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Stanford Graduate School of Business
Change Lives. Change Organizations. Change the World.
MBA Admissions Office Stanford Graduate School of Business 518 Memorial Way Stanford, CA 94305-5015 USA 650.723.2766
Change Lives. Change Organizations. Change the World.
Organizational Leadership—A Noble Pursuit 2 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration 6 8 10 12 18 22 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community 26 30 34 35 36 38 39 No Matter Your Path—Leave Your Imprint 42 44 46 The Next Step—Apply 48 51
A World-Class Faculty—Leaders in Thought Research Centers—Bridging Theory and Practice More Than One Way to Learn—Our Teaching Methodology Core Curriculum—Grounding You in the Basics Tailoring Your Second-Year Selections Life and Learning Beyond the Classroom The Global Management Program The Public Management Program Campus Housing—A Hub for Living The Stanford University Connection The Alumni Network—A Lifelong Community Career Management Resources Make Your Mark Financial Aid
O R G A N I Z AT I O N A L L E A D E R S H I P — Anyone can work in an organization or offer advice on how to run it. managed institutions produce and deliver the vast majority of the world’s goods and services. managed institutions span the nonprofit sector. Those entities influence living standards for As a student of management. you will be well prepared for that responsibility. You will understand the general management principles that create an enduring foundation for leadership. government. As a student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. individuals and societies throughout the world. . In modern society. That’s why effective organizational leadership plays a vital role in shaping and improving our world. True leaders are defined more by action than by title and position. Not limited to the private sector. you ultimately will have opportunities to lead these enterprises. and every imaginable area of human endeavor. They inspire the people they lead and cause the organizations they serve to perform well. You will have access to leading scholars who comprise our faculty and be exposed to innovative research that influences management theory and practice. Few people can lead one effectively.
which is why you will have many opportunities to interact with and to learn from some of the most successful business and social-sector leaders in the world. Knight Professor and Dean Stanford MBA ’67. outstanding business and social-sector leaders have a greater potential for influence than ever before in history. and developing strong relationships and relational skills. Outstanding leadership skills are developed more by experience and observation than in the classroom. You will collaborate and motivate. You will learn about communicating a vision. p 3 Organizational Leadership—A Noble Pursuit . If your passion is to lead organizations to impact the world in significant—and meaningful— ways. however. Joss Philip H. In short. we want to hear from you. you will learn about the art of leadership as well as its science. marshalling great minds around you. You will learn to approach problems with creativity and disciplined thought. fundamentals are only the beginning. Effective. PhD ’70 We believe that organizational leadership is a noble pursuit. I welcome your interest in management education and thank you for considering the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Robert L.A NOBLE PURSUIT At Stanford. You will benefit from the diverse perspectives of colleagues who hail from around the globe.
In addition to improving the skills I developed while working in investment banking and private equity, I am learning the qualitative skills that come with being a successful global manager. Leadership means more than strategically analyzing a business situation—it requires an ability to inspire others while motivating them to work toward a common goal. The collaborative environment at the GSB encourages us to learn and practice the art of leadership everyday. Farah Khan, ’04 Mount Holyoke College Apax Partners
The GSB culture encourages, and expects, risk-taking. You’re challenged to stretch yourself academically with MBA classes, and you have the opportunity to sample courses from other schools within Stanford—from engineering to public policy to environmental science. You learn to question your own limits. You learn to assert yourself, persuade others, and view issues from different perspectives. You gain insight into your own experiences, priorities, and aspirations. Ultimately, you refine your goals. I’ve learned much about my own leadership potential, as well as enabling others to achieve theirs. I arrived seeking the skills to become a better businesswoman. Along the way, I found the path to becoming who I aspire to be as a leader. Connie Coulomb, ’05 University of Buenos Aires Merck Sharp & Dohme
Through my experiences in the Air Force and here at Stanford, I’ve observed tremendous consistency in the qualities necessary for success in military service and in business. The GSB has provided me with an excellent opportunity to refine those talents and at the same time focus on and improve my analytical abilities. I now have a solid foundation of quantitative skills, including microeconomics and statistics, with which I can confidently and rigorously approach any management challenge. Jason McMillan, ’04 University of Pennsylvania United States Air Force
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Stanford MBA students share one commonality: a desire to stretch themselves to realize important life goals. Like all successful leaders, they recognize gaps in their knowledge and skills. They seek new experiences to broaden their perspectives, and they hone their abilities to anticipate and manage change. At Stanford, we provide the education that best prepares leaders for their chosen path. Here, you’ll build an enduring foundation of knowledge within an extraordinary community that will serve you well throughout your life.
LEARNING FOR A LIFETIME
A world-class education rests on an enduring knowledge base of frameworks and essential leadership skills. Building on the foundations of analytical skills and social sciences, we focus on management disciplines—accounting, finance, human resource management, management information systems, marketing, operations, and strategy. We layer these disciplines into an educational framework focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, global awareness, and social responsibility. We place special emphasis on the general management perspective with capstone courses that are cross-disciplinary, crossfunctional, and integrative. With our flexible program, you can tailor your MBA studies to ensure a graduate management education that brings you within reach of your goals.
Your studies and experiences will give you the foundation to undertake leadership roles in organizations throughout your career. perhaps even humbled. CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE You will continually stretch your mind. Expect to be challenged. This is a transformational educational experience that will provide a foundation of knowledge that will last a lifetime. and refine your goals at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Working with a world-renowned faculty that includes three Nobel laureates and leaders of the business world will challenge your thinking.“The supportive culture and academic rigor combined with a vibrant and fascinating life outside of the classroom make Stanford a truly incredible place to learn. broaden your perspective. Our 6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio delivers more faculty contact hours per student than any other graduate business program. collaborative community. At the same time. A diverse group of highly motivated classmates. and extracurricular activities will teach you almost as much as your formal classroom studies.” K N O W L E D G E A N D C O L L A B O R AT I O N We balance a rigorous curriculum with an intimate. p 7 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . Our entrepreneurial environment will help you channel your energies and fire your enthusiasm. plan to thrive in our extraordinary community. small study groups.
