As the Sloan year has passed the equator, I’ve signed up for the following classes kicking off next week. It is going to be quite intense, 22 units in total and Mondays going from 8am to 9pm…
- FINANCE 229 – Sloan: Finance (Ilya Strebulaev)
- MKTG 249 – Sloan: Re-Imaging Marketing: The Power of Stories (Jennifer Aaker; see also her Story Bank site)
Yes, just two this time, leaving more precious time for electives.
- FINANCE 373 – Entrepreneurial Finance (Arthur Korteweg)
- FINANCE 385 – Angel & VC Financing seminar (Ilya Strebulaev and Theresia Gouw)
- FINANCE 587 – Private Equity (George Parker)
- MS&E 274 – Dynamic Entrepreneurial Strategy (Edison Tse)
- STRAMGT 354 – Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital (Peter Wendell, Eric Schmidt)
The least I am stepping out of my comfort zone here, but maybe just going insane with four finance classes in one quarter. Half-jokingly, I’ve got something on foundations, something on handing out money (as an investor) and something on burning it (as an entrepreneur).
Getting into Wendell’s legendary 354 is a lottery win that I am most looking forward to as something no other business school in the world could ever replicate, looking at the roster of Valley luminary guests starting with Schmidt who will co-run sessions in this course as guests.
And I really wanted to add something more from the Stanford Engineering school to mix the network up a bit, hoping the MS&E take on strategy from an entrepreneurial angle will do the trick.
I will plan to attend as many of the sessions in Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders, European Entrepreneurship And Innovation and Human-Computer Interaction Seminar. All their announced speaker schedules look amazing, again, but I will not take them for credit (= mandatory attendance) any more to leave more flexibility in weekly time planning.
Classes I also considered by ended up passing on for various prioritization and scheduling reasons:
- GSBGEN 382 – Thinking Like a Lawyer, a course where law school professors explain their art specifically to non-lawyers.
- MS&E 283 – Scaling Excellence in Organizations and…
- MS&E 266 – Management of New Product Development. Sounded even more appealing options for inflitrating the Engineering school Masters program than the strategy class I got, but there were unsolvable time conflicts for these…
- OB 671 – Social Psychology in Organizations, an advanced PhD seminar.
- MGTECON 334 – The International Economy. I’ve missed something bringing a bit of non-US angle to my schedule, but eventually not sure if international trade policy, even if intellectually interesting is the biggest gap to fill at the moment.
- PSYCH 212 – Social Psychology. A full course on classic studies on experimental psychology, digging deeper on many things we just barely touched in our core Organizational Behaviour courses. Again, time conflicts…
- My class selections from Summer and Autumn quarters.
- I’m now maintaining a list of all books assigned as reading in my Stanford courses here.
- And there is now an exhaustive table of contents page for all of my Sloan year writing on this blog.