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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Cristina Neesham


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.


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

  1. recognise and avoid errors in reasoning and decision-making in business and in general
  2. apply critical thinking techniques to develop and communicate clear and sound arguments and ideas for a variety of business purposes
  3. 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.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Cristina Neesham

Contact hours

3 hours per week


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


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