Resources for MBA Students - Center for Decision Research | Chicago Booth

Resources for MBA Students

Behavioral science is experiencing an unprecedented period of growth, and its insights and practitioners have become essential to teams working in finance, marketing, policy-making, and management. 

If you're a Booth MBA student, here are a few ways you can get involved with the CDR, our world-renowned faculty, and careers in behavioral science. 

Behavioral Science Classes

Linda Ginzel teaches a class

CDR faculty teach a variety of courses incorporating both the theory and practice of behavioral science, including: 

  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Strategies and Processes of Negotiations
  • Designing a Good Life
  • Advanced Negotiations
  • Choice Architecture in Practice
  • Diversity in Organizations
  • Power and Influence in Organizations
  • The Study of Behavioral Economics

To see upcoming courses taught by CDR faculty, visit the course catalog and select "behavioral science" and/or "marketing management" under Course Area. 

Participate in Research

The CDR's PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories conduct world-class behavioral science research that is vital to advancing our understanding of human judgment and decision making. While in-person participation is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, participants can still help us advance behavioral science research via our new Virtual Lab. Learn more about paid research opportunities.

Attend Events 

Join us at the Gleacher Center for our quarterly Think Better Speaker Series, which welcomes leading scholars and practitioners to discuss how insights from behavioral science affect society, shape policy, impact business, and improve individual lives. Think Better is free and open to the public. 

See all of our upcoming events.

Careers in Behavioral Science

Understanding the science behind motivation, decision making, negotiation, and behavior is an asset in any career field, and behavioral science experts have become highly valued by Fortune 500 companies, innovative start-ups, and impact-focused nonprofits.

To date, the Action Design Network and the Behavioral Science Policy Association have cataloged more than 400 behavioral teams across the world, working for financial firms, tech giants, nudge units, professional sports teams, consultancies, and other organizations.     

Here are a few ways behavioral science careers are structured:

A matrix showing different careers that incorporate behavioral science

(Image courtesy of Linnea Gandhi)