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MS&E 111X: Introduction to Optimization (Accelerated) (ENGR 62X, MS&E 211X)

Optimization theory and modeling. The role of prices, duality, optimality conditions, and algorithms in finding and recognizing solutions. Perspectives: problem formulation, analytical theory, computational methods, and recent applications in engineering, finance, and economics. Theories: finite dimensional derivatives, convexity, optimality, duality, and sensitivity. Methods: simplex and interior-point, gradient, Newton, and barrier. Prerequisite: CME 100 or MATH 51 or equivalent.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 120: Probabilistic Analysis

Concepts and tools for the analysis of problems under uncertainty, focusing on focusing on structuring, model building, and analysis. Examples from legal, social, medical, and physical problems. Topics include axioms of probability, probability trees, random variables, distributions, conditioning, expectation, change of variables, and limit theorems. Prerequisite: CME 100 or MATH 51.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Shachter, R. (PI)

MS&E 140: Accounting for Managers and Entrepreneurs (MS&E 240)

Non-majors and minors who have taken or are taking elementary accounting should not enroll. Introduction to accounting concepts and the operating characteristics of accounting systems. The principles of financial and cost accounting, design of accounting systems, techniques of analysis, and cost control. Interpretation and use of accounting information for decision making. Designed for the user of accounting information and not as an introduction to a professional accounting career. Enrollment limited. Admission by order of enrollment.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Lord, J. (PI)

MS&E 145: Introduction to Investment Science

Introduction to the financial concepts and empirical evidence that are useful for investment decisions. Time-value of money: understanding basic interest rates, evaluating investments with present value and internal rates of return, fixed-income securities. Risk-return tradeoff and pricing models: mean variance optimization and portfolio choice, capital asset pricing theory and extensions. No prior knowledge of finance is required. Concepts are applied in a stock market simulation with real data. Prerequisites: basic preparation in probability, statistics, and optimization as covered e.g. in 111 and 120.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Tse, E. (PI)

MS&E 148: Ethics of Finance

Explores the ethical reasoning needed to make banking, insurance and financial services safer, fairer and more positively impactful. Weighs tradeoffs in how money is created, privileging some, under-privileging others, using market mechanisms for transforming and trading financial risk, return, maturity and asset types. Technology is changing banks, financial markets, insurance and money. Like technology for medicine, finance is being rebuilt as machine learned code, algorithmic investment rules and regulatory monitoring. Risk models can be built to detect fraud and ethical lapses, or to open doors for them. Investment valuation models can optimize short term or long term returns, by optimizing or ignoring environmental and social impacts. Transparency or opacity can be the norm. Transforming finance through engineering requires finding, applying and evolving codes of professional conduct to make sure that engineers use their skills within legal and ethical norms. Daily, financial engineers focus on two horizons: on the floor, we stand on the bare minimum standards of conduct, and on the ceiling, we aim for higher ethical goals that generate discoveries celebrated though individual fulfillment and TED Talks. Stanford engineers, computer scientists, data scientists, mathematicians and other professionals are building systems for lending, investment and portfolio management decisions that determine future economic and social growth. This course uses the case method to preview intersecting codes of conduct, legal hurdles and ethical impact opportunities, and creates as a safe academic setting for seeing career-limiting ethical stop signs (red lights) and previewing ¿what¿s my life all about¿ events, as unexpected threats or surprising ah-ha moments. Guest speakers will highlight real life situations, lawsuits and other events where ethics of financial engineering was a predominant theme, stumbling block or humanitarian opportunity.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Cahan, B. (PI)

MS&E 149: Hedge Fund Management

Introduction to hedge fund management. Students actively manage the $1MM Stanford Kudla Fund employing Equity Long/Short, Macro and Quantitative Investment Strategies. Modeled after a hedge fund partnership culture, participation involves significant time commitment, passion for investing, and uncommon teamwork and communication skills. Open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students with continuing participation expectation. Limited to 12 students. Enrollment by application and permission of Instructor.May be repeat for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Borland, L. (PI)

MS&E 177: Creativity Rules

Highly experiential course focuses on factors that stimulate creativity and innovation in individuals, teams, and organizations. Workshops, case studies, and team projects, supported by guest speakers and readings. Autumn quarter will focus on "inventing the future," including tools for predicting the impact of frontier technologies, such as virtual reality, drones, genomics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. Spring quarter will focus on tackling a real-world problem. In both quarters, students will learn how to frame and re-frame problems, challenge assumptions, work on creative teams, and generate innovative ideas. Limited enrollment. Admission by application.
Terms: Aut, 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: Letter or 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, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 193: Technology and National Security (GEOLSCI 167, GEOLSCI 267, MS&E 293)

Explores the relation between technology, war, and national security policy from early history to modern day, focusing on current U.S. national security challenges and the role that technology plays in shaping our understanding and response to these challenges. Topics include the interplay between technology and modes of warfare; dominant and emerging technologies such as nuclear weapons, cyber, sensors, stealth, and biological; security challenges to the U.S.; and the U.S. response and adaptation to new technologies of military significance.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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