Key details

  • Programme type
    On campus open programme
  • Location
    On campus
  • Start dates
    3 Jun 2024  -  Fully Booked
    4 Nov 2024  -  Open
  • Duration
    1 week, full-time
  • Department
    Department of Management


It has never been more important to make the right strategic decisions.

Today's increasingly complex life demands more of us than ever. We make thousands of choices every day, but lack of time and "decision-ware" mean that we delay strategic ones for "decision fatigue" or make decisions with insufficient thought about what really matters.

This immersive, highly interactive programme gives you the analytical and intuitive tools – the decision mindware – to analyse, frame and model decisions with multiple and often conflicting objectives. You emerge aware of systematic cognitive biases and traps, and equipped to effectively develop target solutions for the key traps in strategic decision-making processes.


A transformational learning experience for you. Immediate impact for your organisation.  

Programme content

Key topics:

  • Introducing strategic decision making: Framing decision problems and modelling strategic and fundamental objectives     
  • Understanding judgments and biases in decision making
  • Debiasing and choice architecture techniques
  • Improving organisational decision making: Bringing it all together and taking it back to your organisation 

How you learn

Strategic Decision Making for Management is a highly interactive and hands-on learning experiences that expertly integrates theory, concept and practice. You develop a deep understanding of the science behind analytical and intuitive decision making, while simultaneously experiencing your learning through behavioural simulations, role-playing, framing and modelling decisions and communicating the results. The programme gives you exposure to the latest thinking in decision making, as well as decision making in the real-world context through organisation-based case studies. You emerge with the knowledge and the practical skills and tools to make strategic decisions with clarity and confidence to deliver impact that is both immediate and enduring.

View the provisional programme timetable below:

Who attends?

  • Executives across every department of the organisation charged with making business-critical decisions.
  • Managers who will be in leadership positions in the future.
  • Anyone dealing with important decisions, either in private or public organisations, as well as small enterprises.
  • Anyone intrigued by the fascinating field of decision making and wishing to develop their confidence and decision-readiness in these uncertain times.
Zarpina Kabir

"Some of the principles I learned are already coming into the framework of my day-to-day – I’ve started to stop and think during my decision-making process, balancing strong solutions with strategic objectives."

Zarpina Kabir, Head of Northern Europe - Advertising, Adobe

Why LSE?

At LSE we understand the complex interconnectedness of the challenges facing our world. As Europe’s foremost social science university, we know that it is only by managing this interconnectedness that you can secure sustainability and success in business. All of our world-class programmes are enriched by our renowned, interdisciplinary expertise. They integrate the understanding of economics, finance, social science and the interplay between disciplines that underscore business in our modern world. You emerge with a fully rounded understanding, and the leading-edge strategic tools to navigate complexity and spearhead meaningful change.  


The programme is taught by: 

Barbara Fasolo

Dr Barbara Fasolo

Associate Professor of Behavioural Science

Umar Taj

Dr Umar Taj

Associate Professor in Behavioural Science

Department overview

The Department of Management at LSE is a world-class centre for research and education in business and management, that draws fully on the LSE tradition of inter-disciplinary academic excellence. Ranked #2 worldwide for business and management by the QS World University Rankings 2019, the department informs and inspires the very best in management in practice by challenging and enhancing understanding of people, teams, organisations and markets, as well as the economic, psychological, social, political and technological contexts in which they operate worldwide. 

Fees and entry requirements

June 2024 Tuition fee: £7,950

November 2024 Tuition fee: £8,450

This covers all tuition, course materials, daily lunches and networking events. You will receive an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

All LSE executive education participants are required to have:

  • Fluency in English, proficiency level or working knowledge of the language is essential
  • A good undergraduate degree or significant work experience in a relevant role(s)
  • Minimum five years’ professional experience. Typically our participants have more than ten years’ work experience, but we will consider those with less experience who have enjoyed an accelerated career path to a senior level.

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