Types of Events

Learn about Stanford Graduate School of Business firsthand at one of our events. If you are unable to visit us on campus, we offer events online and in cities around the world.

On-Campus Information Sessions & Tours

Information sessions are opportunities for you to get a detailed overview of the Stanford MBA Program’s distinctive features and admission process, and to ask your questions. We also invite MBA students to share their experiences at information sessions held during the academic year.

Information sessions conclude in time to accommodate those interested in taking Knight Management Center tours.

Stanford GSB tours are approximately 30 minutes, and are offered on Mondays and Fridays following on-campus information sessions during the academic year. These are an informal opportunity to speak with current MBA students while exploring the Knight Management Center. Campus visitors are also welcome to sign up for a general Stanford University tour, however please note that these tours do not include the GSB.

On-Campus Coffee Chats/Meet a Student

These informal chats are hosted by current students during which you have the opportunity to meet in a small group and ask questions about the Stanford GSB experience. The focus of this event is on the immersive living and learning experience, not the admission or application process.

Class Visit Program

We offer limited spaces for prospective students to silently observe the Stanford GSB academic experience in real time. If you are seriously considering applying to the program, you can register for a morning or afternoon session; we will then assign you to an available class on that day.

Class visit assignments are allocated on the day of the event. To optimize visitor experience, we present a diverse range of classes that highlight the MBA curriculum. We do our best to accommodate individual preferences when capacity and demand allow. To minimize the potential for class disruptions, you must be registered to attend a class; we cannot accommodate walk-in or stand-by visitors. We also ask that you sign up for only one class per quarter and stay for the full duration of the class.

Class visits generally begin a few weeks after the start of the academic quarter and are posted a few weeks before the term begins. No classes are offered during the summer. Make your reservation two to three weeks in advance; spaces fill up quickly.

Online Events

While you are welcome to visit us, we know that not everyone can. We frequently offer admission events online and invite you to view our archived events. Be sure to check our admission event calendar for upcoming web-based events, and sign up to be notified when new events are scheduled.

Worldwide Events

We hold 90 to 100 admission events throughout the world, primarily during May through September. We would love to see you while we are on the road! Learn more about the Stanford MBA Program at a location near you, including:

  • Information sessions
  • Alumni briefings
  • College and company visits
  • MBA fairs
  • Informal “meet a student” gatherings
  • Diversity and women’s information sessions

Check out our event calendar regularly, and stay in touch to receive personalized invitations and information. We do not arrange or provide transportation to and from events, nor can we sponsor visas for international travel.

Diversity Events

Stanford GSB is a diverse community, where people learn from — and teach — each other.

Each MBA class is diverse in the broadest possible terms, including educational and professional background, personal experience, goals, culture, interest and aspiration, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and nationality.

We offer events throughout the year that address the perspectives and experiences of specific audiences; however, all are welcome to attend.

  • Veterans Visit Day: Hosted by the Stanford GSB Veterans Club, this program is focused on active duty and former members of the armed forces considering business school.
  • Women in Leadership: An on-campus event focused on the advancement of women in business.
  • Diversity in Leadership: A one-day conference supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in business.
Last Updated 4 Sep 2019