Business - The Science of Decision Making - Microcredential

The programme draws on the latest research in the field of decision making and draws on work in areas such as psychology, economics, marketing, and HR. Students will learn to understand and use their two modes of thought, ‘system 1’ which allows us to make fast intuitive decisions and ‘system 2’ which is slower and more analytical.

This certificate is awarded by QQI at level 9 (5 ECTS) on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Subjects taught

The psychology of a decision
Modes of decision making under risk
Heuristics and cognitive biases
Group decision making
How to improve decision making

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course.

Laptop Requirement
All students applying to NCI must have access to a laptop that will allow them to attend classes online and, where relevant, to participate in on-campus learning. Some students may be able to avail of the Student Laptop Loan Scheme, subject to eligibility.

Application dates

Apply online.


30 hours contact time: 6 hours per week over 5 weeks.

Blended delivery: online delivery with one in-person half day introductory session.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: Throughout the year.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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