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MBA Life on Youtube: Critical Thinking at Olin Business School

Posted in Test Prep on February 24, 2011 by

In this installment of our MBA Life on Youtube series, Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School professor Jim Little discusses the school’s belief in the importance of having a research-active faculty.

Professor Little talks about the important feedback loop that emerges from faculty research: faculty take issues that come up in the classroom, use them in their research, and then reintroduce those issues to other students from a newly enlightened perspective. In the end, in Olin’s view, the focus on research keeps class discussions timely — and emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Check out the video for more, and be sure to stay tuned for future MBA Life on Youtube posts!