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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)

MS&E 274: Dynamic Entrepreneurial Strategy

Primarily for graduate students. How entrepreneurial strategy focuses on creating structural change or responding to change induced externally. Grabber-holder dynamics as an analytical framework for developing entrepreneurial strategy to increase success in creating and shaping the diffusion of new technology or product innovation dynamics. Topics: First mover versus follower advantage in an emerging market; latecomer advantage and strategy in a mature market; strategy to break through stagnation; and strategy to turn danger into opportunity. Modeling, case studies, and term project.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 275: Foundations for Large-Scale Entrepreneurship

Explore the foundational and strategic elements needed for startups to be designed for "venture scale" at inception. Themes include controversial and disruptive insights, competitive analysis, network effects, organizational design, and capital deployment. Case studies, expert guests, and experiential learning projects will be used. Primarily for graduate students. Limited enrollment. Recommended: basic accounting.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 276: Entrepreneurial Management and Finance

For graduate students only, with a preference for engineering and science majors. Emphasis on managing high-growth, early-stage enterprises, especially those with innovation-based products and services. Students work in teams to develop skills and approaches necessary to becoming effective entrepreneurial leaders and managers. Topics include assessing risk, understanding business models, analyzing key operational metrics, modeling cash flow and capital requirements, evaluating sources of financing, structuring and negotiating investments, managing organizational culture and incentives, managing the interplay between ownership and growth, and handling adversity and failure. Limited enrollment. Admission by application. Recommended: basic accounting.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 277: Creativity and Innovation

Experiential course explores factors that promote and inhibit creativity and innovation in individuals, teams, and organizations. Teaches creativity tools using workshops, case studies, field trips, expert guests, and team design challenges. Enrollment limited to 40. Admission by application. See http://dschool.stanford.edu/classes.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 278: Patent Law and Strategy for Innovators and Entrepreneurs (ME 208)

Inventors and entrepreneurs have four concerns related to patent law: protecting their inventions in the very early stages of product development, determining the patentability of their invention, avoiding infringement of a competitor's patent, and leveraging their patent as a business asset. This course will address each of these concerns through the application of law cases and business cases to an invention of the Studentâ¿¿s choice. Although listed as a ME/MSE course, the course is not specific to any discipline or technology.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 279A: Entrepreneurial Leadership

This seminar explores a wide range of topics related to entrepreneurial leadership through class discussions, case studies, field trips, and guest speakers. 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: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MS&E 279B: Entrepreneurial Leadership

This seminar explores a wide range of topics related to entrepreneurial leadership through class discussions, case studies, field trips, and guest speakers. 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: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MS&E 280: Organizational Behavior: Evidence in Action

Organization theory; concepts and functions of management; behavior of the individual, work group, and organization. Emphasis is on cases and related discussion. Enrollment limited; priority to MS&E students. Please submit Winter course application at http://goo.gl/forms/3LXFAYFD9t by 6pm on Monday, January 4, 2016.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 282: Transformational Leadership

The personal, team-based and organizational skills needed to become a transformative leader. Case method discussions and lectures. Themes include: personal transformation; the inside-out effect, group transformation; cross-functional teams; re-engineering; rapid - non-profit and for profit - organizational transformation; and social transformation. Course includes a group project that is defined and approved during the first two weeks of class. Limited enrollment. Graduate students only. Admission by application. Prerequisite: 180 or 280.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tabrizi, B. (PI)
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