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MAIB703 Critical Analysis and Writing

Develops abilities in intellectual analysis and critique in the context of complex theoretical and business issues. Explores genres and form to develop advanced techniques in writing and critical thinking appropriate for academic contexts.

Paper title Critical Analysis and Writing
Paper code MAIB703
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,236.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Limited to: PGCertMAIBus, PGDipMAIBus
Otago Business School -
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
Student workload
150 hours' learning over a single quarter, including:
  • 30 formal contact hours
  • 120 hours of self-study
100% coursework, comprising:
  • Essay 35%
  • Assignment 1 15%
  • Assignment 2 15%
  • Assignment 3 15%
  • Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to class discussions 20%
Teaching Arrangements
This paper will be delivered online using webinars, videoed presentations, interactive tasks and online collaborative activities and discussions. The class will meet for approximately 30 hours, delivered weekly within a 10-week quarter.

Each week students will join a one-hour tutorial webinar either from their home or at the nearest participating institution. The one-hour tutorial will be accompanied by two hours' structured activity. Students will also undertake self-directed individual and collaborative work and assignment preparation.

The emphasis will be on the development of practical skills appropriate for working with M?üori and others and to prepare themselves for completing their studies and capitalising on their newly developed skills and outlook.
To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:
  1. Critique complex arguments to develop sophisticated and reasoned conclusions
  2. Apply conventions of structure, tone, argument and critical thinking in academic and professional genres to express complex theoretical and practical perspectives
  3. Demonstrate mastery of the principles of integrity in argument and academic writing
  4. Assess capabilities and produce a structured development plan

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Not offered in 2019

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system