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Systems Thinking and Growth Strategies


This course uses leading edge systems thinking mapping and simulation modelling tools to enhance your ability to design and test growth strategies. You will develop simple simulation models of start-up enterprises and established firms and then run a variety of what-if computer simulations testing different strategies for growth. You will also convert a business simulation model into a Management Gaming Simulator.

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    



The grade for the course consists of two parts:

  • Coursework counting app. 40 %
  • 3-hour written exam counting app. 60 %

The written exam is online and presence in Aarhus is not nescessary.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

 A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration or a related degree    


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Shayne Gary


Academic profile

Shayne Gary is professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the UNSW Business School, Australia. His research in behavioral strategy examines how differences in mental models, decision rules, and strategies lead to differences in firm performance.