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Module Code: MAN327
Module Title: Psychological Approaches to Decision-Making
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to help students understand, apply and evaluate quantitative and qualitative techniques to decision making in an appropriate manner within the work context. Students learn the concepts and theories relevant to the aspects of decision-making by individuals and groups. The module also considers cognitive techniques for stimulating creativity, innovation and problem-solving.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the major cognitive, social and emotional processes that influence the nature of individual, group and organizational decision-making.

B. Demonstrate good understanding of the manner in which social and environmental factors can inform and shape the process of decision-making through team work and group discussion.

C. Comprehend how decisions are taken both individually and in groups to solve problems.

D. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the major tools and methodology for quantitative analysis applied to decision-making processes

Method of teaching and learning 
The lecturing and learning approach will seek to employ a high level of student participation through discussion and debate of the key issues presented in class. The lectures themselves will be supported by Powerpoint slide handouts and students are expected to take additional detailed explanatory notes.

A range of skill-based exercises will be utilised during the class which will seek to contextualise and apply the academic and theoretical content presented during the lectures.

Students are expected to engage in a high level of independent and self-directed learning utilising the core text. Students are encouraged to engage in other recommended readings as well as engage in their own search for resources via the library and internet searches.

• General Introduction to Effective Decision Making

• Decision Analysis and Modelling

• Quantitative Analysis Tools

• Simulation Modelling

• Cognitive biases and learning from experience

• Creativity and Innovation

• Leadership and Decision Making

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 100.00

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