The SEP Experience
Hear from Past Participants
The Stanford Executive Program is an experience beyond the expected.
Beyond the Expected
SEP is a different kind of leadership program. Placing health and wellbeing on the same level as leadership learning, the SEP experience allows you to rediscover a level of deep authenticity and reconnect with a true sense of rejuvenation that will permeate life well beyond your time in the program. It’s why you’ll hear SEP alumni use the adjective “life-changing” without a trace of hyperbole.
We know that extracting oneself from intense professional and personal responsibilities for any length of time is not a snap decision. SEP makes the time and effort completely worth it. Through engaging lectures, invigorating learning-in-action sessions, and intimate group discussions, the SEP curriculum and program structure offer an unparalleled depth of learning, collaboration, and engagement. Our tenured faculty share their research and invite participants to infuse their experiences to help shape the most relevant takeaways. A hub of inspiration and learning, our program is structured to provide content relevant to and applicable in all industries — whether concepts in finance, marketing, design, or human behavior.
The Stanford Executive Program takes executive education a step further. We want this experience to have an “why didn’t I do this sooner” impact on your life — both personally and professionally. Focused on whole person wellness, SEP is a well-rounded program that puts health, happiness, and purpose at the center of learning. Giving you the opportunity to pause and reorient, to take stock of what’s driving you forward.
SEP gives you unique opportunities to enhance your skills beyond the classroom. Whether engaging in group activities or quiet reflection, you’ll explore your personal leadership potential and experience a fundamental transformation that is undeniable. It means something to attend Stanford. It means you understand the history but are all-in on innovation and diversity of thought.
Build connections outside of your industry and function — lifelong relationships that promote fresh ideas, unexpected solutions, and continued innovation. The network you create through SEP transcends the traditional definition. Whether it’s with a faculty member, a group from your cohort, or simply someone with whom you strike up a conversation over dinner, the connections you make at SEP will become some of your most valuable business relationships and even lifelong friends.
Two Ways to Experience SEP
The Stanford Executive Program is now being offered in two formats to meet you where you are and help you fit the SEP experience into your life. Both formats deliver SEP’s renowned curriculum and personal growth experience, while offering schedule and travel flexibility.
Six consecutive weeks on campus immersing you in an intensive leadership learning experience.
A three-module, blended format allows you to experience the program in a flexible format designed with work-life demands in mind.
Stanford GSB Alumni Status
Upon completion of the Stanford Executive Program, you will be given Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni status. In addition to alumni status, you will also receive a lifetime membership to the Stanford GSB Alumni Association.