One-year Master’s Programme in Decision Support and Risk Analysis, 60 credits
Decision problems pop up almost everywhere, and a proper handling of them is fundamental for a well-functioning society. It is, therefore, somewhat paradoxical that even complicated decisions still to a large extent are based on intuition and not supported by adequate tools. A possible reason for this is that the latter are based on algorithms that in most cases can only be executed on computers.
In this programme, which consists of courses given at a distance and in accordance with your preferred timetable, you will learn how to employ decision support systems including an advanced one developed by researchers at DSV in structuring decision problems and risk analyses. Hence, you will have the qualifications needed to evaluate the usefulness of a variety of decision support systems after having completed the programme. You will then also have gained some insight into how to structure decision problems and risk analyses.
Graduates may pursue careers in a variety of organisations, including large and mid-size corporations, public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations.
This programme is given as an online master, which means that you have the opportunity to study a master in your country, either at full-time (100%) or part-time (50%) study pace. The 50% study pace is more suitable for students that combine studies with professional work. (Note that you apply to a 100% study pace and when admitted you have the option to study at 100% or 50% study pace.)
All courses will be available through our learning platform giving students the freedom of being location independent. Teachers and tutors will give students support and feedback. You are able to read this programme via the learning platform with no campus meetings or lectures in Stockholm.
Flexible study pace
The programme is somewhat flexible but it is suggested to follow the programme outline for each study pace. When the course is scheduled, you will get feedback, help and results on your assignment and group work from the teacher. If you decide to read the course outside the programme outline, you have to wait until the next time the course is scheduled to get the feedback and result.
More information about the programme
Duration: 1 years
Study pace: 100% or 50%
Study form: Distance
A Bachelor degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS
Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)- Academic Module: Overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no section below 5.5).
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- Paper Based: Overall minimum score of 575 (with minimum score 4.5 in the written test)
- Internet based : Overall minimum score of 90 (with minimum score 20 in the written test)
- University of Cambridge and Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English or Diploma of English Studies
The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.
This means that you don’t have to submit recommendation letters or motivation letter when applying to this specific programme.
DSV’s Master’s Programmes start once a year, in September.
The application round is open from mid-October to mid-January.
Exact dates can be found on www.universityadmissions.se when it approaches.
Apply online on the University Admission web site: www.universityadmissions.se
The University Admission web site contains all the information you need to be able to apply: key dates, documents you need to upload etc, and the staff will assist you with issues regarding the admission process.
Important information regarding the application process: www.dsv.su.se/application
If the admission is closed, you are not able to apply. Occasionally some programmes are open for “late admission” and in that case, it is indicated at www.universityadmissions.se
March 23, 2017
Source: Administration of Studies