• Coventry University logo

Decision-making and Risk: An Introduction

Explore big ideas about decision-making and risk and learn about the decision-making process, with this course for professionals.

10,671 enrolled on this course

Decision-making and Risk: An Introduction
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
This course is part of the program Decision Making and Risk, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Master of Business Administration. Find out more.

Understand the decision-making process in a management context

How do we make decisions? How does our understanding of risk affect our decisions? Get answers to these questions and more, with this short course that explores big ideas about decision-making and risk.

You will learn about the definition of risk and look at some of the barriers that hinder effective decision-making in our professional and personal lives. You will also look at some techniques that could help overcome these barriers, and analyse Daniel Kahneman’s decision-making model.

What topics will you cover?

  • The difference between risk and uncertainty: are our professional and personal decisions as good as we think they are?
  • The nature of data and information
  • The challenges facing data management
  • Risk management
  • Barriers to effective decision-making

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

Add to Wishlist to be emailed when new dates are announced

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the nature of data and information
  • Explore the challenges facing data management
  • Explain the difference between risk and uncertainty
  • Explore and deal with barriers to effective decision-making

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of decision-making and risk within an organisation or business.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

I am an Associate Professor of Business Strategy, Editor in Chief for Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, and Principal Fellow of HEA. I hope you will enjoy our learning journey for this module

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

Want to know more about learning on FutureLearn? Using FutureLearn

Learner reviews

Learner reviews cannot be loaded due to your cookie settings. Please and refresh the page to view this content.

Advance your career with a degree

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

Do the free course
Join and complete the program
Get academic credit for an online degree from Coventry University
This course is part of the program Decision Making and Risk, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Master of Business Administration.

Do you know someone who'd love this course? Tell them about it...

You can use the hashtag #FLdecisionmakingandrisk to talk about this course on social media.