At the foundation of our Executive MBA curriculum is the concept of Systems Thinking. Systems Thinking equips students with an interdisciplinary, strategic approach to problem solving, encouraging them to think beyond functional silos and appreciate how their actions affect an organization as a whole. We’re fortunate that one of the original contributors to the third generation of Systems Thinking—Jamshid Gharajedaghi – leads our Systems Thinking curriculum.
Our curriculum’s design reflects a systemic and integrated learning approach and is comprised of five major themes. The table below provides the themes and associated courses. Most courses span multiple themes and are listed under the predominant one.
|Strategic Leadership||Corporate Governance
|Quantitative Decision Making||Accounting
Financial Risk Management
|Innovation & Creativity||Consumer Behavior & Branding
Innovation & Entrepreneurialism I & II
Marketing of the Social Enterprise
Strategic Use of Technology
|Professional Development||Executive Coaching
Managing Yourself & Your Career
Leimkuhler discusses how a strong foundation in Systems Thinking continously helps her resolve conflicts and issues within her organization.