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Course 15: Management
IAP/Spring 2024


Executive MBA Subjects

15.700 Leadership and Integrative Management
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Graduate (Fall, Spring)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6 [P/D/F]
Lecture: TBA
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Investigates the different perspectives a general manager must take, how to integrate those perspectives, and the role of leadership in setting and realizing goals. Students work intensively in teams and with multiple faculty, using a deep dive into the challenges faced by a major global firm operating in complex global markets. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
Fall: N. Repenning
Spring: N. Repenning
No textbook information available

15.701 Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Advantage
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: None. Coreq: 15.714; or permission of instructor
Units: 6-0-6
Lecture: TBA
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Exposes students to the content, context, and contacts that enable entrepreneurs to design and launch successful stand-alone ventures, ventures inside established corporations, and ventures in partnership with established corporations based on new innovations. Students examine the critical entrepreneurial and innovation challenges facing entrepreneurs inside new and established firms, and develop frameworks that allow them to identify, evaluate, iterate, and integrate their ideas effectively. Case-based discussions complemented by visits to key actors in MIT labs, as well as live case studies with successful entrepreneurs. Specially designed team projects provide practical experience in entrepreneurial strategy, innovation management, and the workings of the MIT entrepreneurial ecosystem. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
P. Budden, F. Murray
No textbook information available

15.702 Leading in a Global Context: Macroeconomics and Global Markets
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Graduate (Fall) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 6-0-6
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Intensive module on the global economy, combining the key perspectives of macroeconomics and global economic strategy. Focuses on the policy and economic environment of firms, as well as on the development of a more international market in products, services, and capital, and how this affects trade and industries. Presents insights into national economic strategies for development, and into the evolving rules and institutions governing the international economic order. Develops an actionable appreciation for managers of the international dimensions of economic policy and strategy in an increasingly complex world economy. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
S. Johnson

15.703 Leading with Impact
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-3-3
Lecture: TBA
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Student teams work with the leadership of local not-for-profits to solve a pressing problem faced by that organization. The problems will vary with the organization in question, as will the skills and capabilities students draw on to appropriately address them. Culminates with group reflection on what it means to be a principled innovative leader who improves the world.
N. Repenning, B. Akinc
No textbook information available

15.704 IDEA Lab
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: 15.701
Units: 6-0-9
Lecture: TBA
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Opportunity to work with interested organizations - or on a startup - to explore and leverage innovation ecosystems, build greater strength in innovation-driven entrepreneurial advantage, and build a stronger culture of corporate innovation. Faculty and students co-create projects along one of two tracks: the innovation track, focused on organizations wishing to become more innovative and/or engage the ecosystem; or the entrepreneurship track, principally for students with startup enterprises/ventures. Further explores themes of innovation ecosystems, stakeholders, and the innovation loop of experimentation and evaluation. Innovation projects are team-based and can be Boston-based. Entrepreneurship projects can be a solo enterprise, but teams are also encouraged. Restricted to second year Executive MBA students.
F. Murray, P. Budden
No textbook information available

15.705 Organizations Lab
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Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
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Preparation for an organizational change project. Emphasis on applying tools of organizational, operational, and systems analysis in order to effect change. Includes a focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by issues of leadership and organizational behavior. Each student leads a change project in his or her own organization, focusing on fixing a broken or ineffective process. Examples of possible initiatives include a strategic reorientation, organizational restructuring, introduction of a new technology, a worker participation program, etc. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
N. Repenning

15.707 Global Strategy
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Graduate (Fall, Spring)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
Lecture: TBA
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Provides students with the evidence, concepts and models for understanding company performance in a global world and the issues facing executives in the early 21st century. Prepares students to manage effectively in todays interconnected world by understanding this changing environment, principles of global strategy, and the relation between global strategy and organization. Focuses on the specificities of strategy and organization of the multinational company. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
Fall: H. Samel
Spring: H. Samel
No textbook information available

15.708 Global Organizations Lab
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 6-0-9
Lecture: TBA
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Helps students discover and develop new and effective ways of managing and working together across national borders; also helps accelerate development of the context awareness and integrative management skills needed to lead in a globalized world. Involves intensive team engagement with a firm where students integrate their understanding of the relevant global and national economic and institutional contexts, industry dynamics, the firm's strategic position and capabilities, and its management organization and processes to provide the management sponsor with insight and effective recommendations. Includes a week-long site visit for research. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
S. Krusell, H. Samel
No textbook information available

15.709 Key Decisions for Corporate Boards
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
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Designed to help students understand the fundamental rules and practices of corporate boards in three key areas: the audit committee, the compensation committee, and corporate takeovers. Includes discussion related to case studies, with short lectures at the start and end of each session to highlight the differences and similarities in practices by boards in the US and abroad. Restricted to MIT Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
R. Pozen
No textbook information available

15.711 Executing Strategy for Results
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
Credit cannot also be received for 15.361
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Condensed version of 15.361 that introduces a comprehensive framework to understand how leaders can execute strategy more effectively. Presents case studies of companies that excel at execution, and a series of practical tools that can be applied immediately to boost performance. Intended for owner-operators and managers in complex organizations (more than 200 employees, multiple functions or units), particularly those competing in volatile markets. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
D. Sull
No textbook information available

15.712 Negotiation and Influence
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3 [P/D/F]
Credit cannot also be received for 15.672, 15.6721, 15.673, 15.6731, 15.675
Lecture: TBA
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Provides understanding of the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of settings. Designed for relevance to the broad spectrum of bargaining problems faced by the manager and professional. Allows students an opportunity to develop negotiation skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Emphasizes simulations, exercises, role playing, and cases. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
J. Curhan
No textbook information available

15.714 Competitive Strategy
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.902
Lecture: TBA
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Introduces a variety of modern strategy frameworks and methodologies to develop the skills needed to be a successful manager. Cases and readings explore a range of strategic problems, focusing particularly on the sources of competitive advantage and the interaction between industry structure and organizational capabilities. Emphasizes the perspective of the general manager in ensuring the firm's success. Encourages awareness of both the external (market) and internal (organizational) forces that shape firm performance. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
P. Azoulay, S. Stern
No textbook information available

15.715 Entrepreneurial Strategy
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Graduate (IAP); second half of term
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
Credit cannot also be received for 15.911
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Provides an integrated strategy framework for innovation-based entrepreneurs. Students examine the core strategic choices facing start-up innovators, and discuss a synthetic framework for the development, implementation and scaling of entrepreneurial strategy in dynamic environments over time. Identifies the types of choices that entrepreneurs must make to take advantage of a novel opportunity, and studies the logic of particular strategic commitments and positions that allow entrepreneurs to establish competitive advantage. Restricted to MIT Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
S. Stern
No textbook information available

15.716 Leading Organizations
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Graduate (Summer)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6 [P/D/F]
Credit cannot also be received for 15.322
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Promotes awareness of and strategies to meet the key challenges leaders face today (and tomorrow). Acquaints students with some of the psychological and sociological dynamics that regularly operate in organizational settings - the less visible but quite powerful "forces" that shape the way employees and managers respond (or don't respond) to a changing world. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
Staff

15.717 Organizational Processes
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Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
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Designed to enhance students' ability to take effective action in complex organizational settings by providing the analytic tools needed to analyze, manage, and lead the organizations of the future. Emphasizes the importance of the organizational context in influencing which individual styles and skills are effective. Employs a wide variety of learning tools, from experiential learning to the more conventional discussion of written cases. Centers on three complementary perspectives on organizations: the strategic design, political, and cultural "lenses" on organizations. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
R. Fernandez

15.718 Introduction to Disciplined Entrepreneurship
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Graduate (IAP); second half of term
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
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Fast-paced introduction to the disciplined entrepreneurship approach to enhancing entrepreneurial skills needed to be more productive at work, start a new venture, interact and evaluate new ventures, and understand what entrepreneurship is and is not. Interactive, action-oriented workshops build skills to apply knowledge imparted by the books Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup and the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students.
W. Aulet
No textbook information available

15.719 Entrepreneurial Finance
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Graduate (IAP)
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2
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Addresses key questions that are central to the funding and growth of high-tech start-up firms, such as how to value entrepreneurial firms using different valuation methods, and how to negotiate investor term sheets and convertible notes. Discusses the trade-off between different exit options for start-up firms. Aims to prepare students for these decisions from the perspective of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Restricted to MIT Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
Staff

15.720 Financial Accounting
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.511, 15.515
Lecture: TBA
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Examines the basic concepts of corporate financial accounting and reporting, and the role of accounting information in investment decisions, corporate and managerial performance assessment, and the valuation of firms. Develops skills for performing an economics-based analysis of accounting information from the viewpoint of the users of accounting information (especially senior managers), rather than the preparer (the accountant). Restricted to Executive MBA students.
N. Shroff
No required or recommended textbooks

