Human Decision Science
***Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label, Keuzegids 2019***
Are you interested in human behaviour, psychology and empirical research? Do you love coming up with solutions to complex problems? And would you like to be the person people look to whenever a difficult decision has to be made? Then the master's programme in Human Decision Science is the perfect programme for you. It takes the clarity of economic and game-theoretic decision analysis, and combines it with the human factors of bounded rationality, biases and emotions from psychology. You'll study different facets of both fields, ranging from the neuropsychological basis of decision making to the mechanics behind decisions on a macro level. After completing the programme, you'll be able to work on complex decision-making problems and you'll be well equipped for a career in senior and executive positions.
- a unique combination of economics and psychology
- analyse decision situations using theoretical and empirical strategies
- 1-year, full-time master's, taught in English
- starts in September
- weekly: 40 hrs of coursework
- you’ll get an MSc in Human Decision Science
Master online information events
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, you are not able to visit us on the campus in Maastricht at the moment, but you can still get answers to your questions and get an idea of what it is like to study at the School of Business and Economics in a variety of online experiences.
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Study at SBE during COVID-19
After the summer we can come back to campus! The government has recommended organising education without metre-and-a-half social distancing as of August. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that, at the start of the new academic year, we expect all students on location for their education-related activities. On this page, we explain what education activities and introduction activities will look like at the School of Business and Economics as of September.
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Pre-master for Human Decision Science
Interested in studying this master's programme, but do not yet meet the requirements? Consider pursuing our pre-master!
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Meet our Graduate
"The master in Human Decision Science is the perfect programme for a career in understanding human behaviour."
Name: Niall Brennan
Company: Behaviour & Attitudes (Dublin, Ireland)
Position: Senior Research Executive
Check out my profile on LinkedIn!
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