Master’s Programme in Decision Support and Risk Analysis

Stockholm University, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV)

Program Description

Master’s Programme in Decision Support and Risk Analysis

Stockholm University, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV)

Decision problems pop up almost everywhere, and a proper handling of them is fundamental for a well-functioning society. It is, therefore, somewhat paradoxical that even complicated decisions still to a large extent are based on intuition and not supported by adequate tools. A possible reason for this is that the latter are based on algorithms that in most cases can only be executed on computers.

In this programme, which consists of courses given at a distance and in accordance with your preferred timetable, you will learn how to structure decision problems and risk analyses. Moreover, you will acquire a solid knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of various decision support systems including an advanced one developed by researchers at DSV. Hence you will have the qualifications needed to give well-founded advice to decision makers in almost any domain after having completed the programme.


Graduates may pursue careers in a variety of organizations, including large and mid-size corporations, public sector agencies and non-governmental organizations. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes for a research career.

Programme outline

The programme is comprised of courses in Decision Theory, Risk Management, Decision Support Methods, Business Intelligence and Risk and Decision Analysis. The main focus is on the applicability.

More information about the programme

Credits: 120
Language: English
Study form: Distance
Duration: 2 years
Begins: Autumn

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Qualification requirement

A Bachelor degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS

Language proficiency

Swedish upper secondary school course English B or:

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)- Academic Module: Overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no section below 5.5).

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Paper Based: Overall minimum score of 575 (with minimum score 4.5 in the written test) Internet based : Overall minimum score of 90 (with minimum score 20 in the written test)

University of Cambridge and Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English or Diploma of English Studies


The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.

This means that you don’t have to submit recommendation letters or motivation letter when applying to this specific programme.


Application is done online at:

Note! Application deadline for all applicants is January 15th.

Last updated August 26, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Sept. 2016
2 years
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270,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2016
Sweden Stockholm
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Duration 2 years
Price 270,000 SEK
No tuition fees for EU/EE citizens