15.721 Communication and Persuasion Through Data for Executives
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
Credit cannot also be received for 15.286, 15.287
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Explains how to better convey complex, quantitative information to non-experts inside and outside of one's organization. Aims to improve skill set and teach tools that can be used to demonstrate to others how to be more effective. Specific skills covered include improving ability to create effective visuals for communicating quantitative information, maximizing audience comprehension when presenting data, and cultivating ability to communicate complex ideas in writing. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students.
M. Kazakoff
No textbook information available

15.722 Applied Economics for Managers
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Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.024
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Develops facility with concepts, language, and analytical tools of economics. Primary focus is on microeconomics. Emphasizes integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy, and in the assessment of changing US and international business environments. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
R. Gibbons, C. Knittel

15.723 Advanced Applied Macroeconomics and International Institutions
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: 15.702 or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
Lecture: R EVE (7-10 PM) (E62-276)
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Topics draw on current macroeconomic issues and events, such as modern monetary and fiscal policy; financial crisis, contagion, and currency crisis; real exchange rates, purchasing power parity, and long run sustainability; sustainable development; targeting and the new monetary policy regime; and Europe and the Euro: optimal currency areas. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
R. Rigobon
No textbook information available

15.724 Financial Management
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Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.414
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Provides a rigorous introduction to corporate finance and capital markets, with an emphasis on applications vital to corporate managers. Exposes students to the major financial decisions made by leaders within a firm and to the ways the firm interacts with investors, with a focus on valuation. Topics include project and company valuation, measuring risk and return, stock pricing, corporate financing policy, the cost of capital, and risk management. Presents a broad overview of both theory and practice. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
A. Verdelhan

15.725 Marketing Strategy for General Managers
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Not offered academic year 2023-2024Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2
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Helps students consider the entire marketing mix in light of the strategy of the firm. Reviews customer-based sources of competitive advantage and discusses how to identify, measure, and leverage them. Introduces a method for comparing alternative selling formats (e.g., brick and mortar vs. electronic), aiming to find the most efficient ways to sell different products to different customers. Discusses the myriad ways in which the firm can grow its sources of competitive advantage. Provides practical experience in using tools to identify, evaluate, and develop marketing strategies; design efficient products and selling formats; and plan the use and development of the firm's portfolio of resources. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
Staff

15.726 Pricing
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2
Credit cannot also be received for 15.818
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Focuses on practical pricing tactics. Presents a framework for the steps firms should take when thinking about pricing a new product or improving the pricing performance of an old product. Tools covered include monadic pricing surveys, empirical price elasticity calculations, and conjoint. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
C. Tucker
No textbook information available

15.727 The Analytics Edge
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: 15.730 or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Lecture: TBA
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Introduces modern analytics methods (data mining and optimization), starting with real-world problems where analytics have made a material difference. Modern data mining methods include clustering, classification, logistic regression, CART, random forest methods, and association rules. Modern optimization methods include robust, adaptive and dynamic optimization. Applications include health care, hospital operations, finance, energy, security, internet, and demand modeling. Uses R programming language for data mining and ROME for robust optimization. Restricted to Exeuctive MBA students.
D. Bertsimas
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.728 Deals, Finance, and the Law
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Not offered academic year 2023-2024Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2
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Addresses the challenges managers face in connection with two overlapping responsibilities: negotiating and managing complex deals, and arranging financing. Examines mergers and acquisitions and early-stage investments in young companies; commercial finance, financial instruments, and structured products; and how these relationships and structures play out in the context of financial distress. Emphasizes the opportunities and risks the different parties involved confront. Focuses primarily on the US, but also considers how key legal issues are analyzed in a transnational context. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
Staff

15.729 Leadership: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches (LQ^2)
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
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Uses interdisciplinary approaches and real-world examples to show how analytics inform organizational change. Takes into account the human and cultural components of organizations. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students.
D. Bertsimas
No textbook information available

15.730 Data, Models, and Decisions
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.060
Lecture: TBA
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Introduces students to fundamental tools in using data to make informed management decisions. Emphasizes the executive perspective: how to leverage best-practice quantitative methods to manage and drive the business. Exercises and cases complemented by perspectives and applications in finance, operations management, healthcare, the Internet, and other functions and industries. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
G. Perakis
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.731 Risk Management
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: (15.730 and 15.734) or permission of instructor
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
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Provides several core analytical and management concepts, helping students identify, model, think about, analyze, and manage risk. Topics vary; examples include risk measures, the drivers-event-outcomes framework, low-probability high-impact risk events, hedging risk with financial options, real options, risk management in the supply chain, project risk management, modern portfolio management, systemic risk. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
R. Levi
No textbook information available

15.732 Marketing Management
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Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.814, 15.8141
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Studies the application of a reasoned framework to the selection of target markets and the optimization of marketing decisions. Subject is divided into two parts: a tactical portion that reviews how firms optimize profits in their chosen markets, and a strategic portion that focuses on identifying target markets. Tactical topics include pricing, promotion, channel and product issues. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
C. Tucker

15.733 Global Financial Markets
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Not offered academic year 2023-2024Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
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Addresses the risks taken by trading goods and services across borders and by borrowing and investing globally. Provides a framework for understanding and assessing cross-border transactions, global financing, and global investment opportunities, with a particular attention to exchange rate risk and how it affects decision-making. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students.
Staff

15.734 Introduction to Operations Management
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Graduate (Spring, Summer)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.761, 15.7611
Lecture: TBA
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Provides concepts, techniques and tools to design, analyze and improve core strategic operational capabilities. Covers a broad range of application domains and industries, such as high-tech, financial services, insurance, automotive, health care, retail, fashion, and manufacturing. Emphasizes the effects of uncertainty in business decision making and the interplay between strategic and financial objectives and operational capabilities. Students play simulation games that demonstrate some of the central concepts. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
Spring: R. Levi
Summer: R. Levi
No textbook information available

15.735 Product Design
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Graduate (IAP)
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2
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Presents the modern methods of product development using a systematic innovation approach. Topics include opportunity identification, design thinking, product strategy, identifying customer needs, creativity, concept development, product architecture, industrial design, and green design practice. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
Staff

15.736 Introduction to System Dynamics
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Graduate (Spring, Summer)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.871, 15.873, 15.8731
Lecture: TBA
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Introduces system dynamics modeling for the analysis of business policy and strategy. Provides the skills to visualize an organization in terms of the structures and policies that create dynamics and regulate performance. Uses causal mapping, simulation models, case studies, and management flight simulators to help develop principles of policy design for successful management of complex strategies. Considers the use of systems thinking to promote effective organizational learning. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
Spring: J. Sterman
Summer: J. Sterman
No required or recommended textbooks

15.737 Advanced System Dynamics
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: 15.736 or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-0 [P/D/F]
Credit cannot also be received for 15.872
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Workshops focus on two models: the dynamics of service quality within a firm; and industry dynamics (particularly investment cycles and bubbles), including the energy and housing markets. Emphasis on formulation, analysis, use, and decision-making. Develops modeling skills. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
J. Sterman, R. Nachtrieb
No textbook information available

15.738 Corporate Finance for Turbulence and Innovation
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: 15.414 or 15.724
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
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Case studies and lectures introduce financial tools needed to make value-enhancing business decisions. Topics drawn from issues such as advanced valuation analysis, capital structure decisions, debt restructuring, bankruptcy, incentive problems, real options, and valuation of international projects. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students.
C. Palmer
No required or recommended textbooks

15.739 Discovering Your Leadership Signature
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Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.318
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Introspective course that helps students understand and develop their unique way of leading, i.e., their leadership signature. Students delve deeply into their patterns of leadership to understand what helps and hinders them in becoming a better leader. Substantial time spent learning how to effectively tell leadership stories and examine leadership identity, drawing on theory from the leadership literature, family systems, developmental psychology, personality psychology, and organizational change. Builds on the four capabilities (4-CAPS+) model and includes case studies, reflection, video analysis, and storytelling. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students.
D. Ancona

15.740 Strategic Communication for Executives
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
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Develops communication skills crucial to successful management. Focuses on identifying a range of communication styles, and recognizing how to use them; dealing successfully with challenging or hostile audiences; understanding cross-cultural and global communication issues and differences; and leading and communicating in a crisis situation. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellows students.
N. Hartman
No textbook information available

15.741 Game Theory for Strategic Advantage
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Not offered academic year 2023-2024Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2
Credit cannot also be received for 15.025, 15.0251
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Leverages game theory — the analysis of multi-person decision problems — to develop interactive thinking in strategic environments. Students play and analyze games that arise frequently in business settings and discuss numerous real-world examples. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students.
Staff

15.742 Platform Strategy
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Graduate (IAP)
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-2 [P/D/F]
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Provides a framework for strategy for firms pursuing multi-sided platform business models. Emphasizes the development and application of conceptual frameworks that enable managers to make effective decisions as they seek to create value with a platform, and to capture value from it in the face of competition from other platform providers. Restricted to Executive MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students.
P. Azoulay
No textbook information available

