Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009
COURSE: XX-005 Critical Thinking in Business (1)
The purpose of this seminar is to help business students and professionals systematically analyze business situations and avoid the traps that lead to bad thinking. The seminar will also help the professional better assess the role of business in society, analyze the claims of “experts” and identify business opportunities. Among the diverse topics covered in the seminar are: how to identify flaws in business reasoning, analyzing the total cost of a business transaction from the business and the customer’s standpoint, a new way to look at pricing, how externalities and risk-sharing impact business decisions, and how to effectively analyze numerical information in business decisions.