Teaching Approach

Because no two students — and no two subjects — are alike, our educational philosophy is uniquely adaptable.

By incorporating an expansive range of academic methods, approaches, and experiences, we create a learning environment that leads to success and creates impact.

Right for the Subject, Right for You

Whether it’s group projects, hands-on labs, problem-solving sessions, or lectures, Stanford GSB faculty members select the teaching method that’s best for each subject. That flexibility means you’ll learn in a variety of ways, and you’ll learn more effectively.

Your Stanford GSB experience will be customizable, adaptable, and personal. You’ll work closely with advisors and coaches who work to understand you and your goals. And, you’ll benefit from curricula tailored to your experience, background, and aspirations.


Harikesh Nair
Faculty Spotlight
Professor in Marketing

Last spring, Professor Nair co-taught the new elective course, Monetization: Choosing a Business Model, with Alan Thygesen, vice president of global sales and operations for Google. The course focused on creating a strategy for monetization and revenue growth within an organization. Students tackled business model design, aligning various functional areas to implement a monetization strategy, and the tradeoffs that occur when choosing among profitable monetization policies.


Faculty Spotlight
Director, Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program

The Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program teaches second-year MBA students how to effectively develop others through coaching and mentoring of first-year students. This experiential program provides students with a wide range of tools to employ and adapt in learning how to lead different types of people today and in the future.