MSCR 680 Rapid Decision Making

Develop effective skills to make timely decisions.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Situations change at a moment’s notice and making the right decision is critical to the outcome. In MSCR 680 Rapid Decision Making, you’ll discover decision models that will enable you to make effective decisions in time of crisis and with limited knowledge.

Throughout the course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with making timely decisions.

What You’ll Learn in MSCR 680

In this course, you’ll be given the tools to assist you in timely decision making. Case studies are used to refine organization of knowledge, critical thinking and communication of decisions. You’ll explore a variety of systematic theories and identify leadership skills that use effective decision making procedures in conflict resolution.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Standard Decision-Making Process: PrOACT Model and other Methods and Models
  • Making Rapid Decisions
  • Rapid Decision-Making Tool Kit
  • Crisis Management in Rapid Decision Making
  • Evaluation of Rapid Decision-Making Results
  • Practice Making Rapid Decisions
  • Final Presentations

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 680, you will be able to:

  • Utilize and apply a variety of systematic theories, formulas and procedures for problem solving and decision making.
  • Use research theories and corresponding findings to explore the problems and understanding of the decision-making process.
  • Evaluate the consequences associated with judgment and decision making.
  • Evaluate an individual’s ability to present decision alternatives.
  • Use research theories and corresponding findings to explore problems in order to fully understand the decision-making process.
  • Examine the evolution of decision making in the field of leadership.
  • Integrate and apply leadership skills to implement solutions to problems.
  • Employ various interpersonal communication skills.
  • Develop a range of necessary skills to manage the complexities of decision making within multiple stakeholder settings.
  • Understand and apply leadership within the context of crisis and emergency management.
  • Analyze the theoretical construct of crisis management and rapid decision making.
  • Develop the critical skills that will allow you to anticipate and navigate through significant changes in the external environment with greater awareness and confidence.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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