Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Science and Technology » GEST1006 / GEST006 – Logic and Reasoning for Business
Suggested Year of Study:1-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FBA

Department of Accounting and Information Management

Medium of InstructionEnglish



Course Description

This course is to introduce the basic concepts of logic, apply the knowledge in the context of daily applications and reasoning and to enhance student’s generic analytical ability in the area of business operations and strategy. The course will make use of various business scenarios to provide the students with training in thinking methods, different ways in solving the same problem, not just only the knowledge of the techniques of logic. Topics include concepts of logic and reasoning, logic puzzles, propositional logic, syllogistic logic and predicate logic.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:

1. master the basic skills of logic inference, derivation, and validation in the main branches of logic, such as Boolean algebra, propositional calculus, and predicate calculus;

2. solve logical problems with the aid of mathematical logic;

3. apply proper reasoning techniques in a practical fashion;

4. use the techniques covered in the course to evaluate someone’s reasoning.