Coventry University program

Decision Making and Risk

Examine the theoretical knowledge underpinning decision-making and develop the skills to solve problems and influence others.

This program is part of the Master of Business Administration degree offered by Coventry University

Develop an understanding of decision-making in a management context

This program aims to promote an understanding of decision-making in a management context. You will have the opportunity to examine the theoretical knowledge underpinning decision-making and develop skills for problem-solving and influencing others in the workplace.

The program will consider aspects of bias in decision-making from psychological and sociological perspectives. Using decision-making approaches, you will have the chance to interpret data, along with assessing the risk associated with each decision.

This program also seeks to assist with making effective, efficient and strategic decisions.


5 courses

This program contains a portfolio, where you'll be able to gather your work and get feedback from course educators.

Delivered by expert academics

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

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below 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

Coventry University

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this program, you should be able to

  • Identify and critically evaluate sources of data and information and use data to make strategic decisions

  • Comprehend the range of tools and techniques available as support for decision-making

  • Critically assess the various influences and factors affecting the process of decision-making

  • Identify and analyse risk-based decision-making to make informed choices

  • Evaluate and understand the complexity of the international context when taking decisions

  • Critically analyse and recognise the increased risk associated with global decision-making

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