Professional Course

Decision Making

GetSmarter, Online
6 weeks
6 weeks
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Course description

Decision Making

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Yale University.

You make thousands of decisions every day. Learn to avoid uncertainty, manage risk, and account for probability in each choice.

Training content

Over the duration of this online program, you’ll work through the following modules:

Module 1

Principles of decision making

Understand the behavior and cognitive processes involved in making decisions.

Module 2

Context and choice in decision making

Explore the roles of reference points, opportunity, and constraint in decision making.

Module 3

Context and decision rules

Learn about heuristics and biases, and decision rules.

Module 4

Decision making under risk and uncertainty

Explore the ways in which risk and uncertainty affect decision making.

Module 5

Time in decision making

Explore the ways in which time shapes decisions.

Module 6

Integrating context, uncertainty, and time

Use the three pillars as lenses for analyzing multiple dimensions of decisions.

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 6–8 hours per week entirely online

Certification / Credits

On completion of this program, you’ll walk away with:

  • An understanding of the behavioral and cognitive principles of effective decision making for personal and professional contexts.
  • The ability to analyze decisions through the lenses of context, uncertainty, and time, while avoiding common pitfalls, using expert insights, models, and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of common heuristics, bias, and rules that influence decisions, and the skills to manage uncertainty and risk in the decision-making process.
  • A broadened perspective of decision making in business and beyond, as part of a global network of like-minded professionals.*
  • *Upon successful completion of your program, you’ll gain access to the exclusive Yale School of Management Executive Education group on LinkedIn.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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