Takes a cross-cultural approach to advanced theory and practice in business-based problem solving and decision making. Provides in-depth analysis at individual, group, organisational and national levels of granularity. Includes the development of strategies in risk analysis and the assessment of complex business issues that have economic, cultural and ethical dimensions.
|Paper title||Decision Making in Business|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,192.85|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- Limited to: PGCertMAIBus, PGDipMAIBus
- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:
- Draw on theory and research to contrast approaches to problem solving and decision making to assess their applicability to MÄori and Indigenous employees and business.
- Evaluate the perspectives of academia and of Indigenous peoples on the quality and relevance of alternative sources of evidence.
- In response to a novel problem, source research-based evidence and apply systematic decision-making techniques demonstrating a mastery of the key principles in problem solving and decision making.
- Reflexively analyse problem-solving and decision-making processes.
- 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 prepare themselves for completing their studies and capitalising on their newly developed skills and outlook.
- Teaching staff
- To be advised
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- 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 20%
- Group Report 30%
- Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to class discussions 20%
- Test 30%
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