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Course Credits Semester & time Professor / Course No
Capstone Seminar in Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Integrative experience that explores the complex set of circumstances and choices leaders must face in light of uncertain environmental and social consequences.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
MW 2:30-4:00
Jay, Patten
15.878
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
MW 2:30-4:00
Jay, Patten
15.878
Introduction to System Dynamics  Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design. 
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
Various
Various
15.871
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
Various
Various
15.871
Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab) Learn how businesses can succeed while tackling sustainability challenges.  Work with a variety of companies and organizations on sustainable business strategy, and learn tools for evaluating strategies.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
TR 10:00-11:30
Jay, Patten, Sterman, de Zegher
15.915
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
TR 10:00-11:30
Jay, Patten, Sterman, de Zegher
15.915
Advanced Applied Macroeconomics and Interntaional Institutions Topics draw on current macroeconomic issues and events, such as modern monetary and fiscal policy; financial crisis, contagion, and currency crisis. EMBA course
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
15.723
6 Cr. Spring ‘20

15.723
Applied Macro- and International Economics II (Macroeconomic Development and Sustainability) 15.014 focuses on using case studies to investigate the macroenvironment in which firms operate. The course is divided in five parts.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘20
Rigobon
15.014
9 Cr. Spring ‘20
Rigobon
15.014
Bridging the American Divides: Work, Community and Culture - USA Lab Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included
9 Cr.
Spring ‘20
W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Dyer, Hafrey, Kochan
15.679
9 Cr. Spring ‘20
W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Dyer, Hafrey, Kochan
15.679
Choice Points: Readings on the Exercise of Power & Responsibility Explores decision making and leadership.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘20
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
McKersie
15.268
9 Cr. Spring ‘20
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
McKersie
15.268
D-Lab: Development Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation addressed through lectures, case studies, guest speakers and laboratory exercises. Enrollment limited by lottery; must attend first class session. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
MWF 3:30-5:00
Hsu, Sanyal, Smith
EC.701
EC.781
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
MWF 3:30-5:00
Hsu, Sanyal, Smith
EC.701
EC.781
D-Lab: Education and Learning Using innovative and proven best-practice models to create curriculum and implement instruction about design thinking, science, engineering, global learning, community activism, and more.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘20
W 3:00-5:00
Nam
EC.717
EC.787
9 Cr. Spring ‘20
W 3:00-5:00
Nam
EC.717
EC.787
D-Lab: Energy in Global Development Providing an overview of thermodynamics and heat transfer through an international development lens to impart energy literacy and common sense applications.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 1:00-2:30
EC.711
EC.791
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 1:00-2:30

