15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics


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Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design. Students use simulation models, management flight simulators, and case studies to develop conceptual and modeling skills for the design and management of high-performance organizations in a dynamic world. Case studies of successful applications of system dynamics in growth strategy, management of technology, operations, public policy, product development, and others. Principles for effective use of modeling in the real world. Meets with 15.873 first half of term when offered concurrently. Students taking 15.871 complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.871 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by D. Keith, H. Rahmandad and J. Sterman.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E62-223.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

You can find more information at the 15.871 Class Site site.

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