and the concepts of emergence, function, and performance.
  • Identify and describe the relationships among entities in systems applied to your own experience.
  • Identify how system thinking is applied in technical environments such as logistics & transportation, and computation.
  • Apply the system dynamic method to understand complex processes.
  • Create models of systems based on networks and on dynamics.
  • Practice concepts from the course through a project management simulation.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

  • Technical professionals looking to advance their essential skills to improve the performance of their projects and processes.

  • Individual contributors who want to perform at their highest potential.

  • Managers intent on architecting successful, collaborative, and happy teams.

  • This course is especially relevant to project managers, product managers, and anyone working with complex, interrelated systems.

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HOW YOU WILL LEARN

WHAT LEARNERS ARE SAYING

TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM COMPANIES LIKE THOMSON REUTERS, REFINITV, AND BOEING HAVE COMPLETED THIS COURSE.

DAYANDA SHENOY

DAYANDA SHENOY, TECHNICAL LEAD AT THOMSON REUTERS

The course material is organized very well and intuitively. I can now visualize Systems in a different dimension and see different components and the…

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SUMITRA RAO

SUMITRA RAO, DIRECTOR, SECURITY CONSULTANCY AT REFINITIV

System Thinking course by MIT xPRO is an amazing course that I took just recently. It skillfully imparts the foundational concepts of Systems Thinkin…

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MAX OSBORNE

MAX OSBORNE, ENGINEERING MANAGER, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT BOEING AEROSTRUCTURES AUSTRALIA

The MIT Systems Thinking course provided me with valuable insights, new language and concepts to apply to my job, and different ways of approaching e…

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MIT FACULTY AND INSTRUCTORS

Edward F. Crawley

Edward F. Crawley

Ford Professor of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

John Sterman

John Sterman

Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Daniela Rus

Daniela Rus

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director CSAIL, MIT

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

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