Professor George Foster created Sports Business Management and teaches it jointly with legendary football coach Bill Walsh. human resource management. The highly popular Strategy and Action in the Information Processing Industry is taught by Professor Robert Burgelman and Andy Grove. chairman and former CEO of Intel. Whether teaching or conducting research. and advancing management thinking. I Peter Henry’s study of inflationary trends in developing markets and testimony on free trade before the U. our faculty give students first access to the latest research before it filters into consulting firms and major corporations. Jennifer Aaker’s research on how brand personalities impact customer relationships and help brands recover from mistakes Mary Barth’s service as the only U. Professor Rod Kramer coteaches Working in the Film and Television Industry with Oscar winner William Guttentag.S. our faculty are not only accomplished teachers but also leaders renowned for their roles in developing cornerstone theory.S. and two recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal in economics. academic named to the International Accounting Standards Board Darrell Duffie’s and Kenneth Singleton’s finance research on credit risk measurement and pricing Thomas Hellmann’s research into the effects of venture capital on entrepreneurial firms I I I . three members of the National Academy of Sciences. and research on the value of pollution credits I I I I Bringing their ideas into the classroom. Among our faculty are three Nobel laureates. and strategy. which are widely used in academia and the business community Paul Romer’s advocacy for the use of technology and research in growing the world economy James Van Horne’s textbooks. Charles O’Reilly’s. authoring leading texts. which are widely used to teach financial management.A World-Class Faculty—Leaders in Thought Consistent with the School’s mission. Congress Charles Horngren’s pioneering work in modern management accounting Jerry Porras’s. Much of their work forms the heart of core courses in economics. Selected examples of work by our faculty include: I Our faculty members often invite leading practitioners to help students test ideas against real-world experience. our faculty demonstrate outstanding management scholarship. and Jeffrey Pfeffer’s books about organizational behavior. twelve members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
as well as in the classroom. and they teach me. I taught a second-year elective in Financial Reporting for Mergers. These discussions help me formulate my views on the topics and give students real-time insight into what is happening in global standard setting. I can take my research on negotiations and team performance and watch its impact on my students as they go out into the world. I endeavor to get students involved in a forum for ideas and interaction. and with great colleagues.The best job in the world is being a faculty member at Stanford. while accounting for business combinations was being debated actively at the IASB. What could be better? Margaret Neale John G. McCoy–Banc One Corporation Professor of Organizations and Dispute Resolution Being in the classroom is a source of continual stimulation for me. Giannini Professor of Banking and Finance Macroeconomics gives meaning to the word globalization. accomplished students who are committed to learning and becoming better leaders and managers. Peter Henry Associate Professor of Economics My membership on the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) creates synergies with my teaching at the GSB. Our small class size gives me the opportunity to do so over lunch. My research centers around how public markets can strengthen developing economies around the world. I get to work with bright. James Van Horne A. Acquisitions. I really like to obtain input from classroom discussions with my students on topics on the board’s agenda. and Other Corporate Structure Changes. They teach each other. P. My students got “hot off the press” thinking on key issues. but it is also through substantive discussion of issues. my students are active participants. Mary Barth Atholl McBean Professor of Accounting and Senior Associate Dean p 9 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . No matter what pedagogy I use. Often this is through the case method. Recently. Engaging a group of intelligent and genuinely curious MBA students at Stanford forces me to demonstrate why this is the case.
gsb. The Center initiates and supports activities that advance leadership study and practice. case studies. and managing a growing enterprise. you can pursue an internship with an early-stage company.gsb. management functions. and leadership workshops. Through research. but it is also an art and. The result is an MBA experience that strengthens your effectiveness in the organizations that you will lead. requires practice. Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES). As leaders trying to effect positive change. Not only is leadership a science.Research Centers—Bridging Theory and Practice After establishing a base of analytical tools. and social accountability. the Center offers you an unmatched opportunity to tailor your leadership learning experiences through the . as such. applies that learning to companies of all sizes. funding. the GSB layers practical knowledge and experience with an understanding of leadership. entrepreneurship.edu/ces Effective leaders demonstrate self-awareness. and giving and receiving feedback will be critical to influencing organizations successfully. global awareness.edu/cldr FORMING NEW VENTURES— THE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES By studying growing companies. learning labs. regardless of the size or stage of an organization. and understand different leadership styles. and student initiatives. we want you to learn as much about yourself as possible during the MBA Program. By taking a broad-based approach. the Center strives to understand the issues faced by entrepreneurial companies—and. Classes and speakers help demystify the process of evaluating. Therefore.stanford. You also learn the importance of thinking and acting with a sense of ownership. www.stanford. Center for Global Business and the Economy (CGBE). critically. work effectively with teams. Ongoing assessments and developmental coaching will enable you to reflect on and integrate these experiences while continuing to develop your personal leadership style. skills such as good listening. students hold an annual Conference for Entrepreneurship. and a general management perspective. you develop an appreciation for management’s interdisciplinary nature and can more easily see the connections across various business functions. GROWING IN SELF-KNOWLEDGE—THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH Leadership Development Platform. www. To better understand the challenges of building a business. and Center for Social Innovation (CSI). Teaming with the Center. Co-curricular activities complement coursework by providing opportunities to hear from speakers and to apply classroom concepts in business simulations. Every MBA student is encouraged to take advantage of opportunities provided by the Center for Leadership Development and Research (CLDR). communicating.
As the interconnection of the world increases through the flow of capital. goods. philanthropy. and outreach initiatives. You can earn the Global Management Certificate. teaching. and build your skills.stanford. workshops. and organizational capacity of individuals and institutions pursuing the creation of social and environmental value. environmental sustainability.gsb.gsb. you need to understand the challenges of global competition. www. enhance your knowledge.SEEING BEYOND BORDERS—THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY C R E AT I N G S O C I A L I M PA C T — T H E C E N T E R F O R S O C I A L I N N O VAT I O N Because many organizations operate in a global economy. and ensuring that a global economy also creates a better society.stanford. and community engagement programs that focus on corporate social accountability. www. education. you gain awareness.edu/cgbe Businesses are not only economic institutions but also social institutions that profoundly affect and must earn the trust and respect of their communities. The Center fosters innovative solutions to social problems by enhancing the leadership. and teaching on critical global management issues—understanding why some economies develop better and faster than others. people. research. You can formally complement your MBA studies with the Certificate in Public Management. complete international internships. global management skills become even more important. Through related coursework. You can participate in innovative research. The Center sponsors speakers. management. and cultures across national borders. and participate in international study trips through the Center’s Global Management Program. creating corporate cultures that function well across cultures. and social enterprise.edu/csi p 11 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration .
