eCornell Course: Solve Problems Using Evidence and Critical Thinking (LSM401)

Risa Mish

Have you ever known a very intelligent person who made a very bad decision? If so, you know that having a high IQ does not guarantee that you automatically make critically thoughtful decisions. Critically thoughtful problem solving is a discipline and a skill—one that allows you to make decisions th...

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HRDC Claimable

Part Time
2 Weeks
Upcoming Courses
What to Expect
  • Assess the context of the problem
  • Determine the current and desired states and confirm this with decision makers
  • Identify and articulate the questions that must be answered to bridge the gap between current state and desired future state
  • Determine root causes and distinguish symptoms from problems
  • Brainstorm a range of possible solutions to address each significant underlying cause
  • Assess each option for the extent to which it bridges the gap between current and future state, whether it is implementable, and if it is ethical
Who Should Attend This Course
  • Leaders in any industry with 2-10+ years experience
  • Mid-level professionals looking to improve and expand their influence and move into leadership roles
  • Managers who make or request investments in resources, improvements in processes, or changes in priorities
  • VP or C-level executives interested in continuing to grow as leaders
  • Consultants or analysts who make recommendations
  • Engineers and designers leading projects
  • Anyone whose work involves devising, proposing, and defending evidence-based solutions to problems


General Program
  • Module 1: Assess the Context of the Problem
  • Module 2: Bridge the Gap
  • Module 3: Weigh Feasibility and Desirability

Letter of Completion

Genashtim in collaboration with eCornell, Cornell University’s online executive professional development programs that follow a collaborative eLearning strategy where you can do your course anytime and anywhere and the interaction with the instructor and fellow students around the world is asynchronous.

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  1. Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

    Complete Reskill Programs: Absolutely! The certificate will be issued by airasia academy and powered by Google Cloud.

    Byte Sized Courses: Yes, we will award you with a certificate for all byte-sized courses with EIGHT (8) learning hours and above. The certificate will be issued by airasia academy and powered by Google Cloud. If you completed less than 8 hours, no certificate will be given.

    BINA Digital: Yes, we will award you with a certificate upon full attendance of the programme. The certificate will be issued by airasia academy and powered by Google Cloud.

  2. Can I get a job after attending the course?

    The certificate from airasia academy is recognised by the industry which is sufficient to land you a job. But, if you manage to stand out and earn excellent results, our trainers may recommend you to companies within the airasia group and Google Cloud ecosystem, or to their extensive network of businesses. That means you will have a good shot kickstarting a new career!

  3. Who can I refer to get more insight of the courses?

    You may drop us a WhatsApp message at 010-5008787. Kindly take note that our working hours are 9 am - 6 pm from Monday to Friday and our friendly team will reply to you as soon as we can. However, do expect a slight delay in reply in enquiries over the weekend. Or you can follow our social media accounts @airasiaacademy (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin)

  4. What payment methods do you accept?

    We currently accept debit card and credit card. We're also happy to announce that we now have interest-free* instalment plans!

    *Interest-Free Instalment plans are currently available for ILT courses only, and applies to Maybank and Public Bank credit card holders, with a minimum purchase of RM500 and above.

  5. Do you offer any free learning resources?

    Yes, we do! Kindly refer to the Resources page. We have conducted free introductory sessions via our YouTube channel where you can watch it anytime and anywhere.

Meet your instructor
Risa Mish

Risa Mish is professor of practice of management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She designed and teaches the MBA Core course in Critical and Strategic Thinking, in addition to teaching courses in leadership and serving as faculty co-director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program.

She has been the recipient of the MBA Core Faculty Teaching Award, selected by the residential program MBA class to honor the teacher who “best fosters learning through lecture, discussion and course work in the required core curriculum”; the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, selected by the MBA graduating classes to honor a faculty member who “exemplifies outstanding leadership and enduring educational influence”; the “Best Teacher Award”, selected by the graduating class of the Cornell-Tsinghua dual degree MBA/FMBA program offered by Johnson at Cornell and the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University; the Stephen Russell Distinguished Teaching Award, selected by the five-year MBA reunion class to honor a faculty member whose “teaching and example have continued to influence graduates five years into their post-MBA careers”; and the Globe Award for Teaching Excellence, selected by the Executive MBA graduating class to honor a faculty member who “demonstrates a command of subject matter and also possesses the creativity, dedication, and enthusiasm essential to meet the unique challenges of an EMBA education.”

HRDC Claimable

Part Time
2 Weeks