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Stanford University Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program

Stanford, CA
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Visiting And Contact Information

655 Knight Way

Stanford, CA 94305-7298

United States

Phone: 650-723-2766

Fax: 650-725-7831

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Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Quarter
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).
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; 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.
Online Course Catalog: http://exploredegrees.stanford.edu/graduateschoolofbusiness/#courseinventory
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Sustainability
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 at the links below. Numerous courses, most of them associated with the School's Public Management 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 them associated with the School's Public Management Certificate in socially responsible business, are offered. Some offer opportunities for research and problem-solving. http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/mba-public-management-program
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 four rankings (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011.) http://www.beyondgreypinstripes.org/rankings
2: --Stanford GSB built a new sustainable campus completed in April 2011 that is not only a place to teach MBAs about sustainability but a model for living it. The complex of eight buildings around three quadrangles achieved the highest level LEED Platinum certification for environmental sustainability from the U.S. Green Building Council.
3: --Annual Responsible Supply Chain Conference. http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/scforum/ser/conference
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Academic Support Services Offered
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.
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
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
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:GSB Pride http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/stanford-gsb-experience/life-stanford-gsb/activities-organizations
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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Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    99
  • Part Time Program:
    No
  • Evening Program:
    No
  • Executive MBA:
    No
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    6:1
  • Total Faculty:
    237
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    51%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    49%
  • Female Faculty:
    17%
  • Minority Faculty:
    9%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    Yes
  • Minority Support Groups:
    Yes
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes
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