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Sloan School of Management

15.962
Special Seminars in Management
High-Tech Start-ups
Ken Morse, Jack Gill
Mon-Fri, Jan 11-14, 18-21, 24-27, 10am-12:00pm, Room TBD

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 15-Dec-2004
Limited to 60 participants.
Prereq:
Level: H 3 units Standard A - F Grading Can be repeated for credit   

A pragmatic, fast-paced primer course on the dynamics of high-tech entrepreneurship designed for science and entrepreneurial faculty; graduate students in science, engineering, and medicine; upper-class science and engineering majors; and post docs and interns with entrepreneurial interests. Features prestigious, industry, guest speakers. Topics to be covered: VCs, Entrepreneurs, VC Firms; Startup Company Dynamics; Stock Options, Compensations; Financings, Cap Schemes; Photonics Case Study; Telecom Case Study; Telecom Case Study; and High-tech Career Planning. Co-sponsored with EECS. Meets in room 32-155, except for January 13 and 27, which meets in room E51-335.
Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, 35-409E, kaths@mit.edu

15.973
Special Seminar in Management
Leadership Workshop: Distributed Leadership
Deborah Ancona, Thomas Malone, Wanda Orlikowski, Peter Senge
Schedule: TBD
Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 15-Dec-2004
Limited to 45 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor Limited to Graduate Sloan Students
Level: H 5 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
As leadership moves more and more from command and control to cultivate and coordinate, sensemaking, relating, visioning, and inventing are increasingly critical to success. This basic Sloan leadership workshop is aimed at honing your leadership capabilities in all of these areas. For Lottery see 15.973 Distributed Leadership - IAP 2005 Sloanspace community. Lottery opens Dec. 1, closes Dec. 15. Limit = 45 participants per sec. Sec. A: Jan. 5-7; Wed & Th 8-6:30pm, Fri 8-3:30pm in E56-Pent. Sec. B: Jan. 12-14, Wed & Th 8-6:30pm, Fri 8-3:30pm. Sec. C: Jan. 19-21, Wed & Th 8-6:30pm, Fri 8-3:30pm; B & C in Fac. Club.
Web: https://sloanspace.mit.edu
Contact: Lisa Martin, E52-101B, (617) 253-1510, lemartin@mit.edu

15.975
Special Seminar in Management
The Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans
Joseph G. Hadzima, Jr.
Mon-Thu, Jan 10-13, 18-19, 06-09:00pm, 10-250

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 250 participants.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Permission of instructor Open to all departments and schools
Level: H 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Explore the nuts and bolts of preparing a business plan. Useful for those interested in starting up and/or improving a new business, or entering the MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition. Speakers will include entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, other financing sources, and experts.

Attendance at each session is required unless previously arranged. Written requirement-3 to 5 pages original Executive Summary or an analysis of an idea.
Web: http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/15975
Contact: Mark Roberge, mroberge@mit.edu

15.976
Special Seminars in Management
Starting and Building a Successful Technology-Based Company
Michael Grandinetti
Mon Jan 24 thru Fri Jan 28, 02:30-05:00pm, Wong Auditorium

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 100 participants.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Permission of instructor Open to undergrads as well as grad students
Level: H 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
15.976 covers issues faced in transforming a venture from an idea into a fast-growing company. Guest entrepreneurs, VCs, and service providers discuss topics including strategies for long-term growth and sustainable business development, team formation and leadership, growth capital, and business infrastructure. The final class covers MIT resources available to students starting companies. Course work includes readings and short written assignments. This course has been taught continually since 1981. Literally, hundreds of entrepreneurs have been inspired by 15.976!
Contact: Teaching Assistant, 15976-ta@mit.edu

15.977
Special Seminar in Management
Sports Management
Shane Frederick, Daryl Morey
Mon Jan 24, Wed Jan 26, Fri Jan 28, 03-05:30pm, E51-151

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 20-Dec-2004
Limited to 40 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor Sloan Students Only
Level: H 2 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
Sports franchises increasingly use analytical approaches in business decisions (e.g. pricing tickets) and sports strategy (e.g. when to bunt). This course will discuss analytical business concepts as they apply to sports management including yield management, decision trees, lifetime value analysis, and price elasticity of demand. Course faculty: Daryl Morey, SM '00, Sr VP of Operations and Information for the Boston Celtics, and Shane Frederick, Sloan School Marketing faculty. Sloan students only; case study and class project. Optional outing to a Celtics game after the final class.
Contact: Daryl Morey, (617) 854-8053, dmorey@celtics.com

15.996
Special Seminars in Management
Inside Perspective on Consulting
Prof. Gerhard Schulmeyer
Wed Jan 12, Thu Jan 13, Fri Jan 14, 08:30am-04:00pm, E51-315

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 06-Dec-2004
Limited to 86 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor None
Level: G 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
The objective of this course is threefold:
1.Provide an overview of the tools that top consulting firms use 2. Introduce some of the latest topics in consulting to give students a macro-level view on the direction of consulting industry 3.Prepare students for upcoming interviews by giving them a chance to meet and interact with consultants. Students must attend all three days of the course, to receive a passing grade. All students must register through Sloanspace.
Web: http://sloanspace.mit.edu
Contact: Jooyong Lee, (617) 699-7505, jooyong@mit.edu


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