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MN4244   Behavioural Decision Making

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module explores the problems of decision making and judgment in leadership contexts. It is set around a collection of stories and cases, meant to vividly illustrate important and challenging decision scenarios. Each of the scenarios is examined with theories and concepts from social/cognitive psychology. The purpose of the module is to provide students with opportunity to critically examine the 'intuitive' vs. 'rational' course of action in scenarios that involve goal-setting, uncertainty, delayed gratification, and tragic trade-offs. Students will be equipped to identify judgmental biases and to reason about ways to deal with these.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MN2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and 1 seminar (x 10 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 170

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr C Akinci
Module teaching staff: Dr C Akinci