Navigating the matrix

Course description

Domain: Professional Skills
Type: Foundation course
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If you're new to the matrix structure, you might might have a few questions:

  • How does the matrix structure work?
  • Why is Flinders using this structure?
  • What are the benefits of working this way?

Complete this brief online course to gain a general understanding of the terminology and features of a matrix structure. 

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Type of course

Online course

Who should attend

Anyone who would like to understand a matrix structure.

What you will learn

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of a matrix management structure
  • Explain the reasons Flinders adopted this structure
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of working in a matrix management structure
  • Identify further learning resources available to you

Prerequisites / assumed knowledge


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