and discipline. different management disciplines require different teaching methods. . Student teams must cope with issues such as supply shortages and excess orders and make real-time decisions. Regardless of the teaching method. discussion. your active participation will bring topics alive. Courses are enriched by real-life illustrations. creativity. Adapting to a continuously changing business world requires flexibility. You’ll benefit from a range of teaching methods— theoretical overview. simulation. problemsolving session. In an operations group project. and team project. role play.More Than One Way to Learn—Our Teaching Methodology There is a difference between knowing the answer and implementing the solution. Our faculty design coursework to sharpen your ability to anticipate and understand the array of challenges that you will face throughout your career. investor Warren Buffett has participated frequently in finance classes taught by Professor Jack McDonald. and that gap cannot be bridged by one teaching method exclusively. In fact. and our class formats vary to best suit the subject and material being covered. Hands-on involvement facilitates developing essential general management knowledge and leadership skills. a virtual factory created by two faculty members runs 24 hours a day and simulates all the decisions that a manager would face. management success requires quite the opposite. Similarly. case study. For example.
and ultimately to grow as a person and a professional. and alumni to support and assist me in my future role in the business world. I was excited to broaden my exposure at school. four of my Chinese classmates presented their first-hand experiences of the political changes taking place within China and what it’s like to do business there. When I leave the GSB. ’04 University of Iowa Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. when discussing the impact of China on the global economy in my strategy class. Peter Masucci. I am certain that I can rely on my classmates. For example.Having been in finance for my entire working career. I will be better equipped to bring a more global perspective to the challenges that business leaders face today. I really feel as though I am getting the full experience. I am fortunate to listen to and learn from my classmates from so many different careers and with diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives. professors. p 13 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . to challenge my thinking. My classmates force me to look at situations differently. What I found at the GSB far exceeded my high expectations.
Through labs. projects. and it has been a key part of the GSB experience for me. Grades are important—they provide you with consistent feedback on your performance. and take responsibility as a leader and active follower. Our grading system also supports our learning environment. provides feedback mechanisms. offer a rich venue for learning how to work with others. and help each other most of all. and helps you integrate experiences into your personal leadership style. Small learning groups. you’ll experience working as part of a team to achieve common objectives with real consequences. we encourage you to choose courses to expand your knowledge and build a base for effective leadership. and events.“This is a place where you work hard and play hard. or getting the most out of the intensity of business school. I personally feel a certain amount of responsibility to help my classmates be successful—whether that is in the job search. influence a diverse group of individuals. p 15 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . However. class preparation. called Bridge Teams. Our collaborative culture frees you from focusing on grades and enables you to take academic risks and broaden your general management skills. I know I’ve been able to tap into my classmates in these areas.” LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING Our collaborative culture creates an exceptional learning environment that hones vital leadership skills. not merely to remain within your areas of expertise or familiarity. The Center for Leadership Development and Research has created a comprehensive Leadership Development Platform that exposes you to a range of leadership perspectives. allows you to experiment.
’04 Harvard University Draper Fisher Jurvetson The experience I have gained working with my peers in study groups has contributed tremendously to my personal growth.Study groups help in preparation for class by bringing different perspectives to the table. We have to be good listeners as well as good communicators. and working together successfully requires us all to be both teachers and students. Working in groups is encouraged and emphasized in all aspects of GSB life because it makes us especially cognizant of the thoughts and feelings of others. which encourages us to experiment with the different principles and leadership approaches we have discussed in our classes. Everest! Susie Cranston. I’m getting to know my classmates on a personal level. and they also build friendships. ’04 Washington University Gambro Healthcare p 17 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . This awareness has helped me develop different styles of interaction and has made me a more effective leader. In essence. meeting after class to work on our project. Whether it’s discussing “economic value add” over lunch. Furthermore. our classes really come to life in our study groups. Study group dynamics are shaped by the different work experience of team members. ’04 Stanford University McKinsey & Company One thing that amazes me about the GSB is the amount of learning that takes place outside the classroom. many of them have incredible stories— my last study group partner had climbed Mt. or making decisions about how many new machines to purchase in our manufacturing simulation. Eric Liu. Elizabeth Rodriguez.
Exemption exams are available in some core subjects. and political environments. economic.Core Curriculum—Grounding You in the Basics During your first year. while other subjects may have flexibility in terms of depth and quantitative expectations. advanced “turbo” core courses are available if you enter with extensive subject knowledge and wish to explore the topic in greater depth. you may take a GSB or non-GSB elective. you will focus on the core curriculum. The core curriculum firmly grounds you and your classmates in basic business disciplines and enables you to progress from a common knowledge base. Core courses enable you to build an analytic and social science foundation. In some areas. Poet courses cover the same material as the standard core courses. and understand how those functions integrate into social. If you pass an exemption examination. If you do not have a quantitative background. learn fundamental management functions. but in an environment tailored to those with less quantitative preparation. . you may have the option of “poet” courses in some core subjects.
Marco Petta. and the courses in the spring quarter pulled together everything we learned in the fall and winter quarters. ’03 University of Western Ontario Citigroup p 19 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . My marketing professor knew what we studied in Operations.F I R S T. my economics professor built on concepts we learned in Data and Decisions.Y E A R C U R R I C U L U M Pre-Term Courses Ethics Managing Groups and Teams Modeling in Excel Fall: Foundations Data and Decisions Dynamics of Organizations Financial Accounting Managerial Economics Modeling for Quantitative Analysis Organizational Behavior Winter: Functions Finance Management in an Information Age Marketing Management Operations Strategy and Organization in the Global Economy Spring: Capstone Human Resource Management Managerial Accounting Strategy in the Business Environment Elective courses I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I The coordination of all the professors throughout the core was amazing.
The beauty of the experience is that we are continuously learning from each other. a South American coffee farm. and bisexual organization. startup. lesbian. It seems like every day a new light comes on as the interdisciplinary understanding becomes tangible. and a U. the community here will support your endeavors. which pushes us to become better leaders ourselves. I’ve appreciated hearing the perspectives of my classmates who have worked for a European multinational. No matter what your interests or what you want to try.“The MBA Program is a springboard for leaders.” The spring quarter has been amazing because all of the analytical techniques and management functions we’ve studied are coming together. Masahiro Koike. The broad community participation I witnessed when I was president of Out4Biz. the GSB’s gay. ’03 University of Chicago Lucent Technologies p 21 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . The quality of the discussion and debate in class is enhanced by the unique experiences each classmate has had. Since my experience is with a traditional Japanese enterprise. reinforced the sense of collaboration that permeates the atmosphere. Now I can see how operations theory connects with finance and how organizational design influences efficiency in business planning. ’04 Keio University Tokyo Marine and Fire Insurance Co. ’04 Northwestern University REM Design My fellow students bring so many different perspectives to the classroom. Dana Underwood. Cecilia O’Reilly. The supportive environment here is difficult to describe in words.S.
