Applied Decision Science

Course Available in Sao Paulo

Applied Decision Science

Decision Science is a fascinating area of academic study with practical value in approaching one’s life and in working with others to achieve common goals. Decision Quality is a professional approach combining analytical aspects (finance/probability) and psychology (cognitive science/creativity/design) that evolved out of work in Decision Analysis at Stanford University and applied in business, engineering, and the military, as examples. No matter what a student’s current interests or eventual area of study and career are, exploring Decision Skills now will be of value in making sense of the world and creating one’s place within it. This course will be highly interactive with individual and group projects offering opportunities for collaboration and exploration of areas of most interest to all students, such as business, politics, STEM, medicine, and entrepreneurship. This course offers a unique opportunity for students to learn from one of the leading experts on this topic and to differentiate themselves from their peers.

Program Calendar:
January 15 – 26, 2024 (Monday to Friday)

From 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

In-person in your country

Chris Spetzler

Stanford University, Decision Education Foundation, and Thunderbird School of Global Management

Chris Spetzler is Executive Director of Decision Education Foundation (DEF), a non-profit focused on empowering youth with effective Decision Skills. Chris works with school districts and educators to realize and evaluate the benefits of decision education. Chris taught Decision Skills to adults at Stanford Center for Professional Development and delivered courses to students through Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. His courses through NovoEd have had tens of thousands of participants. Prior to DEF, Chris was a consultant with Pharsight and a project manager with Johnson & Johnson, applying decision analysis in therapeutic drug development. Chris earned a master’s at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and an MBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management, ranked #1 in International Business.