0806 SaC - Course 3: Decision-making in International Business
Dr. Edith Ipsmiller
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
18.09.2019 bis 24.09.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 16.10.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.4.13
Mittwoch 23.10.2019 16:00 - 19:00 D1.1.078
Mittwoch 30.10.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.3.12
Mittwoch 06.11.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.3.12
Mittwoch 13.11.2019 15:30 - 18:30 D2.0.030
Mittwoch 20.11.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.3.11
Mittwoch 27.11.2019 15:00 - 18:00 TC.3.08
Mittwoch 04.12.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.3.11

Inhalte der LV

Decision-making is at the heart of managerial activities and involves choosing between alternative courses of action. As decisions implicate the deployment of entrepreneurial resources, they should be made wisely. This course covers the topic of decision-making in an international context. After a thorough introduction into theories on decision making (rational and behavioral), followed by an in-depth study of scientific methods for investigating decision-making (experiments in particular), successful and sustainable managerial decision-making will be given careful attention by discussing diverse decision-making strategies and methods.


IB Track – SaC

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of decision-making theories (economic and behavioral), decision-methods and decision-making experiments,
  • Gather, evaluate and select information necessary for making informed decisions and
  • Apply their knowledge on decision-making to real-life decision situations.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Students may miss up to 2 sessions. However, they will not be able to collect contribution points for the respective sessions missed.


The course format is primarily interactive including group assignments, presentations and discussions. Students will learn to make informed decisions in the context of international business with the help of scientific literature, practical cases discussed in class and a decision experiment to be designed and executed as part of the course assignments.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

The final grade will be composed by individual class participation (30%), two group assignments (presentation of a scientific article: 20% and presentation of the results of an executed decision experiment: 40%) and a peer-rating (10%). Absences from class reduce overall class participation and therefore negatively impact the individual final grade.


1 Autor/in: Field, Andy; Hole, Graham

How to design and report experiments

Verlag: Sage
Jahr: 2003
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Kahneman, Daniel

Thinking, fast and slow.

Verlag: Penguin
Jahr: 2012
Art: Buch
Zuletzt bearbeitet: 11.06.2019