Spring 2014 Sloan Innovation Period (SIP) March 17 through 20
SIP Bidding - ROUND II Is now CLOSED
The add/drop round will open on Wednesday, March 12 at 12pm
Round II results will be posted then.
- The Spring 2014 SIP schedule and workshop descriptions are posted! Access them by selecting 'SIP Information Resources' from the menu on the left.
- All SIP workshops are designated as ES.XXX (Elective SIP).
- Students participating in the MBA Study Tours, China/India Lab, Global Health Delivery, or E&I Study Tour do not need to bid for workshops. You will be pre-enrolled in the associated SIP workshop, no further action on your part is required.
- ES.612, Introduction to Product Management has 20 seats reserved for second years and 10 seats reserved for first years beginning in Round I.
- ES.160, 21st Century Visual Arts for Business Leaders, is available to MBA and LGO students only.
- ES.T01, ES.T02 and ES.T03-Teams Track, is available to MBA and LGO students only.
Guidelines for MBAs and LGOs:
- Workshops range in length from 3 hours to four days, so check the schedule carefully as you make your choices.
- In order to receive credit for a SIP workshop, you must attend in its entirety. You will not receive credit for attending a workshop if you leave early or arrive late. You will not receive partial credit for any workshops partially attended. Students are expected to attend workshops in their entirety in order to gain credit for the course.
- You will not receive credit for repeating a workshop. If a SIP workshop has the same number as a workshop you have taken previously (ex. CS.152 and ES.152), then you will not receive credit for the workshop. Do NOT use the titles of the workshops to judge previous enrollment. Please review your SIP audit (on MySloan) from last fall if there are questions about previous workshops attended.
- MBAs and LGOs bidding limit is 2 SIP units.
- MBAs ?14 who missed units during previous SIP terms will have their unit limits increased for the spring SIP session and should bid accordingly to make up for the missed sessions.
- Seats in SIP workshops are determined just like with regular bidding- priority and then points. Second year MBAs will always have priority over 1st year MBAs.
- Round I - You are encouraged to have a list of workshops of interest and bid for those you most want. The bid system will allow you to bid on workshops that overlap or meet at the same time.
- Round II - If you gain seats in workshops that overlap or meet at the same time, you must resolve these time conflicts during this round.
- Add/Drop - This is a tiered bidding round; please refer to the bid schedule (under the 'SIP Information Resources' tab for specific dates).
- Wait lists will not be part of the SIP bidding process due to the brevity of the workshops.
- Please note: Since SIP is a degree requirement for MBA and LGO students, only these students will bid during Round I and will have priority in SIP bidding over other Sloan graduate students in Round II.
- There is a feature in the Bid System concerning a 0 point bid. If you want to bid 0 points for a workshop, place that bid FIRST, then place your other bids. Once you allocate 1000 points on workshops, the system will no longer allow you to place more bids. So if you want to bid 0 points for a workshop, place that bid first.
- You will receive 1000 points with which to bid in Rounds I & II. You are encouraged to allocate all points in the first round.
- You may receive a point refund in Round II based on the clearing value or selling 'price' of the workshop. For example: If you bid 100 points for a workshop and the lowest winning bid for that workshop was 35 points, you will receive 65 points back. If you then decide to drop that class, you will get back the 35 points you were charged.
- If you bid for a class in Round I and did not obtain a seat, you will receive all of your points back in Round II.
SIP Graduation Requirement:
- SIP Graduation requirement (for MBAs) = 8 SIP units.
- SIP Graduation requirement (for LGOs) = 3 SIP units (minimum of .5 SIP units each semester on campus, except for final semester when minimum is 1 unit).