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Executive Decision Making with Data Science

Executive Decision Making with Data Science

Empower Yourself to Drive Decisions
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Learn how to digest information and apply new thinking skills for better outcomes.
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Use data from your own company to build your analysis skills and develop a competitive edge.
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Learn from neuroscientists, behavioral economists, psychologists, and scholars of management.

About the Program

Every day, executives are called upon to make innumerable decisions – some mundane, some momentous. Some of these decisions will determine the very survival of their businesses or their own careers. The Executive Decision Making with Data Science program helps participants make decisions that produce better outcomes for themselves and their organizations. Learn how your intuition guides you and about the mind traps that can impair effective decision making. You'll leave with the tools to identify accurate, reliable information to make sound decisions that will position your business for success.

Hone Your Decision-Making Intuition
Learn how your intuition guides you, how to overcome the mind traps that can impair effective decision-making, and how human decision biases can create opportunities to positively influence people.
Harness the Power of Data
Develop the skills to collect, test, and identify accurate and usable data to build a solid foundation of evidence and inform better business strategies.
Practice Advanced Tools & Build Your Confidence
Explore advanced tools (such as pre-mortems) to help you build confidence and make sound decisions - without fear - in the face of risk and uncertainty.
Enable Sustainability & Long-Term Decision Making
Learn how to anticipate the downstream effects of your decisions and maintain critical thinking skills while balancing trade-offs and considering larger business goals.

Program Dates

Program Topics

The Executive Decision Making with Data Science program curriculum covers the following topics:

  • Distinguishing between trivial and vital data
  • Experiments vs. observational data 
  • A/B testing and experimental design 
  • Balancing the interests of different stakeholders 
  • Tools for rational decision making 
  • Thinking through uncertainty and probability 
  • Assessing risk and reward with expected values
  • Using pre-mortems to anticipate and prevent future disasters 
  • Thinking through complex contingencies 
  • Applying rational tools in complex organizations
  • Biases in judgment and decision making
  • Common problems with how people collect, analyze, and interpret data
  • Cognitive shortcuts that inhibit the decision-making process
  • Short-term thinking that imperils your long-term interests
  • Thinking about the larger goals of your business 
  • Understanding the relationship between sustainability and strategy
  • Trading off competing interests 
  • Anticipating the downstream consequences of your decisions 
  • Changing habits of mind that aren’t serving you 
  • Changing dysfunctional organizational routines 
  • Coaching those with whom you work to help them make better decisions 
  • How effective decision-making strategies affect the qualities of a good leader
  • Applying these lessons in daily life

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Who It's For

  • New Leaders
  • Senior Leaders
  • General Managers
  • Department Heads
  • Directors
  • Decisions Makers who impact the success of their functions or organizations
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together

Cost & Features

Program Fee

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  • Three-day in-person leadership skills and decision-making intensive at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus 
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Blend of real-life examples, business case studies, and data from your own company
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community
  • Executive Decision Making with Data Science Certificate of Completion 
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Three Days
Strategy & Management

A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.


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Experience the Program

Go inside the program with Professor Don Moore and experience the Executive Decision Making with Data Science program.

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