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Unit of Study

Critical Thinking in Business
UoS Code BUSS5000
Credit points 6
Offered Intensive January
Prerequisites None
Prohibitions ECOF5010
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 1 hr lecture and 1x 2 hour tutorial per week
Assessment Online modules - critical thinking for business (0%), mid-semester exam (15%), major case analysis and evaluation (30%), participation (15%), final exam (40%)
Description Critical thinking is central to effective data interpretation, problem-solving and other key aspects of contemporary business practice. Students develop high level critical thinking capabilities; skills that are essential for effective postgraduate study in business disciplines and for success in the world of business, whatever the specialisation. Students engage with theoretical frameworks and concepts in order to practise robust methods of questioning and argument. Weekly classes are organised around a progressive series of interactive learning activities. These focus on analysis, reflection, inquiry and ethical, reasoned evaluation of arguments and ideas and the production of appropriate written and spoken responses.