OIT 256: Electronic Business (Accelerated)
This course focuses on the intersection of strategy and information technology. It considers how you can take advantage of new technology opportunities and how they change the structure of firms, industries and value chains, with an emphasis on business issues. Classes combine lecture and case study discussions and the workload is above the GSB average.
Units: 2

Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors:
Mendelson, H. (PI)
OIT 265: Data and Decisions
This is the base version of D&D. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques for analyzing risk and formulating sound decisions in uncertain environments. Approximately half of the course focuses on probability and its application. The remainder of the course examines statistical methods for interpreting and analyzing data including sampling concepts, regression analysis, and hypothesis testing. Applications include inventory management, demand analysis, portfolio analysis, surveys and opinion polls, A/B testing, environmental contamination, online advertising and the role of analytics in business settings more generally. The course emphasizes analytical techniques and concepts that are broadly applicable to business problems.
Units: 4

Repeatable for credit

Grading: GSB Letter Graded
OIT 267: Data and Decisions  Accelerated
Data and Decisions  Accelerated is a firstyear MBA course in probability, statistics, multiple regression analysis, and decision trees for students with strong quantitative backgrounds. Probability provides the foundation for modeling uncertainties. Statistics provides techniques for interpreting data, permitting managers to use small amounts of information to answer larger questions. Regression analysis provides a method for determining the relationship between a dependent variable and predictor variables. Decision tree analysis consists of quantitative approaches to decision making under uncertainty. Students taking this course need to be comfortable with mathematical notation, algebra, and some calculus. If you are not confident with your quantitative abilities, then you should enroll in
OIT 265. Accelerated D&D will cover material covered in
OIT 265 plus some additional topics such as discrete dependent variable models. While
OIT 267 focuses on real world applicability, we will explore the mathematical underpinnings of these topics in more depth than
OIT 265 as an avenue for deeper understanding. The group regression project is a key component of the course.
Units: 4

Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors:
Yurukoglu, A. (PI)
OIT 344: Design for Service Innovation
Design for service innovation is an experiential course in which students work in multidisciplinary teams to design new services (including but not limited to web services) that will address the needs of an underserved population of users. Through a small number of lectures and guided exercises, but mostly in the context of specific team projects, students will learn to identify the key needs of the target population and to design services that address these needs. Our projects this year will focus on services for young adult survivors of severe childhood diseases. For the first time ever, children who have cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, major cardiac repairs, organ transplants, genetic metabolic disorders, and several forms of cancer are surviving. The first wave of these survivors is reaching young adulthood (ages 1825). Many aspects of the young adult world are not yet userfriendly for them: applying to and then entering college, adherence to required medication and diet, prospects for marriage and parenthood, participation in high school or college sports, driving, drinking, drugs, and more. Our aspiration is to develop services to improve these young adults? options for a fulfilling and satisfying life. The course is open to graduate students from all schools and departments: business (MBA1, MBA2, PhD, Sloan), Medicine (medical students, residents, fellows and postdocs), engineering (MS and PhD), humanities, sociology, psychology, education, and law. Students can find out more about this course at:
http://DesignForService.stanford.edu; GSB Winter Elective BBL Jan 10th, 12 noon  1 pm; DSchool Course Exposition Feb 3rd, time TBA. Admission into the course by application only. Applications will be available at
http://DesignForService.stanford.edu on Jan 13th. Applications must be submitted by Feb 4th midnight. Students will be notified about acceptance to the course by Feb 7th . Accepted students will need to reserve their slot in the course by completing an online privacy training course. Details about online training will be provide to accepted students. The training is related to the protection of our partners' privacy. Application Deadline: Noon, Feb 4th.
Units: 4

Grading: GSB Letter Graded
OIT 356: Electronic Business
This course focuses on the intersection of strategy and information technology. It considers how you can take advantage of new technology opportunities and how they change the structure of firms, industries and value chains, with an emphasis on business issues. Classes combine lecture and case study discussions and the workload is above the GSB average. While the advanced course will generally cover the same topics as
OIT 256, it will go into more advanced techniques in a number of areas.
Units: 2

Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors:
Mendelson, H. (PI)
OIT 384: Biodesign Innovation: Needs Finding and Concept Creation
This is the first quarter of a twoquarter course series (
OIT 384/
OIT 385). In this course, students learn how to develop comprehensive solutions (most commonly medical devices) to some of the most significant medical problems. The first quarter includes an introduction to needs finding methods, brainstorming and concept creation. Students learn strategies for understanding and interpreting clinical needs, researching literature and searching patents. Working in small entrepreneurial multidisciplinary teams, students gain exposure to clinical and scientific literature review, techniques of intellectual property analysis and feasibility, basic prototyping and market assessment. Students create, analyze and screen medical technology ideas, and select projects for future development. Final presentations at the end of the winter quarter to a panel of prominent inventors and investors in medical technology provide the impetus for further work in the spring quarter. Course format includes expert guest lecturers (Thu: 4:15 to 6:05 pm), facultyled practical demonstrations and coaching sessions, and interactive team meetings (Tues: 4:15 to 6:05 pm). Projects from previous years included: prevention of hip fractures in the elderly; methods to accelerate healing after surgery; less invasive techniques for bariatric surgery; point of care diagnostics to improve emergency room efficiency; novel devices to bring specialtytype of care to primary care community doctors. More than 300,000 patients have been treated to date with technologies developed as part of this program and more than thirty venturebacked companies were started by alums of the program. Students must apply and be accepted into the course. The application is available online at
http://biodesign.stanford.edu/bdn/courses/bioe374.jsp.
Units: 4

Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF
OIT 385: Biodesign Innovation: Concept Development and Implementation
Twoquarter sequence (see OIT384 for complete description of the sequence). The second quarter focuses on how to take a conceptual solution to a medical need forward into development and potential commercialization. Continuing work in teams with engineering and medical colleagues, students will learn the fundamentals of medical device prototyping; patent strategies; advanced planning for reimbursement and FDA approval; choosing a commercialization route (licensing vs. startup); marketing, sales and distribution strategies; ethical issues including conflict of interest; fundraising approaches and cash requirements; financial modeling; essentials of developing a business or research plan/canvas; and strategies for assembling a development team. Final project presentations are made to a panel of prominent venture and corporate investors. New students (i.e. students who did not take OIT384 in the winter quarter) may be admitted, depending on team needs. Candidates need to submit an application at
http://biodesign.stanford.edu/bdn/courses/bioe374app.jsp by March 1.
Units: 4

Grading: GSB Student Option LTR/PF
OIT 587: Global Biodesign
This course examines the development and commercialization of innovative medical technologies in different global settings. Faculty and guest speakers from the medtech field will discuss the status of the industry, as well as opportunities in and challenges to medical technology innovation unique to seven primary geographic regions: Africa, China, Europe, India, Japan, United States and Latin America. Students will be exposed to the biodesign innovation process, which provides a proven approach for identifying important unmet medical needs and inventing meaningful solutions to address them. They will also explore key differences between the covered geographies, which range from emerging markets with vast bottomofthepyramid and growing middle class populations, to wellestablished markets with sophisticated demands and shifting demographics.
Units: 1

Grading: GSB Pass/Fail
Instructors:
Doshi, R. (PI)
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Mairal, A. (PI)
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Pietzsch, J. (PI)
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OIT 664: Stochastic Networks
Processing network models may be used to represent service delivery systems, multistage manufacturing processes, or data processing networks. The first half of this twounit course consists of lectures on performance analysis (e.g., estimating congestion and delay) for classical productform networks and for Brownian networks. The second half consists of student presentations of recent papers on managing processing networks, typically with gametheoretic aspects. Prerequisites: Statistics 217 and 218, or consent of instructor; some prior exposure to stochastic models in general, and queueing theory in particular, is useful but not essential.
Units: 3

Grading: GSB Letter Graded
OIT 691: PhD Directed Reading (ACCT 691, FINANCE 691, GSBGEN 691, HRMGT 691, MGTECON 691, MKTG 691, OB 691, POLECON 691, STRAMGT 691)
This course is offered for students requiring specialized training in an area not covered by existing courses. To register, a student must obtain permission from the faculty member who is willing to supervise the reading.
Units: 115

Repeatable for credit

Grading: GSB Pass/Fail
Instructors:
Bayati, M. (PI)
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Bimpikis, K. (PI)
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Gur, Y. (PI)
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Iancu, D. (PI)
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Lee, H. (PI)
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Mendelson, H. (PI)
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Patell, J. (PI)
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Plambeck, E. (PI)
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Wein, L. (PI)
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Whang, S. (PI)
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Zenios, S. (PI)