Stanford one-year master's degree students

Seeking a One-Year MBA from Stanford?

While Stanford GSB does not offer a one-year MBA, we offer a one-year master’s of science in management program, a two-year MBA program, and a one-year online certificate program in business.

One-Year MBA Alternatives

One-Year Master’s Program

A full-time, one-year master’s program in business for experienced mid-career professionals. The program features accelerated core courses on business fundamentals, and more than 55% of the curriculum consists of electives. Graduates are awarded a master’s of science in management degree and join more than 31,000 Stanford GSB alumni (the strongest connections in Silicon Valley), as well as the Stanford University alumni network, with nearly 231,000 alumni around the world.

Two-Year MBA Program

A two-year, full-time, general management program that helps you develop your vision and the skills to achieve it. There is no minimum years of work experience required to apply or attend; the average years of professional work experience for the current class is 4.6 years.

One-Year Online Certificate Program

If you are seeking the accelerated learning experience of an online MBA while continuing to pursue your career, we offer Stanford LEAD, a part-time online and distance-learning program. Stanford LEAD allows you to build a foundation in general management while immediately applying what you learn to drive innovation in your organization. Participants are awarded a Stanford GSB professional certificate and continuing education units.

Executive Education

We also offer a range of leadership and general management programs for mid-career professionals and executive leaders who want to take their careers to the next level.