In an increasingly information rich environment, it is important to teach students
decision-making alongside information gathering and management methods. This paper examines the implementation of evidence-based decision-making in a first year introduction to management course at a large university in the Midwestern United States. Students learned decision awareness, decision-making process creation and decision practice alongside areas of management and basic business principles. Students perceived increased skill in decision-making, both individually and in groups. This venture has implications for others looking to help students not only learn experientially, but also improve critical thinking in practice.
Management education, Active Learning, Experiential Learning, Decision Science, information literacy, undergraduate education
Date of this Version
Stonebraker, Ilana, and Heather A. Howard. 2018. "Evidence-based decision-making: awareness, process and practice in the management classroom." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 44 (1). JAI: 113–17. doi:10.1016/J.ACALIB.2017.09.017.