We encourage you to take risks—this is For example.gsb. I We offer a variety of elective courses that evolve as the business world and students’ interests change.stanford. you will have the opportunity to take up to 18 electives during your second year.edu/mba for a complete listing of electives. Because Stanford follows the quarter system. Electives also enable you to shore up weak areas and ensure the solid foundation in general management that is required for effective organizational leadership. . I I I I Please visit our Web site at www. Second-year MBA students I I I I I typically take about 14 electives. Approximately 50 percent of our electives are new every five years. you may choose from elective courses that broaden your experience and perspective. your second-year course schedule could be: I Brand Planning Costs and Benefits of Healthcare Ethics and Global Business Global Financial Reporting High-Performance Leadership Incentives and Productivity International Corporate Governance Interpersonal Dynamics Management of Growing Enterprises Options and Futures Real Estate Investment Social and Nonprofit Marketing Sports Business Management Supply Chain Management Sustainable Ecotourism I I I I a good opportunity to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. or simply spark your interest. develop your skills.Tailoring Your Second-Year Selections In your second year. build detailed knowledge in a specific area.
may propose a specific project to a faculty member who then agrees to guide the work and grant academic credit. Others take classes for the Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing (AIM) certificate in Product Creation and Innovative Manufacturing. or Urban Education. Recent independent study topics include: I As an MBA student. Financial and Behavioral Economics in Sports Betting Genius and Folly: Creative Leadership Working for Change for Women in Organizations I I p 23 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . These intensive one-week electives are structured around faculty research topics and are offered before fall quarter officially begins. Second-Year Japanese Language. Students. individually or in a group. you may take Stanford University classes outside of the Business School and apply up to 16 units of credit toward your MBA degree. which is jointly offered by the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Business. and management education is not one-style-fits-all. in the method that is most effective for the students and the instructor. Some students pursue a second master’s degree while others take specific courses such as Manufacturing Systems Design. We aim to teach each course.” An independent study course is also available. Five to 12 students meet daily with a faculty member for in-depth study.“Management is not one-size-fits-all or one-perspective-fits-all. Recent seminar topics include: I I MBA students interested in environmental and resource issues may pursue a dual Master of Science through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources (IPER). Joint degree programs are available with: I Career Transitions: Business to Politics Corporate Governance in the Semiconductor Industry Influence of Internal Networks in the Entertainment Industry I I School of Education School of Law School of Medicine I Second-Year Seminars also offer opportunities to explore possibilities and expand your knowledge. and even each topic in each course.
I cannot imagine a more exciting and challenging environment in which people can maintain their individuality and uniqueness. Merel Venneman. The opportunity to study. One of the great things about the GSB is the wide variety of opportunities to pursue your passions and develop your leadership style within this amazing community. and experiences. while exploring and learning from a multitude of different perspectives. live. two of the many organizations that represent the diversity of the School. The Stanford GSB is a truly international place with more than 60 countries represented. and develop friendships with them is one of the aspects I love most about my MBA experience.My primary reason for pursuing a graduate business degree at Stanford was the personal growth I would gain from being part of the business school’s extremely diverse student body. I have been actively involved in the Europe Club and the International Committee. My classmates have an immense wealth of cultures. ’04 Erasmus University Rotterdam The Boston Consulting Group p 25 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration . backgrounds.
managed ” nonprofits. And at the end of two years.A LIFELONG CATALYST— R E A L C O M M U N I T Y Stanford MBA students often refer to their classmates as “amazing” or “incredible. I N T I M AT E S C A L E — S T R O N G R E L AT I O N S H I P S By the time you graduate. Whether they worked in corporations. you will have built a lifelong community of colleagues and friends. Close working relationships at all levels enable you to influence decisions that directly affect students. With core classes averaging 60 students and elective classes containing as few as 12 students. At the Stanford Graduate School of Business. everyone makes a difference. taught school. You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with the professionals in the MBA Career Management Center and other student resource centers. . you will have met each person— 370 other unique individuals—in your class. they have excelled. were star athletes or artists. you will interact with professors both inside and outside of the classroom. or became the first in their family to graduate from college. Their common passion to succeed promotes a stimulating intellectual climate and a strong desire to pursue excellence beyond what they imagined was possible.
and a variety of viewpoints combine to form a strong community and catalyze innovation on an uncommon scale. collaborative setting— there is an abundance to share. and work histories to connect with some of the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet. During exams. demographics.“One of the incredible things about the GSB’s cooperative culture is that it pervades all areas of the School.” INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY STIMULATES RICH INTERACTIONS You’ll quickly move beyond names. and goals guarantees that you will learn tremendously from your classmates. values. an ordinary day finds a second-year student tutoring a first-year student on a difficult economics concept. p 27 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community . Students reach out to help each other in the classroom and then carry this same spirit of generosity into their extracurricular life as well. Stimulating classmates. An unlimited variety of perspectives. Classmates help each other work through a strategic marketing case over lunch. intellectual prowess. You are expected to share your knowledge and skills with students and faculty in the community as well. We believe that diversity is an asset. better management solutions. high performance standards. and that collaboration leverages students’ diverse backgrounds to deliver a range of approaches to real-world problems and ultimately. and an open. passions. For example. Small class sizes. students convert study areas into public “war rooms” filled with class notes and staffed with student volunteers to provide extra coaching. experiences.
