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MS&E 452: Decision Analysis Projects: Helping Real Leaders Make Real Decisions

A virtual consulting firm directed by professional decision analysts who offer advice and guidance as student teams help local organizations make a current business strategy or public policy decision. Projects for businesses, governments, or other institutions typically include start-up venture funding, R&D portfolio planning, new product or market entry, acquisition or partnering, cost reduction, program design, or regulatory policy decisions. Emphasis is on developing clarity of action and delivering insights to clients. Satisfies MS&E project course requirement. Prerequiste: 252. Recommended: 352.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Robinson, B. (PI)

MS&E 453: Decision Analysis Applications: Business Strategy and Public Policy

What are the most essential, efficient, and effective ways that important decisions are being made in the real world? Experienced practitioners provide insights from technically challenging and organizationally complex decisions that they helped analyze for decision makers in businesses, nonprofits, and governments. Both the process and content of such decisions are discussed. Process includes disciplined qualitative and quantitative approaches for framing, structuring, modeling, assessing, evaluating, appraising, and communicating decisions. Content broadly covers business and corporate strategy, venture capital investing, financial derivatives and hedging, R&D portfolio management, new product design, technology manufacturing alternatives, business renewal, real estate investment and development, intellectual property litigation risk, interplanetary contamination risk, energy economics and policies, electric power production, nuclear waste disposal, environmental cleanup of mines, marine fisheries and resource protection, medical diagnosis and treatment options, health insurance plans, hospital risk management, pharmaceutical drug trials and backups, behavioral economics lessons, effective interaction techniques, and implications of social psychology for improved organizational decision making. Prerequisite: 252
Terms: Win | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Robinson, B. (PI)

MS&E 454: Decision Analysis Seminar

Current research and related topics presented by doctoral students and invited speakers. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 252.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MS&E 463: Healthcare Systems Design

Students work on projects to analyze and design various aspects of healthcare including hospital patient flow, physician networks, clinical outcomes, reimbursement incentives, and community health. Students work in small teams under the supervision of the course instructor and partners at the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, the Stanford Hospital, and other regional healthcare providers. Prerequisite: 263.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 464: Global Project Coordination

Students engage in projects that are global in nature and related to the planning, design, and operations of supply chains, marketing, manufacturing, and product development processes. Stanford students work with students from an overseas university in teams of 6-8, using email, teleconferencing, and videoconferencing to meet on a regular basis. As part of the course, students travel to Hong Kong during Stanford's spring break. Applications due by November 15. Information session on October 29. Please see https://stanford.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3a8ZBx2NWB8p73T for more information.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 467: Strategic Operations Consulting

Restricted to MS&E masters students. Guided by industry practitioners, students work in teams to conduct an in-depth consulting project for a sponsoring company, assessing operational challenges and developing effective solutions. Projects range from the planning, design, and operation of supply chains to manufacturing to new product introduction. Emphasis is on developing diagnostic skills and designing effective and actionable solutions that provide new insights to clients. Students will be taught and coached on business writing and presentation skills. Projects culminate with a comprehensive presentation of findings and recommended actions to the sponsor. Satisfies MS&E project course requirement. Prerequisites: 260 or 261. Admission by application, limited enrollment.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 472: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders' Seminar

Entrepreneurial leaders share lessons from real-world experiences across entrepreneurial settings. ETL speakers include entrepreneurs, leaders from global technology companies, venture capitalists, and best-selling authors. Half-hour talks followed by half hour of class interaction. Required web discussion. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MS&E 476: Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of Venture Capital: Venture Capital From Past to Present

Explores changes in the venture capital industry: rise of SiliconnValley and Sand Hill Road, investing in the dot-com bubble, incubatorsnand accelerators, equity crowd funding platform, and different modelsnof venture capital. Explores how companies are funded, grown, andnscale by meeting with individuals who have been at the forefront ofnthis change. See www.lensofvc.com.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 477: Silicon Valley and the U.S. Government: Scaling Business-to-Government Technology

Understanding how to sell and scale dual-use technologies in the business-to-government (B2G) market. Dual-use technologies are viable consumer and commercial technologies with relevance in government, or B2G, marketplaces. Government technology needs, government acquisitions channels, and how to locate and access government funding. Students gain exposure to Silicon Valley venture investors familiar with funding dual-use technologies. Topics introduced are particularly relevant to technology researchers in academia, founders of technology companies, and future employees of startups pursuing dual-use technologies.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 478: The Spirit of Entrepreneurship

This course uses the speakers from the Entrepreneurial Thought Leader seminar (MS&E472) to drive research and discussion about what makes an entrepreneur successful. Students meet before and after MS&E 472 to prepare for and debrief after the sessions. It is part of the DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship, which requires an application during Fall quarter. Details can be found at: http://stvp.stanford.edu/dfj/.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Roizen, J. (PI)
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