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MS&E 152: Introduction to Decision Analysis

How to make good decisions in a complex, dynamic, and uncertain world. People often make decisions that on close examination they regard as wrong. Decision analysis uses a structured conversation based on actional thought to obtain clarity of action in a wide variety of domains. Topics: distinctions, possibilities and probabilities, relevance, value of information and experimentation, relevance and decision diagrams, risk attitude.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Shachter, R. (PI)

MS&E 175: Innovation, Creativity, and Change

Problem solving in organizations; creativity and innovation skills; thinking tools; creative organizations, teams, individuals, and communities. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Katila, R. (PI)

MS&E 177: Creativity Rules

This experiential course explores a wide array of tools that are used to enhance innovation and how those tools are applied across engineering disciplines. Using workshops, demonstrations, and field trips, students will learn how creative problem solving is deployed across engineering fields and, in partnership with the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab, expand their own creative problem solving skills with virtual reality experiences that stretch their imagination. Limited enrollment. Admission by application.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 178: The Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Is there more to entrepreneurship than inventing the better mouse trap? This course uses the speakers from the Entrepreneurial Thought Leader seminar (MS&E472) to drive research and discussion about what makes an entrepreneur successful. Topics include venture financing, business models, and interpersonal dynamics in the startup environment. Students meet before and after MS&E 472 to prepare for and debrief after the sessions. Enrollment limited to 60 students. Application available at first class session.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Credit/No Credit

MS&E 180: Organizations: Theory and Management

For undergraduates only; preference to MS&E majors. Classical and contemporary organization theory; the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. Limited enrollment. Students must attend and complete an application at the first class session.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 181: Issues in Technology and Work

How changes in technology and organization are altering work and lives, and how understanding work and work practices can help design better technologies and organizations. Topics include job and organization design; collaboration and networking tools; distributed and virtual organizations; project work, taskification, and the platform economy; the blurring of boundaries between work and private life; monitoring and surveillance in the workplace; trends in skill requirements and occupational structures; downsizing and its effects on work systems; the growth of contingent employment, telecommuting, and the changing nature of labor relations. Limited enrollment.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 183: Leadership in Action

Leadership in action is designed with a significant lab component in which students will be working on leadership projects throughout the quarter. The projects will provide students with hands on experience trying out new leadership behaviors in a variety of situations, along with the opportunity to reflect on these experience and, in turn, expand their leadership skills. Limited enrollment. Students must attend first class session.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 184: Future of Work: Issues in Organizational Learning and Design

The nature of work is changing, with consequences for how we structure jobs, careers, teams, organizations, and labor markets. This class teaches analytical tools from organizational behavior, social psychology, and socially distributed cognition to empower students to analyze and understand the changes and their consequences. Enrollment Limited. Prerequisite: 180.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 185: Global Work

Issues, challenges, and opportunities facing workers, teams, and organizations working across national boundaries. Topics include geographic distance, time zones, language and cultural differences, technologies to support distant collaboration, team dynamics, and corporate strategy. Limited enrollment. Recommended: 180.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hinds, P. (PI)

MS&E 188: Organizing for Good

Grand challenges of our time will demand entirely new ways of thinking about when, how, and under what conditions organizations are "doing good" and what effects that has. This class will focus on the role of organizations in society, the challenges organizations face in attempting to "do good", limitations to current ways of organizing, and alternative ways to organize and lead organizations that are "good".
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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