iversity Online Free Course: Thinking Complexity

Deadline: course starts in May 2016
Open to: practicing managers, social entrepreneurs, students of business and other social sciences
Course track: Audit Track for free/Certificate Track – EUR 49

About this course

This is a hands-on four chapter course to learn how to better understand and act when faced with complex situations. By the end of the course students will be able to take a story from the news, describe what makes the situation complex and identify opportunities for effective action or change. Certify your learning by choosing one of the certificate tracks or simply audit the course without a certificate. Whatever your learning needs are, there is right track for you. No prior knowledge is required.

The Course structure:

  1. Chapter 1: Introducing complexity;

  2. Chapter 2: Thinking in systems;

  3. Chapter 3: Mapping the dynamics of complexity;

  4. Chapter 4: Living with complexity.


The course is designed for:

  • Practicing managers;
  • Social entrepreneurs;
  • Students of business and other social sciences.

It is useful to anyone looking for a clear way to understand the complexities of today’s world.

What will you learn?

  • By the end of the course, you will have acquired the ten skills of a systems thinker;
  • You will know how to identify the variables in interaction in a complex situation;
  • You will be able to describe and model the systemic structure that explains complex behaviours, anticipate how a situation may change over time and find leverage points to influence outcomes.

How to enroll?

You can enroll for this FREE self-paced course at the iversity platform HERE. You can certify your learning by choosing the certificate track or simply audit the course without a certificate – Audit Track for free or Certificate Track – EUR 49.

For more information please visit the official website.

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