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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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BECOME A VITAL PART OF YOUR ORGANIZATION'S FUTURE

We are surrounded by systems. The products, processes, and projects that we work on are increasingly complex and interrelated systems. Organizations are calling on you, their technical professionals, to drive and optimize complex projects under high-pressure conditions.  

Through this online course, MIT faculty will teach you how to think of things as systems -- the process of understanding how entities influence one another within a whole. You’ll be able to then communicate that gaining insight and apply new methods, techniques, and vocabulary to your projects and processes. System thinking (or “systems thinking”) helps organizations examine complexity and simplify it; recognize patterns, and create effective solutions to challenges. Understanding and approaching problems from a systems perspective in technical environments is an essential skill for your career. 

Start Date

October 26, 2020

FORMAT

Online

Duration

5 Weeks

PRICE

$1,149

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IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN TO:

Apply systems 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. 

What Learners Are Saying

Technical professionals from companies like Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv, and Boeing have completed this course.

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.

THE MIT XPRO LEARNING EXPERIENCE

We combine innovative pedagogy with MIT faculty from the School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management.

MIT FACULTY & INSTRUCTORS

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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

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Daniela Rus

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

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Hamsa Balakrishnan

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

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