PALO ALTO, Calif. – (November 14, 2016) Management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group and Texas Executive Education located at The University of Texas at Austin have launched the Strategic Decision and Risk Management certificate program, a new program designed to teach decision-making skills to a broad spectrum of executives and mid-career professionals. The program focuses on managing risk and uncertainty to make better decisions – particularly big bet decisions, such as those common in energy, technology, and healthcare where both SDG and Texas Executive Education have deep experience.

The program is composed of a curriculum of courses in decision quality, risk management, biases in decision making, negotiation, strategy, and analytics, among other related topics. Those who complete six courses will earn a Strategic Decision and Risk Management certificate from Texas Executive Education. The program combines the academic expertise of The University of Texas at Austin faculty and the practical application in business and industry of SDG’s consulting and teaching team. Initial course offerings will begin in April in Austin with additional courses being added during the year; enrollment is open now. For more information, visit the certificate web page.


Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas at Austin offers world-class education and leadership development to companies and individuals through custom programs and open enrollment classes. These graduate-level, non-degree programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge, connections and expertise to go further in your career and your life.

In-person, interactive classes at this school-within-a-school are taught by world-class faculty, and many focus on key sectors of the regional economy. With an offering that includes over 40 class titles, six certificates, numerous specialty programs, and the ability to develop custom programs tailored to individual companies, Texas Executive Education fosters personal and professional development in a format well-suited for busy, working people.


Founded in 1981, Strategic Decisions Group is a management consulting firm renowned for its expertise in strategic decision-making, risk management, and value creation. Through a collaborative, team-based approach, SDG helps its clients find innovative, creative strategies to thrive today, while also helping them build internal competencies and more effective decision-making processes to meet competitive challenges in the future. SDG partners with leading universities to help individuals and their companies acquire the skills they need to improve the quality and speed of their strategic decisions.