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RESEARCH-BASED APPROACH
Faculty research meets real-world experience
OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE
Collaborate
with leaders across industries
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Stanford fosters an environment for collaboration where you have an opportunity to really engage with your fellow participants and discuss and learn from each other's challenges. The diverse background of the participants makes for a richer experience.
– Kimberly Bowers
Executive Vice President and
General Counsel,
Valero Energy Corporation
Stanford faculty members are leading thinkers in their fields, and the personal access to a speaker like George Shultz, one of the most impressive people I've ever heard, was both exceptional and a real privilege.
– Philippe de Gentile-Williams
CEO,
Cathay Pacific Caterings Services,
SEP 2010
The complete coverage of the marketing elements – from product to fitting into your business strategy, the quality of the professors and the passion that they put into delivering the message, the diversity of the participants in terms of industries, nationalities, work experience, and backgrounds, make the program unique and definitely something that I would like every marketing manager in Schlumberger to attend.
– Carlos C. Serrano
Global Sales and
Marketing Domain Leader,
Schlumberger

Cross-school collaboration

 
 
 
 
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The GSB will be in close collaboration with the Stanford Law School in the coming months, culminating with the highly anticipated Directors' Consortium.
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The d.School has become a hub for Stanford students and faculty in engineering, medicine, business, the humanities, and education to learn design thinking and work together to solve big problems in a human-centered way.
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Participants in our flagship Stanford Executive Program will be able to choose from a range of health and wellness services designed to facilitate the proper analysis of personal health situations, develop clear health-related goals, and supply the resources necessary for the realization of those goals.

Guest Speakers

 
 
 
 
Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice
Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution; Professor of Political Science, School of Humanities and Sciences; Director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy; Former U.S. Secretary of State
George P. Shultz
George P. Shultz
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Andrew S. Grove
Andrew S. Grove
Lecturer in Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business Senior Advisor and Former Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
John T. Chambers
John T. Chambers
Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems
A. Michael Spence
A. Michael Spence
Recipient, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Sharon L. Allen
Sharon L. Allen
Chairman of the Board, Deloitte LLP
Carlos Ghosn
Carlos Ghosn
President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Robert Hanson
Robert Hanson
President, Levi Strauss Global
Richard M. Kovacevich
Richard M. Kovacevich
Former Chairman, Wells Fargo & Company
Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
CEO, Co-Chairman, and Co-Founder, SAP AG
 
 
 
 
 
 

Research Highlights

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In the business world, women who are aggressive, assertive, and confident but who can turn these traits on and off depending on the social circumstances get more promotions than either men or other women, according to a recent study by Olivia O'Neill and Charles O'Reilly.
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Forget Suze Orman. Time, not money, is your most precious resource. Spend it wisely.
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To increase revenue, social networking sites need to give their most active users reason to post more information and make more friends, according to Harikesh Nair of the Graduate School of Business and his co-researchers.
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The pay gap is narrowing between men and women in the workplace as is the percent of time men and women spend on family duties, but workplace policies have not caught up with these new realities, Professor Myra Strober says in an essay in US Banker.
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Rock groups can lose as much as 40% of their potential sales because consumers don't know enough about them, says the Stanford Business School's Alan Sorensen. There are lots of crowded markets out there where lack of information skews sales.
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Observers of Silicon Valley have always assumed that the most successful companies get their competitive edge by paying their star employees more than the competition to fuel innovation. Now research has been able to prove that this assumption is indeed true.

Research-Based Learning Model

Richard M. Kovacevich
Taught by our world-renowned faculty, our programs apply research-based knowledge to practical contexts facing high-potential leaders, and cover a wide range of topics that reflect the multidimensional challenges that leaders face.