Heather Mirjahangir. I’ve learned theories and concepts and then applied that knowledge to real-world situations through group projects. Student-driven clubs. Yunaima Hernandez. I spent a lot more time building communications and marketing campaigns than on accounting. and commitment students have toward building a community here. community. ’04 Manhattan College Kraft/Nabisco No matter what your interest— from photography to venture capital to ultimate Frisbee— there was always someone organizing an event at which all were welcome. Stefan Moores. charity auctions. and commitment here at the GSB.Having worked in politics and public relations before coming to the GSB. or finance. ’03 Queen’s University Victor International One of the greatest things at the GSB is the range of opportunities for learning. I had no idea how supportive the GSB community would be—fellow students. There’s nothing better than helping someone else to put your own challenges in perspective. Berkeley Blanc & Otus One of the main reasons I chose Stanford was because I wanted to be and feel that I was part of a community. case studies. I chose Stanford because the culture seemed consistent with my values. but also I’m involved in the broader community. In retrospect. Not only am I learning in the classroom at the GSB. I'm improving my ability to relate to other people and make a difference. and mentoring programs are just a few of the initiatives that help create a strong sense of family. effort. I was not only impressed but also inspired by the level of enthusiasm. administration. I couldn’t have been more right. operations. During Admit Weekend I knew I had made the right choice. The GSB encouraged students to follow and share their passions with others and gave us support along the way. Brett Snyder. and club activities. leadership banquets and conferences. ’04 University of California. ’04 George Washington University America West Airlines p 29 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community . and faculty are all committed to giving you the tools you need to succeed. Through tutoring a second-grade student. study trips.
but certainly are not limited to: I Asian Society. a program supporting informal interaction between students and faculty Women in Management. and publishing Hispanic Business Students Association. a fundraising and sports competition among West Coast business schools benefiting Special Olympics Epicureans @ the GSB (e@t). and more than 60 clubs that run the gamut from purely social to strictly professional. which brings together leading executives. a club that unites African American students to support personal and professional development and hosts an annual event I I I I I I I . a program that tutors small business owners in East Palo Alto Take a Professor to Lunch. families are welcome at virtually all activities. alumni. The Stanford Graduate School of Business supports events. a club that hosts the annual Jerry Porras Latino Leadership Banquet honoring GSB alumni Liquidity Preference Function (LPF). and other “unofficial” activities. a program in which students host fellow students and faculty Start Up. staff. a club-sponsored community gathering held each Friday for faculty. Students also create informal get-togethers. and a forum for education and the exchange of ideas on issues that women in leadership roles face I I I I Clubs and activities include. and staff to socialize. balancing time demands and conflicting interests likely will be a leadership challenge that you’ll face from your first day on campus. In addition. television. and make plans for the weekend Small Group Dinners. I Books on Break. as well as students who are interested in Asian culture Biz Partners. a club that provides mentorship. a club seeking to promote social networking opportunities among students of Asian origin or descent. a program encouraging students. faculty. students. guidance. With the number of new activities that emerge each year. weekend jaunts. and students to debate the future of film. relax. but you’ll have ample opportunity to enjoy life as well. a club that hosts small-group theme dinners Future of Entertainment Conference. activities. a club run by partners of current students that organizes social events and offers resources to help MBA partners and families settle in and become part of the GSB community Black Business Students Association.Life and Learning Beyond the Classroom Your educational experience will be intense. music. and alumni to interact through book groups Challenge for Charity.
Chairman and CEO. EVP. Pfizer Forrest Miller. Genentech Steven Reinemund. 45 Vice President of the United States th I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Yair Landau. Nokia Myrtle Potter. CEO. Soft Sheen-Carson p 31 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community I I I I I . Saatchi & Saatchi George Shultz. Monday we had John Browne of British Petroleum. Last week we had Jeff Immelt from GE. President. Chairman and CEO. President. and today I spent time with General Wesley Clark. Senior EVP and CFO. former U.“This is what the GSB is all about. CEO. President and CEO. Eli Lilly and Company Richard Wagoner. Nissan Motor Company Al Gore. Chairman. President. Recent speakers include: I I Deryck Maughan. First Republic Bank Lauren Dutton. Hewlett-Packard Services Candace Matthews. The Walt Disney Company Anne Sweeney. New Schools Venture Fund Richard Galanti. Costco Wholesale Louis Gerstner. Partner. The World Bank Group I I Oscar Arias Sanchez. Secretary of State Thomas Staggs. Chairman and CEO. SBC Communications Jorma Ollila. Sony Pictures Entertainment Ann Livermore. PepsiCo Kevin Roberts. CEO. Senior Vice President and CFO.” Student organizations also invite business and social-sector leaders to share their insights. ABC Cable Networks Sidney Taurel. COO and EVP. Chairman. Speaking formats range from small workshops to standing-room-only presentations.S. President. Nobel Peace Prize recipient Katherine August de Wilde. IBM Carlos Ghosn. General Motors James Wolfensohn. Citigroup International Henry McKinnell. COO. Group President. Vice Chairman. and CEO.
both in and out of the classroom. The tools I have acquired here. Wes Swank. and humbling all at the same time. as well as get a head start on my career. I chose to attend the GSB immediately following my college graduation. At the Virginia Military Institute. I took advantage of the many leadership opportunities available within the Corps of Cadets. accomplished people who’ve opened my eyes to industries and opportunities I never before imagined. I saw the GSB as a place where I could develop and hone my leadership and management skills. I’ve gained confidence in my ability to lead organizations and effectively analyze complicated business problems. will be valuable and applicable to all aspects of my life beyond the GSB. The experience has been inspiring. ’05 Virginia Military Institute p 33 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community . My classmates are bright. and I learned a great deal about leadership at a relatively young age. stimulating.After much deliberation. Interacting with them on a daily basis has inspired me to raise my career and life goals to new levels.
Global speaker series. Ecuador. economics. These study trips enable you to broaden your global perspective by meeting with business and government leaders in countries as diverse as Australia. gaining a global perspective is vital for successful leaders. India. finance. part of the Center for Global Business and the Economy. India. China. The series attracts international leaders from business. academia. the Global Management Program (GMP). For this reason. and strategic management. the Republic of Georgia. including international development. I Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX). To earn the certificate in global management. International student clubs. The clubs host lectures and smallgroup discussions to build the community of students. in addition to the academic certificate. England. In 2004. Senegal. Cuba. more than one quarter of the class earned the GMP Certificate. you must complete a series of five electives with an international focus. staff. I I I . Career resources. political economy. Brazil. offers an academic certificate within the MBA. This program enables you to experience global business directly through month-long internships. government. Switzerland. Recent GMIX internships have placed students in China. The GMP also advises students interested in international careers. and South Africa. Each year the GMP offers approximately 30 electives covering accounting. human resources. Student-led study trips. France. The GMP and the MBA Career Management Center work together to build recruiting relationships with select global companies. faculty. we integrate international issues into core courses and offer electives focused exclusively on international topics. and Tanzania. Singapore. Russia.The Global Management Program Regardless of your focus. IMMERSE YOURSELF The GMP oversees other global activities and resources. including: I FOCUS YOUR INTERESTS For students preparing to work in the global arena. and alumni interested in international issues. operations. Japan. and the nonprofit sector. organizational behavior.
SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL-SECTOR CAREERS Almost all MBA students take at least one PMP elective and more than 25 percent went on to earn a PMP Certificate in 2004. such as entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken. remains the premier program preparing MBA students to apply their management skills to areas of social concern. where they contributed to the organizations’ missions and learned about effective board management. B U I L D I N G A S T R O N G F O U N D AT I O N PROVIDING EXPERIENCE Clubs. During 2003–2004. the PMP. The Loan Forgiveness Program helps pay graduates’ GSB loan obligations while they work in qualifying organizations. corporate social responsibility. events. and philanthropy. students build a strong academic foundation in areas such as public and nonprofit management. The PMP brings noteworthy guests to campus. p 35 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community . and Body Shop founder Anita Roddick.The Public Management Program The first MBA Program to offer a certificate in public management. Two PMP programs make it financially feasible for students to take on social-sector positions. social entrepreneurship. Stanford has prepared social-sector leaders for more than 30 years through the Public Management Program (PMP). The Stanford Management Internship Fund (SMIF) subsidizes the salaries of students who take summer internships with nonprofit or public organizations. Today. With almost 30 PMP electives to choose from. The GSB provides access to hundreds of career positions in the social sector. the founder of Smith & Hawkin. and study trips provide experiential learning opportunities. international development. more than 100 first-year students served on the boards of local nonprofits through the Board Fellows Program. environmental sustainability. as part of the Center for Social Innovation.
Each student has a private living area and bath. three-. ” Convenient campus housing for couples and families is just down the street from the Schwab Residential Center in Escondido Village. Students who wish to live off campus can choose from a variety of apartment and home rentals near the University to meet almost every need. comfortable lounges. Schwab houses approximately 200 first-year students in a community of small. ” “It’s as big as my studio in Manhattan. “It’s a perfect combination of student residence and private apartment. and four-bedroom apartments in a neighborhood environment. study rooms. and exercise facilities. The Center is adjacent to sports venues and the University’s main athletic facilities.Campus Housing—A Hub for Living Just a few blocks from your classrooms. two-. Residents share access to beautiful open courtyards. . the Schwab Residential Center offers a social hub for MBA students. “Given the option to live where my next-door neighbors were two-thirds of the first-year MBA class. I went for it. modern apartment buildings. which offers one-. said one resident ” of the Schwab Residential Center. a computer lab. plus a shared kitchen. Added a classmate. MBA students who do not live in Schwab frequently visit the Center to meet with classmates and use its resources.
and Uruguay. social gatherings. . Madison Hackman Capital Partners p 37 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community . a ballerina. we all feel right at home. As a Board Fellow. entrepreneurs. Because I hope to serve on the board of a nonprofit arts organization someday. What I hadn’t expected was meeting an Olympic gold medalist. Japan. I can come home throughout the day to spend time with my family. I had the opportunity to sit in on board meetings and to work closely with CBHP’s executive director and staff on a project that will have a real impact on their programs and performance. ’05 Tsinghua University Freudenberg Household Products Ltd. India. Canada. Singapore. Nigeria. Elaine Wong. there are always leadership positions that need to be filled. this early opportunity to observe the inner workings of a nonprofit board was invaluable. Thanks to the many cultural events.My wife and son love Stanford as much as. Starting day one. and looked forward to exchanging ideas with classmates from all around the world. Our small community in Escondido Village includes graduate families from Argentina. Kristin Lundquist. Germany. if not more than. engineers. Mexico. the Community Breast Health Project (CBHP). Peng Du. and marketers. ’03 University of Wisconsin. ’03 Duke University L’Oréal USA I had anticipated meeting bankers. Korea. I do. One incredibly rewarding aspect of my GSB experience involved serving as a Board Fellow for a Palo Alto-based women’s health organization. ’03 Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Carlyle Group From the moment I walked in the door. an expert in microcredit banking in Bangladesh. and informal playgroups. I felt a sense of responsibility to become involved in clubs and activities. All of these people enriched my education and became an integral part of the GSB experience. and a Navy SEAL. Because Escondido Village is a short bike ride from classes. Saar Gur.
Whether you’re seeing Stanford’s campus from Palm Drive for the first or thousandth time. cultural opportunities. Whether it’s an open-air reception. academic and social activities spill out of the classroom onto patios and lawns. designed by the architect excellence in earth sciences. You also will become part of an extraordinary Stanford legacy that has produced leaders in virtually every field. the campus enjoys a Mediterranean climate. of New York City’s Central Park. Stanford is widely recognized for its with red tile roofs. engineering. As a Stanford MBA student. humanities and sciences.200-acre open. al fresco dinner. you will have access to all of the University’s offerings. as well as business. including libraries. or jog to “the Dish” radio telescope. reflects California’s early Spanish-mission heritage. Stanford’s 8. education. exemplified by its sandstone buildings . law. With more than 190. you can always enjoy fresh air and activity. and medicine. the view is breathtaking. and finearts events.The Stanford University Connection Stanford University’s tradition as one of the world’s great research universities goes back more than 100 years. sports facilities. parklike campus. Almost year-round.000 alumni worldwide. Stanford’s rich architectural history.100 acres include rolling foothills and the 1. Thanks to its location near the southern end of San Francisco Bay. pick-up volleyball game.
