Unable to conceptualise all the theories and ideas together to come to a synthesized conclusion?

Course Aims

This 2 weeks online workshop will enable new MBA scholars to learn how to think critically and write academic papers.

Structural Approach

To provide a structural approach towards critical analysis and synthesizing academic content to meet the specific needs of students on taught academic courses.

Critical Thinking

To encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills through guided practice and tutor feedback.


To develop awareness of the theory and conventions of academic writing.

Critical Thinking for MBA Students Workshop

Registration is now open!

Improve your critical thinking skills

According to The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking (a non-profit organisation based in the U.S.) critical thinking is defined as the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skilfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.

Critical thinking especially in the areas of academic learning is a difficult and tedious task. With the many sources of academic references, putting an argument in context can be confusing. Fitting the pieces together to make a viable argument is especially complex if the subject matter is conceptual and comprise of may forms of answers e.g. for subjects such as strategic management and consumer behaviours, organisational behaviour and information system.

Course Outline

The main topics to be covered here

Critical Thinking in an academic context

  • Bridging the gap from business to the academia world
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking for Academia

Evaluation of Literature

  • Understanding an author's viewpoint
  • Identifying arguments
  • Quality of Reasoning
  • Sources of Evidence

Sources of Evidence

  • Understand relationship and causal links between ideas
  • Understanding methods and tools for contextual mapping
  • Critical Analysis and Synthesis of arguments

Academic Writing

  • Academic conventions
  • Use of language to structure and signpost arguments
  • Transitioning between paragraphs
  • Plagiarism and referencing


RM 288
  • 2 weeks online workshop
  • Live sessions
  • Structured Approach using templates
  • Guided practice & reflection

This online course teaches the fundamental concepts to develop critical thinking skills and its application to the academia world

This course is delivered through a combination of live classes as well as self study approach using templates, worksheets to maximise learning and to ensure participants understand the concept and application of critical thinking in an academic setting

Date of Workshop


*The workshop will be held online
Level 3, Vertical Corporate Tower B, Avenue 10, The Vertical, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Kg. Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.





Phone No.

012-848 3278