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ALP 301: Data-Driven Impact

This is a team-based course where students will work on a project to improve a product using data and experimentation. We will cover key considerations for designing and executing high-quality research for product innovation to drive business outcomes and social impact. Students will have the opportunity to apply methods from machine learning and causal inference to a real-world scenario provided by a partner organization. Topics include designing research and experiments, data analysis, experimental and non-experimental methods for estimating the impact of product features, as well as management consideration for the delivery of actionable research. The course involves three weekly meetings: two lectures and one lab. Lectures will focus on research methods and will provide examples of research outputs for students to discuss and evaluate. Labs will comprise technical training in data analysis and structured team meetings. Students will work in cross-functional teams of 5-6 with milest more »
This is a team-based course where students will work on a project to improve a product using data and experimentation. We will cover key considerations for designing and executing high-quality research for product innovation to drive business outcomes and social impact. Students will have the opportunity to apply methods from machine learning and causal inference to a real-world scenario provided by a partner organization. Topics include designing research and experiments, data analysis, experimental and non-experimental methods for estimating the impact of product features, as well as management consideration for the delivery of actionable research. The course involves three weekly meetings: two lectures and one lab. Lectures will focus on research methods and will provide examples of research outputs for students to discuss and evaluate. Labs will comprise technical training in data analysis and structured team meetings. Students will work in cross-functional teams of 5-6 with milestones throughout the quarter. The final deliverable will be a presentation that highlights the team's work and delivers actionable recommendations that draw from the team's research. The class will include a mix of students with different backgrounds and skills. Each team will have at least one member with significant experience with data analysis. This course is part of the GSB's new Action Learning Program, in which you will work on real business challenges under the guidance of faculty. In this intensive project-based course, you will: Learn research-validated foundations, tools, and practices, Apply these tools and learnings to a real project for an external organization, Create value for the organization by providing insights and deliverables, Be an ambassador to the organization by exposing them to the talent, values, and expertise of the GSB. You will also have the opportunity to: Gain practical industry experience and exposure to the organization, its industry, and the space in which it operates, Build relationships in the organization and industry, and gain an understanding of related career paths. Prerequisites: Some experience with statistical analysis and the R statistical package. Students with less experience will have an opportunity to catch up through tutorials provided through the course. Non-GSB students are expected to have an advanced understanding of tools and methods from data science and machine learning as well as a strong familiarity with R, Python, SQL, and other similar high-level programming languages.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: Athey, S. (PI)

ALP 302: Designing Solutions for Wicked Problems

The thrust of this course is on designing innovative solutions for wicked problems-problems requiring large-scale sustainable transformations in environments that tend to deeply favor the status-quo. The palette on which the course will anchor on is New Zealand, a country that I have, over the years, developed a deep relationship with. In my mind, New Zealand has always been one of the most innovative and progressive countries in the world, economically, socially and environmentally. This has come from a unique partnership between the government and the private sector, giving rise to several government enabled, private sector led initiatives. Students in this course will work with leaders and entities within New Zealand's primary sector, including key Maori business leaders/entities and the Ministries of Primary Sector and Trade. The projects with deeply integrated interdependencies will feature large-scale challenges that fall in the category of wicked problems. It will involve scaled more »
The thrust of this course is on designing innovative solutions for wicked problems-problems requiring large-scale sustainable transformations in environments that tend to deeply favor the status-quo. The palette on which the course will anchor on is New Zealand, a country that I have, over the years, developed a deep relationship with. In my mind, New Zealand has always been one of the most innovative and progressive countries in the world, economically, socially and environmentally. This has come from a unique partnership between the government and the private sector, giving rise to several government enabled, private sector led initiatives. Students in this course will work with leaders and entities within New Zealand's primary sector, including key Maori business leaders/entities and the Ministries of Primary Sector and Trade. The projects with deeply integrated interdependencies will feature large-scale challenges that fall in the category of wicked problems. It will involve scaled interventions that will need to simultaneously satisfy economic, social and environmental needs. The course will give students as future leaders with an immersive experience of dealing with highly integrated and holistic solutions that are required to solve the wicked problem of large-scale sustainable transformations. This course is part of the GSB's Action Learning Program, in which you will work on real business challenges under the guidance of faculty. In this intensive project-based course, you will learn research-validated foundations, tools, and practices; apply these tools and learnings to a real project for an external organization; create value for the organization by providing insights and deliverables; and be an ambassador to the organization by exposing them to the talent, values, and expertise of the GSB. You will also have the opportunity to gain practical industry experience and exposure to the organization, its industry, and the space in which it operates; build relationships in the organization and industry; and gain an understanding of related career paths.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: Shiv, B. (PI)

