Decision Modeling Case Study on Choosing University for Doctoral Study

Introduction

Finding a research institution for academic career development is crucial to the graduate students especially in this college applying season. In this report I will demonstrate the decision making strategies to choose a university for Phd study powered with the Multi-Attribute Value Theory methods. I will introduce the problem scenario and alternatives first followed with performance modeling on different attributes with various value functions and weighting method. Finally, I will present the ranking based on the aggregated results. In an addition the sensitivity analysis also shows the robustness of the modeling system.