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LUBS3950 Current Issues in Decision Making

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Barbara Summers
Email: bs@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1785 Introduction to Effective Decision Making
OR
LUBS2785 How Managers Make Decisions

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module reflects a growing research field on decision making, and aims to build your understanding of key topics in this field and the associated practical implications. The module can help you to achieve an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge research in decision making, including its relevance for your own personal and professional decision making. Decision research has influenced policy worldwide to help people to make better decisions in different applied domains, including finance, health, and sustainability.

Objectives

This module aims to build students' understanding of key topics in recent management decision making research and of the associated practical implications. The aim is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge research in decision making, including its relevance for their own personal and professional decision making. The module also aims to build students’ ability to communicate confidently about issues in decision making.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to identify and analyse:
- selected current issues in management decision making research
- one or more specific research methods employed in management decision making research and the ways in which they can be used to answer research questions

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject specific
- analyse issues in management decision research and research methods, evaluating potential solutions to the issues raised
- assess the relevance of the issues presented above for personal and managerial decision making as appropriate

Transferrable
- analyse and think critically
- communicate in writing and practice oral communication


Syllabus

As current issues necessarily change rapidly, it is not possible to specify the detail of the content at this stage. The following are the broad headings under which the module will be delivered, and should be considered indicative content, subject to change:
- Current issues in individual decision making research
- Current issues in group/organisational decision making research

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Tutorial102.0020.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Seminar reading and preparation: 100 hours
Assignment preparation: 80 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback during tutorials on the contribution made to tutorial discussion.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam2 hr 50.00
Open Book exam2 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/01/2020

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