- An understanding of modeling's role in strategic decision-making and of what constitutes a good decision model
- A thorough understanding of essential elements of good modeling principles to strive for clarity in complex and uncertain decision-making situations.
- Be able to recognize and account for the human biases and errors that most often affect decision making.
- Develop models, tools, and mental frameworks that will allow you to deal effectively with uncertainty
- Revise your beliefs after gathering additional information using Bayesian methods
- Examine and quantify the value created by gathering additional information
- Quantify your appetite for risk and how to factor this into your decision making
- Use Bayesian Networks to help structure a decision model
- Design models with a parametric approach to maximize insights
- Anticipate decision-makers' questions and design in features to answer them
- Build a decision model for a typical engineering or corporate decision situation
- Discover how to create flexible models that allow you to analyze multiple strategic alternatives
- Understand sensitivity analysis and the information it provides
- Conduct probabilistic analysis to general additional insights and understand risk
- Identify how to effectively communicate the insights derived from your model
- Skills needed to build a good basic decision model and to use it in generating powerful insights into the decision situation
- Be able to apply and construct decision models and to use the most important elements in decision analysis relevant to engineering type decision-making in the face of uncertainty.
Students should understand fundamental logical principles and analyses and be able to communicate their choices and recommendations clearly.
What are the benefits of building and using formal models, as opposed to relying on mental models or just "gut feel?" The primary purpose of modeling is to generate decision insight; by which we mean an improved understanding of the decision situation at hand. While mathematical models consist of numbers and symbols, the real benefit of using them is to make better decisions. Better decisions results from improved understanding, not just the numbers themselves.
Required prerequisite knowledge
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The final grade is made up of:
- 30% exam - standard calculator is allowed
- 40% project
- 30% exercises
Method of work
Last updated: 06.12.2019