Stanford University is a prestigious private research university in California. Its Graduate School of Business (GSB), founded in 1925, has been ranked as offering the best full time MBA program in the world, by QS Global MBA Rankings 2019. Stanford GSB’s distinguished faculty includes three Nobel Prize winners, two John Bates Clark Award winners and 15 members of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. The campus is in the town of Stanford, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Along with the main university, Stanford GSB maintains very close links with firms in the Silicon Valley region.
Stanford GSB offers a two-year, full-time MBA, as well as a large range of dual-degree MBA programs. These include MBA/JD, MBA/MA International Studies, MBA/MD, MBA/Master of Public Policy (MPP), MBA/MS Computer Science, and an MBA/MSE Electrical Engineering.During the first year of the two-year MBA program, students follow a core general management curriculum. In the second year, the students have the option to customize their program with courses at other Stanford schools, electives, seminars, or a joint or dual degree. Electives include courses within accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, managerial economics, marketing, political economics and strategic management.
Participating in a Global Experience program is a required component of the Stanford MBA. This includes the Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX), which involves students spending four weeks abroad in the summer working on sponsor-led projects in a range of industries (e.g. consumer products to media to international development), and can be personalized to fit specific interests. There are also faculty-led global seminars abroad that focus on key subjects in relevant locations – for example, exploring economic mobility in Brazil.
The program’s tuition costs around USD 73,062, excluding miscellaneous fees. Options of loans and scholarships are available for applicable candidates. As per data from the latest graduating class of 2019, 94% of the graduate students were hired within 3 months of graduating, with a base salary of USD 150,000.