Overview

Applicants
8,116
Acceptance Rate
Average Undergrad GPA
3.70
Years Work Experience
4

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines


Round 1
September 19

Round 2
January 10

Round 3
April 4

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
297

54
Part-time
46
Full-time
26
Female
5
Minority


Students Say

For those that are let through its hallowed doors, the Stanford University Graduate School of Business gives them "unmatched exposure to the best of what the business world has to offer." An exceptional focus on leadership development, experiential learning, and soft skill development dovetails neatly with the well-known quantitative analysis curriculum, and the school offers numerous lab environments designed to help students "grow interpersonally, try new leadership styles, and give and receive honest and read time feedback." The GSB is truly a student-led school, and the administration "constantly asks for feedback and quickly and actively responds to and incorporates" it. The flexibility of the curriculum leaves "lots of time for electives" and classroom discussions are engaging, thanks to the fact that "students are not afraid to challenge the status quo." Community is king here, and the weekly event TALK—where a student shares their life story—is "a perfect representation of the community."

The "unreal" professors "strive exceptionally hard to be strong teachers and often solicit feedback to improve the courses." Admittance here includes "access to superstars" that include many "world-class professors who are not only gold-standard researchers, but also dedicated and skillful instructors." They "put a lot of effort into classes" and want to make sure that it sticks: "Every professor I asked [has] made himself/herself available outside of class multiple times."

"Someone once put it best when they said the worst part of GSB is the 'agony of options.' At any given moment there are at least half a dozen amazing things you could be doing," says a student. From the Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX) program to Leadership Labs to the fellows coaching program (which is "outstanding for receiving coaching as a first year and learning to coach as a second year"), students here do not lack for experiences and learning opportunities with which to "reflect on who you are/ who you want to be."


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

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Sustainable Energy Initiative advances the understanding of the economic, investment, and policy impacts associated with the deployment of low carbon energy solutions. https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/centers-initiatives/sei

School's environmental commitment 3:
--Value Chain Innovation Initiative (VCII) research and case studies https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/centers-initiatives/vcii/research --Responsible supply chains research http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/value-chain-innovation/research/responsible-supply-chains

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$140,553
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
82%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
49%
Graduate Facilitated
44%
School Facilitiated
7%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
60%
School Facilitiated
38%
Graduate Facilitiated
2%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
Finance/Accounting
27%
Marketing
24%
Consulting
9%
General Management
6%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

65%
West
17%
Northeast
10%
International
6%
Southwest
2%
Midwest
1%
South

Students Say

The Career Management Center (CMC) is one of the most comprehensive career services departments out there; simply finding students jobs is not their main concern. The Career and Life Vision Program stresses self-reflection through small peer groups and one-on- one coaching sessions; the Industry Insider Advising Program connects students with leaders in a variety of areas; things like "Meet the Company" Presentations and "Fewer Than 300" small- and medium-sized company networking events only further drive home the center 's goal of helping students realize their potential.

Indeed, the career search at Stanford "weights much more heavily toward networking" (as facilitated by the CMC), and students here are handshake soldiers by the time they depart. The proximity to Silicon Valley and the "links with tech/start up communities" are huge pluses for many who are looking to jump off here, though finance is the biggest destination. More than 350 organizations hired up Stanford grads last year (almost all of them hiring multiple people), culled down from the list of thousands of employers who recruited at the GSB, including Amazon.com, Apple, Bain & Company, Booz & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Cisco Systems, Dell, Education Pioneers, Genentech, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, Google, Hulu, IDEO, NBC Universal (GE), U.S. Government, Nike, VMware, Warner Bros., and many more.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 32% $150,000 $159,119 $24,000 $250,000
Marketing / Sales 27% $130,000 $129,500 $75,000 $185,000
Consulting 24% $145,000 $134,326 $75,000 $153,000
General Management 9% $125,000 $143,833 $82,500 $450,000
Operations / Logistics 6% $125,000 $127,692 $85,000 $225,000
Other 3% $122,500 $116,750 $80,000 $130,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 33% $130,000 $130,447 $75,000 $225,000
Financial Services 31% $150,000 $162,197 $75,000 $250,000
Consulting 16% $145,000 $138,671 $92,500 $153,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6% $125,000 $151,333 $84,000 $450,000
Media / Entertainment 3% $125,000 $121,667 $95,000 $145,000
Petroleum / Energy 3% $128,000 $129,333 $120,000 $140,000
Other 3% $114,000 $99,083 $24,000 $130,000
Consumer Products 2% $110,000 $114,200 $100,000 $150,000
Real Estate 1% $125,000 $105,000 $50,000 $140,000

Prominent Alumni

Phil Knight
Founder and Chairman, Nike Inc.

Mary Barra
CEO, General Motors

Charles Schwab
Founder and Chairman, Charles Schwab & Co.

Jacqueline Novogratz
Founder and CEO, Acumen Fund

Jeffrey Bewkes
CEO and Chairman, Time Warner

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$75,263

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$36,251

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
63%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
54%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
70%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
56%

New Students Receiving Loans
78%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$66,540
Tuition (Out-State)
$66,540
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$33,294
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$33,294
Academic Expenses
$2,769

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
824
Part Time
0%


Demographics

24.00%
Minorities
32.00%
International

40% female
60% male

Campus Life

Students Say

This group comes from "incredible backgrounds" all over the world, creating a gumbo of "unbelievably smart and driven, yet incredibly humble and kind" individuals. The majority of students are unmarried and live on-campus, and hence "are exceptionally out-going and interested in getting to know other students." Social life revolves around "small group dinners and coffee chats," and most "believe it is possible to get to know everyone of their classmates." There is plenty to do on campus to suit all academic and extracurricular interests, given the size of Stanford campus overall; and though Palo Alto itself "doesn't have much, it's feasible to go up to San Francisco weekly, particularly if you have a car." The campus itself "looks like paradise." "I caught myself in telling a friend in February: 'I just walked through the sunny courtyard, smelling orange blos- soms, lilacs, and honeysuckle. I'm wearing shorts and contemplating a run in the hills, or going to the meditation center,'" says a student. Competition is not in the nature of a GSB student, who are "much more focused on building collaborative, long term relationships with each other than trying to finish at the top of the academic rank." "In many ways, alumni of the GSB have the same attachment to the GSB that they do to their undergrad- uate schools," says one impressed student.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
17%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kirsten Moss
Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions

Address
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298
United States

Phone
5109280175

Fax
650-725-7831

Email
94539-5635