Course Details

The Science and Strategy of Bias Reduction
MORS-964-5
0.5 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
No
DESCRIPTION
Biased decision-making can prevent organizations from fully leveraging the talents of employees from diverse backgrounds. This course provides the tools to understand how bias can shape decision-making in organizations, as well as individual-level and organizational-level strategies to reduce its pernicious impact. At an individual level, students will learn psychological principles that determine whether a bias training program will be effective. They will also learn how to confront bias in interpersonal interactions. At an organizational level, students will learn how to create more effective and fair processes for recruiting, hiring, promotion, and providing mentoring and feedback to employees from diverse backgrounds. Finally, students will learn cutting edge scientific research methods (e.g., how to design and conduct a field experiment), that are critical for evaluating the effectiveness of their organization's strategy to reduce bias.
TRACKS
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Pathway
Managing Organizations Major
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Spring 2023
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
All Students: MORS-430-0