participants in the Stanford LEAD Program
Stanford LEAD Online Business Program

Stanford LEAD Online Business Program

Transform knowledge into impact and drive innovation in your organization with Stanford LEAD, our flagship online business program.

LEAD leverages Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty and curriculum to provide you with the tools and techniques to become a more effective change maker and leader. Join a vibrant community of change makers in this program prepared to learn, engage, accelerate, and disrupt their organizations, industries, and the world. Discover your purpose and maximize your potential with LEAD.

Key Benefits

This online business program empowers you to take bold risks, gain tools to accelerate change, and advance yourself, your team, and your organization.
  • The strength of Stanford GSB in a flexible format.
  • The advantage of our Stanford GSB research-based and academically rigorous curriculum, designed and adapted for a dynamic online learning experience.
  • A global cohort of accomplished peers with diverse perspectives and life experiences — who offer a meaningful exchange of knowledge and supportive community.
  • An immersive interactive suite of virtual learning platforms that mirrors a classroom experience. Present your work, participate in small group discussions, and raise your hand — all virtually.
  • Direct, real time engagement with and personalized, actionable, feedback from Stanford GSB faculty, course facilitators and a community of peers.

Who Should Attend

  • Mid- to senior-level professionals who are committed to implementing creative strategies and practices to position their organizations at the forefront of innovation.
  • Engaged leaders who are committed to developing their management skills and approaches to optimize team performance.
  • Enterprising professionals who wish to collaborate with other self-motivated individuals and value an exchange of diverse perspectives, to drive change.
  • Emerging leaders who want to up-level their career trajectory and master the foundations of impactful leadership.

08 Sep 2021 – 31 Aug 2022



Program Schedule

1 year
9 courses, 2 per quarter + 1 yearlong
Grades: Pass/No Pass
5 – 10 hours per week time commitment


04 Aug 2021

Program Fee

US $19,000

The program fee includes tuition, access to course platforms, and all course materials.


Stanford GSB Professional Certificate and continuing education units


Marineh Lalikian
Director, Stanford LEAD Online Business Program
Executive Education
Program Overview
byStanford Graduate School of Business
Faculty director Peter DeMarzo gives an overview of the Stanford LEAD online business program and what makes it unique from other online learning opportunities.

Learn More About the Program


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

Application Requirements

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

Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.
Hear from Stanford LEAD participants about how the program has propelled them further in their career and extended their impact.

Faculty Leadership

Peter M. DeMarzo
  • Director, Stanford LEAD Online Business Program
Sarah A. Soule
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Co-Director, The Innovative Health Care Leader: From Design Thinking to Personal Leadership
  • Director, Stanford LEAD Online Business Program

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