Change Lives. Change Organizations. Change the World.
At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, we believe management is a noble calling—one that can change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
Our culture and academic environment produce a global community of leaders that possess the skills and knowledge to embrace challenge and change.
- Curriculum tailored to each student—your background, your work experience, your career aspirations.
- A variety of learning methods including traditional case studies, global study trips, simulations, role-plays, immersion internships, and research opportunities at one of our Centers.
- Support from leadership coaches; academic, career, and student life advisors.
- Access to Stanford University joint programs, classes, and resources.
Your Community and Culture
- Highly selective admission to ensure an unparalleled standard of academic excellence and quality peer-to-peer learning.
- Smaller than other MBA programs, with about 390 students per class, to foster collaboration and lifelong relationships.
- A close, active community of more than 25,000 Stanford GSB alumni around the world.
- World-class faculty at the forefront of new business ideas and practices in business.
- A culture of innovation and risk-taking, born from Stanford University's legacy of path-breaking advancements.
- Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the world's leading innovation centers.
- Forward-looking focus on meeting the known and unknown challenges of a dynamic global economy.
Academic option within the MBA Program:
» Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation
Classes at the GSB & Stanford
Welcome from the Dean
A Path to Principled Leadership and a Life of Impact
Earning your MBA from Stanford will launch you into a life of meaning and impact.
If you are passionate about changing lives, changing organizations and changing the world, we want to hear from you.
I welcome your interest and thank you for considering the Stanford Graduate School of Business. » More
Garth Saloner, AM 1981, MS 1982, PhD 1982
Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Professor Mary Barth held the only US academic seat on the International Accounting Standards Board.
Professor James Patell facilitated a groundbreaking partnership between Stanford and the nonprofit Light Up the World Foundation to bring safe, affordable lighting to people in China, India, and Mexico.
Professor Emeritus Myron Scholes received the Nobel Memorial Prize for the creation of the Black-Scholes options pricing model, a benchmark formula for the valuation of stock options.
Professor Emeritus William Sharpe received the Nobel Memorial Prize for his development of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAP-M), an economic model that weighs the potential gain from an investment against its potential risk.
Professor Kathryn Shaw served on the Council of Economic Advisors under President Clinton and has been among the leading researchers developing the new subfield of "insider economics," which examines the impact of human resource practices.
Professor and Dean Emeritus Michael Spence received the Nobel Memorial Prize for his work on signaling theory, which is recognized as one of the key ideas of modern information economics.
Stanford GSB Voices
Edward Castaño, MS Environment & Resources/MBA 2011, came to Stanford to develop interdisciplinary
solutions to environmental problems. » Read transcript...
Joint and Dual Degree Programs
JOINT DEGREES—Single course may count toward multiple degrees.
School of Earth Sciences
Emmet Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
» MS Environment & Resources/MBA
Gradute School of Education
» MA Education/MBA
School of Humanities & Sciences
Stanford Law School
DUAL DEGREES—Credit from a course counts only toward one degree.
School of Engineering
» MS Bioengineering/MBA
Stanford School of Medicine
You also have the option to apply for an MBA with a dual degree in another field from Stanford or another university.