Critical Thinking is the process of independently analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information as a guide to behavior and beliefs. The word “critical” does not mean to criticize, it means to discern sharply and unbiased. Critical thinking is a vital human feature, and it functions better when educated. Although most of us think critically every day without an educated ground, and some of us do so successfully, the two components of critical thinking (namely – the capacity and the inclination to find truth) can improve after a structured approach.
This course aims to train in all students the capacity to analyze complex arguments, to provide students with the tools and experience to recognize and dissect various types of reasoning, and to at least begin to explore the philosophical concept of “truth”.
Also, this course aims to awaken in students the inclination to search for truth in places they haven`t done so before, for instance in generally accepted theories, but also in their own assumptions and beliefs.
About the lecturer
Radu Atanasiu is the MSMRo Adjunct Lecturer of Critical Thinking. Radu also teaches the first Massive Online Open Course ever made in Eastern Europe: Critical Thinking – Reason and Fair Play in Communication. The course, produced by MSMRo, is hosted by the European platform iversity and can be accessed here https://iversity.org/courses/critical-thinking-reason-and-fair-play-incommunication.
Radu Atanasiu has had several career paths and brought to fruition projects in diverse industries. Aside from teaching for the Executive MBA and the MOOC, Radu currently manages his real estate businesses, is actively involved as angel investor in some promising start-ups, and is constantly looking for such opportunities. He also holds Critical Thinking seminars for companies.
After graduating with distinction the Executive MBA program of the Central European University in 2010, Radu was actively involved in several aspects of the newly created Maastricht School of Management Romania. Besides teaching, he is the alumni representative in the school’s Advisory Board, representing both CEU Business School and MsM Romania Alumni.
We are now offering you the option to join one of our EMBA courses. You will join us for a half day of the class, which will give you a taste of the EMBA experience, whilst also giving you the chance to meet the lecturers and current students. We have limited places for guests per each course, so please register here.