Carnegie Mellon University

Behavioral Economics and the Science of Decision-Making: Decision Science for Improved Outcomes

Gain insight into how people think to influence the decisions they make.

Behavioral Economics and the Science of Decision-Making is designed to help executives and senior management leverage insights from the field of Behavioral Economics to strengthen their brand, engage consumers, and institutionalize an evidence-based approach to organizational decision-making and change management. This program leverages research to explore evolving employer-employee relationships as well as digital interactions between businesses and consumers.

Taught by the world’s leading faculty in behavioral economics, this program will teach you foundational principles and then quickly transition to real-world applications.

During the interactive program, you will collaborate with faculty to strategize how behavioral science can help to address a specific challenge faced by your organization and workshop your findings with the cohort.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the basics and the critical importance of evidence-based decision-making.
  • Learn how to deploy state-of-the-art behavioral science and behavioral economics concepts to improve organizational outcomes.
  • Apply insights to grow the bottom line, engage more customers, promote employee well-being, and more.

Who should attend?

The executive program is most appropriate for executives and senior management responsible for their organization’s corporate strategy, marketing, sales, human resources, or data analytics.

Program Schedule

Thursday, April 21: Behavioral Science and Opening Reception

  • Opening Remarks
  • Principles of Behavioral Science
  • Group Dinner and Networking

Friday, April 22: Behavioral Economics in Action

  • Principles of Behavioral Economics
  • Decision Science of Consumers
  • Decision Science in Organizations
  • The Cutting Edge of Behavioral Economics
  • Networking Event

Saturday, April 23: Decision Science in Practice

  • Decision Science Hands-On Project
  • Conclude

Carnegie Mellon welcomes all individuals to participate in and attend Executive Education programs and events, on campus and/or online, as outlined in the university’s Statement of Assurance.

Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to accommodate requests for support for guests, visitors, and alumni with disabilities. To discuss your individual or group accommodation requests, please contact Carnegie Mellon's Office of Disability Resources at least two weeks in advance of your program start date.

Contact Executive Education at Carnegie Mellon

Contact a program director at 412-268-2304 or to learn more.