Collaborative Environment

From participatory teaching methods to student clubs to on-campus living, our collaborative culture is designed to reduce competition between students and deepen relationships.

It’s an approach that nurtures ideas and increases both the value and the eventual impact of your overall experience.

Students sitting outside talking

You’ll always find a spot to work through ideas, build on each other’s knowledge, and support each other’s successes.

Students greeting each other in Town Square

Unplanned encounters happen throughout the day, creating opportunities to discuss projects or simply catch up.

Female student in class talking with someone behind her

The open, flexible design of our classrooms helps spark discussion and facilitate interaction.

Two students quietly studying in the library

Whether you’re working through your toughest assignment yet, or simply taking a break to catch up, you’ll find a quiet spot that’s just right.

Learning Together

Through participation in learning opportunities across the university’s seven schools, Stanford GSB students are exposed to more diversity, more ideas, and more inspiration.

Innovative interactive teaching methods like timed simulations, where student teams compete in real-world situations and rapid prototyping methods that lead to alternative solutions, emphasize the value of effective teamwork. Students are active, involved, and engaged.

Faculty Partnerships

Collaboration among faculty from different disciplines happens frequently and naturally. You might find a Stanford GSB marketing professor partnering with a colleague in neuroscience. It’s a flexible atmosphere that leads to important research and impactful ideas.

Integrated Living and Learning

Many Stanford GSB students live on campus, helping to strengthen relationships and maximize learning opportunities. The outstanding diversity of our student body provides limitless potential for new experiences, alternate points of view, and enhanced growth.