Stanford Ignite Full-Time participants

Stanford Ignite – Full-Time

Stanford Ignite is offered in summer as a four-week, full-time program for working professionals and graduate students.


Professionals with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience (an advanced degree is preferred).

Graduate students currently pursuing a master’s, MD, PhD, post-doc program in a nonbusiness field.

Note: Those with formal graduate business training (e.g., MBA) or extensive managerial experience to be reviewed on case-by-case basis.

Time Commitment

Stanford Ignite provides approximately 100 classroom hours and 100 to 150 project hours. It requires a 100% time commitment for the duration of the program.

Admitted applicants must be able to attend all sessions. Due to the intensive nature of the program, applicants with other commitments such as employment, research, or coursework are encouraged to apply for the part-time offering.


The cost of attendance includes course materials, program events, and some meals.

Housing (single-occupancy) is available on a limited basis for non-Stanford participants at an additional fee. Accepted applicants will receive additional information.

Tuition for Full-time Offering
Standard Rate US $14,500
Stanford Grad Students & Postdocs Rate* US $500

*includes current Stanford graduate students (Master’s, PhD, JD, MD) and postdoctoral scholars only. All other applicants pay Standard Rate.

Current Stanford graduate students are generously supported through a tuition subsidy from the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.


Submit your application as early as possible. To be considered for admission, your application must include:

  • Current resume
  • A series of short essays
  • Two recommendations submitted via the application website

Applications will not be accepted after the published deadline.