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Academic Experience in the MBA Program

What you learn, how you learn, and who you learn from makes all the difference.

You are the future. You are the next generation of thinkers, doers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who will create and lead organizations that will change the world. Stanford GSB will make sure you’re ready.

Leaders aren’t born. They’re developed and nurtured through education and experience. This is why we exist: to help you become a principled and purposeful leader who has the power and potential to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.

Get the Most Out of Your MBA

At Stanford, unparalleled opportunities exist inside and outside the classroom. We believe:

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We developed a rigorous yet rewarding curriculum to help you become a principled and purposeful leader. Our intimate class sizes, close peer-to-peer interaction, group activities, and one-to-one coaching keep you collaborating and expanding your mindset. Our first-year curriculum provides a foundation and toolkit. Our second-year curriculum lets you define your future with your choice of electives.

Global Experiences

Before you change the world, let it challenge you. Participating in a global experience is a highlight and requirement of the Stanford MBA Program. While it’s true every day is global in nature due to our courses and community, this is your opportunity to broaden your worldview even more. Explore new places, meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, work at global companies, and bring ideas back to campus.

Joint and Dual Degrees

Your path should serve your purpose, your interests, and your goals. That’s why the Stanford MBA Program empowers you to combine studies with joint or dual degrees. Enrich your expertise through studies at one of our other world-class schools, including Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Sustainability.

MBA Student Voices