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Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Stanford, CA
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518 Memorial Way

Stanford, CA 94302-5015

United States

Phone: 650-723-2744

Fax: 650-725-7831


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Quarter
Degrees Offered: MBA (Masters of Business Administration) - 21 months; Stanford Sloan Masters Program (Master of Science in Management) for mid-career executives - 10 months; Stanford PhD Program.
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: It is possible to earn dual degrees with any other Stanford University departments. Joint degrees offered for JD/MBA, MBA/MA in Education, MBA/MS in Environment and Resources, and MBA/MPP (public policy).
Concentrations: JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Study Abroad Options: China (Tsinghua School of Management and Economics) exchange program. The Stanford MBA program has a Global Experience Requirement which requires all students to have a global experience through a study trip, service learning trip, summer work project, or exchange program in a country they have not lived or worked in before. The school offers more than a dozen study or service trips a year to help accomplish this. 15 study trip destinations in 2009-2010 included Argentina & Chile, Denmark & Sweden, France & Lebanon, Ghana & Senegal,India, Indonesia & Singapore, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Cambodia & Thailand, China, and South Africa.
Online Course Catalog: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/research/courses/electives.html
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New curriculum introduced 2007/2008http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/
Curriculum year 1www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/curriculum_year1.html
Curriculum year 2www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/curriculum_year2.html
Public Management Programhttp://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/pmp.html
Joint and Dual degreeshttp://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/joint_dual_degrees.html
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Optional
Description: Examples of sustainability are woven into the basic curriculum, not relegated exclusively to electives. For example, the required operations courses contains cases on greening the supply chain. That said, some of the courses offered on sustainability include those found here: Numerous courses, most of the associated wth the School's Public Managemnet Certificate in socially responsible business, are offered. Some offer opportunities for research and problem-solving. http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/academic-opportunities Stanford also offers a joint degree in MBA/MS Environmental Resources: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/joint_dual_degrees.html#MS_MBA
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: Numerous courses, most of the associated with the School's Public Management Certificate in socially responsible business, are offered. Some offer opportunities for research and problem-solving. http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/pmp/academics/courses.html#Socially%20Responsible%20Business
School's environmental commitment:  
1: --Joint degree MBA/MS Environmental Resources --Public Management Program certificate (see URL above). --The Aspen Institute has recognized Stanford Business School as one of the top 5 business schools in social responsibility and environmental sustainability in its last three rankings (2005, 2007, and 2009.) http://beyondgreypinstripes.org/rankings/index.cfm
2: --Stanford Business School is building a new sustainable campus to be completed in 2010-2011 that will be not only a place to teach MBAs about sustainability but a model for living it. The campus of eight buildings around three quadrangles is expected to achieve the highest level LEED Platinum certification for environmental sustainability from the U.S. Green Building Council.
3: --Annual Supply Chain Conference for Environmental Sustainability --Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability, annual Executive Education program
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:There is a dedicated international advisor in the Student Life Office and other staff in key areas such as the CMC and MBA Admissions that help students: obtain a study visa, change current visa status, obtain a U.S. Social Security Number, and adapt to U.S. classroom environments. http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/studentlife/international_students.html Canadian Club, Global Management Program, Greater China Business Club, Europe Club, South Asian Students Association, International Development Club, Management Communications Program, Asian Society, African Business Club, Latin American Club and Student Association International Committee.
Women Support Groups:Yes
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Asian Society, Black Business Students Association (BBSA), Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA), Jewish Business Students Association, Latin American Club http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/admimssions/services/clubs.html
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:OUt4Biz http://www.gab.stanford.edu/admissions/services/clubs.html
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:MBA2s (and MBA1s after mid terms) are invited to tutor in the required courses. By volunteering time, students help continue the culture of cooperation and teamwork that makes the GSB special.
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