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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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What I like: The people are high caliber but also genuinely nice, very open and accepting, the size of the class, the closeness (spiritually and physically) to Silicon Valley and the tech industry, and the leadership learning opportunities. Other things that stood out are the GSB facilities and the opportunities within the university--outside the business school.

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  • Jan 11
    Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action - Module 1

    Stanford, CA

    Designed to equip high-potential leaders with the tools and insight to lead effectively in today’s fast-changing business environment. Presented in two modules, the program enhances the participants’ ability to resolve strategic problems, drive change through the organization, design and motivate effective teams, and ultimately get to the next level of their career. One-on-one coaching with a leadership coach and a distance learning component, in addition to the on-campus experience, give participants an opportunity to further advance their objectives

  • Apr 12
    Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action - Module 2

    Stanford, CA

    Designed to equip high-potential leaders with the tools and insight to lead effectively in today’s fast-changing business environment. Presented in two modules, the program enhances the participants’ ability to resolve strategic problems, drive change through the organization, design and motivate effective teams, and ultimately get to the next level of their career. One-on-one coaching with a leadership coach and a distance learning component, in addition to the on-campus experience, give participants an opportunity to further advance their objectives

  • Sep 1
    The Stanford MSx Program

    Stanford, CA

    An accelerated and intensive program for more experienced leaders, who spend a year as a Fellow at Stanford GSB, pursuing a Master of Science Degree.

About Stanford University

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

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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 7,355
7% 7.0
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International
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Top Undergrad Majors
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
GMAT Scores
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  • Accepted
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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?

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
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  • All Schools
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56% 55.69710982658959
After graduation, but within 3 months
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22% 21.9117610062893
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25% 25.424767441860464
More than 3 Months after graduation
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3% 3.0
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11% 11.25
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
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Salaries for Most Recent Graduates

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
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $126,750
  • Budget $36,060
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $126,750
  • Budget $36,060
17 Full Tuition Scholarships
$35,830 Average Scholarship Amount 70% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
80% 80
70% 70
Scholarships
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$12,514,985
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 $77,599
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
50 Stanford Graduate School of Business 43 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
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/MCS (Computer Science)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
  • MBA/MSEE (Electrical Engineering)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • ?A special purpose computer lab that allows students to work with market data and participate in simulations in real time; migration of web sites to Drupal; adoption of force.com for custom applications; purpose built? ?teaching,? screen casting, video recording, and editing studios and highly immersive and enhanced telepresence classrooms for distance and online education.

Students: Who are my classmates?

36% International Students
42% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
North America
56% 56
Asia
14% 14
Europe Free Trade Zone
13% 13
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Social Impact
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • LGBT students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

18,142 Living MBA Alumni 36 Countries where alumni clubs exist
92 Active alumni clubs
40% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.