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Models of Decision-making

Discover some of the techniques that can help us make better decisions.

Models of Decision-making
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Learn to identify the pitfalls that can prevent effective decision-making

Continuing the theme of the first short course, you will now look in more detail at specific techniques that can help us make more effective decisions.

We will explore how an awareness of these can facilitate more rounded and considered decisions in both your professional and personal lives, and critically assess the various influences and factors affecting the decision-making process.

What topics will you cover?

  • What stops us making effective decisions?
  • The decision-making process
  • Decision-making models

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 processes through which decisions are taken
  • Evaluate a number of models which can be used to inform decision-making

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of decision-making and risk within a modern enterprise.

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

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