Behavioral Science helps you lead by providing you with the technical and functional skills needed to navigate the challenges presented by a complex organization. You will focus on learning how people use information and make decisions, as well as how they develop and use human capital to make things happen.
At Chicago Booth, we go beyond just teaching you how to come up with a business solution. We focus on creating an awareness of the many considerations that need to be taken into account when implementing an idea. The Chicago Approach combines theory and research from cognitive and social psychology, sociology, economics, and other related fields to study human behavior as it applies to a range of managerial contexts. You will examine such topics as the use of incentives; problem solving by individuals, groups, and organizations; negotiations; how to build more effective working relationships; teamwork and leadership.