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
35% of MBA students (class of 2022)
62% of MSx students (class of 2020)
50% of faculty were born outside of the U.S. (2020–21 AY)
32% of our alumni are working in other countries
Alumni chapters support alumni in over 45 countries and regions

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 Spotlight
Managing Director, Advanced Eye Hospital

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.


Alumni Spotlight

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.