EC.711
EC.791
D-Lab: Introduction to Energy in Global Development Provides a project-based approach that engages students in understanding and addressing the applications of alternative energy technology in developing countries. Focuses on compact, robust, low-cost systems for generating electrical power. Enrollment limited by lottery; must attend first class session. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
WF 12-3
Verploegen
EC.791
EC.711
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
WF 12-3
Verploegen
EC.791
EC.711
D-Lab: Smallholder Agriculture Exploring the scientific, social, and economic context of smallholder farmers in developing countries.  
9 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 10:30-12
Jones, Nanes
EC.724
EC.784
9 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 10:30-12
Jones, Nanes
EC.724
EC.784
D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health This course addresses mitigation and adaptation to climate change as it pertains to water and health. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
Th 12:00-3:00
Hsu, Nam
EC.719
EC.789
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
Th 12:00-3:00
Hsu, Nam
EC.719
EC.789
Development Ventures An exploratory developmental entrepreneurship action lab on founding, financing, and building high-impact viable ventures in developing nations and emerging regions for underserved customers everywhere. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
Th 10:00-12:00
Bonsen, Pentland
15.375
EC.731 / MAS.665
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
Th 10:00-12:00
Bonsen, Pentland
15.375
EC.731 / MAS.665
Ecological Urbanism Seminar Examines the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. Examines the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
M 2-5
Spirn
11.308
4.213
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
M 2-5
Spirn
11.308
4.213
Economic Analysis of Urban Development and Environmental Sustainability This course aims to guide the students to explore the causes and consequences of urban environmental quality dynamics, and provide them the econometric tools to quantify such relationships
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
F 9:00-12:00
Zheng
11.S940
11.S197
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
F 9:00-12:00
Zheng
11.S940
11.S197
Economics of Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability Covers energy and environmental market organization and regulation. Explores economic challenges and solutions to transforming energy markets to be more efficient, accessible, affordable, and sustainable.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
MW 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Li
15.020
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
MW 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Li
15.020
Economy and Business in Modern China and India: China Lab and India Lab The purpose of this course is to analyze these two countries within a coherent analytical framework.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
TR 4:00-5:30
Grant, Karplus
15.225
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
TR 4:00-5:30
Grant, Karplus
15.225
Effective Business Models in Frontier Markets Examines how new approaches to operations, revenue, marketing, finance, and strategy enable improved social outcomes in resource-limited settings across Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
TTh 1:00-2:30
Sastry
15.232
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
TTh 1:00-2:30
Sastry
15.232
Energy Systems and Climate Change Mitigation Policy implications and basic understanding of energy technologies and their climate impacts.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
Trancik
IDS.521
SCM.124
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
Trancik
IDS.521
SCM.124
Energy Ventures Write a business plan for an energy startup or corporate venture.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
Th 5:00-8:00PM, F 10:30-12:00PM
Aulet, Hynes, O’Sullivan
15.366
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
Th 5:00-8:00PM, F 10:30-12:00PM
Aulet, Hynes, O’Sullivan
15.366
Energy, Economics, and Policy Economic evaluation of policy options and implications in energy and climate domain.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
T/R 4:00-5:00
Knittel
15.038
14.444
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
T/R 4:00-5:00
Knittel
15.038
14.444
Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing Measure and manage energy use, material use, and environmental impact of manufacturing.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
Gutowski
2.830
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
Gutowski
2.830
Environmental Conflict and Social Change Explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Th 1:00-4:00
Walley
STS.320J
21A.429
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
Th 1:00-4:00
Walley
STS.320J
21A.429
Ethical Practice: Leading Through Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and System Design Introduction to ethics in business, with a focus on business management. Students explore theoretical concepts in business ethics, and cases representing the challenges they will likely face as managers.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
MW 1:00-2:30
Hafrey
15.270
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
MW 1:00-2:30
Hafrey
15.270
Global Climate Policy and Sustainability Addresses economic growth, environmental preservation, and social equity through the lens of sustainability.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
11.169
11.269
12 Cr. Spring ‘20

11.169
11.269
Global Energy: Politics, Markets, and Policy The course focuses heavily on accelerating the transition to cleaner forms of energy, as well as on the management of climate change, air quality, and other environmental challenges around the world.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
TR 1:00-2:30
Karplus
15.219
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
TR 1:00-2:30
Karplus
15.219
Global Supply Chain Applications Discusses the basic theories of international trade, cultural differences in global supply chains, sustainability, risks, and security. 
9 Cr.
Spring ‘20
SCM.267
9 Cr. Spring ‘20

