The SDRM certificate from Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas at Austin provides executives and mid-career professionals with the concepts and advanced knowledge to make high-quality decisions and embrace risk and uncertainty for competitive advantage. The certificate is a recognition that you have the advanced skills to lead decision making in your organization.

The Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate from Texas Executive Education combines world-renowned faculty from The University of Texas at Austin and experienced practitioners from SDG to teach you leading-edge techniques and processes to manage risk and uncertainty and create innovative, measurably better alternatives. Enroll in an individual class or earn a customized certificate by completing six credits in topics such as strategy, decision making, leadership, innovation, and execution.
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Academic Council

To maintain the high academic standards for decision and risk management curriculum in our university partnerships, SDG has assembled an academic council to guide certificate programs, chaired by Professor Ronald A. Howard, professor emeritus of Stanford University and a founder of the academic field of decision analysis.

Ron Howard, Academic Chair

Professor (emeritus), Management Science & Engineering
Stanford University


HowardEric Bickel

Academic Director, SDRM Certificate Program
Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering
The University of Texas, Austin


Barbara Mellers

Academic Director, SDRM Certificate Program
I. George Heyman University Professor; Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School
Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania


Carl Spetzler

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Strategic Decisions Group