Professional Experience

Work experience is not required for entry to the Stanford MBA Program. We welcome applications from college seniors and recent graduates, as well as those with all levels of work experience.

We value diversity of experience in our student body, so no specific industry, function, or background is preferred over another. We are more interested in the impact you have had in your workplace than in the name or stature of the organization.

This section of the application presents the opportunity to describe your employment history. How have you made the most of your professional opportunities? Are you cultivating your leadership and team skills? What impact are you making? We look at your responses along with your letters of reference to understand how you have contributed to your work environment(s).

Business Resume

Include a one-page resume. Unless you have a compelling reason, such as more than ten years of work experience, please do not submit a resume that is longer than one page.