Critical Thinking in Management

MGT10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

     

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
14 Mar 22 - 12 Jun 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
27 Mar 22

Census:
8 Apr 22

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Apr 22

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


Corequisites

Concurrent prerequisites :

A unit can be either completed prior to commencing study or taken at the same time.
 
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Aims and objectives

This unit will help students make effective decisions in a complex business environment. The unit will assist students to think clearly and rationally about business challenges, and make judicious use of logic, evidence and ethics to make informed judgements. It will help students to review, analyse and evaluate the managerial literature. Students will understand the relationship between creativity and critical thinking, and gain insight into the value of developing reflective practice in the workplace.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Develop informed decisions in complex business environments, drawing on logical reasoning, reliable sources of evidence and academic theory.
 
2. Recognise faulty thinking and cognitive biases, and explain how they contribute to or influence decision making.
 
3. Analyse managerial issues using multiple ethical frameworks, and decide on a principled course of action.
 
4. Apply multiple problem-solving strategies for analysing a complex business issue, and formulate an innovative solution.