Decision problems pop up almost everywhere, and a proper handling of them is fundamental for a well-functioning society. Decisions that are not thought through and made by gut feeling often have unfavourable consequences. In this programme you will learn how to handle decision situations in a systematic way so that preferred consequences are probable.

This programme does not go as far or as deep as the 120 credits programme and is thus more suited as preparation for practical work outside of academia than as a starting point for Ph.D. studies.

This programme is given 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.)

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Graduates may pursue careers in a variety of organisations such as large and mid-size corporations, banks and financial institutes, public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations.

Distance studies

The programme is taught as an online master and allows some flexibility in that you choose in what hours of the day or even of the week you want to study. All courses will be available through our learning platform giving students the freedom of being location independent. 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.

Programme outline

Complete outline for The One-year Master’s Programme in Decision Support and Risk Analysis 100% study pace

Complete outline for The One-year Master’s Programme in Decision Support and Risk Analysis 50% study pace

More information about the programme

Credits: 60
Language: English
Duration: 1 years
Study pace: 100% or 50%
Study form: Distance
Begins: Autumn
Education plan

Qualification requirement

A Bachelor degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS

Language proficiency

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 is closed for application to autumn 2018. Next opportunity to apply is for programme start in the autumn of 2019. The application round is open from mid-October to mid-January. You will find exact dates on the University Admission web site closer to the admission round.

Application onlineat the University Admission web site:

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:

Late 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

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