ALP 303: Financial Analysis for Impact

This team-based course, part of the GSB's Action Learning Program, will involve projects in which students work with nonprofit organizations and investment funds to optimize decisions for positive social and environmental impact alongside business performance. This course will provide real-world opportunities for students to learn research-validated foundations, tools, and practices; apply these tools and learnings to a real project for an external organization; create value for the organization by providing insights and deliverables; and be an ambassador to the organization by exposing them to the talent, values, and expertise of the GSB. Students will also have the opportunity to gain practical industry experience and exposure to the organization, its industry, and the space in which it operates; build relationships in the organization and industry; and gain an understanding of related career paths. Project topics may include assessing the financial viability of an initiative and/or more »
This team-based course, part of the GSB's Action Learning Program, will involve projects in which students work with nonprofit organizations and investment funds to optimize decisions for positive social and environmental impact alongside business performance. This course will provide real-world opportunities for students to learn research-validated foundations, tools, and practices; apply these tools and learnings to a real project for an external organization; create value for the organization by providing insights and deliverables; and be an ambassador to the organization by exposing them to the talent, values, and expertise of the GSB. Students will also have the opportunity to gain practical industry experience and exposure to the organization, its industry, and the space in which it operates; build relationships in the organization and industry; and gain an understanding of related career paths. Project topics may include assessing the financial viability of an initiative and/or the financial health of a nonprofit organization; analyzing an impact investment, including modeling the economic and social value of outcomes; or creating a development plan within the context of the organization¿s mission and overall financial sustainability. All students will critically examine current impact measurement frameworks and gain hands-on experience in performance measurement and investment evaluation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

ALP 304: Scaling A Small Business

What does it take to scale a startup in a digital-first world? In Scaling a Small Business, student teams will be partnered with entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds to help scale their businesses. Teams will focus specifically on digital customer acquisition and will work with founders, domain experts, and industry professionals to develop strategies for growth. The course focuses on developing entrepreneurial skills in marketing and strategy - using platforms like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Shopify, Etsy, Amazon and others - and then applying those skills to real companies looking to scale while also building equity in the startup ecosystem by supporting Black and brown founders.Through hands-on, project based work, students will work directly with founders as consultants, coaches, and advisors, and each team will be equipped with resources to experiment with and implement some of the aspects of their scaling plans over the course of the quarter. This course is ideal for more »
What does it take to scale a startup in a digital-first world? In Scaling a Small Business, student teams will be partnered with entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds to help scale their businesses. Teams will focus specifically on digital customer acquisition and will work with founders, domain experts, and industry professionals to develop strategies for growth. The course focuses on developing entrepreneurial skills in marketing and strategy - using platforms like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Shopify, Etsy, Amazon and others - and then applying those skills to real companies looking to scale while also building equity in the startup ecosystem by supporting Black and brown founders.Through hands-on, project based work, students will work directly with founders as consultants, coaches, and advisors, and each team will be equipped with resources to experiment with and implement some of the aspects of their scaling plans over the course of the quarter. This course is ideal for students who want to explore entrepreneurship - either through starting their own venture, joining a growing venture, or acquiring a venture - or are motivated to help companies owned by Black and brown founders grow.The course will be organized as an Action Learning Project (ALP) course, and will have a cadence of in-class meetings, meetings with the clients (founders), and individual meetings with faculty members. In this intensive project-based course, you will learn research-validated foundations, tools, and practices; apply these tools and learnings to a real project for an external organization; create value for the organization by providing insights and deliverables; and be an ambassador to the organization by exposing them to the talent, values, and expertise of the GSB. You will also have the opportunity to gain practical industry experience and exposure to the organization, its industry, and the space in which it operates; build relationships in the organization and industry; and gain an understanding of related career paths.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
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