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Unit description

Introduces students to real-world problem solving in business, management and technology contexts. Through teaching-directed activities students will first learn the skills needed for effective problem solving. Experiential methods are then utilised to teach students how to create responsible business solutions through the integration of fundamental management and technology principles.

Unit content

Topic 1:Distinguishing Wicked Problems

Topic 2: Exploring the concepts of non-linearity and complexity

Topic 3: Focusing on the many inputs to wicked problems

Topic 4: Focusing on simple rules for wicked problems

Topic 5: Focusing on design thinking for wicked problems

Topic 6: Activating responses to wicked problems

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1evaluate problems within an ethical framework
2construct solutions for the real world
3reflect on their understanding and learning of business problem solving

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. evaluate problems within an ethical framework
  2. construct solutions for the real world
  3. reflect on their understanding and learning of business problem solving

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information


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