Taught course

Analytical thinking for problem solving (online short course)

Open University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements.

The course will require around 10 hours to complete. You can begin at any time during the life of the course and study at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will help you develop the problem-solving skills needed to contribute effectively in many organisational settings. By improving your analytical and problem-solving skills this will help you to promote a solutions-focused culture within your organisation by instigating, demonstrating, and sustaining evidence-based approaches to work-related problems.

You will learn to:

  • use analytical thinking to scope a work-based problem.
  • identify useful sources of data
  • understand how to generate and evaluate a range of potential solutions to a problem
  • use appropriate problem-solving techniques
  • engage with colleagues to apply problem-solving techniques
  • effect on key learning and applications to your professional practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.1 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
End-of-course quiz100

Course contact details

The Open University