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Stanford University Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program

Stanford, CA
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655 Knight Way

Stanford, CA 94305-7298

United States

Phone: 650-723-2766

Fax: 650-725-7831


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Academic Experience Rating: 99
Concentrations: JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Centers of Research: Research, curriculum development, and learning experiences are organized around the following domain expertise: Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Center for Social Innovation, Corporate Governance Initiative, Leadership Initiative, Value Chain Innovation Initiative, and Data Analytics Initiative. In addition, the multidisiciplinary Rock Center for Corporate Governance, and Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance are joint with Stanford Law School, and the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies--nicknamed SEED (http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/seed/)-- bridges a critical gap in global efforts to address prosperity around the world.
Part Time Program: No
Evening Program: No
Executive MBA Program Offered: No
Other Advanced Degrees Offered: MBA (Masters of Business Administration) - 21 months; Stanford Master of Science in Management for experienced leaders (MSx) - 12 months; Stanford PhD Program.
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: It is possible to earn dual degrees with any other Stanford University department. Joint degrees offered for CS/MS in computer science, JD/MBA, MBA/MA in Education, MBA/MS in Environment and Resources, and MBA/MPP (public policy).
Study Abroad Options: China (Tsinghua School of Management and Economics) exchange program; also in April 2012 Stanford University opened a research center at Peking University to facilitate collaborative research across disciplines including medicine, engineering, and business. 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 2013-2014 included such countries as Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain.
Other Programs: Public Management Program
Academic Calendar: Quarter
Online Course Catalog: http://exploredegrees.stanford.edu/graduateschoolofbusiness/#courseinventory
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Student Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Total Faculty: 51%
Full-Time Faculty: 51%
Part-Time Faculty: 49%
Female Faculty: 17%
Minority Faculty: 9%
New Curriculum introduced 2007-2008: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/academic-experience
Curriculum year 1: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/curriculum_year1.html
Curriculum year 2: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/curriculum_year2.html
Public Management Program: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/stanford-gsb-experience/leadership/history/public-management-program
Joint and Dual Degrees: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/academics/joint_dual_degrees.html
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Academic Services Offered
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.
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Asian Society, Black Business Students Association (BBSA), Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA), Jewish Business Students Association, Latin American Student Association (LASA), South Asian Student Association (SASA). http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/stanford-gsb-experience/life-stanford-gsb/activities-organizations
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The student-led Women in Management serves as a support and leadership-development group for women in the MBA program. This group organizes an annual banquet and reception, as well as networking opportunities throughout the year. Once they graduate, alumnae tap into the Women's Initiative Network (WIN) that leverages one another's knowledge, connections, and success to achieve their full potential. http://alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/women
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Student Life Office supports international students in a variety of ways, including helping to secure U.S. work authorization, and offering workshops to adapt to U.S. classroom environments . In addition, staff leverage the expertise of Stanford University’s Bechtel International Center to help students with specific issues ranging from obtaining a U.S. Social Security Number to visas. (http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/stanford-gsb-experience/life-stanford-gsb/international-students). Students can also find support and network opportunities through such groups as: Africa Business Club, Asian Society, Europe Club, Global Management Immersion Experience Ambassadors, Greater China Business Club, Latin American Student Association, South Asian Students Association, Middle East and North Africa Club, and South Asian Student Association.
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:GSB Pride http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/stanford-gsb-experience/life-stanford-gsb/activities-organizations
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