Operations Management

15.761 Introduction to Operations Management
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Graduate (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Prereq: 6.3700, 15.060, or permission of instructor
Units: 4-0-5
Credit cannot also be received for 15.734, 15.7611
Lecture: MW10-11.30 (E51-345) or MW2.30-4 (E51-345) or TR2.30-4 (E52-164) or TR4-5.30 (E52-164) Recitation: F10-11.30 (E51-315) or F2.30-4 (E51-395) or F10-11.30 (E51-315) or F2.30-4 (E51-345)
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Imparts concepts, techniques, and tools to design, analyze, and improve core operational capabilities and apply them to a broad range of domains and industries. Emphasizes the effect of uncertainty in decision-making, as well as the interplay among high-level financial objectives, operational capabilities, and people and organizational issues. Covers topics in capacity analysis, process design, process and business innovation, inventory management, risk pooling, supply chain coordination, sustainable operations, quality management, operational risk management, pricing and revenue management. Underscores how these topics are integrated with different functions of the firm. Case studies and simulation games provide experience in applying central concepts and techniques to solve real-world business challenges. Meets with 15.7611 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version. Summer section is primarily for Leaders for Global Operations students.
Fall: R. Levi
Spring: N. Trichakis, T. Lykouris
Summer: S. Willems
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.7611 Introduction to Operations Management
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Undergrad (Spring)
Prereq: 15.069, 18.600, or permission of instructor
Units: 4-0-5
Credit cannot also be received for 15.734, 15.761
Lecture: MW10-11.30 (E51-345) or MW2.30-4 (E51-345) or TR2.30-4 (E52-164) or TR4-5.30 (E52-164) Recitation: F10-11.30 (E51-315) or F2.30-4 (E51-395) or F10-11.30 (E51-315) or F2.30-4 (E51-345)
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Imparts concepts, techniques, and tools to design, analyze, and improve core operational capabilities and apply them to a broad range of domains and industries. Emphasizes the effect of uncertainty in decision-making, as well as the interplay among high-level financial objectives, operational capabilities, and people and organizational issues. Covers topics in capacity analysis, process design, process and business innovation, inventory management, risk pooling, supply chain coordination, sustainable operations, quality management, operational risk management, pricing and revenue management. Underscores how these topics are integrated with different functions of the firm. Case studies and simulation games provide experience in applying central concepts and techniques to solve real-world business challenges. Meets with 15.761 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version.
N. Trichakis, T. Lykouris
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.762[J] Supply Chain Analytics
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Graduate (Spring)
(Same subject as 1.273[J], IDS.735[J])
Prereq: 15.761 or SCM.260
Units: 3-0-9
Lecture: MW8.30-10 (E51-345)
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Focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally, with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and models important in supply chain planning with emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. Introduces and utilizes key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing. Lectures, computer exercises, and case discussions introduce various models and methods for supply chain analysis and optimization.
N. Trichakis
No textbook information available

15.763[J] Supply Chain: Capacity Analytics
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Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
(Same subject as 1.274[J], IDS.736[J])
Prereq: 15.761, 15.778, or SCM.260
Units: 2-0-4
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Focuses on decision making for system design, as it arises in manufacturing systems and supply chains. Students exposed to frameworks and models for structuring the key issues and trade-offs. Presents and discusses new opportunities, issues and concepts introduced by the internet and e-commerce. Introduces various models, methods and software tools for logistics network design, capacity planning and flexibility, make-buy, and integration with product development. Industry applications and cases illustrate concepts and challenges. Recommended for Operations Management concentrators. Second half-term subject.
Staff

15.764[J] The Theory of Operations Management
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Graduate (Spring) Can be repeated for credit
(Same subject as 1.271[J], IDS.250[J])
Prereq: (6.7210 and 6.7700) or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
Lecture: TR2.30-4 (E51-151)
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Provides mathematical foundations underlying the theory of operations management. Covers both classic and state-of-the-art results in various application domains, including inventory management, supply chain management and logistics, behavioral operations, healthcare management, service industries, pricing and revenue management, and auctions. Studies a wide range of mathematical and analytical techniques, such as dynamic programming, stochastic orders, principal-agent models and contract design, behavioral and experimental economics, algorithms and approximations, data-driven and learning models, and mechanism design. Also provides practical experience in how to apply the theoretical models to solve OM problems in business settings. Specific topics vary from year to year.
D. Freund
No textbook information available

15.765[J] Global Supply Chain Management
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Graduate (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department
(Same subject as 1.265[J], 2.965[J], SCM.265[J])
Prereq: 15.761, 15.778, SCM.260, SCM.261, or permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-4
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Focuses on the planning, processes, and activities of supply chain management for companies involved in international commerce. Students examine the end-to-end processes and operational challenges in managing global supply chains, such as the basics of global trade, international transportation, duty, taxes, trade finance and hedging, currency issues, outsourcing, cultural differences, risks and security, and green supply chains issues. Highly interactive format features student-led discussions, staged debates, and a mock trial. Includes assignments on case studies and sourcing analysis, as well as projects and a final exam.
Staff

15.768 Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery
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Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: None. Coreq: 15.761 or 15.778
Units: 3-0-6
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Explores the use of operations tools and perspectives in the service sector, including both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Builds on conceptual frameworks and cases from a wide range of service operations, selected from health care, hospitality, internet services, supply chain, transportation, retailing, food service, entertainment, financial services, humanitarian services, government services, and others.
Z. Ton

15.769 Operations Strategy
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: 15.761, 15.778, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Lecture: TR8.30-10 (E51-325) or TR2.30-4 (E51-325)
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Provides a unifying framework for analyzing strategic decisions in manufacturing and service operations. Covers decisions in technology, facilities, vertical integration, human resources, sourcing, supply chain, and other strategic areas. Examines how decisions in these areas can be made to align with business strategy, and emphasizes the concept of operations as a source of competitive advantage. Discusses operations strategy within the firm, across the supply chain, and for growth and new business models. Qualifies as an elective for the Sloan Sustainability Certificate.
Y. Karen Zheng
No required or recommended textbooks

15.770[J] Logistics Systems
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Graduate (Fall)
(Same subject as 1.260[J], IDS.730[J], SCM.260[J])
(Subject meets with SCM.271)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
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Provides an introduction to supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives. Taking a unified approach, students develop a framework for making intelligent decisions within the supply chain. Covers key logistics functions, such as demand planning, procurement, inventory theory and control, transportation planning and execution, reverse logistics, and flexible contracting. Explores concepts such as postponement, portfolio management, and dual sourcing. Emphasizes skills necessary to recognize and manage risk, analyze various tradeoffs, and model logistics systems. SCM.271 meets with SCM.260, but has fewer assignments.
C. Caplice, D. Correll

15.771[J] Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
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Graduate (Spring); second half of term
(Same subject as 1.261[J], SCM.261[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-4
Begins Apr 1. Lecture: TR1-2.30 (E52-164)
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A combination of lectures and cases covering the strategic, management, and operating issues in contemporary logistics and integrated supply chain management. Includes: logistics strategy; supply chain restructuring and change management; and distribution, customer service, and inventory policy.
J. Byrnes
No textbook information available

15.772[J] D-Lab: Supply Chains
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Undergrad (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department
(Same subject as 2.771[J], EC.733[J])
(Subject meets with 2.871)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-3-6
______
Introduces concepts of supply chain design and planning with a focus on supply chains for products destined to improve quality of life in developing countries. Topics include demand estimation, process analysis and improvement, facility location and capacity planning, inventory management, and supply chain coordination. Also covers issues specific to emerging markets, such as sustainable supply chains, choice of distribution channels, and how to account for the value-adding role of a supply chain. Students conduct D-Lab-based projects on supply chain design or improvement. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
Staff

15.773 Hands-on Deep Learning
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Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Prereq: None. Coreq: 15.071 or 15.072; or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: MW8.30-10 (E62-276) or MW10-11.30 (E62-250)
______
Fast-paced introduction to Deep Learning, the engine behind modern artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on developing a practical understanding of how to build models to solve complex problems involving unstructured data. Topics include the basics of deep neural networks and how to set up and train them, convolutional networks to process images and videos, transformers for natural language processing, generative large language models (such as ChatGPT), and text-to-image models (such as MidJourney). Prior familiarity with Python and fundamental machine learning concepts (such as training/validation/testing, overfitting/underfitting, and regularization) required.
R. Ramakrishnan, V. Farias
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.774 The Analytics of Operations Management
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Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: None. Coreq: 15.060; or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
______
Introduces core concepts and methods in data-driven modeling that inform and optimize decisions under uncertainty. Teaches modeling and computational skills (R and Python). Covers topics such as machine learning, time series forecasting, choice modeling, dynamic programming, mixed-integer programming, stochastic optimization, matching algorithms, and multi-armed bandits. Draws on real-world applications from retail, healthcare, logistics, supply chain, public sector, social applications, and online learning.
M. Fazel Zarandi

