Critical Thinking

Course Objectives

 

As the pace of change in the business world increases, there is a growing demand for business professionals with the capacity to analyze information and make appropriate decisions rapidly. Moreover, there is a growing need to communicate with diverse audiences, both inside and outside one’s organization. In this course, students will learn to perform critical evaluations with fewer preconceptions and identify new ways of solving problems.

On Days 1 and 2, students will learn the basic skills of thinking, while on Days 3 and 4, they will learn how to think when solving problems, before learning how to think when communicating on Days 5 and 6.

Critical thinking is a fundamental skill that enables every businessperson to carry out his or her work efficiently and effectively. Whether you feel your skills need an upgrade, or are looking to achieve more at work, this is a course that every businessperson should take, regardless of industry, area of responsibility, or age.

 

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time & Online MBA, Pre-MBA
Discipline: Critical and Analytical Skills
Course Level: Fundamental Course
Required/Elective Course: Required Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35

12 weeks, every other week
Online/On-Campus
JPY 128,000
Fundamental

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Critical Thinking 
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
Session B
THEMETechniques for Building Logical Arguments
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
 
Day 2
Session A
THEMEConsider the Conclusion / Consider the fact
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
Session B
THEMEBasic Problem-solving Techniques
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
 
Day 3
Session A
THEMEHow to Think When Solving Problems
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
Planet Consulting: Submission to the President
Session B
THEMEHow to Think When Solving Problems
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
 
Day 4
Session A
THEMEHow to Think When Solving Problems
CASEEnjoy Glasses Co. Ltd.
Session B
THEMEHow to Think When Solving Problems
CASEEnjoy Glasses Co. Ltd.
 
Day 5
Session A
THEMETechniques for Obtaining Support
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
Session B
THEMETools for Communication
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
Planet Consulting: Submission to the President
 
Day 6
Session A
THEMETechniques for Gaining Support
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―
Session B
THEMETechniques for Gaining Supporting/ Reflection
CASECritical Thinking ―5th Edition―

 

If you wish to start from the Pre-MBA,

Tuition Fee per course: 128,000 yen
Please find more about the Pre-MBA Program.

Course Schedule

Faculty

Oshima Hirohide
Oshima Hirohide
Accounting and Finance
Mr. Oshima has worked for Tokyo Bank (currently Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank) and was engaged in selling marketable bank products and fundraising US dollars. He then moved to Goldman Sachs Securities and was involved with M&A advisory services. He was engaged in corporate strategy, restructuring, and global fundraising at Toyota Financial Service, a financial company which has control of Toyota-related financial services. He joined GLOBIS in 2007.
Kenya Yoshino
Kenya Yoshino
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
COURSES:
Leadership Development, Ethics and Values
Cross Cultural Management
Brian Cathcart
Brian Cathcart
Critical and Analytical Skills
COURSES:
Critical Thinking
Darren Menabney
Darren Menabney
Critical and Analytical Skills
COURSES:
Business Presentation
Critical Thinking
Innovation through Virtual Teams
Design Thinking and User Experience
Jake Pratley
Jake Pratley
Critical and Analytical Skills
COURSES:
Critical Thinking
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