biomatrix school for social system design

about the school

The Biomatrix School for Social System Design offers online courses on complex problem solving and system design. It also offers a w/holistic post-MBA programme which contextualises, integrates and extends the knowledge gained in a traditional MBA, by providing a w/holistic theory of organisation and management and a practical methodology for system design.

The courses are designed to be self-managed. They can, however, also be facilitated by a delivery partner, including a client organisation.

The aims of the school are to educate senior decision-makers, managers and leaders of economic, political and cultural systems and to develop Biomatrix Consultants who can facilitate the solving of the world’s complex problems and the redesign and transformation of the unsustainable cultural, economic and political legacy systems of the industrial age.

The school seeks to form education partnerships with universities (e.g. through MBA and doctoral research programmes), corporate academies and schools, in order to co-deliver courses, programmes and cartoon-based MOOCs in different ways and contexts to managers, leaders, researchers, politicians, policy designers, concerned citizens, students and pupils.

about biomatrix design courses

The Biomatrix Design Courses present the Biomatrix Methodology which guides the w/holistic (re)design and transformation of social systems and thereby (dis)solves their current complex problems.

The methodology is derived from Biomatrix Theory which is a w/holistic theory of system organisation and change. The theory provides the generic principles that explain how systems need to be organised to make them more w/holistic. It is this theoretical foundation which makes the methodology scientific, reliable, universally applicable and transformative.

Through template driven assignments, the courses prompt the practical application of the methodology to a chosen case study, as well as self-reflection.

biomatrix design courses

The school offers the following course modules:

  • Introduction to Systems Thinking
  • Complex Problem (Dis)Solving
  • Activity System (Function) Design
  • Entity System (Organisation) Design
  • Implementation Planning
  • W/Holistic Change Management

These modules combine into two design courses:

  • Activity System (Function) Design Course
    This course is concerned with the design of a project, business process and organisational and societal function as a continuing value and supply chain.
  • Entity System (Organisation) Design Course
    This course is concerned with the redesign of an organisation into a three-dimensional learning matrix.

biomatrix post–MBA programme

The post-MBA programme provides a w/holistic

  • management theory that contextualises what was previously learned during the MBA and other management education programmes
  • methodology for solving complex problems and designing sustainable social systems such as an organisation, organisational or societal function, industry or public policy.

The programme uses all course modules and applies them to the redesign of a chosen case study organisation throughout the programme.

course developer

Dr. Elisabeth Dostal is the developer and presenter of the Biomatrix Design Courses and Post-MBA Programme.

Her areas of expertise are futurism, systems thinking, strategic management and management consulting and change facilitation in organisation development and strategy / policy design.