BUS-G303 Game Theory for Business Strategy
- 16 weeks
- 3 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-G202 with a grade of C or higher
Game theory, a traditional tool for academic economists, has become increasingly popular in the business world and is an essential tool of economic consultants. A major in Business Economics and Public Policy must have more than a rudimentary knowledge of Game Theory. Managerial decisions are not static and cannot be made in isolation. A manager must take into account and react to the “moves” of rival firms, government, and his or her subordinates and superiors within the company. Game theory is designed for the study of these types of interactions. The ultimate aim of the course is to strengthen your ability to think strategically in business situations, rather than to teach you facts or theories. To achieve this aim, we iterate between theory and practice. We use both formal case studies and real world examples to sharpen our strategic thinking skills.