Management Problem Solving

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

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.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, though level 3 units typically assume prior completion of level 1 and level 2 units.

Areas of study

In this Management Problem Solving unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Four steps of problem solving
  • Go chi enterprises and introduction
  • Creative problem solving
  • Meditating on a problem
  • The engagement model of problem solving
  • Meditating on a problem
  • What does it mean to reflect?
  • What is a wicked problem?

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Business, Griffith University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

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.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Management Problem Solving from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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