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Management Problem Solving is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Griffith University. The learning model is unique, as it places you in a simulated management environment where you will have to solve complex management challenges. However, that is not to say you will be thrown in at the deep end with no guidance – this unit teaches you key theories surrounding problem solving and effective management.
To begin with, you will study the four steps of problem solving, before moving onto creative or lateral problem solving, and the engagement model. You will also learn how to reflect and meditate on a problem, so that no rash decisions are made. While much of this learning is theoretical, you’ll apply what you’ve learnt to a hypothetical business scenario, allowing you to consolidate your learning and apply it independently.
Ultimately, Management Problem Solving will allow you to understand the conceptual basics of the subject, as well as teaching you how to generate ideas to solve problems. Once completed, the skills gained from this unit can be used in professional business environments.
There are no prerequisites for this unit, though level 3 units typically assume prior completion of level 1 and level 2 units.
In this Management Problem Solving unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Typically, the fields of academia and practical experience are considered separate. Management Problem Solving challenges this assumed division. Successfully completing this unit will show employers that not only do you understand the key principles of problem solving, but that you have applied them in a simulated business environment.
Compared to other units, this will set you apart from most aspiring management trainees. This is because successful completion shows genuine initiative and an ability to understand how these principles work in practical terms, not just at a theoretical level. Furthermore, the experiential learning model will also provide you with the self-confidence to start making decisions in the real world, as you have gained experience that closely parallels the real thing.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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