High-performance Decision Practices

Course #MN4017

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This advanced course helps the student to master social, psychological, and organizational aspects of successful decision making.  The focus is on principles and processes that facilitate effective decision making and support collaborative relations among stakeholders.  Students learn and apply these principles at the individual, group, and inter-group levels, experimenting with distinct approaches to decision making and analyzing the usefulness of each approach.  The course addresses creativity and brainstorming, cognitive biases and mitigation strategies, ethics in ambiguous situations, group decision dynamics, approaches to improve group decision making, stakeholder analysis, judgment under uncertainty, and development of cooperative solutions.

Included in degrees & certificates

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand cognitive biases and mitigate their effects on decision making 

  • Apply rational decision-making processes to problems and opportunities

  • Explain group decision making models, processes, and principles

  • Assess and improve decision-making patterns in groups and teams

  • Lead strategic planning and problem-solving meetings effectively 

  • Build consensus around possible solutions and obtain commitment from stakeholders

  • Execute thoughtful judgment in complex circumstances that involve inconclusive or contradictory data

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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