BUS 4080: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving


Presents an in-depth study of creative thinking and problem solving techniques that are essential for organizational leaders. Causal, deductive, and inductive arguments are described as well as the use of persuasion. Moral, legal, and aesthetic reasoning are also covered.


  1. Explain the importance of developing creative thinking skills.
  2. Apply critical thinking processes to complex issues.
  3. Contrast creative thinking approaches with status quo thinking patterns.
  4. Develop strategies to overcome the barriers that inhibit creative thinking.
  5. Examine leadership strategies that create an organizational culture embracing sustained creative thinking practices.
  6. Propose leadership approaches that support teamwork.
  7. Develop persuasive arguments through application of creative thinking principles.
  8. Create a process to foster creative thinking in a real-world organization.




THiNK: Critical thinking and logic skills for everyday life (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2017)
Author: Boss, J. A.
ISBN: 9781260110661
Price: $193.70

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