15.775 Analytics Proseminar
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Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-1 [P/D/F]
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: W EVE (5.30-7 PM) (E62-276)
______
Provides opportunities to meet senior executives serving in top analytics and data science functions within a variety of organizations across industries. Discusses key business analytics issues from the perspective of top management. Students prepare detailed briefings identifying and exploring important analytics issues facing these organizations.
J. Levine
No textbook information available

15.777 Healthcare Lab: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery in the United States
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Graduate (Fall, IAP)
Prereq: 15.060 and 15.761
Units: 4-0-11
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Focuses on the business challenges and opportunities to deliver high-quality and reasonably-priced health services, mainly in the United States. Provides an opportunity to interact with guest speakers and senior executives from the health sector. Topics include aspects of healthcare delivery operations and how they are affected by healthcare reform policies, alternative payment models, population health perspectives, and social determinants of health. Discussions include examples from the ongoing healthcare-related work of Sloan faculty, as well as the potential for analytics and digitization to impact healthcare delivery. Provides a broad perspective on various career paths, such as consulting, entrepreneurship, delivery system management, and digital innovation development. Student teams work with a provider, supplier or healthcare-related startup organization on an applied project. Includes on-site work during fall and IAP.
Fall: A. Quaadgras, J. Jonasson
IAP: A. Quaadgras, J. Jonasson
No textbook information available

15.778 Introduction to Operations Management
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Graduate (Summer)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
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Integrated approach to the analysis, design and management of supply networks for products and services. Provides a framework for analysis, design and operation of supply chains (SCs) that relies on fundamental concepts, such as the management of inventory, and operations and logistics planning. Discusses the value of (timely) information and of the need for collaboration and coordination between SC players. Also presents conceptual frameworks that focus on the emergence of a wide range of enabling services that are critical to the survival and growth of this class of system. Includes study and discussion of concepts, examples, and case studies from a wide range of industries. Guest speakers present personal experiences on various aspects of the service industry and supply chains. Restricted to Sloan Fellow MBAs.
V. Farias

15.779 Technology, Design and Entrepreneurship: Operating in Emerging Communities
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Graduate (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department
(Subject meets with 15.781)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
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Designed for students working on solutions for resource-constrained communities. Examines downstream issues surrounding the adoption, distribution, and scaling (via business, non-profit, or public policy channels) of new solutions in an international development context. Focuses on implementing solutions as well as understanding the impact of interventions proposed.
C. Vaishnav, D. Rigos, R. Stoner, C. Fine

15.780 Analytics of Operations Management
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Undergrad (Fall)
Prereq: 6.3700, 15.069, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
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Introduces core concepts in data-driven modeling that inform and optimize business decisions under uncertainty. Covers models and frameworks, such as machine learning, time series forecasting, dynamic programming, stochastic optimization, and multi-armed bandits. Draws on real-world applications, with several examples from retail, healthcare, logistics, supply chain, and public sector.
M. Fazel Zarandi

15.781 Technology, Design and Entrepreneurship: Operating in Emerging Communities
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Graduate (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department
(Subject meets with 15.779)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-1
______
Designed for students working on solutions for resource-constrained communities. Examines downstream issues surrounding the adoption, distribution, and scaling (via business, non-profit, or public policy channels) of new solutions in an international development context. Focuses on implementing solutions as well as understanding the impact of interventions proposed. Restricted to Tata Fellows.
C. Vaishnav, D. Rigos, R. Stoner, C. Fine

15.782 Product Development Methods
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-0 [P/D/F]
Lecture: TR1-2.30 (E62-276)
______
Covers modern tools and methods for product design and development, including human-centered design, agile development, product planning, identifying customer needs, concept generation, product architecture, industrial design, concept design, sustainable design methods, and product management. Limited enrollment.
S. Eppinger
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.783[J] Product Design and Development
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Graduate (Spring)
(Same subject as 2.739[J])
Prereq: 2.009, 15.761, 15.778, 15.814, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-3-6
Lecture: TR1-2.30 (E62-276) Lab: TR2.30-4 (E62-276) or TR2.30-4 (E62-233)
______
Covers modern tools and methods for product design and development. Includes a cornerstone project in which teams conceive, design and prototype a physical product and/or service. Covers human-centered design, agile development, product planning, identifying customer needs, concept generation, product architecture, industrial design, concept design, green design methods, and product management. Sloan students register via Sloan course bidding. Engineering students accepted via lottery based on WebSIS pre-registration.
S. Eppinger
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.784 Operations Laboratory
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Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: None. Coreq: 15.761
Units: 2-3-4
Lecture: T EVE (5.30-7 PM) (E51-315)
______
Provides an interactive learning experience in implementing operations improvement and an opportunity to work on challenging operations problems across industries in the Boston area, across the United States, and abroad. Teams of three to four students use their training and experience to help improve operations in organizations that range from small and medium businesses to multi-national corporations. Teams conduct term-long projects via remote interactions with companies, and travel to work on-site at the client company during the Sloan Innovation Period. Boston-area projects involve periodic visits throughout the term.
C. Iacobo
No textbook information available

15.785 Product Management
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Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-4
Credit cannot also be received for 15.786
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: MW1-2.30 (E62-276) or MW2.30-4 (E62-276)
______
Introduction to product management with an emphasis on its role within technology-driven enterprises. Topics include opportunity discovery, product-technology roadmapping, product development processes, go-to-market strategies, product launch, lifecycle management, and the central role of the product manager in each activity. Exercises and assignments utilize common digital tools, such as storyboarding, wireframe mock-ups, and A/B testing. Intended for students seeking a role in a product management team or to contribute to product management in a new enterprise.
C. Fine
No textbook information available

15.786 Product Management with Lab
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Graduate (IAP, Spring); first half of term
Prereq: None. Coreq: 15.761; permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
Credit cannot also be received for 15.785
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: MW1-2.30 (E62-276) or MW2.30-4 (E62-276)
______
Adds an action learning component to 15.785. Students are matched with partner companies and contribute (over IAP) to a PM-related project at the company. Students must register for both IAP and spring to receive credit and participate in the company project.
IAP: C. Fine
Spring: C. Fine
No textbook information available

15.792[J] Global Operations Leadership Seminar
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Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
(Same subject as 2.890[J], 10.792[J], 16.985[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-0 [P/D/F]
Lecture: M EVE (4-6 PM) (E62-223)
______
Integrative forum in which worldwide leaders in business, finance, government, sports, and education share their experiences and insights with students aspiring to run global operations. Students play a large role in managing the seminar. Preference to LGO students.
Fall: T. Roemer
Spring: T. Roemer
No textbook information available

15.794 Research Project in Operations
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Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Lecture: TBA
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Required course designed for Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) students in conjunction with on-site projects at LGO partner companies. Internship experience must be at least 1,000 hours in length over 25-week period over the course of two academic terms, and students enter a formal agreement with their internship host company. Students work on faculty-supervised thesis research projects that deal with a specific aspect of operations, informed by this experience. Students' completion of requirements will be certified by faculty advisor. Students are required to summarize their work in the context of understanding organization, leadership, teamwork, and task management, in conjunction with 15.317.
Fall: T. Roemer
IAP: T. Roemer
Spring: T. Roemer
Summer: T. Roemer
No textbook information available

15.799 Workshop in Operations Management
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
Lecture: M11.30-1 (E62-550)
______
Presentations by faculty, doctoral students, and guest speakers of ongoing research relating to current issues in operations management, including reports of research projects (proposed or in progress) and informal discussions of recent literature dealing with subjects of special interest to participants. Primarily for doctoral students.
Fall: D. Freund, T. Lykouris
Spring: J. Jonasson
No textbook information available

Marketing

15.809 Introduction to Marketing and Strategy
______

Graduate (Summer)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6 [P/D/F]
______
Introduces the core strategic framework used to evaluate the attractiveness of different markets. Reviews the methods that firms can use to optimize their profits in the markets that they choose to target. Restricted to Sloan Fellow MBAs.
D. Simester

15.814 Marketing Innovation
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.732, 15.8141
Lecture: MW10-11.30 (E51-372)
______
Develops the skills necessary to market innovations, including new products, services, concepts, and customer experiences. Covers how to select the right market, target that market effectively, position a product or service for maximum success, and combine analytics, frameworks, and research for maximum potential. Emphasizes both marketing theory and practice: proven solutions to marketing problems, case sessions to illustrate the application of these techniques in various industries, and practice sessions to apply these techniques to real problems.
Fall: J. Zhang
Spring: S. Swain
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.8141 Marketing Innovation
______

