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About Us

Stanford Graduate School of Business is a place where anything 
and everything is possible. It’s where the boundaries of knowledge are pushed beyond what’s imaginable. Where diverse ideas and perspectives aren’t just accepted, they’re encouraged and embraced.

And in this unique environment of innovation and collaboration, principled leaders emerge. Faculty, students, staff, and alumni develop the courage to take risks, the passion to lead, and the motivation to make a positive impact — on themselves and the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and with those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world.

Our Mindset

At Stanford GSB, we believe in the spirit of endless possibilities. So, together, we take chances. We challenge conventional thinking, invite and embrace diverse ideas, and collaborate to change the world.

This entrepreneurial mindset makes innovation and transformation possible. Growing up with Silicon Valley, this mindset is forever a part of our DNA. It’s our secret sauce; it seems somewhat intangible until you experience it firsthand — when you step on campus, take a class online or across the world, meet with faculty, talk to a student, or pitch an idea.

Our Pillars

puproseful leadership

We empower high-potential individuals from across the globe to become responsible, impactful leaders who motivate, inspire, and lead with empathy and compassion.

transformational experience

We deliver an immersive, experiential, and multi-disciplined approach to management education that inspires people to learn from each other and the world, resulting in a transformation of the whole self.

breakthrough knowledge

We empower faculty to design and discover original research that challenges conventions and creates breakthroughs that push the boundaries of knowledge.

positive impact

We strive to be more than a business school by serving as an accelerator for change that takes on the world’s greatest challenges across the business, social, and political spectrum.