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Modeling and Analytics
for Strategic Insight

Generate insights to guide strategic decision-making

Learn how to develop financial valuation models and spreadsheets that deliver insight and clarity to decision makers. Create models that answer executives' questions, produce compelling analyses, and ultimately gain commitment.


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Presented by a collaboration of the SDG Decision Education Center and our academic partner, Texas Executive Education

  • Description
  • Instructors
  • Earn a Certificate
  • CEU

Decision models are created to generate insights that can guide and inform strategic decision-making. This class will equip you to answer questions including, which strategic alternative creates the most value? Why is it better than the others? How much risk does it entail? What are the most important sources of risk? You will create models, extract powerful insights and be prepared to present analysis results to those who make complex strategic decisions.

Benefits

  • Use influence diagrams to help structure a model
  • Design models with a parametric approach to maximize insights
  • Anticipate decision-makers’ questions and design in features to answer them
  • Learn gold standards for developing decision models in spreadsheets
  • Build a decision model for a typical business strategy situation
  • Discover how to create flexible models that allow you to analyze multiple strategic alternatives
  • Learn best practices for diagnosing and preventing errors in your model
  • Understand sensitivity analysis and the information it provides
  • Conduct probabilistic analysis to general additional insights and understand risk
  • Identify how to effectively communicate the insights derived from your model


Prerequisites: None

Delivery Options
  • At UT Austin
  • At University of Stavanger
  • Online (coming soon)
  • At your workplace

 

 

Eric Bickel
Dr. Eric Bickel is an SDG Fellow and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), where he is Director of the Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, and Academic Director of the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate (SDRM) Program. Dr. Bickel also holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering and the Energy and Earth Resources graduate program.



James Dyer
Dr. James S. Dyer holds the Fondren Centennial Chair in Business in the McCombs School of Business.. He served as chair of the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management for nine years (1988-97).



Bruce Judd
Bruce Judd is a partner and managing director at Strategic Decisions Group. He founded and co-leads the firm’s executive education program. Dr. Judd works with senior executives, internal consultants, facilitators, and analysts involved in making strategic decisions through a combination of on-the-job coaching, professional development and classroom work.



Steve Tani
Steve Tani is a partner and fellow at SDG. A highly experienced professional in decision and risk analysis, he has assisted a wide variety of clients in portfolio management, new business entry strategy, capital investment decisions, and new product planning. He is a coauthor of Handbook of Decision Analysis (Wiley, 2013)



Trina Weller
Trina Weller has been a decision professional for more than 25 years, applying her expertise in consulting, software development and education. She frequently leads courses for SDG clients and has taught in programs at Stanford University and Santa Clara University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals.

The Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program provides executives and mid-career professionals with the concepts and advanced knowledge to make high-quality decisions and embrace risk and uncertainty for competitive advantage. The certificate is a recognition that you have the advanced skills to lead decision making in your organization. Earn the SDRM certificate by completing six 2½-day classes.

SDG is pleased to collaborate with The University of Texas at Austin to offer the SDRM certificate.

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This course is ideal for those seeking continuing education units (CEUs) or continuing professional education units (CPEs) to maintain or advance your professional skills. Participants earn 1.75 CEUs and/or 17.5 CPEs for this course.

 

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