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Academic Experience

This is a school fueled and surrounded by innovation and collaboration. If you have big ideas, there is no better place than Stanford GSB to explore them.

Here you will learn from and have access to world-class faculty, guest speakers, and industry leaders. We use the most effective teaching method for each course in order to offer exceptional classroom experiences. You will learn through case studies, lectures, small-group seminars, simulations, prototyping, role-playing scenarios, hands-on experiences, project-based courses, and multifunctional teams. You’ll also spend each day collaborating with talented, diverse, and engaged classmates who will teach you more than you can imagine.

Teaching Methods at Stanford GSB
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Progressive Learning
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An overview of the varied, innovative teaching methods at Stanford GSB. Hear from faculty and students about MBA academic approaches and experiences.
Stanford MBA Teaching Methods Simulation
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Raise Your Game
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See how Professor Jim Lattin uses simulations to help students learn about sales.
Khalil Grell: Taking a Stand — The Business of Social Change
Khalil Grell, MBA ’20: Taking a Stand — The Business of Social Change
The opportunity for brands to promote equality and social justice, while forming deeper connections with consumers.

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Students sit and work on a project together. Credit: Elena Zhukova
October 30, 2019
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Action Learning Program Brings Experiential Learning to Forefront of Curriculum

Project-based courses pair students with external organizations to solve real-world business problems.

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2019 Social Innovation Fellowship recipients Christina Guilbeau and Karin Underwood Credit: Stacy Geiken
May 29, 2019
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Social Impact and Innovation Interest Soars among Students

New data revealed as 2019 Social Innovation Fellow awards announced.
Last Updated 3 Jul 2020