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OB374 for Non-GSB Stanford Graduate Students
In the past several years, many more students have bid for Interpersonal Dynamics than can enroll. There are severe staffing constraints that prevent us from adding new sections. However, many of the students who now take the course do so because they have heard it's a "must course" but really have no idea what they are getting into.
This is a very different course (both in content and in the learning process) from others at the GSB. Furthermore, this course is not for everybody. In fact, there is a subset that takes it who probably shouldn't have and who get very little out of the experience. Furthermore, their non-involvement detracts from the learning of others. (See Appendix B for the reasons not to take OB374). We don't believe this is a "must course" or that students' lives will be unfulfilled if they haven't had Interpersonal Dynamics.
Our guess is that, in the 11 sections being taught, there are enough seats for those students who really understand the course and decide they want it. The purpose of this qualification process is to help you make that informed choice. Our guess is that we will actually turn down very few students in this initial screening. But this process increases the chance that you know what the course is about and that it is right for you. Informed self-selection is our goal.
In order to take OB374, you must submit a qualification paper by the date listed below for the section you are enrolled or waitlisted for.
At the conclusion of Super Round, and the close of each round of registration, anyone who has preferenced or enrolled in a section of OB374 will receive an email notification that they are required to submit a qualification paper by the deadline or suffer the above listed consequences. Approximately 10 days prior to the deadline for each quarter one reminder email will be sent to those students that have yet to fulfill the qualification assignment requirement.
These are the deadlines for submitting your qualification assignment for the 2012/2013 Academic Year:
If you are
enrolled or waitlisted for Autumn 2012 which begins September 24th,
If you are
enrolled or waitlisted for Winter 2013 which begins January 7th,
If you are
enrolled or waitlisted for Spring 2013 which begins April 4th,
If the section of OB374 you are waitlisted for has a time/course conflict with a course in which you are enrolled, you must submit a drop-if-enroll request to ensure that you are not skipped by the waitlist processor.
Instructions on how to submit a drop-if-enroll via Axess are available at: https://mygsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/secondyear/howtosubmitdropifenrollmbatwo.cfm
All of the 2012/2013 sections of OB374, with the exception of the winter Sloan section. are open to non-GSB Graduate Students:
However, non-GSB students may not register for the course prior to the quarter.
Note: It is generally considered a long shot for a non-GSB student to be allotted a seat in OB374. While most sections start with long waitlists of GSB students, it is impossible to predict how many seats, if any at all, will be available at the end of the second meeting for non-GSB students. For example, in the fall 2009 quarter we offered three sections. They all had long waitlists. One section had to turn students away, one section accommodated everyone interested and was completely filled, and one section ended up with two seats left unfilled.
TGR Status: OB374 is a 5 unit course. If a non-GSB student is on TGR status and only allowed 3 units, the student is responsible for paying their school for the extra units at the rate the students school charges. The student can try to petition the appropriate authority at their school to request waiver of paying for the extra unit, but in our experience this has never been granted and the students have always had to pay for it. The GSB will not waive the 4th and 5th unit under any circumstances, period. Please Do Not ask.