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Evidence-Based Management

Course Number:

45941


Faculty

Denise Rousseau, rousseau@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

MBA


Concentrations

Organizational Behavior and Theory


Course Description

Contemporary managers and their decisions are heavily swayed by fads and the promises consultants make.  Evidence Based Management (EBM) identifies effective practices, separating them from fads and hype. Managers practicing EBM learn how to obtain and use the best available evidence to inform their decisions, particularly those regarding the workplace, organizational structure, and managing people. EBM means making better quality organizational decisions based on scientific evidence, effective use of business facts, and systematic decision processes. This mini course provides an understanding of the principles of EBM and develops skills in identifying, accessing, and using quality evidence from science and practice in making better decisions.  (6/13-DR)


Format

Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


Pre-requisites

None