Alumni Weekend. you have full access to an online directory of fellow graduates. As a student. you will interact with Stanford GSB alumni and you can be certain that when you have questions or seek advice. project resources. international conferences. Faculty seminars. and an online forum for interacting with fellow alumni will keep you challenged and engaged. Alumni willingly lend their experience. actively participating as mentors. suggested reading lists from faculty and alumni.” The Alumni Network—A Lifelong Community More than 23. As a GSB alumnus/a. materials and databases in the School’s Jackson Library. they will respond. you have access to these individuals via the online alumni database. and numerous informal activities. identifying with her interests and goals has spurred me on toward my future career path. and recruiters. international alumni gatherings. WHILE YOU ARE A STUDENT S TAY I N G C O N N E C T E D The Stanford Business School Alumni Association supports an ongoing connection through its Lifelong Learning programs.000 Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni play leading roles in organizations around the world. Our highly selective MBA Program results in a uniquely committed and responsive alumni community. video clips from current classes. Relationships forged with classmates and faculty during your MBA experience become lifelong connections. and professional development services. career counseling. mentoring programs. p 39 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community .“Alumni are the cornerstone of the GSB community. My alumna mentor has been an incredible source of support. During your studies. More than 40 alumni chapters throughout the world also sponsor a variety of programs that keep you connected to the School and each other. class speakers.
and should do. I was interested in international business and Stanford fit that bill. We had memorable discussions at Stanford about the role of business in society and about the responsibilities of business leaders beyond the balance sheet. McKinnell. and I must have enjoyed it—I spent four years here earning my MBA and PhD degrees. I was attracted to Stanford for the usual reasons: great reputation. diverse mix of students. lessons I have used everywhere I have worked in my 33 years within three divisions and four countries with Pfizer. though. The GSB teaches the tools of leadership. to build both a profitable enterprise and a better world. I was here during the period of the Vietnam War. outstanding faculty. there was far more to the Stanford experience than just learning how to manage effectively. For me. Henry A. MBA ’67. p 41 A Lifelong Catalyst—Real Community . openly and often stridently.I came to Stanford in the late 1960s. It was a time when people questioned the social worth of business. and collaborative culture. Pfizer Inc. Stanford helped me shape my vision of what a global company could do. PhD ’70 Chairman and CEO.
Whether you already have a clear career focus or are open to exploring a range of new possibilities. Their interests span from agricultural commodities to microchips. and we will help you determine the best steps to take to achieve a fulfilling professional life. our alumni are leading organizations. Latin America. and far-reaching ways. the Middle East. Asia. we expect the unexpected. Their impact is limited only by their imaginations. and startups. make the contacts. Stanford GSB alumni make a difference around the world. When it comes to alumni achievements. positive. . Whether they graduated last year or 40 years ago. From sparking new ideas through education to revolutionizing deregulated industries to refashioning traditional organizations—Stanford GSB alumni influence the world in meaningful. Our alumni are making their marks across business and social sectors by leading Global 1000 companies. A N D T H E W O R L D Their goals are impossible to categorize. What do you want to do? We can help make it happen. Europe. and their Stanford MBA education has given them a powerful foundation for launching. Time and again we’ve seen graduates use their Stanford MBA experience as a springboard to reach—and exceed—goals that they may never have imagined prior to arriving here. help you gather the information. and North America. spin-offs. and clarify appropriate steps to take in charting your course. In Africa. O R G A N I Z AT I O N S . we can inspire you. and enlarging their visions throughout their careers.N O M AT T E R Y O U R P A T H — Career goals are personal. sustaining. C H A N G I N G L I V E S .
p 43 No Matter Your Path—Leave Your Imprint . and online Resume Books. career fairs. The School’s MBA Career Management Center (CMC) offers valuable resources for exploring your options. the CMC staff will help you identify where to concentrate your efforts for maximum impact. With a broad range of career interests.” L E AV E Y O U R I M P R I N T REALIZE YOUR CAREER GOALS Stanford MBA students don’t fit a particular mold—and neither do their career interests. Because the Stanford MBA Program is intimate and selective. Hundreds of organizations recruit using a variety of options including on-campus interviews. we help you develop a career vision. I see new ways to effect change that I had never even considered. Stanford MBA students take advantage of many different avenues for obtaining internships and their first position after graduation. The great part of the Stanford experience is that I learned the skills needed to take advantage of these choices. With the highest career services staff-to-student ratio among peer schools. Regardless of your career interests.“Stanford showed me that there are worlds of unexplored opportunities. make strategic career decisions. job postings. and build a strong foundation for continuous career and life management. we focus our efforts and energies on individualized counseling.
and further strengthen my business skills. the MBA Career Management Center (CMC) staff will know your unique interests and goals and is fully committed to working directly with you Self-assessment—the CMC team will help you identify and leverage your strengths. Job Search Secrets. investment management. such as Career and Life Visioning. recruiting contacts. often GSB alumni. Decisions.“Coming to Stanford. entertainment. market forecasts. and answer questions at these forums Career Treks—the CMC coordinates treks based on student interest. and Offers. venture capital. give you the tools for managing your job search Alumni mentoring and networking opportunities—Stanford GSB alumni are some of your most effective resources. nonprofit organizations. as well as provide direction with skills development Resume preparation—the CMC staff offers assistance in developing a resume that will stand out. work in a different culture. I wanted to use the summer between my first and second year to explore a new industry. I am so excited that I have been able to find the perfect summer internship that encompasses all of these opportunities. describe their firms and career opportunities. emphasize your abilities. and think on your feet Workshops—seminars and workshops. Connect with alumni who are glad to provide mentoring opportunities and lend the benefit of their experiences to your efforts I I Networking events—the CMC sponsors or participates in a wide range of opportunities in which you can meet and talk with business leaders in banking. and Negotiations. consulting. and target your specific goals Mock interviews—role-playing and practice interviews enable you to gain confidence. technology. hone your responses. Last year students participated in more than 40 company visits on five continents I I I I I I Student-organized events—conferences such as the Principal Investment Conference and the Cool Products Expo offer outstanding networking opportunities GSB Job Board—students and alumni have online access to a searchable database of career opportunities I I I Current industry and company information—the CMC Resource Center and Web site have comprehensive information on industries. and other job-related data .” Career Management Resources I Personal counseling and support—with only 370 students per class. consumer products. and other fields “Meet the Company” presentations—company leaders.
Sustainable Conservation Tishman Speyer Properties UBS Warburg Underwriters Laboratories U. Department of Education Viacom The Walt Disney Company Wellington Management Wells Fargo Bank The White House The World Bank p 45 An Enduring Foundation—Knowledge and Collaboration p 45 No Matter Your Path—Leave Your Imprint . Perry Capital Pfizer Relational Investors Salomon Smith Barney Siebel Systems. Inc. The Boston Celtics The Boston Consulting Group BP Bridgespan Group Capital Group Companies Capital One Cemex Cisco Systems Inc. Guidant Corporation H. my transition was seamless.P. I was prepared and confident when the interviews started and found my dream job in sports management working for the Houston Rockets. Morgan Chase & Company Lehman Brothers Inc. Endeavor Exxon Mobil Corporation Fidelity Investments Ford Motor Company Gap.J. McKinsey & Company Merrill Lynch Microsoft Corporation Morgan Stanley NVIDIA Corporation Palm Inc.S. After exploring several career options with support from the CMC and my classmates. Inc. L’Oréal Lucent Technologies Inc. Deloitte Consulting Delphi Corporation Draper Fisher Jurvetson eBay Eli Lilly & Co. Heinz Hewlett-Packard Company Home Depot Intuit Inc. Bertelsmann AG Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. General Motors Corporation Goldman. Michael Williams. Stanford University Strategic Decisions Group Sun Microsystems Inc. Gotshal & Manges SELECTED EMPLOYERS American Express Bain & Company Bain Capital Banc of America Securities Bechtel Enterprises Inc. J.I looked forward to making a successful transition from a law professorship in China to a career in business. General Mills Inc. ’04 Morehouse College Weil. Sachs & Co.
