Established in 1952, the Stanford Executive
Program is the flagship executive program offered by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Taught by more than 30 Stanford faculty members, the program features a general management curriculum that is customized to the needs of senior executives working in global companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
The purpose of the Stanford Executive Program is to equip senior executives with the knowledge, relationships, and tools necessary to drive results at the highest levels of global management. Participants in the program embark on a comprehensive academic journey that prepares them to successfully navigate the diverse challenges facing top executives in today's dynamic global marketplace.
Residing together on the Stanford University campus, participants in the Stanford Executive Program immerse themselves in a curriculum that examines the economic, political, social, and ethical demands of top leadership. While pursuing studies with more than 100 peer executives from around the world, participants are inspired by the diverse cultures and new friendships that define the Stanford experience.
For both individual executives and the organizations that sponsor them, the Stanford Executive Program provides a critical opportunity to reflect, rethink, and retool for the future.
Classes are held in the Stanford University campus Business School classrooms especially designed to facilitate discussion among participants.
The Stanford Executive Program is designed for seasoned executives with at least 12-15 years of management experience and strategic responsibilities at the company- or country-wide level.