Undergrad (Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.732, 15.814
Lecture: MW11.30-1 (E51-372)
______
Develops the skills necessary to market innovations, including new products, services, concepts, and customer experiences. Covers how to select the right market, target that market effectively, position a product or service for maximum success, and combine analytics, frameworks, and research for maximum potential. Emphasizes both marketing theory and practice: proven solutions to marketing problems, case sessions to illustrate the application of these techniques in various industries, and practice sessions to apply these techniques to real problems.
S. Swain
No textbook information available

15.815 Applied Behavioral Economics
______

Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Lecture: TR1-2.30 (E62-233) or TR2.30-4 (E62-223)
______
Introduction to behavioral economics for future managers, analysts, consultants or advisors to private and public enterprises. Presents basic principles of behavioral economics, and selected applications to marketing, management, finance, and public policy. Focuses on hidden influences, habits, and irrationalities in our behavior. Treats departures from 'rational behavior' as opportunities - for individuals to improve themselves, for companies to solve consumers' problems, for society to create new institutions and policies.
D. Prelec
No textbook information available

15.818 Pricing
______

Graduate (Fall); first half of term
Prereq: 15.809, 15.814, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
Credit cannot also be received for 15.726
______
Framework for understanding pricing strategies and analytics, with emphasis on entrepreneurial pricing. Topics include economic value analysis, elasticities, customization, complementary products, pricing in platform markets, and anticipating competitive responses.
C. Tucker

15.819 Marketing and Product Analytics
______

Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: 15.809, 15.814, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Lecture: TR1-2.30 (E51-345) or TR2.30-4 (E51-345)
______
Uses quantitative data to inform, make, and automate marketing decisions, including growth marketing, product design, pricing and promotions, advertising, and customer retention. Topics include creating metrics, randomized experiments, models for targeting, network effects, and analyzing launches. Features lectures, industry examples and guests, and data analysis assignments supported by in-class labs. Draws inspiration from the internet industry, but applications span many industries.
D. Eckles
No textbook information available

15.821 Listening to the Customer
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Not offered academic year 2023-2024Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Prereq: 15.809, 15.814, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
______
Introduces proven methods for listening to customers and understanding their needs in order to generate new ideas to build the top line. Students practice experiential interviewing and discuss how to use metaphor analysis, observation, the voice of the customer, and other methods to uncover customer needs.
Staff

15.822 Strategic Market Measurement
______

Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-3
______
Project subject teaches students how to create, carry out, interpret, and analyze a market research questionnaire. Emphasis on discovering market structure and segmentation, but students can pursue other project applications. Includes a user-oriented treatment of multivariate analysis (factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, conjoint and cluster analysis).
Staff

15.830 Enterprise Management Lab
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP)
Prereq: None. Coreq: 15.761, 15.814, or 15.900
Units: 3-0-6
______
Lays the foundation for the Enterprise Management (EM) Track by developing students' ability to apply integrated management perspectives and practices through action-learning. Small teams of students deliver quality deliverables by working on projects for large organizations and emergent innovators that integrate marketing, operations, and/or strategy. Students engage with faculty mentors and guest faculty speakers from marketing, strategy, and operations. Promotes a holistic cross-functional approach to addressing business issues. Significant class time allocated to team collaboration on projects. Students must register for both the fall term and IAP. Restricted to Sloan MBA and Sloan Fellow MBA students in EM Track.
Fall: S. Chatterjee
IAP: S. Chatterjee
No required or recommended textbooks

15.833 Business-to-Business Marketing
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Graduate (Fall); second half of term
Prereq: 15.809, 15.814, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
______
Applies marketing concepts, analyses and tools used in business-to-business (B2B) marketing. Develops an understanding of customer value management and value quantification as a strategy for delivering superior value to targeted business segments while maintaining equitable returns. Focuses on B2B pricing, brand building, web and technology facilitation of the supply chain, and customer relationship management. Underscores sales force management within the context of go-to-market strategy; however, does not address selling per se. Discusses ethical issues and various B2B contexts, such as products and services, for- and non-profits, and domestic and global markets. Emphasizes applications in technology and healthcare domains. Includes value-based pricing project, case studies, applied exercises, and readings.
S. Chatterjee

15.834 Marketing Strategy
______

Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: 15.809, 15.814, or permission of instructor
Units: 4-0-2
______
Prepares students to formulate the marketing component of overall corporate strategy. Students examine three types of situations: some in which firms leverage their existing competitive advantages; some in which they build new competitive advantages; and some in which a seemingly weaker competitor, such as a start-up, leapfrogs a larger incumbent. Presents material through a combination of cases, lectures, and a group project.
Staff

15.835 Entrepreneurial Marketing
______

Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-3
______
Explores a basic marketing framework in depth as it applies to start-ups. Students then apply this framework to a project.
Staff

15.838 Research Seminar in Marketing
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Lecture: F1-4 (E62-687)
______
Seminar on current marketing literature and current research interests of faculty and students. Topics such as marketing models, consumer behavior, competitive strategy, marketing experimentation, and game theory. Restricted to doctoral students.
Fall: D. Eckles
Spring: D. Prelec
No textbook information available

15.839 Workshop in Marketing
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
Lecture: T11.30 (E62-550)
______
Presentations by faculty, doctoral students, and guest speakers of ongoing research relating to current issues in marketing. Topics: reports of research projects (proposed or in progress) and informal discussions of recent literature dealing with subjects of special interest to participants. Restricted to doctoral students.
Fall: D. Prelec
Spring: D. Eckles, D. Prelec
No textbook information available

15.840-15.843 Seminar in Marketing
______

Graduate (Fall) Can be repeated for credit
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: 15.810
Units arranged
______
Group study of current topics related to marketing.
Staff

15.846 Branding
______

Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Prereq: 15.809, 15.814, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
Begins Apr 1. Lecture: TR10-11.30 (E51-325) or TR1-2.30 (E51-335)
______
Provides a foundation for building, managing, and defending brands at various stages in the brand life cycle. Introduces the fundamentals of customer experience, brand architecture, and management strategies relevant for B2C and B2B Marketing. Examples from a variety of industries cover topics that include brand co-creation, diffusion, imitation, and authenticity. Explores theory and practice using cases and behavioral academic research. Also looks at the development of leadership branding.
R. Gosline
No textbook information available

15.847[J] Consumer Behavior
______

Graduate (Fall)
(Same subject as 9.550[J])
Prereq: 15.809, 15.814, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 9.55, 15.8471
______
Examines the behavior of consumers through the lens of behavioral economics, cognitive science, and social psychology. Reviews theory and research and brings this knowledge to bear on a wide range of applications in business and public policy. Lectures are combined with cases, guest speakers, and brainstorming sessions where students work in teams to apply concepts to real-world problems. Meets with 15.8471 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria may differ for students taking the graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.
D. Rand

15.8471[J] Consumer Behavior
______

Undergrad (Fall)
(Same subject as 9.55[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 9.550, 15.847
______
Examines the behavior of consumers through the lens of behavioral economics, cognitive science, and social psychology. Reviews theory and research and brings this knowledge to bear on a wide range of applications in business and public policy. Lectures are combined with cases, guest speakers, and brainstorming sessions where students work in teams to apply concepts to real-world problems. Meets with 15.847 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria may differ for students taking the graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.
D. Rand

System Dynamics

15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring); first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
Credit cannot also be received for 15.736, 15.873, 15.8731
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: MW10-11.30 (E51-315) or MW1-2.30 (E51-345) or MW10-11.30 (E62-233) or MW1-2.30 (E62-223) Recitation: F2.30-4 (E51-151) or F1-2.30 (E51-361, E51-395) or F2.30-4 (E51-325)
______
Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design. Students use simulation models, management flight simulators, and case studies to develop conceptual and modeling skills for the design and management of high-performance organizations in a dynamic world. Case studies of successful applications of system dynamics in growth strategy, management of technology, operations, public policy, product development, and others. Principles for effective use of modeling in the real world. Meets with 15.873 first half of term when offered concurrently. Students taking 15.871 complete additional assignments.
Fall: H. Rahmandad
Spring: J. Sterman, J. Chu, V. Yang
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.872 System Dynamics II
______

Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: 15.871
Units: 3-0-3
Credit cannot also be received for 15.737
______
Emphasizes tools and methods needed to apply systems thinking and simulation modeling successfully in diverse real-world settings, including supply chains, forecasting, project management, process improvement, service operations, and platform-based businesses, among others. Uses simulation models, management flight simulators, and case studies to deepen the conceptual and modeling skills introduced in 15.871. Through models and case studies of successful applications students develop proficiency in how to use qualitative and quantitative data to formulate and test models, and how to work effectively with senior executives to implement change successfully. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking half-term graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.
Staff

