You’ve set a path towards your goals, established a foundation, and broadened your worldview. This next year, deepen your knowledge and define just what kind of leader you’ll become.
The second half of our program will push you further and expand your mindset beyond what you imagined. You’ll take all electives to round out your general management education, apply core concepts to practical problems, and pursue your interests and passions.
This is your time to test yourself and think boldly. After completing a combination of core and elective courses, you’ll possess the analytical and intuitive skills you need to lead with confidence and truly make a difference.
We add new electives and revise existing topics every year to reflect changes in the business world, social sector, and faculty’s interests. You’ll explore new subjects and strengthen your areas of expertise, so you’re ready to lead wherever you go.
Action Learning Program Courses
Learn by doing. Our action learning program courses allow you to face complexities and pressures that happen on the job within a structured, supportive classroom environment. With the guidance of faculty, you’ll get hands-on experience across industries, organizations, and roles, and apply research-based methods to create value for your project sponsor. Featured courses include:
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Five Lessons in Five Minutes
We teach skills you can take with you long after graduation — skills that make you more innovative, influential, and resilient. Take a look at a few of our courses and what you will learn, from the Frinky Science of the Human Mind to Crafting and Leading Strategy and more.
Explore Classes at Other Stanford Schools
This is about your potential, your goals, your path. We encourage you to take advantage of all Stanford University has to offer. Find areas of study and academic disciplines that will keep you energized towards your future — how you see it.
Go beyond the business school and take courses at any of Stanford’s six other schools, including Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Sustainability. You may also apply these units toward a joint or dual degree, specific to your desired expertise.
*Based on 2020–2021 course offerings and subject to change