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MS&E 257A: Healthcare Reforms and Value-Based Biomedical Technology Innovation

A fundamental transformation of the healthcare system is underway in which policymakers, payers and administrators are intensely focused on new policy mechanisms designed to constrain healthcare costs while promoting quality, outcomes and value. This class evaluates healthcare reforms in the U.S. and abroad with specific focus on examining their impact on the biomedical technology innovation process. Lectures and case studies, guest speakers from health plans, providers, and the medical technology industry perspectives. Students investigate real-world technology innovations in projects.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MS&E 260: Introduction to Operations Management

Operations management focuses on the effective planning, scheduling, and control of manufacturing and service entities. This course introduces students to a broad range of key issues in operations management. Topics include determination of optimal facility location, production planning, optimal timing and sizing of capacity expansion, and inventory control. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, probability.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 261: Inventory Control and Production Systems

Topics in the planning and control of manufacturing systems. The functions of inventory, determination of order quantities and safety stocks, alternative inventory replenishment systems, item forecasting, production-inventory systems, materials requirements planning (MRP), just-in-time systems, master and operations scheduling, supply chain management, and service operations. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: 120, or STATS 116, or equivalent.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 262: Supply Chain Management

Definition of a supply chain; coordination difficulties; pitfalls and opportunities in supply chain management; inventory/service tradeoffs; performance measurement and incentives. Global supply chain management; mass customization; supplier management. Design and redesign of products and processes for supply chain management; tools for analysis; industrial applications; current industry initiatives. Enrollment limited to 50. Admission determined in the first class meeting. Recommended: 260 or 261.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 263: Healthcare Operations Management

With healthcare spending in the US exceeding 17% of GDP and growing, improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare services are urgently needed. This class focuses on the use of analytical tools to support efficient and effective delivery of health care. Topics include quality control and management, capacity planning, resource allocation, management of patient flows, and scheduling. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, probability, and optimization.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 265: Product Management Fundamentals

Introduction to Product Management (PM). PM's define a product's functional requirements and lead cross functional teams responsible for development, launch, and ongoing improvement. The course uses a learning-by-doing approach covering the following topics: changing role of a PM at different stages of the product life cycle; techniques to understand customer needs and validate demand; user experience design and testing; role of detailed product specifications; waterfall and agile methods of software development. Group projects involve the specification of a software technology product though the skills taught are useful for a variety of product roles. No prior knowledge of design, engineering, or computer science required. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 267: Service Operations and the Design of Marketplaces

The service sector accounts for approximately 80% of GDP and employment in the US. It is therefore imperative to develop efficient and effective operations of services. The management of service operations can require quite different constraints and objectives than manufacturing operations. The course examines both traditional and new approaches for achieving operational competitiveness in service businesses including (online) marketplaces. Topics include the service concept and operations strategy, the design of effective service delivery systems, capacity management, queuing, quality, revenue management as well as concepts from the design of marketplaces such as matching, congestion and auctions.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 270: Strategy in Technology-Based Companies

For graduate students only. Introduction to the basic concepts of strategy, with emphasis on high technology firms. Topics: competitive positioning, resource-based perspectives, co-opetition and standards setting, and complexity/evolutionary perspectives. Limited enrollment. Students must attendnand complete an application at the first class session.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 271: Global Entrepreneurial Marketing

Skills needed to market new technology-based products to customers around the world. Case method discussions. Cases include startups and global high tech firms. Course themes: marketing toolkit, targeting markets and customers, product marketing and management, partners and distribution, sales and negotiation, and outbound marketing. Team-based take-home final exam. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 273: Technology Venture Formation

Open to graduate students interested in technology driven start-ups. Provides the experience of an early-stage entrepreneur seeking initial investment, including: team building, opportunity assessment, customer development, go-to-market strategy, and IP. Teaching team includes serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Student teams validate the business model using R&D plans and financial projections, and define milestones for raising and using venture capital. Final exam is an investment pitch delivered to a panel of top tier VC partners. In addition to lectures, teams interact with mentors and teaching team weekly. Enrollment by application: http://www.stanford.edu/class/msande273. Recommended: 270, 271, or equivalent.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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