EE204: Business Management for
Electrical Engineers and Computer Scientists

EE204 next offered Spring 2015

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-10:50am

Course Registration

High demand for this class in the past has made registration difficult. Student comments and course reviews are available. Please register only if you plan to take the class and are familiar with the class and its goals, methods, grading, and attendance policies, all of which can be found on this site. This ensures maximum access for students wait-listed for the course. The course will be taught again in Spring quarter, 2012.

Registration on AXESS will open on Feb 9, 2014. Students from all departments are welcome. The class is intended for M.S. and Ph.D. students. Note that Computer Science M.S. and Ph.D. students can count EE204 as an elective. Electrical Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. students can count EE204 toward the "breadth" requirement. No special approval is required; students enter it in the 'Electives' area of their M.S. program sheet. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 50 students, on a first come first served basis.

No departmental or instructor approval is required to register for EE204. Students who try to register after the first 50 registrations will receive an error message from AXESS. We encourage students to place themselves on the waiting list via the form (see below). You must attend the first two classes on 4/3 and 4/5. Students will be placed on the waiting list in the order in which their requests have been received. Whether students are admitted to the class will depend on whether the students ahead of them on the list decide to enroll. For this reason, we ask that anyone who signs up but later decides not to take the class to notify the instructors by email as soon as possible. In previous years, many students have been able to attend from the waiting list. Every student must attend the first two classes to keep his or her place on the registration list.

Waiting List

You must attend the first two classes to maintain your position on the waiting list


Course Reader

Because the class uses Harvard Cases, Notes, and Business Review articles, which are expensive if purchased at retail prices, the required course reader will now be available for purchase directly through Harvard Business School Online Publishing. Each student will purchase one copy of the course materials online and print out the materials for himself or herself. (Please respect the copyright of the authors and purchase a legal copy of the course reader. No sharing.) The price of the course reader is approximately $134, which is a significant discount over the retail price.

Supplemental class material and threaded discussions are available on the Facebook Group Stanford EE204 -- Business Management for Engineers and Computer Scientists. Membership is approved for all current and former EE204 (and EE353) students. Students are strongly encouraged to join the group. You must have a current facebook account and you must apply to join the group.

Purchase information for the Course Reader can be found on the Assignments page.