BUS60010 Managerial Analysis and Problem Solving

Unit code: BUS60010

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of ways of exploring the management and organisational issues that confront organisations and businesses. Students will be offered a range of techniques designed to help them work effectively with others in inquiring into opportunities and problems, framing them in useful ways and creating options for tackling them. The unit offers a range of perspectives for doing this, including analysis using metaphor, gap analysis, and systems thinking. It is intended to help students integrate and apply the different discipline perspectives they study throughout their degree; think holistically as well as functionally; and develop skills in collaborating with managers, clients and colleagues whose training and perspective may be very different from their own.


  • Creating opportunities by understanding problems/issues differently
  • Introduction to different ways of framing/re-framing an issue
  • Metaphor as a tool for understanding organisational issues
  • Taking a ‘systems thinking’ approach
  • Gap analysis
  • Developing a range of solutions to a real client problem
  • Presenting and justifying an option to a real client

This unit is found in Graduate Certificate of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (MBA)