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 MBA 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

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?

Nigel Walton

Nigel Walton

I am currently a Lecturer in Business Strategy at Coventry University and an Associate Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Open University.

Vittorio Senso

Vittorio Senso

I have a degree in Economics and Statistics from Bocconi University in Milano, and an MBA from New York University. I spent over 30 years in the automotive industry in international director positions

Suresh George

Suresh George

Suresh George is an Associate Professor at Coventry University. where he teaches Strategic Management and Global strategy courses. He tweets as @sureshgeorge and curates GLOBESTRATEGY.NET

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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