Stanford Ignite – Part-Time

Stanford Ignite participants

Stanford Ignite is offered in the winter as a nine-week, part-time program for working professionals and graduate students.


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

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

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. Admitted applicants must be able to attend all sessions


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

Tuition for Part-time Offering
Standard Rate US $14,500
Stanford Grad Students & Postdocs Rate* US $1,525

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


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.