Abstract for: An Application of Teaching Management Consulting with System Dynamics

Business consulting is a rich field where the system dynamic method thrives in its ability to diagnose obscure issues and provide a rigorous testing ground for potential solutions. With this in mind, an SD (system dynamics) case study approach, involving a local client who had previously reached out to the business department, was used to redesign an introductory consulting course. The course drew on much of the significant body of published literature to setup educational frameworks for the teaching and learning of SD. This paper seeks to support this literature by reconciling proposed SD learning objectives with a student perspective and understanding of the subject matter after instruction.