Decision Processes Track

The Decision Processes track establishes rigorous scientific foundations for describing, predicting, and improving the processes through which individuals and groups collect data and information, form judgments and make decisions. The program examines descriptive theories and empirical research on human behavior that identify systematic biases in judgment and heuristics or rules of thumb that individuals and groups use to cope with complex decision making and negotiations environments. It also examines ways that individuals and groups can make better decisions given their biases and information processing limitations.

NOTE: All OID courses were listed as OPIM until Spring 2016.

The DP track includes OIDD 101 (unless exempt), two foundation courses and two electives.

Foundation courses

OIDD 290 Decision Processes
OIDD 291 Negotiations

Electives (choose two)

OIDD 261 Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
OIDD 292 Advanced Negotiation
OIDD 299x Judgment and Decision Making Research Immersion (can only be taken once – either 0.5 or 1 CU)
OIDD 319 Agents, Games and Evolution
OIDD 321 Management Science
OIDD 469 Advanced Topics in Information Strategy and Economics
OIDD 490/PSYC 490 Science of Behavior Change
MGMT 238 Organizational Behavior
MKTG 211 Consumer Behavior
MKTG 237 Introduction to Brain Science for Business
MKTG 266 Marketing for Social Impact
MKTG 350 Consumer NeurosciencePSYC 253/PPE 153 Judgment and Decisions
PSYC 265 Behavioral Economics in Psychology
FNCE 239 Behavioral Finance

*OIDD 220 will be counted as elective only if taken in academic years prior to 2020/2021. Current students in this track may reach out to the OID Advisors to discuss their options regarding this change.

OID Undergraduate Concentration Advisors:

Maria Rieders — 517 JMHH — 215-898-0535

Monique Guignard-Spielberg  — 569 JMHH  — 215-898-8235

For more information, please email oid-undergrad@wharton.upenn.edu