Critical Analysis and Thought Leadership (SMBA6005)

UNIT OF STUDY

A hallmark of great management is the ability to analyse a situation, make a solid case for a decision and then communicate it persuasively. Those three skills are crucial for effective thought leadership and management. In this unit of study, you will improve your understanding of logical reasoning and rhetoric by developing a better understanding of the use of evidence, by identifying the common fallacies that appear in public and private discussions and debate, and how to argue by analogy. You will also develop your critical communication skills, by learning how to craft vibrant and clear communications that will resonate with your target audiences.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Intensive - 6 sessions over semester

Assessment

Exam (25%), Op Ed thought leadership essay (35%), video (20%) and essay (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: MBA Primers

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: MBA Primers

Corequisites

SMBA6001

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