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MBA9053

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Cristina Neesham

Synopsis

This unit is a practical, foundational course focusing on developing specific skills in critical thinking and problem solving. It will enable students to understand and apply analytical reasoning and adaptive-creative thinking methods to successfully manage and solve problems in business and in general.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
(a.) enhance students' problem solving and critical thinking skills, specifically:

  • recognise and avoid errors in reasoning and decision-making in business and in general
  • apply critical thinking techniques to develop and communicate clear and sound arguments and ideas for a variety of business purposes
  • use a range of critical and creative thinking methods to identify, manage and solve problems in business and in general
(b.) enhance students' communication and inter-personal capabilities.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Cristina Neesham

Contact hours

39 contact hours

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in the MBA program to undertake this unit

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839, 3849 or 0028