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MS&E 152: Introduction to Decision Analysis

How to make good decisions in a complex, dynamic, and uncertain world. People often make decisions that on close examination they regard as wrong. Decision analysis uses a structured conversation based on actional thought to obtain clarity of action in a wide variety of domains. Topics: distinctions, possibilities and probabilities, relevance, value of information and experimentation, relevance and decision diagrams, risk attitude.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Shachter, R. (PI)

MS&E 175: Innovation, Creativity, and Change

Problem solving in organizations; creativity and innovation skills; thinking tools; creative organizations, teams, individuals, and communities. Limited enrollment.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2018 | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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: dschool.stanford.edu/classes.
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, Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 182: Leading Organizational Change

This course blends lecture, case discussions, readings about pertinent research, and hands-on projects to learn about what leaders and senior teams can do to bring about broad-based change in complex organizations. Topics include the role of the CEO and the senior team, organizational growth and scaling, organizational culture, organizational design, and innovation. The course focuses in particular on the causes and cures for dysfunctional organizational friction, and the related question what organizations ought to make difficult or impossible to do. For juniors and seniors, with preference given to students who have taken MS&E 180.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Sutton, R. (PI)

MS&E 183: Leadership in Action

Leadership in action is designed with a significant lab component in which students will be working on leadership projects throughout the quarter. The projects will provide students with hands on experience trying out new leadership behaviors in a variety of situations, along with the opportunity to reflect on these experience and, in turn, expand their leadership skills. Limited enrollment. Students must attend first class session.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2017 | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 184: Future of Work: Issues in Organizational Learning and Design

The nature of work is changing, with consequences for how we structure jobs, careers, teams, organizations, and labor markets. This class teaches analytical tools from organizational behavior, social psychology, and socially distributed cognition to empower students to analyze and understand the changes and their consequences. Enrollment Limited. Prerequisite: 180.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

MS&E 185: Global Work

Issues, challenges, and opportunities facing workers, teams, and organizations working across national boundaries. Topics include geographic distance, time zones, language and cultural differences, technologies to support distant collaboration, team dynamics, and corporate strategy. Limited enrollment. Recommended: 180.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Altman, H. (TA)

MS&E 188: Organizing for Good

Grand challenges of our time will demand entirely new ways of thinking about when, how, and under what conditions organizations are "doing good" and what effects that has. Focus is on the role of organizations in society, the ways that organizations can "do good," the challenges organizations face in attempting to "do good", limitations to current ways of organizing, alternative ways to organize and lead organizations that are "good," and the role and responsibilities of individuals in organizations. Students will reflect on and refine their own values and purpose to identify ways in which they can ¿do good.¿ This course has been designated as a Cardinal Course by the Haas Center for Public Service.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hinds, P. (PI)
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