15.873 System Dynamics for Business and Policy
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.736, 15.871, 15.8731
Lecture: MW10-11.30 (E51-315) or MW1-2.30 (E51-345) Recitation: F1-2.30 (E51-395) or F2.30-4 (E51-325)
______
Focuses on developing the skills and tools needed to successfully apply systems thinking and simulation modeling in diverse real-world settings, including growth strategy, management of technology, operations, public policy, product development, supply chains, forecasting, project management, process improvement, service operations, and platform-based businesses, among others. Uses simulation models, management flight simulators, and case studies to deepen conceptual and modeling skills beyond what is introduced in 15.871. Exploring case studies of successful applications, students develop proficiency in how to use qualitative and quantitative data to formulate and test models, and how to work effectively with senior executives to successfully implement change. Prepares students for further work in the field. Meets with 15.871 in first half of term when offered concurrently. Students taking 15.871 complete additional assignments.
Fall: H. Rahmandad
Spring: C. Yang
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.8731 System Dynamics: Tools for Solving Complex Problems
______

Undergrad (Fall, Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.736, 15.871, 15.873
Lecture: MW10-11.30 (E51-315) or MW1-2.30 (E51-345) Recitation: F1-2.30 (E51-395) or F2.30-4 (E51-325)
______
Introduction to field of system dynamics. Builds on ideas of control theory to understand dynamics of social, technological and organizational systems. Focuses on developing skills and tools needed to successfully apply systems thinking and simulation modeling in diverse real-world settings, including sustainability, strategy, project management, product development, public policy, healthcare, forecasting, platform-based businesses, and others. Utilizes simulation models, management flight simulators, and case studies to deepen conceptual and modeling skills. Develops proficiency in using qualitative and quantitative data to formulate and test models and how to work effectively with policy makers and executives to successfully implement change. Meets with 15.873 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria may differ for students taking the graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.
Fall: H. Rahmandad
Spring: C. Yang
Textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.874[J] People and the Planet: Environmental Governance and Science
______

Undergrad (Fall)
(Same subject as 12.387[J], IDS.063[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
______
Introduces governance and science aspects of complex environmental problems and approaches to solutions. Introduces quantitative analyses and methodological tools to analyze environmental issues that have human and natural components. Demonstrates concepts through a series of in-depth case studies of environmental governance and science problems. Students develop writing, quantitative modeling, and analytical skills in assessing environmental systems problems and developing solutions. Through experiential activities, such as modeling and policy exercises, students engage with the challenges and possibilities of governance in complex, interacting systems, including biogeophysical processes and societal and stakeholder interactions.
A. Siddiqi

15.878 Sustainable Business Lab
______

Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: None. Coreq: 15.915
Units: 3-0-6
Lecture: W EVE (4-7 PM) (E51-149)
______
Integrative experience that explores the complex set of circumstances and choices leaders must face in light of uncertain environmental and social consequences. Drawing on academic and practical experiences, students engage in a semester-long project focused on a host organization's sustainability challenge. Peer-to-peer learning accompanies in-class cases, simulations, and role-playing to provide students with practical skills for application in projects and for careers beyond. A shared deep dive into a systemic challenge provides a chance for students across programs to reflect and engage in dialogue about the ethical landscape of business. Through personal reflection and career visioning, students clarify their own personal commitments to leadership and change.
B. Patten
No textbook information available

15.879 Research Seminar in System Dynamics
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Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: 15.873 and permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
Lecture: F9-12 (E62-450)
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Doctoral seminar in system dynamics modeling, with a focus on building advanced modeling and research skills. Topics vary from year to year and may include: classic works in dynamic modeling from various disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, behavioral economics) and current research problems and papers; advanced system dynamics models focused on research and practical problems of interest to students; analytic tools and methods for model development, estimation, and analysis (e.g., automating modeling workflow, maximum likelihood, simulated method of moments, dynamical games, dynamic programming); bootcamp for enhancing modeling skills working on multiple problem sets.
Fall: J. Chu
Spring: C. Yang
No required or recommended textbooks

Strategic Management

15.900 Competitive Strategy
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Graduate (Fall, Spring); first half of term
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.9001
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: MWF1-2.30 (E51-335) or MWF2.30-4 (E51-335)
______
Explores a wide range of strategic problems, focusing particularly on the sources of competitive advantage and the interaction between industry structure and organizational capabilities. Introduces a wide variety of modern strategy frameworks and methodologies. Builds upon and integrates material from core topics, such as economics and organizational processes. Meets with 15.9001 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.
Fall: D. Sull, P. Azoulay
Spring: G. Rilinger
No textbook information available

15.9001 Competitive Strategy
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Undergrad (Spring); first half of term
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Credit cannot also be received for 15.900
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: MWF1-2.30 (E51-335) or MWF2.30-4 (E51-335)
______
Explores a wide range of strategic problems, focusing particularly on the sources of competitive advantage and the interaction between industry structure and organizational capabilities. Introduces a wide variety of modern strategy frameworks and methodologies. Builds upon and integrates material from core topics, such as economics and organizational processes. Meets with 15.900 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.
D. Li
No required or recommended textbooks

15.902 Advanced Strategic Management
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Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
Credit cannot also be received for 15.714
______
Focuses on developing skills and applying frameworks for the conduct of competitive and corporate strategy. Develops tools from earlier core subjects, especially those from strategic marketing, organizational processes, innovation-driven advantage, and economics. Emphasis is placed on the role of strategic commitments, social networks, strategic coherence, and adapting to environmental and technological change. Restricted to MIT Sloan Fellows.
Staff

15.903 Managing the Modern Organization: Organizational Economics and Corporate Strategy
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Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Prereq: 15.010 and 15.311
Units: 3-0-3
Begins Apr 1. Lecture: TR4-5.30 (E51-149)
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Focuses on how managers build and manage complex organizations to achieve strategic goals (e.g., competitive advantages for firms). Develops theoretical frameworks that build on 15.010 and 15.311. Applies these frameworks to corporate strategy, with an emphasis on managerial practices as key drivers of organizational success.
C. Angelucci
No textbook information available

15.904 Strategy and the CEO
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Not offered academic year 2023-2024Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Prereq: 15.900 or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
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Builds on 15.900 and 15.902 to explore key concepts that have shaped the field of strategic management teaching and strategy consulting over the past several decades. Uses lectures, readings, case studies, and videos to review the evolution of strategy teaching, research, and practice; differences between analytical versus prescriptive tools for strategic thinking and planning; external versus internal influences on financial results; and sources of enduring competitive advantage. Key themes include the role of CEO leadership in strategy formulation and execution, how to view company performance in context, and the role of platform strategies as a tool for competition in the digital age.
Staff

15.906 Competitive Strategy Boot Camp
(New)
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Graduate (Fall); first half of term
Prereq: 15.809
Units: 2-0-1 [P/D/F]
______
Introduces a variety of modern strategy frameworks and methodologies to develop the skills needed to be a successful manager. Cases and readings explore a range of strategic problems, focusing particularly value capture, the sources of competitive advantage and the interaction between industry structure and organizational capabilities. Restricted to Sloan Fellow MBA students.
D. Li

15.910 Innovation Strategy
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Graduate (Fall); second half of term
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-3
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Establishes a solid foundation for students interested in formulating and executing a strategy for developing new-to-the-world products in a technology-intensive business. Clarifies the interactions among competition, patterns of technological and market change, and the development of internal firm capabilities. Topics include "crossing the chasm" with new technologies, appropriating the returns from innovation, platform strategy, and the role of intellectual property and government regulations. Key conceptual frameworks are linked to applications in a variety of industry and case settings.
J. Pless

15.911 Entrepreneurial Strategy
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Graduate (Fall, Spring); second half of term
Prereq: None
Units: 6-0-3
Credit cannot also be received for 15.715
Begins Apr 1. Lecture: MWF1-2.30 (E51-335) or MWF2.30-4 (E51-335)
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Teaches an integrated strategy framework for start-ups. Provides a deep understanding of the core strategic choices facing innovation-based entrepreneurs, a synthetic framework for the process of choosing and the implementation of entrepreneurial strategy, and the core challenges and approaches for scaling ventures over time. Highlights the process of how to choose an entrepreneurial strategy, the specific choices that matter, how key choices fit together to form an overall entrepreneurial strategy, and the playbook for particular strategies for startups.
Fall: S. Stern
Spring: E. Scott
No textbook information available

15.912 Strategic Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: 15.910, 15.911, or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-3
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Provides a series of strategic frameworks for managing high-technology businesses with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, especially as it builds upon patterns of technological and market change, prior research on product development and new ventures, and the structure and development of organizational capabilities. Includes case analyses and simulations, as well as independent readings drawn from research in technological innovation, entrepreneurial management, and organizational theory.
Staff

15.913 Strategies for Sustainable Business
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Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-3
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Develops a pragmatic, action-oriented approach to sustainability: the alignment between healthy businesses, healthy environments, healthy societies, and an economy that meets human needs. In-class simulations and role-playing provide a robust foundation for understanding sustainability challenges. Cases analyze innovative strategies for sustainable businesses and organizations. Class discussions explore how sustainability is changing existing business models and market structures, how to develop sustainable management practices, and how firms can implement those practices successfully.
Staff

