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A Day in the Life

Generally, Stanford MSx classes are scheduled from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

While classes are occasionally held on Wednesdays, the day is generally filled with guest speakers, study group meetings, class preparation, and other events and activities.

Let’s take a look at what your typical day might be like:

6:00 – 8:00am While you were probably up late studying the night before, you’ll often spend the early morning hours preparing for class or study group meetings.
8:00 – 10:00am You’ll gather with your study group to go over the case you’ll discuss in class. If time permits, you’ll also discuss the readings assigned for the day. The lively group exchange helps you internalize and expand upon what you’ve studied earlier on your own.
10:00 – 11:45am Today’s first class: Organizational Behavior. The discussion is extremely interactive and animated. Your professor draws on the experience of each Fellow, and her energy is infectious.
Noon You grab a quick to-go lunch from Arbuckle, and gather with other Fellows for a Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) presentation, a Top Management Seminar (TMS) speaker, or a class meeting.
1:15 – 3:00pm Financial Accounting is your next class. Numbers and concepts fly, and the pace is fast. You stay alert and ready, knowing the professor may call on you at any moment. Today’s class is so engaging, you realize you’ve actually lost track of time. Who knew that Accounting could be so interesting?!
3:15 – 5:00pm Finance is your last scheduled class for the day. You’ve spent hours developing a valuation model with your study group, and are anxious to share it with the class. You’re amazed at the depth your professor brings to the discussion, and the real-world applications that emerge.
5:00 – 9:00pm You head home to study, eat, and spend time with your family. Some Fellows may take time to squeeze in a workout, but you all anticipate a long night of studying ahead.
9:00pm – 2:00am Whether married or single, you use the evening hours to study. Problems interpreting the numbers of your case? Even though it’s 12:30 a.m., you know your classmates are awake and studying, and you can call on them for help.