Learn business fundamentals and get hands-on, practical experience to turn your ideas into successful ventures with this four-week, full-time program.

Live Online Program

Stanford Ignite – Full-Time is an intensive, four-week live online program that’s academically rigorous, hands-on, and collaborative. Designed for working professionals and graduate students, it teaches you how to evaluate, develop, and commercialize business ideas.

While entirely virtual, the Stanford Ignite experience is optimized for interaction and impact. Engage directly with Stanford GSB faculty during real-time lectures and Q&A sessions focused on the fundamentals of business. Immediately apply new learnings by working on a team venture project with fellow innovators. And receive ongoing small-group feedback from the faculty director, entrepreneurial mentors, and communication coaches. We’ve even created virtual social events to foster deeper connections and facilitate networking. Stanford Ignite – Full-Time is the ultimate in learning by doing. The four-week, full-time program culminates with a live online presentation and feedback session with venture capitalists, angel investors, industry experts, and experienced entrepreneurs.

Key Benefits

Stanford Ignite – Full-Time is a certificate program that provides the business fundamentals you need to succeed at any entrepreneurial venture.

  • Learn fundamental business concepts from core business frameworks to tactical skills.
  • Evaluate and analyze cases with updates to reflect the new realities of COVID-19.
  • Reinforce and apply lessons learned by working on a team to develop a new product or service.
  • Improve communication, elevator pitch, and presentation skills in a daylong communications bootcamp.
  • Present your idea and get robust feedback from venture capitalists, angel investors, industry experts, and experienced entrepreneurs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience (an advanced degree is preferred)
  • Graduate students currently pursuing a master’s, MD, PhD, or post-doc program in a nonbusiness field
  • Those with formal graduate business training (e.g., MBA) or extensive managerial experience to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

20 Jun 2021 – 14 Jul 2021

Live Online | US $14,950


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Stanford Grad Students & Postdocs

The rate for currently enrolled Stanford graduate students (master’s, PhD, JD, MD) and postdoctoral scholars is:

US $500

Stanford alumni and staff are not eligible to receive the current student rate. Graduated students who were enrolled in the immediate quarter prior to the program start date remain eligible.

The cost of attendance includes course materials and program events.

Awarded Upon completion

Certificate of completion


Kelsey Carlson
Associate Director, Ignite Programs Executive Education
Live Online Program Experience
Live Online Program Experience
Stanford GSB Live Online offers world-class tenured faculty, cutting-edge research, innovative ideas, and a uniquely experiential approach to learning.

Learn More About the Program

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Faculty Leadership

Yossi Feinberg
The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Economics

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