Managing Under Uncertainty

Course code GSBS6001
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


Managing Under Uncertainty (MUU) develops introductory skills concerning managerial decision making. You will develop an understanding of decision making processes with a focus on critical judgment, analytical logical reasoning and creative problem solving. You will also be introduced to decision-making challenges and contexts that are faced by managers under incomplete information and bounded rationality.


WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 3 - 2015
  • Trimester 2 - 2015
  • Trimester 1 - 2015

Singapore Human Resources Inst

  • Block 5 - 2015

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 3 - 2015
  • Trimester 2 - 2015
  • Trimester 1 - 2015

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 3 - 2015
  • Trimester 2 - 2015
  • Trimester 1 - 2015

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain how human behavioural and social factors influence decision making in organisations.

2. Use relevant sources to construct and support a written argument.

3. Critically evaluate the limitations of rational decision-making process models applied in organisations.

4. Demonstrate ability to reflect on own decision making in an organisational setting, as well as the decision making of others.


This course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. Nature of decision making
  2. Decision making processes
  3. Uncertainty and risk in decision making
  4. Personality and values in decision making
  5. Ethics and ethical practice in decision making
  6. Psychology of decision-making
  7. Sociology of decision making
  8. The social psychology of decision making
  9. Professional reflective practice
  10. Evaluation of decisions

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in GSBS6001.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Observation Review

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Individual Case Study Analysis

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Personal Case Study Reflection

Contact Hours

UoN Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Internal Mode and Flexible Delivery: 36 hours of lectures for Full Trimester/Block Online: Online workshops and discussion forums as per course requirements for Full Trimester.