International Students at Stanford GSB

Our goal of developing transformational leaders with a desire to make an impact in the world makes Stanford GSB an ideal fit for international students.

As a result, Stanford GSB’s global reputation draws bright, accomplished individuals from around the world. Over 40% of our MBA students and over 75% of our MSx students hold a passport from outside the U.S. They bring fresh perspectives, unique experiences, and vital diversity to campus.

International Mix
MBA Students 35% international in the Class of 2022
MSx Students 64% international in the Class of 2017
Faculty 30% born outside of the U.S.
Alumni 32% of alumni work in other countries
Alumni Chapters 70+ countries and regions supported

Our international students can expect comprehensive support even before their first day on campus. That support continues throughout their experience, and as they prepare to take their next steps.

You can choose to participate in a variety of communication workshops and seminars aimed at enhancing your skills and confidence in verbal and written English. And, you’ll find a wide variety of clubs geared toward regional interests, like the Latin American Club and the Africa Business Club.

When it’s time to begin your career search, you will be able to meet with one of our career advisors, who will help you refine goals and pinpoint opportunities. Additionally, Stanford GSB makes it easy for the many U.S. companies who recruit our graduates to hire international students, and actively engages with the Bechtel International Center to facilitate work authorization.

students checking out global opportunities

Our career management advisors are equipped to help international students pursue a job search in the U.S. or globally. They can help you develop a job search strategy that is aligned with your goals, as well as support you on more tactical matters such as positioning yourself and interviewing.

Alumni Spotlights

MBA 2014

I already feel like I have friends from all corners of the world! When I see people are helping each other overcome language barriers, or offer contacts and informational interviews, it reminds me that when I'm ready to pursue partnerships in Europe, America or elsewhere, I'll have the chance.

Managing Director, Advanced Eye Hospital
MBA 2011

My classmates at Stanford GSB were like one big family — each of us brought a unique perspective that not only facilitated learning but made it fun! I was inspired by their amazing stories, drive, and dedication to causes that were meaningful to them.

Student Clubs with an International Focus

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.

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.

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.

Global Management Immersion Experience Ambassadors

GMIX Ambassadors are a conduit for communicating student views, suggestions, and constructive feedback. They help students understand the program by providing advice, answering common questions, and referring students to relevant resources.

Greater China Business Club

GCBC is an exchange for Stanford GSB and non-Stanford GSB students who are interested in business in the Greater China region: Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong. The club provides opportunities to connect with each other, share knowledge, learn, discover, and create opportunities.

Latin American Student Association

The goal of LASA is to strengthen bonds among the Latin community at Stanford GSB and all those interested in it, while increasing awareness of Latin issues. To achieve this LASA organizes social gatherings, speaker series, and career development activities.

Middle East and North Africa Club

MENA promotes the business, political, and cultural aspects of the Middle East and North Africa region through informational events, special guest speakers, and social activities.