15.914 Competitive Dynamics and Strategy: Winning in Technology Markets
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Graduate (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: 15.872 and (15.369, 15.567, 15.900, or 15.902)
Units: 2-0-7
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Focuses on competitive strategy in technology-driven markets. Students acquire a portfolio of models of the signature dynamics in these markets and use the models in projects with participating companies to analyze technology markets, formulate competitive strategies, and illuminate the challenges of execution. Addresses issues critical for both established incumbents and new market entrants. Restricted to graduate students.
Staff

15.915 Business Strategies for a Sustainable Future
______

Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Lecture: TR10-11.30 (E62-276) or TR4-5.30 (E51-315)
______
Develops a pragmatic, action-oriented approach to sustainability: the alignment between healthy businesses, healthy environments, healthy societies, and an economy that meets human needs. In-class simulations and role-playing provide a robust foundation for understanding sustainability challenges. Cases analyze innovative strategies for sustainable businesses and organizations. Class discussions explore how sustainability is changing existing business models and market structures, how to develop sustainable management practices, and how firms can implement those practices successfully.
J. Jay, B. Patten, J. Sterman
No textbook information available

15.928 The Sociology of Strategy
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Not offered academic year 2023-2024Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: 15.342
Units: 3-0-9
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Doctoral seminar in theory building for social scientists interested in economic sociology, organization theory, strategic management, and related fields. Builds skills for developing social scientific theory. Focuses on assessing and developing the relevance of sociological research for key questions in strategy research: what explains the relative performance of firms and the variety of their strategies for achieving performance. Students also develop skills in evaluating academic research in this area. Restricted to doctoral students.
Staff

15.929 Identity and Action
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Not offered academic year 2024-2025Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: 15.342
Units: 3-0-9
Lecture: W11.30-2.30 (E62-587)
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Doctoral seminar in theory building for social scientists. Primary goal is to build skills for developing social scientific theory. Secondary goals are to review and integrate a broad array of ideas concerning the foundations of identity and its relation to action, and to suggest how such issues relate to a broader set of questions in the social sciences. Students learn that any account of action is based on ascribing desires, beliefs, and opportunities to specific actors, but such actors cannot be easily explained except as a result of action by prior actors. The focus of this course is around developing this paradox and providing a foundation for resolving it. Restricted to doctoral students.
E. Zuckerman
No textbook information available

15.933 Strategic Opportunities in Energy
______

Graduate (Fall); first half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: 15.900 or permission of instructor
Units: 4-0-2
______
Introduces the energy system in terms of sources and uses, market characteristics, and key metrics. Provides frameworks for understanding the structure and dynamics of the sector and the drivers of the energy future. Opportunities resulting from demand growth, supply challenges, environmental constraints, security of supply, technology breakthroughs, and regulation are analyzed from the perspectives of both established players and entrepreneurs. Student teams engage in projects that evaluate a segment of the energy landscape and develop a strategic prospectus for a new business opportunity.
Staff

15.941[J] Leadership in Real Estate
______

Graduate (Fall); first half of term
(Same subject as 11.430[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-3
______
Designed to help students deepen their understanding of leadership and increase self-awareness. They reflect on their authentic leadership styles and create goals and a learning plan to develop their capabilities. They also participate in activities to strengthen their "leadership presence" - the ability to authentically connect with people's hearts and minds. Students converse with classmates and industry leaders to learn from their insights, experiences, and advice. Limited to 15.
G. Schuck

15.949 Seminar in Strategy
______

Graduate (Fall) Can be repeated for credit
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to strategy.
Staff

Common Ground Subjects

15.C08[J] Causal Inference
(New)
______

Undergrad (Spring)
(Same subject as 17.C08[J])
Prereq: 6.3800, 6.3900, 6.C01, 14.32, 17.803, 18.05, 18.650, or permission of instructor
Units: 4-0-8
Lecture: MW3-4.30 (66-168) Recitation: F11 (56-169) or F2 (56-169)
______
Provides an accessible overview of modern quantitative methods for causal inference: testing whether an action causes an outcome to occur. Makes heavy use of applied, real-data examples using Python or R and drawn from the participating domains (economics, political science, business, public policy, etc.). Covers topics including potential outcomes, causal graphs, randomized controlled trials, observational studies, instrumental variable estimation, and a contrast with machine learning techniques. Seeks to provide an intuitive understanding of the core concepts and techniques to help students produce and consume evidence of causal claims.
J. Doyle, R. Rigobon, T. Yamamoto
No textbook information available

Special Subjects

15.S01 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
K. Niarchos

15.S02 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
TBA.
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
H. Samel
No textbook information available

15.S03 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Lecture: T12-3 (E62-346)
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
A. Almaatouq
No textbook information available

15.S04 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Spring) Can be repeated for credit; second half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
TBA.
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S05 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: TR1-2.30 (E62-450)
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Fall: D. Rand
Spring: H. Michaels
Summer: H. Michaels
No textbook information available

15.S06 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Spring) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Lecture: R3-5.30 (E62-450)
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
M. Demirer, B. Vatter
No textbook information available

15.S07 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: TR10-11.30 (E62-233) Recitation: F3 (E51-315)
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Fall: E. Keith
Spring: N. Golrezaei
Summer: N. Golrezaei
No textbook information available

15.S08 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Lecture: MW2.30-4 (E62-233)
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Fall: M. Shulman, G Kucsko
Spring: X. Sun
No required or recommended textbooks

15.S09 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
TBA.
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S10 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
15.S11: Lecture: M9-12 (E62-587)
15.S12: Lecture: M10-1 (E62-350)
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum. Consult Department headquarters.
Fall: B. Shields
IAP: J. Core, C. Noe
Summer: Staff
15.S10: No textbook information available
15.S11: No textbook information available
15.S12: No textbook information available

15.S11 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
15.S11: Lecture: M9-12 (E62-587)
15.S12: Lecture: M10-1 (E62-350)
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Spring: A. Makarin
Summer: A. Makarin
15.S10: No textbook information available
15.S11: No textbook information available
15.S12: No textbook information available

15.S10-15.S12 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
15.S11: Lecture: M9-12 (E62-587)
15.S12: Lecture: M10-1 (E62-350)
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Fall: D. Rand
Spring: D. Rand
Summer: D. Rand
15.S10: No textbook information available
15.S11: No textbook information available
15.S12: No textbook information available

15.S13 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S14 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
TBA.
______
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
C. Fogarty
No textbook information available

15.S15 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Lecture: R EVE (3-6 PM) (THE ENGINE)
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Spring: F. Murray
Summer: F. Murray
No textbook information available

15.S16 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring) Can be repeated for credit; second half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Begins Apr 1. Lecture: W EVE (4-7 PM) (E51-376)
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Fall: D. Sherif
Spring: J. Eberly
No textbook information available

15.S17 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Lecture: R10-11.30 (E62-221)
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Spring: M. Kazakoff
Summer: Consult: Sloan Educational Services
No textbook information available

15.S18 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; second half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
15.S18: Begins Apr 1. Lecture: R1-4 (E51-372)
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Spring: E. Zuckerman
Summer: E. Zuckerman
15.S18: No textbook information available

15.S19 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; second half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Begins Apr 1. Lecture: MW1-2.30 (E62-276) +final
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Spring: C. Wolfram
Summer: C. Wolfram
No textbook information available

15.S20-15.S26 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
15.S20: Ends Mar 15. Lecture: W4-5.30 (E62-223)
15.S21: TBA.
15.S22: Begins Apr 1. Lecture: T EVE (4-7 PM) (E62-221)
15.S24: Lecture: W EVE (4.30-6.30 PM) (E51-345)
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum. Coursework may continue into the following term.
Staff
15.S20: No textbook information available
15.S21: No textbook information available
15.S22: No textbook information available
15.S23: No textbook information available
15.S24: No textbook information available (IAP 2024); Textbooks (Spring 2024)
15.S25: No required or recommended textbooks
15.S26: No textbook information available

15.S30 Special Distance Learning Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study through distance learning on current topics related to management.
Staff

15.S31 Special Distance Learning Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study through distance learning on current topics related to management.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S32 Special Distance Learning Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study through distance learning on current topics related to management.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S33 Special Distance Learning Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study through distance learning on current topics related to management.
Staff

15.S35-15.S38 Special Distance Learning Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study through distance learning on current topics related to management.
Staff
15.S36: No textbook information available
15.S37: No textbook information available
15.S38: No textbook information available

15.S40 Special Seminar in Management
______

Undergrad (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged [P/D/F]
Subject Cancelled Subject Cancelled
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S41 Special Seminar in Management
______

Undergrad (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S42 Special Seminar in Management
______

Undergrad (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S43 Special Seminar in Management
______

