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BUSN410 - Critical Thinking Strategies for Business Decisions

Course Details

Course Code: BUSN410 Course ID: 4263 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides students opportunities for analysis, synthesis, and application of critical thinking applied to decision making at all levels in an organization. This course equips students with critical thinking skills to identify problems utilizing rational decision making. Students learn to solve organizational problems and provide strategic direction based on critical thinking.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

This course of instruction is intended to provide the student with a solid academic background to continue taking business courses, and for those students so inclined, the background needed to start, run, and grow successful ventures. Students will:

CO-1 Examine the process involved with problem formulation.
CO-2 Apply critical thinking to problem identification.
CO-3 Describe techniques used in decision making.
CO-4 Examine decision-making models.
CO-5 Apply decision-making techniques.
CO-6 Determine factors affecting decision implementation.
CO-7 Evaluate resources and actions required for implementation.
CO-8 Evaluate ethical implications of a decision.
CO-9 Evaluate decision-making outcomes and processes.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 24.00 %
Plagiarism 2.40 %
Introduction Forum 2.40 %
Week 1 Forum 2.40 %
Week 2 Forum 2.40 %
Week 3 Forum 2.40 %
Week 4 Forum 2.40 %
Week 5 Forum 2.40 %
Week 6 Forum 2.40 %
Week 7 Forum 2.40 %
Week 8 Forum 2.40 %
Minor Assignments 8.00 %
Week 2 2.67 %
Week 5 2.67 %
Week 6 2.67 %
Major Assignments 28.00 %
Week 3 14.00 %
Week 7 14.00 %
Exams 40.00 %
Midterm 20.00 %
Final 20.00 %
Unassigned 0.00 %
RealizeIT 0.00 %

Web Sites
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website http://www.apastyle.org/
Purdue Online Writing Lab https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
YouTube Video on Formatting an APA Style Paper http://youtu.be/9pbUoNa5tyY
Microsoft Office Training Website http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.