SCM.267
Humanitarian Innovation: Design for Relief, Rebuilding, and Recovery The course pilots a new approach to humanitarian innovation, focusing on how to teach refugees and displaced the design process so that they can create technologies and tools to improve their lives 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
MW 1:00-3:00
Smith, Thompson
EC.750
EC.785
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
MW 1:00-3:00
Smith, Thompson
EC.750
EC.785
Humanitarian Logistics Explores how logistics management principles apply in dynamic, resource-constrained contexts, ranging from humanitarian crisis response to international development. Note: SCM.283/4 meet together. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
MW 4:00-5:30
Goentzel
SCM.284
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
MW 4:00-5:30
Goentzel
SCM.284
Intro to Environmental Policy and Planning Environmental policy, and the social processes behind its development and implementation.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
TR 9:30-11:00
Susskind
11.601
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
TR 9:30-11:00
Susskind
11.601
Intro to International Development Planning Basics of international development from planning perspective.  Integrated socio-economic and environmental approach.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
TR 9:30-11:00
Rajagopal
11.701
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
TR 9:30-11:00
Rajagopal
11.701
Land, Water, Food, and Climate Seminar examines food production in a changing world, with an emphasis on key scientific questions about the connections between natural resources, climate, and agriculture.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
McLaughlin
1.74
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
McLaughlin
1.74
Law, Technology, and Public Policy Examines the relationship between law and the development of science and technology, the ways in which law, economics, and technological change shape public policy, and compares law and economics as alternative paradigms for encouraging sustainability, growth, and employment.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
TR 4:00-6:00
Ashford, Caldart
15.655J
IDS.435
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
TR 4:00-6:00
Ashford, Caldart
15.655J
IDS.435
Management of Services: Concepts, Design, & Delivery Operations course focused on service industry; emphasis on social/labor dimensions.
9 Cr.
Fall ‘19
Two sections
Ton
15.768
9 Cr. Fall ‘19
Two sections
Ton
15.768
Navigating Politics and Power in Water and Sanitation Planning Inform and navigate the power dynamics at play in decision-making processes that govern the planning and delivery of water and sanitation systems.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Carolini
11.475
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
Carolini
11.475
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector Builds insight and skills about multi-party negotiation and consensus building. Relevant to all multi-sectoral work.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
Susskind
11.255
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
Susskind
11.255
Operations Strategy Provides unifying framework for analyzing strategic issues in manufacturing and service operations.  
9 Cr.
Spring ‘20
TR 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Zheng
15.769
9 Cr. Spring ‘20
TR 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Zheng
15.769
People and Profits: Shaping the Future of Work Examines the role of business, alongside government and labor, in creating good quality jobs in a vibrant, equitable economy.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
MW 2:00-3:30
Dyer, Kochan
15.662J
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
MW 2:00-3:30
Dyer, Kochan
15.662J
Product Design and Development Project-based course on product design; teaches design for environment.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘20
TR 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Eppinger, Yang
15.783
12 Cr. Spring ‘20
TR 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Eppinger, Yang
15.783
Social Impact Investing This course provides an introduction to social impact investing – an investment approach intentionally seeking to create both financial return and positive social impact that is actively measured. 
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
TR 2:30-4:00
Rao
15.499
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
TR 2:30-4:00
Rao
15.499
Solving for carbon neutrality at MIT This course is designed for students interested in a project-based curriculum that seeks to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shift away from fossil fuels. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 2:30-4:00
Gutowski, Newman
2.S999
11.S941
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 2:30-4:00
Gutowski, Newman
2.S999
11.S941
SSIM:  Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Strategies for a Sustainable Future Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Strategies for a Sustainable Future
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
TR 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Michaels
15.S05
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
TR 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Michaels
15.S05
SSIM:  Finance Ethics and Regulation Finance Ethics and Social Responsibility
6 Cr.
Fall ‘19
MW 4:00-5:30
Hafrey
15.S06
6 Cr. Fall ‘19
MW 4:00-5:30
Hafrey
15.S06
Sustainable Energy Engineering-focused course on energy production and distribution.  Highly Quantitative.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
TR 3:00-5:00
Golay
11.371
2.65/2.650/10.291/10.391/22.081/22.811
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
TR 3:00-5:00
Golay
11.371
2.65/2.650/10.291/10.391/22.081/22.811
Sustainable Supply Chains Focus on the fundamental tools and techniques required to analyze and design environmentally sustainable supply chain systems.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘20
Velazquez
SCM.290
6 Cr. Spring ‘20
Velazquez
SCM.290
System Dynamics for Business and Policy Focuses on developing the skills and tools needed to successfully apply systems thinking and simulation modeling in diverse real-world settings
9 Cr.
Spring ‘20
Various
Keith
15.873
9 Cr. Spring ‘20
Various
Keith
15.873
Technology, Globalization, & Sustainable Development Lecture course on governmental policies for encouraging sustainable growth, improving the environment, and advancing employment in developed and developing countries.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
W 4:00-6:30
Ashford, Hall
15.657
SCM.137
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
W 4:00-6:30
Ashford, Hall
15.657
SCM.137
Transportation Policy, the Environment, and Livable Communities Examines transportation policymaking, its relationship to environmental politics, and implementation and instutional behavior
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Coughlin, Salvucci
1.253J
11.543J/SCM.222J
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
Coughlin, Salvucci
1.253J
11.543J/SCM.222J
U-Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self Personal reflection and leadership development in context of sustainability, broadly defined.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘19
T 5:30-9:00
Scharmer
15.671
6 Cr. Fall ‘19
T 5:30-9:00
Scharmer
15.671
Urban Labor Markets and Employment Policy Socio-economic focus on human resource management and labor policy. Lectures, cases, writing.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
F 9:00-12:00
15.677
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
F 9:00-12:00

15.677
Water Resource Systems Surveys optimization and simulation methods for management of water resources. Case studies illustrate linear, quadratic, nonlinear programming and real-time control.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘19
TR 2:30-4:00
McLaughlin
1.731
1.075
12 Cr. Fall ‘19
TR 2:30-4:00
McLaughlin
1.731
1.075