SAN MATEO, California [August 17, 2018] – Strategic Decisions Group, Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas Austin, and the University of Stavanger are pleased to announce that two courses from the Texas Executive Education Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program will be made available in Norway on the University of Stavanger campus beginning in December.

The Texas SDRM certificate program is a series of short courses (each between one and five days) for mid-career professionals who are interested in improving their skills and knowledge of how to better manage uncertainty and risk in strategic decision making. Students who complete one required course and electives for a total of six course credits will be awarded the certificate.


“We at UT are pleased to extend the reach of the certificate program to our friends and professional colleagues in Norway and throughout Europe,” said Professor Eric Bickel, the academic director of the SDRM program and a professor of decision analysis at UT Austin. “This program helps students advance their careers as they bring new skills and processes to their organizations.”

Due to demand from individuals and corporations in Europe, particularly those in the energy, oil & gas, and life science industries, UT has arranged to offer two courses at the University of Stavanger campus in December. The courses are Achieving Strategy Decision Quality (December 10-12) and Modeling for Strategy Insight (December 12-14). Instructors include UT’s Professor Bickel and the University of Stavanger’s Reidar Bratvold, a professor of decision and data analytics.


Professor Bratvold recently delivered a webinar, “Creating Value from Flexibility and Uncertainty,” that covers some of the topics featured in certificate program classes. The webinar is available for replay at no charge.

More information on the courses in Stavanger, including descriptions, topics covered, and registration information, may be found on the University of Stavanger website. Additionally, telephone +1 650-475-4300 in the US to reach a certificate advisor who can direct interested candidates toward classes in Stavanger, Austin (Texas), or online.


The SDRM certificate is a professional development program that combines UT Austin’s academic and research depth with the decision and risk management expertise and track record of Strategic Decisions Group. Students may take individual courses or complete the necessary courses to earn a certificate. Visit the certificate web page for more information on earning a certificate.