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Stanford School of Business


Basic Information:

  • Founded: 1925
  • Website: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/
  • Phone: 650.723.2146
  • Address: 518 Memorial Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5015
  • Academics:

    The Stanford Graduate School of Business has an international reputation as a leader in management education. The curriculum is based on what Stanford considers to be the four critical components in a business education: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, and Global Awareness.

    Classroom methods include theoretical overview, discussion, case study, simulation, role playing, team projects, and independent study.


    MBA Programs
    Sloan Master’s Program
    Executive Education
    Doctoral Programs

    MBA Programs:

    The MBA Program is built upon essential general management skills. Required core classes are taken the first year and include Financial Accounting, Managerial Economics, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Operations, Strategy in the Global Economy, Human Resource Management, and more. A wide range of electives are offered to second year students.

    The Stanford MBA Program also offers valuable individualized attention, which is made possible by the 6-to-1 student-faculty ratio.

    Sloan Master’s Program:

    The Sloan Master’s Program is full-time academic program for mid-career managers. Those that complete the ten month program will earn a Master of Science in Management degree. Candidates for the Sloan Master’s Program typically have five years of professional management experience under their belt. Students of this program are usually sponsored by their employer.

    Doctoral Programs:

    The Doctoral Program is for graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the study of management. There are approximately 100 professors involved in the PhD Program. There are also approximately 100 students involved in the program which covers seven fields of study.

    The fields of study include Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Political Economics, Organizational Behavior, Economic Analysis and Policy, and Operations Information and Technology.

    Executive Education:

    The Executive Education program is an academic, non-degree program that focuses on innovative business practices. Curriculum ranges from a six week general management program to specialized programs that concentrate upon one are of expertise, such as finance or marketing.


    Students admitted each year:

    MBA Programs: 365
    Sloan Master’s: 54
    Doctoral programs: 25


    Applications are available at http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ and must be submitted online at the same address. Candidates are evaluated on three criteria: intellectual vitality, personal qualities and contributions, and demonstrated leadership potential. There are no minimum GPA requirements or minimum GMAT scores.

    Interesting Fact:

    Though the Stanford School of Business does not offer an undergraduate degree in business, they do offer a four week, non-degree business program for liberal arts and science undergraduates.

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