MG412 Critical Thinking for Organizational Leaders (3 cr.)
This course examines the relevance and application of critical thinking and decision-making techniques for leadership and management in various organizations. Students identify and evaluate the leadership and management capabilities of themselves and others. The course focuses on eliciting new leadership insights, and on improving problem solving and decision-making skills. Finally, the course emphasizes the skills leaders and managers in organizations need to articulate reasoned solutions to organizational problems and opportunities.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers as problem solvers in organizations.
- Assess the decision-making challenges facing leaders and managers in various organizational settings.
- Utilize critical thinking as an imaginative process in organizational leadership and management.
- Evaluate the leadership and management capabilities, strengths, and skills within a team.
- Demonstrate the use of critical thinking to navigate the complexity of organizational challenges and opportunities.
- Explore various knowledge management and decision-making tools and systems.
- Assess the impact of change on individuals and organizations and the significance of change management strategies.
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