The Spirit of Entrepreneurship


Stanford School of Engineering

  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



This companion course to MS&E472 - Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders' Seminar teaches how to look at a business and analyze its key components using speakers at the weekly Thought Leaders' Seminar. Assess each company's business model and discuss how the founders discovered their opportunity, built their team, and got funded. Topics are relevant for up-and-coming founders of companies and future engineers or scientists participating in a startup.

Please note: students who would like to enroll in MS&E178 must also enroll in MS&E472 in the same quarter. 


  • 1 year of college level calculus (through calculus of several variables, such as CME100 or MATH 51)
  • Background in statistics, experience with spreadsheets recommended.
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

Topics include

  • Venture Financing
  • Business Models
  • Interpersonal dynamics in the startup environment


Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.

024 Spring 2017-18 Online

Enrollment Closed

Dates:April 2 - June 6, 2018
Days: Mon, Wed
Times:5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Units: 2.00
Delivery Option:
For Credit $2,520.00 ?


Enrollment Dates: February 11 to March 19, 2018