The mission of the Stanford Graduate School of Business is to be the world's leading academic school of management and to have a major impact on management thinking and practice. You will find that our PhD Program is central to that mission.

Each year we enroll approximately 25 outstanding students - each distinguished by a unique combination of academic excellence, leadership, research potential, and individual background and perspective. We carefully evaluate all aspects of your application to determine what you can add to the GSB community and the future of management education and research.

Here you will find more information about our admissions philosophy as well as an explanation of the admissions process. Please be sure to read each section carefully and so that you can prepare effectively and submit a complete application.

We welcome your interest in the PhD Program and look forward to receiving your application.

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