Critical Thinking in Business (BUSS5000)


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.

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1x 1 hr lecture and 1x 2 hour tutorial per week


Online modules - critical thinking (0%), mid-semester exam (15%), major case analysis and evaluation (30%), participation (15%), final exam (40%)

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