Stanford Graduate School of Business

Introduction

Our Mission


Our mission is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and with those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world.

Our Strategy


We seek to attract faculty and students with high leadership potential and engage in an academically-rigorous, research-supported, mutually-responsible learning process, enhanced by uncommon levels of interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement. Classes are conducted only on a full-time residential basis in an intimate-scale environment, and take full advantage of the assets of Stanford University and its surrounding communities. The impact of our ideas and our students extend globally in meaningful ways.

Core Values


The following values are widely shared in the Stanford Graduate School of Business community and provide the context within which the School strives for excellence in achieving its goals.

  • Believing in the power of ideas and intellect;
  • Striving for excellence in all we do;
  • Acting with integrity;
  • Exhibiting compassion and respect for others; and
  • Taking ownership of one's actions.

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders

Campus Part time 2 weeks March 2017 USA Stanford

This is a program designed to further the professional development of current and future leaders in the nonprofit sector. [+]

Each year, the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at Stanford University selects nonprofit leaders from social and human services, healthcare, community development, and education organizations to become CSI Fellows. For two weeks on the Stanford University campus, these individuals participate in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders (EPNL), a program designed to further the professional development of current and future leaders in the nonprofit sector.

 

Key Topics and Takeaways

  

Drawing on the leading-edge research and course offerings of the Stanford faculty, the program integrates conceptual knowledge with Fellows’ own experience to generate powerful and practical insights about leadership and management. The learning stems from a variety of activities including classes, small group discussions, and individual study. Like the Stanford MBA Program, EPNL evolves as  the faculty’s most current thinking and research keeps pace with the rapidly changing management environment.... [-]


Executive Program in Philanthropy

Campus Part time 1 week July 2017 USA Stanford

This groundbreaking executive program provides an opportunity for you to explore cutting-edge ideas in social innovation and develop essential skills that can help you address a wide range of organizational and managerial challenges. [+]

This groundbreaking executive program provides an opportunity for you to explore cutting-edge ideas in social innovation and develop essential skills that can help you address a wide range of organizational and managerial challenges.Content OverviewLed by Stanford’s world-class faculty, the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders focuses on the strategy and management of grantmaking institutions, with a special emphasis on vision, power, governance, and collaboration. Participants have a unique opportunity to engage in deep, reflective discussion around issues in today’s philanthropic environment — such as strategy and organizational performance, building and maintaining productive relationships, effectively managing power, and board leadership. The rigorous curriculum offers a mix of case studies, lectures, exposure to groundbreaking research, experiential learning, guest speakers, and small group reflection. The program has been designed to broaden the sharing of ideas and to develop cross-sector networks.... [-]


Interpersonal Dynamics for High-Performance Executives

Campus Part time 1 week March 2017 USA Stanford

This program is designed for senior-level executives and general managers with at least seven years of management experience. It is appropriate for executives from organizations of any size and in any industry. [+]

As they ascend the management ladder, many senior executives find that the soft skills of leadership constitute their hardest challenges. Furthermore, most executives have come to rely on a familiar set of behaviors and skills. Recent data shows that top-performing leaders exhibit high emotional intelligence; they are able to adapt interpersonally and thrive in a diverse range of situations. Based on two of the Graduate School of Business' most popular and longstanding courses, this program's unique T-group methodology and 12-1 faculty ratio provide a highly personalized learning experience for each individual participant. In this highly interactive program, senior-level executives learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges, assess the impact of their own behaviors and leadership style, and excel at creating more powerful, professional relationships in a variety of contexts.... [-]


Stanford Executive Program

Campus Part time September 2017 USA Stanford

The Stanford Graduate School of Business represents a community of people who believe in the power of ideas, make an impact on the world around them, and lead the wave of innovation that new ideas generate. [+]

The Stanford Graduate School of Business represents a community of people who believe in the power of ideas, make an impact on the world around them, and lead the wave of innovation that new ideas generate. We invite you to become part of this vibrant culture by participating in one of our executive programs.

 

The Stanford Advantage

Each one of our highly interactive executive programs offers you an intensive, residential learning experience where you'll explore leading-edge management concepts, test ideas against peers and the world's leading business faculty, challenge assumptions, and ultimately leave with an in-depth understanding of the critical issues that can make the difference to the future of your organization.... [-]


Stanford Sloan Masters Program

Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 USA Stanford

The Sloan Program is a demanding academic experience designed to deepen your command of all disciplines required for success as a general manager. [+]

The Sloan Program is a demanding academic experience designed to deepen your command of all disciplines required for success as a general manager.

 

Coursework 

Learn from world-renowned faculty members. Strengthen your foundation in management through core courses designed specifically for Sloan Fellows. Select from a wide array of electives to broaden perspectives with second-year MBA students and PhD candidates.

We encourage you to stretch intellectually to acquire the knowledge to help you make the next jump in your career path.

 

 

Leadership

 

In addition to coursework, the Sloan Program includes a range of opportunities to study leadership. You will:... [-]


The Stanford Executive Program

Campus Part time 2 weeks June 2017 USA Stanford

The purpose of the Program is to equip senior executives with the knowledge, relationships, and tools necessary to drive results at the highest levels of global management. [+]

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.... [-]