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Bridge the gap between theory and practice with LEAD’s highly immersive, impact-focused learning model.
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Immerse yourself in an engaging, academically rigorous and collaborative online experience with a global community.
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Learn business skills and strategies from our world-renowned Stanford GSB faculty.
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Empower yourself to drive transformational change and make an impact in your organization, industry, and the world.

The Stanford LEAD Certificate Program

Tomorrow’s business world demands a different type of leadership.

In this era of disruption, leaders like you must be prepared to thrive in a state of constant change. Stanford LEAD, an online executive education program, provides you with the tools and techniques to become a better leader and to drive progress. Bringing together a global cohort of leaders, LEAD creates a vibrant community of change agents prepared to transform organizations, industries, and the world.

What to Expect

The Strength of Stanford GSB in a Flexible, Online Format

  • Cutting-edge, research-backed curriculum
  • Direct, real-time engagement with world-class Stanford GSB faculty
  • Personalized and actionable feedback

Immersive, Applied Learning Approach for High Impact Results

  • An integrated education where new skills are applied real-time for immediate results
  • Academically rigorous curriculum, with a mix of team-based and individual assignments

A Global Community of Peers from More Than 75 Countries

  • A diverse set of perspectives across industries, professional experience, and academic disciplines
  • Meaningful interactions to develop strong connections with your cohort
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