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Career Impact of the Stanford MSx Program

When you are wondering how to advance your career or how to get promoted, stepping away from the workforce to reflect, refine, and expand your skills is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. And one year in the Stanford MSx (Master of Science in Management) Program will transform you and your career.

The MSx Program offers more than just a classroom education. There are numerous activities and events that you can participate in to help you reach your personal and career objectives. Stanford GSB can help you build your career in the following ways:

  • Strengthen Your Leadership Skills - Consider classes on leadership and soft skills, volunteer in leadership roles, participate in executive coaching

  • Broaden Your Network - Join career clubs, participate in events, meet professors, connect with classmates and alumni, get involved with centers and institutes

  • Deepen Your Skill Set - Choose classes that align with your plans and interests, do research, explore courses outside of Stanford GSB

  • Expose Yourself to New Perspectives - Participate fully in life on and off campus, take classes in areas new to you, engage with classmates from around the world

Hear How to Advance Your Career from MSx Alumni

Alumni Spotlight
MS 2018

“I had been at my company for 12 years, a company that offers a lifelong career. I made the hard decision to leave that behind and come here to explore where I could take my career next. It felt risky, but it completely surpassed my expectations. I knew that I’d leave the program with a degree, but I did not know how much personal growth I’d signed myself up for. After the MSx Program, I feel more capable to lead teams with bigger and broader perspectives. This program made me more strategic and intentional about the bigger picture and my role in it.”

The MSx Career Education Experience

You will have dedicated support from the Career Management Center, career advisors, and leadership coaches to explore new pathways to advance your career, launch a new venture, or grow your impact.

By extracting yourself from work to immerse yourself in a vibrant, stimulating, and challenging learning environment, you will:

  • Grow in new and unexpected ways: Take risks, fail, learn, and iterate to succeed.
  • Extrapolate lessons from your career and leverage those takeaways to be more effective.
  • Interlace your peers’ experiences with lessons of Stanford GSB faculty, lecturers, and world-renowned guest speakers to deepen your learning.
  • Dedicate time to learn new skills, explore new topics, and gain insights that are relevant in today’s economy.

The MSx Program provides numerous resources and guidance to help you achieve your career goals

  • Mid-Career Expertise - A mid-career team within the CMC dedicated to the unique needs of the MSx students
  • MSx Specific Curriculum - A MSx-specific Career Education Curriculum designed specifically for mid-career professionals
  • MSx-only Workshops - Exclusive MSx-only workshops to give you space to learn and practice with your cohort
  • Access to the CMC - Access to the full range of Career Management Center resources including dozens of workshops and Career Advisors
  • Sloan Fellow Networking - Special alumni networking events with all-MSx alumni, open only to MSx students
  • Canvas Course - Canvas course platform brings the curriculum together, providing a private and dedicated space to address mid-career needs

Exceptional Experience

Through an amazing, transformational experience, the MSx program shows you how to advance your career. Join a talented, collaborative, global community!