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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 engi more »
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

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 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. Prerequisites: high school algebra and basic spreadsheet skills.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR
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: Win | Units: 3-4

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 182A: 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. Limited enrollment. For juniors and seniors, with preference given to students who have taken MS&E 180.
Terms: Win | Units: 4

MS&E 182B: Leading Organizational Change II

Project-based course for students who wish to explore focused intellectual topics or applied questions pertinent to leading organizational change. Work is done in groups of three to four students that are formed prior to the start of class. Prerequisite: At least one student in each group shall have completed MS&E 182A.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: Sutton, R. (PI)

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: Spr | Units: 4

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.
Last offered: Spring 2019
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