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MBA8002 Making Decisions Strategically

Short Description: Making Decisions Strategically
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 080399 - Business Mgt not classified
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MBAL or GDBA or GCBA
Co-requisite: MBA8001


This course will explore what it means to approach decision-making strategically and how your leadership identity will influence this. You will analyse various approaches to decision-making to determine the approach most suited for the stimulus, type and context of the decision being made. You will critically analyse the various factors that influence decision-making in an organisational context. You will examine the various forms of evidence that can inform decision-making as well as ways of validating, interrogating and integrating that evidence to ensure you make sound and intentional decisions. The concept of wicked problems will be introduced to highlight the challenges faced by senior leaders when making decisions. You will also explore the ways to measure the impact and consequences of your decision making.

Date printed 9 December 2021