Critical Analytical Thinking
Critical analytical thinking is essentially the language of strategy. It adds structure and transparency to the analysis and formulation of strategy and helps executives make decisions in a collaborative, logical, and fact-driven fashion.
This course will help you develop and hone skills necessary to analyze complex problems, formulate well-reasoned arguments, and consider alternative points of view. It will help you assess innovative business models, identify critical issues, develop and present well-reasoned positions, and evaluate evidence. You will apply those skills to address a variety of management problems in both this and subsequent courses in this program.
- Understanding the foundations of logical reasoning
- Using and interpreting evidence
- Designing experiments
- Using analogies
We will use a combination of lectures and case studies to prepare you to present written and video arguments for your positions, and to critique and debate those of your peers.