units

MBA5730

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

MBA Program

Coordinator(s)

Professor Patrick Butler

Offered

Caulfield

  • Term 1 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Malaysia

  • Summer semester B 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Synopsis

This foundational unit focuses on the practice and development of key critical thinking skills required by a business leader to achieve superior performance. Through interactive group work, role play, case studies and a variety of situational exercises, this unit will introduce students to methods of analytical reasoning to successfully manage business problems and interpret and produce clear and sound arguments in relation to business issues of general interest. In addition, students will develop questioning strategies to support a critical inquiry approach to their learning and research activities throughout the program.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. effectively interpret problem situations and the reasoning produced by self and others
  2. analyse and evaluate concepts, assumptions, explanations, arguments and solutions for business problems
  3. identify, correct and prevent errors in thinking and problem solving in business
  4. consider strategic and ethical thinking in individual and business contexts
  5. develop capabilities to be future generators of sustainable economic, social and environmental value for business.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in 0028 to undertake this unit.