Managerial Decision Making
GSM OB 860
This course examines theoretical and practical aspects of decision-making. Using a combination of cases, exercises, and psychological and behavioral instruments, students will learn to understand and manage decision making from various perspectives. There will be an emphasis placed on strategic decisions and crisis decisions in a wide variety of circumstances, including business decisions, personal decisions, and managerial decisions made during several different types of events. There will be a detailed analysis of managerial decisions made during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Decisions will be analyzed using several models, including rational choice, game theory, organizational and communications structure, context analysis, cognitive mapping, and several psychologically based theories.
Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term