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Strategic Decision Making for Leaders

Improve your approach to strategic decision-making holistically through leveraging management science and psychology, as well as the newly introduced concepts of data and AI.

Upcoming Sessions
4 days

INSEAD | Strategic Decision Making for Leaders Programme

Sharpen your decision-making skills

Leading a team, board or company to success involves making critical decisions, giving sound advice, and evaluating the decisions of others. However, in fast-changing business environments, leaders and managers must often make decisions under severe time constraints and with insufficient information. In these situations, if they rely only on habitual problem-solving techniques and intuition, they can fall prey to unconscious biases that hinder their ability to make the best decisions.

Strategic Decision Making for Leaders is aimed at executives who make important decisions in their organisations, including international businesses, and are responsible for establishing strategic decision-making processes. Through interactive classroom sessions, case discussions, simulations and group exercises, you will develop a practical understanding of what drives your own behaviour and that of the people around you. 

You will return to work with a comprehensive understanding of the strategic decision-making process, along with concrete guidelines on how to make better decisions, apply efficient processes, and deliver consistent results.

NEW! For 2024

Data Science, AI, & Machine Learning

INSEAD's Strategic Decision Making for Leaders have received a consistently high rating of 4.8/5, and we are pleased to announce an extension of our programme content for 2024.

Obtain an additional edge with the introduction of NEW! methods and tools for data-driven analytics including data science, AI (including Generative AI) and Machine Learning


Key learning concepts in the programme curriculum

Drawing on practical frameworks based on management science and psychology, leverage the power of “nudges” - a light-touch way to influence human behaviour, as well as the newly introduced concepts of the power of data and AI, learn how to make better holistic decisions for your organisation.

Develop critical thinking, establish sustainable decision-making processes within your team, and become a dynamic leader who can make better strategic decisions for international businesses and organisations.

Read more about our curriculum and syllabus.

How You Benefit


Make better holistic decisions for your organisation through leveraging the power of ‘nudges’ – a light-touch way to influence human behaviour and the power of data and AI.

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Develop your critical thinking skills and sharpen your intuition to lead your organisation in the dynamic international landscape.


Build a high-performing team in the face of risk and uncertainty.


Become a more strategic leader by understanding the long-term impacts your decision can have.

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Effectively manage the rigorous decision-making process to avoid common traps and pitfalls.

Who Should Attend

Our Participant Profile

5 - 20 years

of professional experience

Strategic Decision Making for Leaders is designed for:

  • Senior executives and key decision-makers
  • Managers responsible for building high-performing teams
  • Managers who frequently lead projects and want to improve their ability to make smart, sound and strategic decisions

This programme particularly benefits executives who must frequently make strategic decisions under high levels of uncertainty.

What You Will Get

Image 1This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.

The certificate is a formal recognition in areas of global management and leadership. Please refer to the certification requirements here.

Individual and group decision-making

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Dates & Fees

Investing for a lifelong learning journey at INSEAD

Discount and Financing

1 Module

To complete the Programme

30% Off

For INSEAD alumni Community

Financial Aid

For French companies based in France
4 days

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