Diverse Teaching Methods
One Size Does Not Fit All
As part of the Stanford MBA Program, you'll learn in a variety of ways, including case studies, role-plays, and simulations. Because we know that no one approach can effectively address the range of challenges you'll encounter throughout your career, this diverse education is designed to give you the breadth and depth of skills and experience you'll need for success.
We choose the most appropriate method for each subject. For example, a strategy course might use case studies while an accounting course might combine discussions and case studies.
We firmly believe in learning by doing. Being a small program enables us to provide our students with intimate, hands-on learning experiences that give you ongoing opportunities to bridge academic theory and real-world practice.
The GSB's recently opened Knight Management Center was designed specifically to support the school's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum. The Knight Center supports our diverse teaching methods with flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning, small-group leadership labs, and team-based sessions.
- Case studies
- Lecture and discussions
- Face-to-face feedback
- Learning labs
- Problem-solving sessions
- Team projects
- Theoretical overviews
- Global immersions
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"Most memorable during my first year was the Leadership Lab, an experiential component of Strategic Leadership.
Each week we were videotaped as we acted out simulations of real-world business problems with seven of our classmates.
Though it was extremely awkward to watch the video of myself during the feedback sessions, the experience proved highly instructive.
I learned a lot about the verbal and non-verbal cues I use which can either help or detract from successful communication."
Sarah Adler, MBA 2009