Open University

Open University

Problem Solving and Improvement (Quality and Other Approaches) (T889)

Problem solving is a necessary activity for all organisations. However, it is frequently ineffective: chronic problems that were supposedly solved re-emerge, and opportunities remain unrealised. Although many organisations have had early successes with mechanisms for problem solving and improvement, these have often foundered over time. This module provides a wide range of problem solving approaches, methods and techniques and examines their underpinning concepts, principles and theoretical backgrounds. It will enable you to investigate problems properly; and generate robust, effective solutions that are sustainable. The module also explores the nature of problems and solutions, and the management of problem solving and improvement.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 - 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2017 - 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0300 303 5303