THE STANFORD EXPERIENCE
Executive Education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business propel careers and deliver lasting value to organizations that sponsor participants. From our diverse portfolio of open enrollment offerings to the customized learning experiences that we deliver in partnership with leading corporate clients, we continue to transform today’s participants into tomorrow’s innovative global business leaders. Learning begins the day a participant steps onto the Stanford campus, and its impact lasts a lifetime.
Stanford’s unique learning environment is celebrated worldwide for its rigorous, yet highly collaborative, atmosphere. Challenged by passionate faculty, engaged by lively debate, and inspired by the beautiful facilities and climate, participants enjoy countless opportunities to share and build upon their personal experiences in an open and honest setting.
Ready to see what your future holds? At Stanford you’re immersed in an environment that’s continually focused on what’s next, so you gain the vision and skill to bring innovative leadership to your organization. Join us in one of the most fertile grounds for business innovation and start realizing tomorrow’s successes today.
WHY STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?
WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION AND ALUMNI BASE
With a global reputation for excellence, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Executive Education programs have attracted close to 50,000 senior executives from more than 18,000 companies, creating a vast network of alumni from around the world.
RESEARCH-BASED LEARNING MODEL
Research-based management frameworks provide the foundation for all Stanford GSB Executive Education programs. Study groups, interactive simulations, real-world business challenges, guest speakers, and case discussions reinforce the practical applications of these frameworks.
RENOWNED FACULTY AND RESEARCH
The Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty includes 3 Nobel laureates, 3 recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal in Economics, 5 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 18 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Stanford GSB faculty members lead each executive program and are deeply engaged with the participants. Research emphasis changes to reflect the issues faced by business leaders today. Research centers have been established to study current topics. For more information, please visit centers.stanfordexeced.com.
GLOBALLY DIVERSE, SENIOR-LEVEL PARTICIPANTS
Faculty directors review all applications to ensure a global mix of experienced participants for each program. Program demographics are carefully balanced, with approximately half of all participants coming from outside North America.
A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING/LIVING COMMUNITY
The Knight Management Center, with 360,000 square feet in 8 buildings and 50% of its 12.5-acre site preserved for open space, consolidates the facilities of Stanford Graduate School of Business into a vibrant and unified indoor/outdoor, living/learning community. The Knight Management Center is Platinum-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, and features tiered classrooms with extensive floor-to-ceiling glass, the latest in audiovisual technology, and numerous breakout and study rooms.
SCHWAB RESIDENTIAL CENTER
Most program participants reside on campus at the Schwab Residential Center, located across the street from the Knight Management Center.
Designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the Schwab Center offers residents ample privacy for study and reflection while promoting collegial interaction. Enjoy comfortable private rooms that include a private bath, extra-long double bed, desk, personal computer with high-speed internet service, phone with direct outside line and voicemail, television, and ample study space. Each room is also wheelchair-accessible and shares a full kitchen with a neighboring room. Exercise more than just your mind with the center’s exercise room and concierge services.
You will also be treated daily to the award-winning cuisine of Executive Chef Raul Lacara and the friendly and efficient service of the Schwab Executive Dining staff. Earning the coveted Financial Times Executive Dining Award seven years running, Schwab Executive Dining’s on-premises kitchen under Chef Lacara’s leadership consistently receives high praise for its culinary excellence.