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Why Business School

Careers change. Industries change. The world changes. With the programs at Stanford Graduate School of Business, you’ll not only keep pace with that change — you’ll drive it.

A business education can be a valuable investment in your own future. And, the right learning experience returns value in ways that go well beyond the monetary.

  • Puneet Kumar, MBA ’14
    Puneet Kumar (MBA ’14)
    “Stanford GSB has given me the courage and skills to follow my heart and pursue ideas I am passionate about.”
  • John Holding, MS '14
    John Holding (MS ’14)
    "The one-year Stanford MSx Program is truly allowing me to turbocharge my skills and outlook."
  • Stephanie Peng, MBA '14
    Stephanie Peng (MBA ’14)
    “Stanford GSB has taught me to look across cultures and industries to solve tough problems.”
  • Maria Puron, MBA '14
    Maria Puron (MBA ’14)
    “Pursuing my MBA at Stanford has given me the opportunity to learn cutting-edge management approaches.”
  • Bella Rozenkrants, PhD
    Bella Rozenkrants (PhD)
    “My goal is to make the research I do as an academic more accessible.”
  • Monica Chellam, MBA ’14
    Monica Chellam (MBA ’14)
    “Thanks to my time at Stanford GSB, I feel equipped to find my place in the world and make a meaningful contribution.”

Moving up in your chosen field, or changing paths completely. Exploring new ways of thinking, or discovering how to make the contribution you always wanted. Perhaps even in ways you never imagined possible.

The education you receive at Stanford GSB will empower you with the knowledge, skills, and long-term vision that lead to innovation and growth. And, you’ll build a powerful network of accomplished, inspiring colleagues that will continue to sustain you, long after your final class.

Exponentially more than a resume enhancement or a means to an end, your Stanford GSB experience will shape your entire career — and transform your life. It will prepare you to navigate the unprecedented economic, social, and other complex changes the future will certainly bring.

Alumni Spotlight
President, Onexim Sports and Entertainment

The network is the most important aspect of my education at Stanford GSB. Incredible opportunities have resulted from the relationships formed, the employment advice provided, and the close friendships built among my classmates.

Alumni Spotlight
Associate Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management

I could not think of a more focused place for training researchers. I learned everything I know about research here — study design, data analysis, publication norms — and the reality is that for the kind of jobs you want, you need to be a good researcher first.