Sarah Soule in the classroom.

Our faculty members rigorously pursue research at the leading edge of their fields, and are passionate about developing global business leaders.

Students meet outside after class.

From the small class sizes to the high-caliber cohort, the academic experience is designed to promote deeper learning and engagement.

 View From the Top with Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and moderated by Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart.

The world’s top business names visit Stanford GSB regularly as guest speakers, providing real-world insight into critical management issues.

Academic Experience

The Stanford GSB Executive Education experience will help you discover a life-changing catalyst for positive change in yourself, your company, and your career.

Faculty Research Meets Real-World Experience

Our faculty members, who also teach in our MBA program, are world-renowned experts in the global business community. Drawing on their own research and current trends in business thinking, they combine research-based knowledge with real-world experiences, covering a wide range of topics that reflect the most critical challenges facing global business leaders.

Complementing our core faculty, the world’s top business names join Stanford GSB regularly. Through lectures, courses taught in partnership with faculty, and other engaging forums, guest speakers provide invaluable real-world insight into critical management issues. 

Designed for Engagement

From small class sizes to high-caliber cohorts, our programs are designed to promote deeper learning and engagement. Faculty members are available before and after their sessions to engage with participants in the innovative, experiential learning for which Stanford GSB is celebrated.

Lectures, business simulations, and small group discussions foster collaboration with peers from around the globe and across various roles, industries, and cultural backgrounds. During meals, study groups, and evening breaks, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and perspectives from the day’s learning.

Cross-School Collaboration

There is power in collaboration — especially at Stanford, where seven world-class schools unite on a single campus. Many of our programs welcome faculty from Stanford Graduate School of Education, Stanford Law School, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford School of Medicine, and the Hasso Plattner School of Design ( to enhance your experience.

A Diverse Participant Population

Our collaborative educational process benefits from the diverse backgrounds of our participants, encouraging a range of perspectives and approaches to real-world problems. This diversity encompasses personal experiences and goals, culture, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, and more. 

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