Managing Under Uncertainty

10 Units

Managing Under Uncertainty (MUU) develops introductory skills concerning managerial decision making. You will develop an understanding of decision making processes with a focus on critical judgment, analytical logical reasoning and creative problem solving. You will also be introduced to decision-making challenges and contexts that are faced by managers under incomplete information and bounded rationality.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (UoN Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (UoN Singapore)
Block 5 - 2014 (Singapore SAA Global)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012


On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  1. Recognise and articulate various decision making perspectives and techniques.
  2. Use relevant literature to construct and support a written argument.
  3. Apply critical judgment, analytical and logical reasoning, strategic thinking, and creative problem solving skills to decision making.
  4. Reflect upon one’s own managerial decision making and that of others.

This course includes but is not limited to the following topics: 1. Nature of decision making 2. Decision making processes 3. Uncertainty and risk in decision making 4. Personality and values in decision making 5. Ethics and ethical practice in decision making 6. Psychology of decision-making 7. Sociology of decision making 8. The social psychology of decision making 9. Professional reflective practice 10. Evaluation of decisions

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge There is no assumed knowledge for this course.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Observation Review Individual Case Study Analysis Personal Case Study Reflection
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • Managing Under Uncertainty
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for GSBS6001

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