Activities & Organizations

As a Stanford GSB student, you are part of the greater Stanford University student body. That means you can participate in all extra-curricular programs, organizations, performances, and forums available that make your life as a Stanford student richer.

Student-initiated clubs at Stanford GSB provide students with channels to address issues most relevant to them and offer opportunities to further develop their leadership skills.

Clubs invite speakers from companies and organizations, engage the community in awareness and service activities, and build connections that complement classroom learning.

Student Spotlight
MBA 2016

A native of Togo, Nadou moved to DeKalb, Illinois as a young girl. She graduated magna cum laude in finance and management from Carroll University, and then worked in finance at Kimberly-Clark and Google for six years. Nadou is chief operating officer of the MBA Student Association and in August co-led a global seminar trip to South Korea for first-year MBA students. After graduation, Nadou would like to scale businesses that improve the lives of consumers in Africa.

Student speaking with Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber
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A student-led program that brings respected global business and government leaders to Stanford GSB to share insights on effective leadership.

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Adam Smith Society

The Adam Smith Society seeks to stimulate and promote discussion and debate of free market economics and policies with Stanford Graduate School of Business community and the broader Stanford community through large speaker events, smaller dinners, and lunches with guests, as well as social events.

Aerospace Business Club

The Aerospace Business Club’s mission is to foster a aerospace and aviation community that develops future industry leaders and entrepreneurs by providing students opportunities to interact with established alumni founders/executives, company tours, and industry networking.

Africa Business Club

ABC’s purpose is to raise awareness of African business and cultures; promote discussion of economic, political and social issues in Africa; encourage the school to seek more students from Africa; provide a platform for students interested in careers in Africa to meet with employers; and encourage development of case studies.

Arts, Media and Entertainment

AME strives to increase awareness in the arts, media and entertainment arenas through education and professional opportunities, network-building with alumni and industry representatives, and showcasing the creative talent and artistic diversity within the Stanford GSB community.

Asian Business Student Association

The ABSA aims to unite all Stanford GSB students who are from Asia, of Asian descent, and/or interested in Asia from a cultural or business perspective under a common organization. ABSA will promote social integration, confront Asian stereotypes and bridge the communication gap between Asians and the broader class, while helping students explore Asia-related career opportunities.

Basketball Club

The Basketball Club aims to enrich the student community at Stanford GSB by creating a positive basketball community composed of a diverse group of students within Stanford GSB. In pursuit of these goals, the Basketball Club actively seeks to appeal to a broad range of Stanford GSB students. It promotes and coordinates basketball activities within Stanford GSB including intramurals, tournaments, and ongoing basketball activities.

Black Business Student Association

The BBSA serves as a support network for Black MBA, MSx, and PhD students. Membership is open to all Stanford GSB students interested in cultural and professional issues that affect African-Americans.

Catholic Student Association

The GSB Catholic Student Association is committed to fostering a spiritual element within Stanford GSB. We coordinate religious and social interaction amongst Catholics, extending from weekly mass and prayer sessions to BBQs, talks, and other social events. All Catholics, practicing and otherwise, as well as other Stanford GSB students of common values, are encouraged to sign up and participate. The GSB CSA aims to play a visible and productive role within the broader and highly active Stanford Catholic community.

Challenge for Charity

Challenge for Charity — or C4C — is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 by a Stanford GSB student whose sister had Down’s Syndrome. Its mission is to encourage philanthropic involvement and school unity through a competition of nine West Coast business schools, primarily to benefit Special Olympics as well as one other local charity for each school. The volunteering and fundraising efforts culminate at C4C Weekend, where the nine schools compete in a sports competition held each spring at Stanford.

Christians in Business

CIB provides a forum for people interested in Christianity to discuss and debate religious issues and build community through social events and activities.

Class Gift Committee

The Class Gift Committee is responsible for the campaign to raise funds for the MBA class gift, in partnership with the Stanford GSB Development Office.

Consumer and Retail Club

The Consumer and Retail Club is designed for students interested in learning about or pursuing a career in the consumer and retail industry, both from an operating and investing perspective. The club has broad industry and functional reach. Events throughout the year promote learning across the consumer industry and multiple retail sales channels (brick and mortar, direct-to-consumer, eCommerce, etc). In addition, events are organized to expose members to companies in a variety of segments and functional areas within the industry.

Education Club

The Education Club brings together students from Stanford GSB and the Stanford Graduate School of Education to engage with leaders in the field, discuss current education issues (ranging from school reform to higher education), and connect through networking opportunities.

Energy Club

The Energy Club seeks to become the center for energy-related interactions at Stanford GSB by bringing together students, faculty members, and guests to explore issues impacting the oil and gas, wind energy, solar energy, fuel cell and power sectors, as well as energy security and the environment.

Entrepreneur Club

E-Club provides exposure to mentorship and networking opportunities with outside business owners and builds relationships between Stanford GSB and the entrepreneurial community in Silicon Valley.

Epicureans @ the GSB

E@T is a club for people who are passionate about cooking and food! E@T members regularly enjoy themed small group dinners, cooking lessons from classmates and professionals, “behind the scenes” tours at local restaurants, and gourmet food tastings.

Europe Club

The Europe Club is the link between the business community of Europe and Stanford GSB students. It also represents an important social platform for the diverse European student body and others interested in European culture.

Finance and Investment Club

The F&I Club provides its members with a forum to explore and learn about various aspects of the financial world. A primary club activity is the management of a $150,000 portfolio that is part of the business school’s endowment.

FinTech Club

The FinTech Club is designed for students interested in learning about or pursuing a career in the financial technology industry. The club seeks to bring together students, faculty, entrepreneurs, company builders, and investors around a shared interest in the business and societal impact of financial technology.

Food & Agribusiness Club

The Food & Agribusiness Club serves to advance the career and educational interests of the Stanford GSB community in topics related to food and agriculture. It also facilitates cross-disciplinary engagement on topics of agriculture with relevant Stanford clubs and academic departments.