Course Detail (Course Description By Faculty)

Managerial Decision Making (38002)

Shah, Anuj
In some situations, we can make decisions analytically. But more often than not, we do not have the time, the information, or the mental bandwidth to engage in analytical decision-making. Instead, we have to rely on our intuitions and experiences to resolve important decisions. In this course, we will consider various kinds of decisions people must make. We will briefly discuss theories about how people “should” make those decisions. But more importantly, we will learn about how people actually do make those decisions and the ways in which people might come up short of what is “optimal.” The goals are to become better at understanding and predicting how people approach decisions, to identify situations where we can improve our decisions, and (where possible) to use frameworks or tools to more deliberately approach our decisions.

None. Cannot enroll in BUSN 38002 if BUSN 20702 taken previously. Non-Booth students require faculty permission.
  • No non-Booth Students
A selection of readings will be posted in Canvas.
Based on assignments, several papers, and class participation. Cannot be taken pass/fail. Provisional grades are issued for students in their graduating quarter.
  • Mandatory attendance week 1
  • Allow Provisional Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)
  • No pass/fail grades
  • No auditors
Description and/or course criteria last updated: June 02 2023
SCHEDULE
  • Autumn 2023
    Section: 38002-01
    F 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
    Harper Center
    C09
    In-Person Only
  • Autumn 2023
    Section: 38002-02
    F 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
    Harper Center
    C09
    In-Person Only
  • Autumn 2023
    Section: 38002-81
    F 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Gleacher Center
    306
    In-Person Only

Managerial Decision Making (38002) - Shah, Anuj

In some situations, we can make decisions analytically. But more often than not, we do not have the time, the information, or the mental bandwidth to engage in analytical decision-making. Instead, we have to rely on our intuitions and experiences to resolve important decisions. In this course, we will consider various kinds of decisions people must make. We will briefly discuss theories about how people “should” make those decisions. But more importantly, we will learn about how people actually do make those decisions and the ways in which people might come up short of what is “optimal.” The goals are to become better at understanding and predicting how people approach decisions, to identify situations where we can improve our decisions, and (where possible) to use frameworks or tools to more deliberately approach our decisions.

None. Cannot enroll in BUSN 38002 if BUSN 20702 taken previously. Non-Booth students require faculty permission.
  • No non-Booth Students
A selection of readings will be posted in Canvas.
Based on assignments, several papers, and class participation. Cannot be taken pass/fail. Provisional grades are issued for students in their graduating quarter.
  • Mandatory attendance week 1
  • Allow Provisional Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)
  • No pass/fail grades
  • No auditors
Description and/or course criteria last updated: June 02 2023
SCHEDULE
  • Autumn 2023
    Section: 38002-01
    F 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
    Harper Center
    C09
    In-Person Only
  • Autumn 2023
    Section: 38002-02
    F 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
    Harper Center
    C09
    In-Person Only
  • Autumn 2023
    Section: 38002-81
    F 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Gleacher Center
    306
    In-Person Only