phl320 | undergraduate

Critical Thinking And Decision Making In Business

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This course explores the critical thinking techniques necessary to be an effective manager within an organizational setting. Students will focus on critical thinking and reasoning methods as they apply to management concepts within a work environment. Other topics include the use of critical thinking skills in the decision-making process as it applies for successful performance of employees and organizations and achieving desired business goals.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Basics of Critical Thinking

    • Describe critical thinking and the applications to the decision-making process.
    • Analyze the different types of thinking.
    • Explain premises and conclusions.

    Problem Identification and Formulation

    • Identify processes involved in problem formulation and solving business problems.
    • Apply critical thinking to problem identification and formulation.


    • Describe methods of incorporating creativity into the decision making process.
    • Identify opportunities to apply innovation and creativity into decision making.
    • Identify business settings where critical thinking may be applied to contingency planning.

    Decision Making

    • Identify the stages of decision making.
    • Apply the four key factors to a business decision.
    • Discuss ways critical thinking may be applied to business decisions to motivate change.
    • Identify the difference between claims and sources and the impact on decision making.

    Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Outcomes

    • Analyze critical thinking methods, tools, and techniques in business scenarios.
    • Discuss ways critical thinking is used to mitigate risk and uncertainty in business situations.
    • Identify the ethical implications when making business decisions.
    • Evaluate corporate social responsibility and how critical thinking is applied to business scenarios.
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