MBA student presenting as part of the MBA Communication Program

MBA & MSx Communication Programs

Successful leaders draw on communication skills to share their vision, build trust with potential investors,​ generate support for ​their initiatives, and inspire ​employees to act. Their effectiveness comes from their ability to communicate with authenticity, confidence, and passion.

At Stanford GSB, you can personalize your academic experience through the MBA and MSx Communication programs, which offer courses, coaching, and tailored workshops to help you develop your communication skills.


Communication coaching is offered to first-year MBA students and Sloan Fellows. Coaches focus on three key areas: business writing, class participation, and impromptu speaking. Students can meet one-on-one with a coach and participate in a series of workshops and hands-on practice groups.

Studio on Demand provides videotaped one-on-one presentation coaching for all MBA students and Sloan Fellows. Students work on all aspects of communicating, including managing anxiety, slide design, presentation preparation, and receive feedback on delivery techniques.


LOWkeynotes provides students the opportunity to develop and practice a nine-minute presentation on an idea they believe is inline with the school’s mission – to change lives, organizations and the world. Students deliver their final presentation to an audience of their peers, faculty and staff.

A Hippocratic Oath for health tech entrepreneurs: Stacie Vilendrer at TEDxStanford
Leveraging Technology to Benefit Patients
Stacie Vilendrer, MD/MBA ’15, developed her TEDx Stanford talk while in the LOWKeynotes program. View this, and other LOWKeynotes, on YouTube.
Christine Hong: The Art of Managing Life's Transitions
Christine Hong: The Art of Managing Life's Transitions
View this LOWkeynote, and all other LOWkeynote presentations, on YouTube.