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Admission to the Stanford MBA Program

Your story starts here. But before the late night study sessions, before your global experience, before you can get your MBA, you need to apply.

Take a look at our entering MBA class. At Stanford GSB, you’ll find yourself surrounded by smart, driven people from all over the world aspiring to make a difference. Your colleagues will push you in ways you could never do on your own. Stanford’s culture of collaboration creates an environment unlike any other in which students learn, lead, and grow with each other. In that collaborative spirit, hear what a few students have to say about applying:

Personalize Your Admissions Journey at MyStanford.MBA

No two roads to Stanford are the same. MyStanford.MBA helps you find your path. After taking a short quiz, you’ll create your personalized dashboard. This central hub allows you to track your application progress, get admissions tips, receive tailored course and club/activity recommendations, follow interesting upcoming events, and view student and alumni stories relevant to you.

MyStanford MBA Microsite

Applying to the Stanford MBA Program

The big question on every applicant’s mind is, What is Stanford GSB looking for?"

We won’t give you a checklist to mark off, because there isn’t one. There is no typical Stanford MBA student, no ideal for applicants to chase. Our advice is to just focus on you and ensure that your application is a true reflection of yourself.

That being said, we do look at some general evaluation criteria: Intellectual Vitality, Demonstrated Leadership Potential, and Personal Qualities & Contributions. The way you express those qualities should be authentically your own.

As you work through your application, our admissions office is more than happy to answer any questions. Please read through this information first.

Upcoming Events: Connect with Us

Learn from students, alumni, and staff just what makes Stanford GSB so special to them. Virtual or in-person admission events will fill in the details about how Stanford can transform your life and career. Admissions events include MBA information sessions, regional and industry panels, small group chats, class visits, campus tours, and other chances to engage with students, alumni, and admissions staff around the world.

Take a Look Around Campus

Join your student guides on an interactive tour of the Stanford GSB campus.

We Support Dreamers and DACA

Stanford has actively supported the DREAM Act legislation since its introduction in 2001, which would allow undocumented students to continue their education and apply for U.S. citizenship. Stanford also supports Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive action signed by former President Barack Obama, which allowed some undocumented individuals who entered the United States as children to remain in the country and obtain work authorization.

We are among more than 600 colleges and universities that have signed a letter in support of DACA. Individuals who have been granted DACA status are eligible to apply and matriculate to Stanford GSB. Individuals who have met all other admission requirements and are otherwise undocumented are also eligible to apply and matriculate to Stanford GSB.

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