What you will learn
- Evaluate and reflect on evidence to inform decision making.
- Explore opportunities and novel solutions to challenges.
- Work effectively with others to resolve challenges.
- Adapt to complex and uncertain situations.
- Engage, inform and influence stakeholders.
- Incorporate the influence of a changing global environment.
- Demonstrate ethical behaviour and make principled decisions.
Bias and error often contaminate perceptions and judgments, which guide and inform action and decision-making. Evidence-based management (EBM) involves the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of research evidence to inform decision-making.
The Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters program will equip learners with a solid foundation of, knowledge and skills in evidence-based decision making, and provide applications to use this critical thinking in the areas of management, marketing, international business, technology and project management.
This MicroMasters program is for those who want to enter a range of analyst roles and will also provide a pathway into a broad range of general and specialized coursework in Master’s programs in business and management offered by ANU.
Courses in this program
ANUx's Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters® Program
- p>What is a MicroMasters Program?
MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.
How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
To earn the program certificate, learners must complete and successfully earn a verified certificate in all seven MicroMasters program courses.
From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.
Learners who successfully complete the ANUx Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters program with a score of at least 70% in the final capstone exam will receive advance standing for the following on campus ANU programs:
- Master of Management
- Master of International Management
- Master of Marketing Management
- Master of Leadership
- Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Master of Project Management
- Master of Business Information Systems
Students achieving a mark of 70% in the capstone exam will also be considered for entry to the ANU MBA if they also meet the experience requirement (5 years work experience including 3 years of documented management experience).
Students who are accepted into these programs will receive 24 units of credit (25% of the on campus program). This is equivalent to four courses.
- Exciting career opportunities as a consultant, business analyst, intelligence and policy analyst, management and organizational analyst, and more!
- By November 2019, the number of job openings for each of these positions is expected to average between 10,001 and 50,000 in Australia alone. (source: http://joboutlook.gov.au)
- Median salary for careers in this field range from $80,000 – 95,000 per year. (source: http://joboutlook.gov.au)
Meet your instructors
Experts from ANUx committed to teaching online learning
We live in the age of big data… being able to identify, synthesize, and evaluate different sources of evidence is a critical skill for modern managers.
This is a very exciting initiative. Evidence-based management is the key to unlocking better organizational outcomes. The ANUx MicroMasters in Evidence-Based Management represents the future of business education.
Students must complete the verified versions of each course, and achieve a grade of 70% or more in the final capstone exam to qualify for entry into one of the ANU on-campus programs.
It is possible to transfer between ANU programs after enrolling, however, there is no guarantee that the new program will recognize the full credit offered by the pathway programs.
The credit arrangements only relate to the listed ANU on-campus programs. Students can apply for credit into another ANU degree, or at one of the MOOC credit sharing partners listed, but credit is not guaranteed, and each case will be evaluated on its own merit.
In the majority of cases, it is expected that qualifying students will use the credit to eliminate the need to undertake the on-campus equivalent courses comprising the ANUx Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters program.
Qualifying students will be given 24 units of credit within one of the ANU on-campus programs offered by the Research School of Management.
Students will be required to attend an authorized exam center to undertake the final capstone exam. An online invigilated examination is not currently available for this MicroMasters program, but may be introduced at a later date.
While the final exam has not yet been set, we expect that it will be around three hours in duration.
While the final exam has not yet been set, we expect that it will involve a mix of multiple choice, short answer and case study questions to assess understanding of the learning outcomes in all courses comprising the ANUx Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters program.
The exams at the end of each course will be online multiple choice examinations and will only cover material from within the relevant course. The final capstone exam will be a formally invigilated exam that assesses learning from across all courses comprising the ANUx Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters program.
Students must enroll in the verified versions of all courses and complete all tasks in these courses and achieve a mark of 70% in the final exam for each course.
The ANUx Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters program is a graduate level program. It is recommended that students have completed a Bachelor’s degree and have a basic understanding of business statistics.
Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this program: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this program in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.