Now this post my dear classmates will find quite useless, but some friends outside have noted it should have preceded all those random study notes. Namely: what are the classes we are taking in Summer quarter and what are these textbooks I keep referring to. So here we go, better late than never.
Stanford GSB Sloan 2013, Summer quarter schedule
Basically, the idea of the July start is to get a number of core courses required for the MS degree out of the way and release more calendar time from Fall quarter on when the 2-year MBA program’s classes of GSB and electives “across the street” (e.g in other schools of Stanford) begin to be offered.
|MGTECON-209||Statistics and Economics||Oyer||Complete Business Statistics by Aczel (this book is so terrible and error-laden I am not even going to link to it – you’re better off reading Statistics For Dummies®) and Microeconomics by Perloff|
|OB-219||Sloan: Organizational Design||Soule||Strategic Management by Saloner (who happens to be current GSB dean), Shepard & Podolny|
|OB-289||Sloan: Negotiations||Neale||Negotiating Rationally by Bazerman & Neale(!)|
|POLECON-239||Sloan: Strategy Beyond Markets||Jha||Business and Its Environment (6th Edition) by Baron|
The fall quarter electives selection just opened last night and we have to make our choices by Monday evening. There is quite a bit of randomization and lottery involved to ensure fairness given the high demand – many more famous classes already now sport waiting lists of 50 people. I will share more on the outcome once Fortuna is done with all the smiling for some (and frowning for many).