¹School of Business
Flagler College
St. Augustine, Florida

²College of Management
Metropolitan State University
St. Paul, Minnesota

³Sam M Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Business Education: Confusing Difficulty with Rigor; the Idea of Adding Difficulty without Educational Benefits

There is a lot of research about course rigor, grade inflation, and students earning higher grades than necessary in higher education. Courses should be designed to challenge students to grow by using critical thinking skills that include content identification, research, bias identification, inference, relevance and curiosity. This paper intends to provide guidance for instructors on how to provide quality knowledge transfer through the use of critical thinking skills.

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