Acquire the business fundamentals and the hands-on experience needed to turn your ideas into ventures in an eight-week, part-time program.

Key Benefits

Stanford Ignite is a certificate program that provides the business fundamentals to succeed at any entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial venture.

  • Learn business concepts that span core business skills and also tactical functional skills.
  • Reinforce lessons learned through practical application with team venture projects, where participants work in teams of five or six to develop a new product or service for an existing organization or a new venture.
  • Learn to successfully present your ideas during a daylong communications bootcamp, where you’ll develop your brief elevator pitch.
  • Test your idea at the culmination of the program during final presentations to a panel of 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

09 Jan 2022 – 03 Mar 2022

In-Person | Stanford, CA | US $14,950


21 Oct 2021

Payment Information

Stanford Grad Students & Postdocs

The rate for currently enrolled Stanford graduate students (master’s, PhD, JD, MD) and postdoctoral scholars is $1,525.

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, program events, and some meals.

Awarded Upon completion

Stanford GSB certificate


Kelsey Carlson
Associate Director, Ignite Programs Executive Education
Ignite Part-time Program Participants

Learn More About the Program

Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

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

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