Quick Stats

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  • Program Cost
    $122,400
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Selectivity
    7%
  • Job Offers
    94%
  • Average Salary
    $125,592
  • Top Industry
    Technology
Contact Information
Knight Management Center
655 Knight Way
Stanford, California 94305-7298, United States
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Best B-School Road Trip: Stanford Graduate Business School

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane head to Palo Alto to discover what makes the Stanford Graduate School of Business such a hotbed of innovation.

About Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford GSB empowers individuals to envision what is possible and make it happen through principled leadership and creative problem solving. The MBA and other programs engage the highest quality students with world-class faculty from across Stanford University's 7 schools, as well as alumni, Silicon Valley professionals, global executives, and the broader world community. The state-of-the-art Knight Management Center, built to the highest LEED Platinum environmental sustainability standards, offers flexible classroom spaces for hands-on learning, small group leadership labs, and team-based learning.

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  • Nov 2
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    Provides frameworks for optimizing organizational performance while implementing change and driving innovation. Emphasizes learning in action and provides structure for participants to apply learning to their own business challenges. Includes multimedia learning toolkit.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average
  • Median
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
7% Stanford Graduate School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 7,108
7% 7.0
0% 0.0
Female
0%
International
0%
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0%
740 to 769
0%
0%
710 to 739
0%
0%
680 to 709
0%
0%
650 to 679
0%
0%
620 to 649
0%
0%
590 to 619
0%
0%
560 to 589
0%
0%
530 to 559
0%
0%
500 to 529
0%
0%
Under 500
0%
0%
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 31%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 26%
  • Consulting 19%
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 7%
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
94% Stanford Graduate School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
77% 77
64% 63.699022556390986
77% Receive Offers
72% 72
58% 57.85206896551723
72% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
17% 17
21% 21.110859375
17% Receive Offers
17% 17
25% 24.93132867132867
17% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
5% 5.492558139534883
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
7% 7.091818181818181
0% Accept Offers
70% Graduates seeking full-time employment
29% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
24% 24
$129,701.00
80K 225K
Finance/Accounting
29% 29
$143,077.00
90K 225K
General Management
15% 15
$110,339.00
40K 150K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
22% 22
$117,122.00
54K 180K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
5% 5
$110,300.00
70K 147K
Other
5% 5
$86,996.00
46K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
19% 19
$132,855.00
90K 150K
Consumer Products
4% 4
$96,111.00
40K 125K
Financial Services
26% 26
$144,370.00
90K 225K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
0% 0
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
$127,500.00
50K 225K
Non-profit
5% 5
$85,050.00
75K 98K
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
$132,167.00
110K 160K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
7% 7
$111,864.00
46K 150K
Real Estate
2% 2
$108,750.00
100K 125K
Technology
31% 31
$117,408.00
54K 153K
Other
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
0% 0
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
21% 21
$112,218.00
50K 150K
More than five years
15% 15
$126,686.00
46K 185K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
3% 3
$114,749.00
40K 140K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
1% 1
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
2% 2
$135,000.00
105K 160K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
1% 1
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
90% 90
$125,886.00
46K 225K
South America
2% 2
$108,000.00
70K 130K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
17% 17
$129,786.00
50K 225K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$130,000.00
110K 140K
U.S. South
3% 3
$125,000.00
85K 145K
U.S. Southwest
8% 8
$129,123.00
46K 175K
U.S. Midwest
3% 3
$125,833.00
105K 140K
U.S. West
59% 59
$124,288.00
54K 225K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • McKinsey & Company
  • LinkedIn
  • Lab126
  • J.P. Morgan
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 9.9
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Tech Trek, Austin, TX
  • Luxury Goods Trek, Italy
  • Outdoor Adventure Club Trek, San Francisco, CA
  • Brewer's Guild Trek, Fairfield, CA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $122,400
  • Budget $93,866
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $122,400
  • Budget $93,866
6 Full Tuition Scholarships
$24,453 Average Scholarship Amount 75% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
80% 80
75% 75
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$12,996,641
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
98%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy Yes
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $79,869
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
50 Stanford Graduate School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Lectures
20% 20
Experiential learning
15% 15
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • General Management
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/MCS (Computer Science)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Classrooms equipped with multiple projectors and screens with ability to project from multiple sources and record in HD using multiple HD cameras; HD video conferencing in multiple conference rooms and all classrooms; a special purpose computer lab that allows students to work with market data and participate in simulations in real time; deployment of Google Apps for Education and Drupal Commons for collaboration; migration of web sites to Drupal; adoption of force.com for custom applications; purpose built screen casting, video recording, and editing studios and highly immersive and enhanced telepresence classrooms for distance and

Students: Who are my classmates?

33% International Students
37% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
North America
69% 69
Europe Free Trade Zone
11% 11
Asia
10% 10
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

17,884 Living MBA Alumni 26 Countries where alumni clubs exist
49 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.