The Centers support research, case writing, curriculum development, speakers, workshops, conferences, clubs, and career opportunities in four cornerstones of general management.
- The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies focuses in the areas of entrepreneurship and venture capital.
- CES' activities provide you with an understanding of how to evaluate, fund, and manage a growing enterprise.
- By studying growing companies, you learn to appreciate management's interdisciplinary nature and to think and act with a sense of ownership.
- The Center for Global Business and the Economy develops future leaders with a global mindset and a commitment to making a positive difference on the world and its people.
- Capital, people, goods, ideas, and even cultural influences flow across national borders, making global consciousness a requirement of a 21st century leader.
- The Center encourages partnerships between the GSB and global managers, and supports rigorous and relevant research, teaching, and course-development resources.
- CGBE offers:
- The Center for Leadership Development and Research's mission is to contribute in significant and important ways to the advancement of leadership knowledge and the development of leadership talent.
- CLDR supports activities that help you build self-awareness, tailor your leadership learning experiences to meet your own goals, and develop your personal leadership style.
- The Center for Social Innovation demonstrates that Stanford University has the potential not only to inform academic theory but also to inspire the lives and practice of students, alumni, scholars, and the larger community to contribute to solutions that better the world.
- CSI fosters innovative solutions to social problems by enhancing the leadership, management, and organizational capacity of individuals pursuing the creation of social and environmental value.
CSI offers a certificate program in public management and social innovation, along with numerous academic and experiential learning opportunities to help prepare students to drive innovative social solutions across multiple sectors.
Understanding how an idea develops into a thriving enterprise with product, customers, and employees is a powerful tool not just for startups but for students going to work at large companies.
Through entrepreneurship students see how all of the general management functions knit together.
Social entrepreneurship, says Dean Garth Saloner, is also a valuable driver for growth in the developing world, as it has been in Silicon Valley and the U.S. economy.
"Trust and teamwork are two values deeply instilled by my military service.
The GSB community is based on these same principles. Collaboration and character aren't merely buzzwords here, they are at the heart of the GSB experience.
The GSB offers an incredible opportunity for personal growth.
The depth and breadth of the MBA Program provide the perspective to turn aspirations into reality. Plus, the school is small enough that the students are tight, the alumni always return your calls, and—to top it all off—it all happens in the heart of Silicon Valley."
John Fenwick, MBA 2009