Earn a Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management.

The SDRM certificate program provides executives and mid-career professionals with the concepts and advanced knowledge to make high-quality decisions and embrace risk and uncertainty for competitive advantage. The certificate is a recognition that you have the advanced skills to lead decision making in your organization.

The SDRM certificate was first offered through a collaboration of SDG and Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development. After more than 10 years, 9,000+ participants, 1,700+ graduates, and 2,400 participating companies, the Stanford program has concluded, and the certificate program is now offered by other leading universities.

Texas Executive Education, The University of Texas at Austin

The Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate from Texas Executive Education combines world-renowned faculty from The University of Texas at Austin and experienced practitioners from SDG to teach you leading-edge techniques and processes to manage risk and uncertainty and create innovative, measurably better alternatives. Enroll in an individual class or earn a customized certificate by completing six classes in topics such as strategy, decision making, leadership, innovation, and execution.
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Wharton Executive Education, the University of Pennsylvania

The Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania offers the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate, a specialized certificate for business leaders looking to expand their leadership skills. Offering a combination of Wharton’s academic and research expertise with SDG’s 35 years of real-world management consulting experience, the certificate offers mid-career executives the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills with a focus on making decisions under uncertainty.
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Academic Council

To maintain the high academic standards for decision and risk management curriculum in our university partnerships, SDG has assembled an academic council to guide certificate programs, chaired by Professor Ronald A. Howard of Stanford University, a founder of the academic field of decision analysis.

Ron Howard, Academic Chair

Professor, Management Science & Engineering
Stanford University


HowardEric Bickel

Academic Director, SDRM Certificate Program
Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering
The University of Texas, Austin


Barbara Mellers

Academic Director, SDRM Certificate Program
I. George Heyman University Professor; Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School
Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania


Carl Spetzler

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Strategic Decisions Group