MBAZ674-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


Critical thinking is not negative thinking. Rather, it is careful thinking. This 12-weeks course teaches students a wide variety of tools for reasoning in both business context and daily life. It starts with some basic principles of logic-on what arguments are and how to evaluate them to see if they are rationally persuasive. The tools this course covers include Mill’s methods, rules of inferences, and how to identify common fallacies of reasoning. The skills taught are highly valued in the business world, and include an enhanced ability to assess information and arguments critically and think independently about them. This is a course for every business student.


60 points from MBAZ, MBUS, MPAC, MBIS, MFIN

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Rehua 620
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

Zhuo-Ran Deng

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,037.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Business Taught Masters Programmes on the departments and faculties page .

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