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GMBA Batch: November 2011



Decision Making Tools Set 1 and 2
Credit:  1.0  Faculty:  Mr Manish Agarwal  Sessions:  18 
Section 1: General Information 1.1 Administrative details: Associated HE Award(s) (eg Master, Bachelor, Diploma) Duration (eg one semester, full year) Level (eg introductory, intermediate, advanced level or 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year etc Subject Coordinator

Master of Business Administration (Global)

One Year


1.2 Core or elective subject/unit Indicate if the subject/unit is a core subject/unit specify below):

elective subject/unit

other (please

1.3 Subject/unit weighting Indicate below, the weighting of this subject/unit and the total course points (eg 10 credit points for the subject/unit and 320 credit points for the course)
Subject/Unit Credit Points 1 Total Course Credit Points 41

1.4 Student workload Indicate below, the expected student workload per week for this subject/unit:
No. timetabled hours/week* 9 No. personal study hours/week** 9 Total workload hours/week*** 18

* Total time spent per week at lectures, tutorials, clinical and other placements etc ** Total time students are expected to spend per week in studying, completing assignments, etc *** That is, * + ** = workload hours 1.5 Mode of Delivery Indicate if this subject/unit is delivered face to face online independent learning module/un timetabled study by a combination of modes (please specify below) through a practicum other mode (please specify below)

provide details of the prerequisite/co-requisite requirements below: 1.5 in the accreditation application form.1 Student learning outcomes The aim of this course is to help the students understand the underlying dynamics of the decision making process in corporate life. provide details of the requirements below: Note: Access to these requirements should be detailed under 3.  Barriers to  Group  quality decision  Exercise 1    making    Decision  Decision  Decision  Decision  Models  Models            Models              Models                  continued            Quiz 3    Quiz 4    Quiz 5    Quiz 2        Day 8    Day 9    Case Smithkline Quiz 6      Case:Executive  Case: GM and wrap up    decision making at  General Motors              Quiz 7                          Provide details in the table below.7 Other resource requirements Do students require access to specialist facilities and/or equipment for this subject/unit (eg special computer access / physical education equipment)? Yes No If yes. about the subject/unit content and how it is structured.    Day 5    Group Exercise  2    Day 6    Group Exercise 2 contd.2 Subject/unit content and structure Day 1    Decision  Making in  normal and  corporate life    Decision  Models with  /examples  Quiz 1    Day 7    Day 2    Day 3    Day 4    Group  Exercise 1  contd.6 Pre-requisites Are students required have undertaken a prerequisite/co-requisite subject/unit(s) for this subject/unit? Yes No If yes. The course will help students to develop a structured thinking process for taking complex decisions.. The expectation is that this course will enable students to become better decision makers when they start their career 2. including practical components such as laboratory. Section2: Academic Details 2.1.. studio and work-based placements .

P and Wright. Altier f) Business Decisions! How to Be More Decisive While Reducing Risks in Today’s Economy (Hardcover) by Michael E. comparable with syllabus standards 2. G. Robert E Gunther b) Harvard Business Review: Making smart decisions c) Goodwin.*Faculty may use appropriate cases/assignments/readings. Howard C Kunreuther. The notes will include exercises based on real life data and instructor experience Optional Reading: a) Wharton on Making Decisions (Stephen J Hoch. McGrath . Smart Choices. (2009) Decision Analysis for Management Judgment. (1999) e) The Thinking Manager's Toolbox: Effective Processes for Problem Solving and Decision Making (Hardcover) by William J.Harvard Business School Press: Boston. 5th Ed. d) Hammond.4 Prescribed and recommended readings: There is no prescribed text but notes will be provided before beginning of course and in class. Keeney and Raiffa. Chichester. Wiley.3 Student assessment: Component Class Participation Weight ages Description 10% Class discussion 2 Group Presentations in class based on exercise given 7 class quizzes Based on individual assignment to be submitted Class room presentations 30% Class quizes End Term Total 25% 35% 100% 2.