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Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business




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Course level: Undergraduate

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.



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Course skills and outcomes

What Does it Mean to Think Critically?

  • Describe critical thinking and how it is applied to decision-making processes.
  • Describe the steps involved in decision making.

Credibility of Statements

  • Analyze the effects of vague statements on one’s credibility and ability to make effective arguments.
  • Distinguish between literal and figurative language, and the importance of each to change and decision making.

Valid Arguments

  • Identify various logical structures of arguments.

Types of Fallacies

  • Assess different types of fallacies, including how to identify and correct faulty reasoning.

Applied Critical Thinking and Decision Making

  • Apply critical thinking and different types of reasoning to make effective business decisions.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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