Students from the Sustainability programme at Palumbo

Tackling sustainability issues requires a new way of conceptualizing problem structures, and systems thinking provides foundational frameworks for doing so. This course, offered to students at Palumbo Donahue School of Business in the USA, promotes holistic thinking through examination of the linkages and interactions among all systems elements using systems dynamic methodology to recognize underlying feedback loop structures. Primary topics include exploring existing models, discovering and mapping system structures; building scenarios; developing and testing new models using simulation software; and providing policy recommendations based on the models tested. Palumbo Donahue School of Business has a range of innovative sustainability courses including a cross disciplinary course on sustainable tools and processes.