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MS&E 79SI: Values and Principles in the Workplace: PEAK Fellows

Extension of the PEAK Fellows program. Serves as an opportunity for students to explore what it means to create and work for principled, entrepreneurial businesses. Through readings and peer-led discussions, students will definentheir personal set of values and principles to serve as a guide in shaping future teams and workplaces. Prerequisite: admission to PEAK Fellows Program. See https://stvp.stanford.edu/peak-fellows.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1
Instructors: Byers, T. (PI)

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 | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR

MS&E 112: Mathematical Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (MS&E 212)

Combinatorial and mathematical programming (integer and non-linear) techniques for optimization. Topics: linear program duality and LP solvers; integer programming; combinatorial optimization problems on networks including minimum spanning trees, shortest paths, and network flows; matching and assignment problems; dynamic programming; linear approximations to convex programs; NP-completeness. Hands-on exercises. Prerequisites: basic concepts in linear algebra, probability theory, CS 106A or X.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

MS&E 120: Introduction to Probability

Probability is the foundation behind many important disciplines including statistics, machine learning, risk analysis, stochastic modeling and optimization. This course provides an in-depth undergraduate-level introduction to fundamental ideas and tools of probability. Topics include: the foundations (sample spaces, random variables, probability distributions, conditioning, independence, expectation, variance), a systematic study of the most important univariate and multivariate distributions (Normal, Multivariate Normal, Binomial, Poisson, etc...), as well as a peek at some limit theorems (basic law of large numbers and central limit theorem) and, time permitting, some elementary markov chain theory. Prerequisite: CME 100 or MATH 51.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR, WAY-FR, GER:DB-EngrAppSci

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

MS&E 145: Introduction to Finance and Investment

Introduction to modern quantitative finance and investments. The course focuses on the basic principles underlying financial decision making which are applicable to all forms of investment: stocks, bonds, real estate, corporate finance, etc., and how they are applied in practice. Topics: interest rates; evaluating investments: present value and internal rate of return; fixed-income markets: bonds, yield, duration, portfolio immunization; term structure of interest rates; measuring risk: volatility, value at risk, conditional value at risk; designing optimal security portfolios; the capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory. Group projects involving financial market data. No prior knowledge of finance required. Prerequisite: basic preparation in probability, statistics, and optimization.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

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 15 times (up to 30 units total)
Instructors: Borland, L. (PI)

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

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, Win | Units: 4

MS&E 193: Technology and National Security: Past, Present, and Future (INTLPOL 256, 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: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
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