Erasmus Mundus: System Dynamics

Course Information
  • Subject: Strategy, Planning
  • Level: Master
  • Type of Degree: Erasmus Mundus European Masters
  • Cost: EUR 4,000 2014/15

Course Description

The European Master in System Dynamics is the first international Master's programme in System Dynamics in Europe. It has been built on the strengths of four leading universities: the University of Bergen, New University of Lisbon, University of Palermo and Radboud University. The programme has been specifically designed for students who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organisations by using computer simulation models.

Our goal is to teach you everything you need to know when starting an international career in strategic modeling with System Dynamics. After you have finished our Master Programme, you will know how to build a System Dynamics model, how to apply it to a variety of complex problems in real life and how to facilitate the model-building process with the client in such a way that not only can a high-quality model be built, but what is equally important, that a strategic change can be achieved and policies can be implemented.

For more information, please visit the programme’s website.

Career Prospects

The European Master programme in System Dynamics aims to prepare students for an international career in strategic modelling with System Dynamics. The programme will teach you the foundations of System Dynamics modelling and how you can apply SD modelling to a variety of real life complex problems. The second year is dedicated to design System Dynamics and model-based problems structuring interventions (e.g. scenario planning) in such a way that real change is accomplished and policies, to which people will feel committed, get implemented. In order to enable you to do this the programme will teach you process consultation and group facilitation skills.

These skills will enable you to develop the flexibility required to be successful within European and global organisations, whether it be major consultancy firms, strategic planning departments of larger corporations, public administrations or NGOs. Due to the broad overview you acquire and the systemic approach that is followed in the programme, you are also qualified for more entrepreneurial tasks, either in starting your own company or within established companies. The programme also prepares you for further studies (PhD).