Organizations As Enacted Systems OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Graduate Level Course on Organizational Management

Published Mar 03, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering a free OpenCourseWare project in Business Administration, entitled 'Organizations as Enacted Systems.' In this self-study course, students focus on viewing organizations through the fundamental concepts of sensemaking (assigning meaning), change, knowing and learning. If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree, this course may be of interest to you.

Organizations as Enacted Systems: Course Specifics

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Organizations as Enacted Systems: Course Description

This course, from MIT's Sloan School of Management, explores how organizations are viewed through a series of basic concepts. The fundamental ideas covered are sensemaking, knowing, learning and change. The course views organizations as enacted systems, continually shaped by people. The systems then influence the actions of the same individuals. Professor Wanda Orlikowski and Professor Peter Senge originally taught the course. Students enrolled in the OpenCourseWare version of 'Organizations as Enacted Systems' learn through a combination of living cases, group exercises and theory.

This course is made up of lecture notes, a reading list and assignment guidelines. To learn more about fundamental organizational concepts, visit MIT's free online course page.

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