In short. You’ll attract and work with people who bring sound minds to their passion for business and social-sector leadership. Stanford prepared me for the challenges and responsibilities that I had never anticipated. You’ll learn from mistakes. . We’re here to champion your efforts and share in your achievements. And we look forward with anticipation to your success. you never leave the relationships. resources. After you earn your MBA. however. you will continue to learn by putting to use the knowledge and skills you’ve developed to find new ways to think about problems.” Make Your Mark Stanford GSB alumni leave their imprint on the organizations they serve and inspire the people they lead. Not only will you take advantage of new opportunities. You will leave the Stanford campus.“By making me think in a completely different way. and support of the Stanford GSB community. but you also will create them. you will have the capacity to affect our world in significant and positive ways. You will as well.
As a student. the Stanford GSB honed my leadership skills and prepared me well for combining traditional business skills with the innovative engine of social entrepreneurship. I’ve mentored students. and public sectors. hired graduates. nonprofit. I gained an excellent intellectual grounding that has formed the basis for my business toolkit. activities. ’87 General Partner Forstmann Little & Co. which I have adapted for such diverse environments as Wall Street and the nascent private economy of China. but the Stanford experience has been much more. The lifelong friendships developed at Stanford were made possible primarily by the small size of the School. a venture capital firm. my education has proved more useful as time has passed and my connection to the GSB community has remained strong. and I’m glad to give back through the GSB Advisory Council. Kim Smith. I’m thankful for the many opportunities the GSB has brought. projects. and there’s always an immediate connection with my fellow alumni. The program has opened countless doors. ’98 Cofounder and CEO New Schools Venture Fund It’s easy to think of a business school education as just two years of your life. Since graduating from the MBA Program. Together. and the alumni network. Sandra Horbach. and invested in and advised companies led by alumni. p 47 No Matter Your Path—Leave Your Imprint . ’79 Director and Cofounder Scottish and Eastern Investments Limited I came to the GSB with entrepreneurial experience and a passion for public education. I connected with partners from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Through classes.My GSB experience gave me two invaluable lifetime properties: an intellectual foundation and lifelong friendships. we defined an entirely new kind of fund—a venture philanthropy fund focused on transforming our lowestperforming public schools by investing in education entrepreneurs and bringing together the best minds from the business. Chien Lee.
and each year we enroll approximately 370 students.stanford. A P P L I C AT I O N R E Q U I R E M E N T S I the Stanford GSB experience will help you meet your goals.www. not on minimum performance standards. Each is distinguished by a unique combination of high leadership potential. academic excellence. and individual background and interests. what you’ve done. and how I I Transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies Work history I . We do not require a minimum level of work experience We do not have minimum GPA requirements We do not have minimum GMAT scores I I Application form Letters of reference Personal essays Test scores: GMAT and.gsb. Candidates are evaluated based on a comprehensive review of their qualifications. We accept students who contribute to a diverse community because we believe that all students learn invaluable lessons from sharing experiences and perspectives with classmates from many different backgrounds. what you can add to the Stanford Graduate School of Business community. we carefully evaluate all parts of your application in order to understand who you are.edu/mba T H E N E X T S T E P— A P P LY We look for outstanding candidates. if applicable. TOEFL I I I Instead.
2005 March 31. p 49 The Next Step—Apply . Individual admission interviews with our alumni are offered to some applicants by invitation only.stanford.NOTE TO COLLEGE SENIORS You know best when the time is appropriate to pursue an MBA education. If you believe you have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential. consider applying to the T H E A P P L I C AT I O N C A L E N D A R MBA Program. We will contact you directly if we believe an interview would be useful in evaluating your candidacy. We accept outstanding students—and that includes students who enroll directly from an undergraduate program without full-time work experience. We have three application rounds for entrance in the fall of 2005: Round One Round Two Round Three Application Deadline October 28. 2005 May 12. 2005 March 17. Please visit www. 2005 You may apply only once in a given year.edu/mba for more detailed information about the MBA Program and the online application. 2004 January 6. 2005 Notification Date January 18. and applications must be submitted online.gsb.
books. race. fellowships. work. our graduates agree that their MBA education was a lifelong investment in their personal and professional development. based on your citizenship status and the information on your financial aid application. Tuition for 2004– 05 is $37. or a combination. The Financial Aid Office will determine which loans to offer you. The GSB works with private lenders who can provide non–need-based loans to cover educational expenses. The internship durations are determined by the corporate sponsors.600 for a married student living on campus. lasting nine to twelve months. Loans are available to both U. and other expenses are $24.Financial Aid Business school is a significant investment—both in time and money. with no obligation to return to the sponsoring company. You must apply in Round One or Round Two to be considered for this fellowship.998. p 51 The Next Step—Apply . or life experiences—bring a unique perspective to the workplace or the classroom. In recent years. Your personal resources for financing your education are not considered in our admission decisions. The Financial Aid Office is committed to helping you fund your MBA education. or in guaranteed summer internships between the first and second year. Fellows are paid a competitive salary and standard benefits during the internship. B O N I N I PA R T N E R S H I P F O R D I V E R S I T Y FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Charles P. Additional expenses for living costs. However. two-thirds of our MBA students received some sort of financial aid.300 for a single student living on campus and $33. ethnicity. the Financial Aid Office will determine your financial need and create an aid package that may include loans. background. The program places students who have been offered admission to the Stanford MBA Program in pre-matriculation internships. which include Eli Lilly and Company and Ford Motor Company.S. Once you are admitted. and international students. They receive a full-tuition grant once they enroll. Bonini Partnership for Diversity Fellowship Program offers a unique professional opportunity and educational financial support for MBA students who—because of culture. T H E C H A R L E S P.
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