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Strengthening Our Academic Programs

The leaders entering our programs make a tremendous commitment when they decide to attend Stanford GSB, and we want to make their lives as productive as possible while they are with us. We encourage students to embark on a journey that will change their lives and, in turn, change the lives of others over the course of their careers.

Supporting MBA Students

One of the ways we support our students is to provide financial assistance to them. For academic year 2012–13, Stanford GSB awarded fellowships to 55% of MBAs, with an average award of $25,000. These financial awards were made possible by more than 343 endowed fellowship funds at Stanford GSB. We are grateful to our alumni who have made this support possible and appreciate your leadership in lessening the financial burden of Stanford GSB graduates.

Investing in the Stanford MSx Program

The final class of Fellows graduated from the Sloan program this past June. In July, we welcomed a new class of candidates to the program, recently renamed Stanford MSx (Master of Science in Management for Experienced Leaders). With a four-quarter curriculum and a broader set of electives, we are investing in Stanford MSx to make it the premier master’s program for mid-career professionals. We are delighted that for the first time Stanford GSB will provide fellowships to these students and, in doing so, hope to attract a broader selection of promising candidates to our school.

PhDs: Attracting the Best Young Scholars

This year’s PhD candidates, who receive 100% financial fellowships, set a new standard for attracting many of the best young scholars in the world today. These individuals are shining examples of the rigorous academic researchers and teachers we consider to be the next generation of academic leaders from Stanford GSB.

Transforming Executives into Leaders

Executive Education continues to thrive in delivering customized leadership programs for clients such as Caterpillar, Flextronics, and Mexico’s Grupo Alfa. In addition, two other programs, Executive Leadership Development (ELD) and The Emerging CFO (eCFO), were filled to capacity. ELD is a three-week program for emerging leaders that focuses on critical analytical thinking, managing innovation, and personal leadership; it is led by faculty members Frank Flynn and Jesper Sørensen. The two-week eCFO program, launched this year by professor Ilya Strebulaev, is dedicated to turning senior financial managers into organizational leaders.