Undergrad (Fall) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff

15.S44 Special Seminar in Management
______

Undergrad (Fall) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff

15.S45 Special Seminar in Management
______

Undergrad (Fall) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff

15.S46 Special Seminar in Management
______

Undergrad (Fall) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff

15.S47 Special Seminar in Management
______

Undergrad (Fall, IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S50 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
C. Noe
No required or recommended textbooks

15.S51 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; second half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
IAP: R. Levi
Summer: R. Levi
No textbook information available

15.S52 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
K. Blackburn, E. Kelly
No textbook information available

15.S53 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S54 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; second half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
Begins Apr 1. Lecture: M EVE (4-7 PM) (E62-276)
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Spring: D. Simester
Summer: D. Simester
No textbook information available

15.S55 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S56 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
No textbook information available

15.S57 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
P. Azoulay
No textbook information available

15.S58 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
N. Hartman
No textbook information available

15.S59 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
S. Lampkin
No textbook information available

15.S60 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
IAP: G. Perakis
Summer: G. Perakis
No required or recommended textbooks

15.S61 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
IAP: B. Shields
Summer: R. Fernandez
No textbook information available

15.S62 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Z. Ton
No textbook information available

15.S63 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
IAP: D. Ancona
Summer: D. Ancona
No textbook information available

15.S64 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Summer) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
______
Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
IAP: D. Ancona, K. Isaacs
Summer: D. Li
No textbook information available

15.S65 Special Seminar in Management
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
Lecture: W EVE (5.30-8 PM) (E38-579)
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Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Fall: M. Kazakoff
IAP: B. Thomas
Spring: M. Mitchell
Summer: D. Sherif
No textbook information available

15.S66 Special Seminar in Management
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Not offered academic year 2023-2024Graduate (Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Subject Cancelled Subject Cancelled
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Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
J. Cohen

15.S67 Special Seminar in Management
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Graduate (Summer) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
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Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
B. Shields, R. Reagans

15.S68 Special Seminar in Management
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Graduate (Spring) Can be repeated for credit; first half of term
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Ends Mar 15. Lecture: TR4-5.30 (E51-325)
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Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
J. Horton
No textbook information available

15.S69 Special Seminar in Management
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Graduate (Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
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Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff

15.S70-15.S75 Special Seminar in Management
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Graduate (IAP) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
15.S70: TBA.
15.S73: Begins Apr 1. Lecture: R EVE (4-6.30 PM) (E62-262) +final
15.S74: TBA.
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Group study of current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Staff
15.S70: No textbook information available
15.S71: No textbook information available
15.S73: No textbook information available
15.S74: No textbook information available
15.S75: No textbook information available

Thesis, Research, and Practice

15.UAR[J] Climate and Sustainability Undergraduate Advanced Research
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Undergrad (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
(Same subject as 1.UAR[J], 3.UAR[J], 5.UAR[J], 11.UAR[J], 12.UAR[J], 22.UAR[J])
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-4
Lecture: TR4 (32-144)
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Provides instruction in effective research, experiential projects, internships, and externships, including choosing and refining problems, surveying previous work and publications, industry best practices, design for robustness, technical presentation, authorship and collaboration, and ethics. Supporting content includes background and context pertaining to climate change and sustainability, as well as tools for sustainable design. Focus for project work includes research topics relevant to the MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC). Students engage in extensive written and oral communication exercises, in the context of an approved advanced research project. A total of 12 units of credit is awarded for completion of the spring and subsequent fall term offerings. Application required; consult MCSC website for more information.
Fall: E. Olivetti, J. Grossman
Spring: E. Olivetti, J. Grossman
No required or recommended textbooks

15.UR Undergraduate Research in Management
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Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged [P/D/F]
TBA.
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Participation in the work of a research group which includes such activities as independent study of the literature, direct involvement in the group's research (commensurate with the student's skills and preparation), or project work under an individual faculty member possibly extending over more than one term. Admission by arrangement with individual faculty member. Requires written project report.
Fall: S. Alessandro
IAP: S. Alessandro
Spring: S. Alessandro
Summer: S. Alessandro
Textbooks arranged individually (IAP 2024); No required or recommended textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.URG Undergraduate Studies in Management
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Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
TBA.
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Participation in the work of a research group which includes such activities as independent study of the literature, direct involvement in the group's research (commensurate with the student's skills and preparation), or project work under an individual faculty member possibly extending over more than one term. Admission by arrangement with individual faculty member. Requires written project report.
Fall: S. Alessandro
IAP: S. Alessandro
Spring: S. Alessandro
Summer: S. Alessandro
Textbooks arranged individually (IAP 2024); No required or recommended textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.EPE UPOP Engineering Practice Experience
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Undergrad (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Engineering School-Wide Elective Subject.
(Offered under: 1.EPE, 2.EPE, 3.EPE, 6.EPE, 8.EPE, 10.EPE, 15.EPE, 16.EPE, 20.EPE, 22.EPE)
Prereq: None
Units: 0-0-1 [P/D/F]
Lecture: TBA
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Provides students with skills to prepare for and excel in the world of industry. Emphasizes practical application of career theory and professional development concepts. Introduces students to relevant and timely resources for career development, provides students with tools to embark on a successful internship search, and offers networking opportunities with employers and MIT alumni. Students work in groups, led by industry mentors, to improve their resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills, networking abilities, project management, and ability to give and receive feedback. Objective is for students to be able to adapt and contribute effectively to their future employment organizations. A total of two units of credit is awarded for completion of the fall and subsequent spring term offerings. Application required; consult UPOP website for more information.
Fall: D. Fordell, C. Greaney
Spring: D. Fordell, C. Greaney
No required or recommended textbooks

15.950 Independent Study in Management
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Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged [P/D/F]
TBA.
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Advanced work, special investigation or application of a management topic, on an individual basis, under faculty supervision. May include readings, conferences, laboratory and fieldwork, and reports. Projects require prior approval, as well as a written proposal and a final report.
Fall: S. Alessandro
IAP: S. Alessandro
Spring: S. Alessandro
Summer: S. Alessandro
No textbook information available (IAP 2024); No required or recommended textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.951 Independent Study in Management
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Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
TBA.
______
Advanced work, special investigation or application of a management topic, on an individual basis, under faculty supervision. May include readings, conferences, laboratory and fieldwork, and reports. Projects require prior approval, as well as a written proposal and a final report.
Fall: S. Alessandro
IAP: S. Alessandro
Spring: S. Alessandro
Summer: S. Alessandro
No textbook information available (IAP 2024); No required or recommended textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.952 Curricular Practical Training
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Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units: 0-1-0 [P/D/F]
TBA.
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For Course 15 undergraduate students participating in management curriculum-related off-campus internship experiences. Students must have an employment offer from a company or organization and must find a Sloan faculty supervisor before enrolling. Consult Sloan Undergraduate Education Office
Fall: S. Alessandro
IAP: S. Alessandro
Spring: S. Alessandro
Summer: S. Alessandro
No textbook information available (IAP 2024); No required or recommended textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.960 Independent Study in Management
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Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
TBA.
______
Advanced work, special investigation or application of a management topic, on an individual basis, under faculty supervision. May include readings, conferences, laboratory and fieldwork, and reports. Projects require prior approval, as well as a written proposal and a final report.
Fall: C. Beck
IAP: C. Beck
Spring: C. Beck
Summer: C. Beck
No textbook information available

15.961 Independent Study in Management
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Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Lecture: TBA
______
Advanced work, special investigation or application of a management topic, on an individual basis, under faculty supervision. May include readings, conferences, laboratory and fieldwork, and reports. Projects require prior approval, as well as a written proposal and a final report.
Fall: C. Beck
IAP: C. Beck
Spring: C. Beck
Summer: C. Beck
No textbook information available

15.998 Independent Group Study in Action Learning
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Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer)
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units arranged
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Team-based opportunities for application management tools, under faculty supervision, on dynamic projects that provide a wide array of operational challenges facing organizations around the world. May include travel to on-site locales. Projects require prior approval, as well as a written proposal and a final report.
Staff

15.999 Internship
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Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged [P/D/F]
15.999: Lecture: TBA
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Elective subject in which students participate in an off-campus internship experience and apply topics of management and/or culture to their experience. Requirements include mandatory attendance at one workshop and a written deliverable. Internship experience must be at least two weeks in length, and students must have a formal offer letter from host employer/organization. Restricted to MIT Sloan students who wish to intern in an area related to their field of study. Additional restrictions may apply.
Fall: C. Beck
IAP: C. Beck
Spring: C. Beck
Summer: C. Beck
15.999: No textbook information available (IAP 2024); No required or recommended textbooks (Spring 2024)

15.THG Graduate Thesis
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Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Lecture: TBA
______
Research and writing of thesis; to be arranged by the student with supervising committee.
Fall: C. Beck
IAP: C. Beck
Spring: C. Beck
Summer: C. Beck
Textbooks arranged individually (IAP 2024); No required or recommended textbooks (Spring 2024)


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