MSx student and his daughter

Student and Family Life

One year to focus on your goals, reflect on your career, absorb knowledge, and enrich your life — for you and your family. Unlike a part-time or executive education program, the Stanford MSx full-time, one-year master’s degree in management is designed with your whole family in mind.

  • An immersive lifestyle on the Stanford campus and in the heart of Silicon Valley gives you access to one of the world’s premier ecosystems of human capital every day, allowing you to focus and achieve your highest potential.
  • A living and learning environment includes classes across Stanford, diverse social events, fitness facilities, and enriching activities for you, as well as for partners and family members.
  • You will experience ground-breaking research, renowned guest speakers, and a community of thought leaders — all striving to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.

The Stanford MSx community is like no other in the world, bringing together not only its global cohort of accomplished students, but also the family members who join them in their journey at Stanford. More than half our students live at Stanford with their partners while attending the program, and more than a third bring children.

Your year in the MSx Program will transform your life and that of your family. It is an opportunity to realize your career goals, plug into a tight-knit community, and add multinational friends to your network.

Yvonne Li, MSx 2024
Alumni Spotlight
MSx Class of 2024

"Stanford made having a family while in school a blessing, not a burden. The support and love from the school and classmates made this year a great memory for both my family and myself."