Stanford Business School

Last updated on November 26th, 2018

Stanford Business School is another school which is probably synonymous with the term ‘MBA’. 🙂

Stanford Business School began its reign as a fore runner in education back in 1925 when Herbert Hoover, a trustee, got together with a few others and decided to found the school. He was also the 31st President of the Unites States.

Stanford follows a “Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world” motto and has no doubt managed to do so, seemingly with ease. It has been associated with some famous alumni like Phil Knight, the Co-founder of Nike, and 19 Nobel Laureates who are associated with the brand name. It is also probably one of the few schools that can boast of a 5:1 student to faculty ratio. With such strong foundations, it is no wonder that they deliver quality education consistently! 🙂

  • Facts and Figures

An Overview

Rank 7
Program Duration 2 Years
Class Size 418
Average GMAT Score 737
Average Work Experience 4 Years
Program Cost $109,218


  • Recruitment at Stanford Business School

Take a look at some of the top companies that recruit Stanford graduates:

A.T. Kearney
Abbott Capital
Bain & Company
The Boeing Company
Cisco Systems
Etihad Airways


  • Apply to Stanford Business School

The deadlines for the 2020 admissions have been announced. Mark your calendars for these 3 dates:

Round 1 – September 12th, 2019

Round 2 – January 9th, 2020

Round 3 – April 8th, 2020


  • Essay Topics

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?

For this essay, we would like you to:

Do some deep self-examination, so you can genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are.

Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished.
Write from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you.

Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.”

Essay B: Why Stanford?

Enlighten us on how earning your MBA at Stanford will enable you to realize your ambitions.

Explain your decision to pursue graduate education in management.

Explain the distinctive opportunities you will pursue at Stanford.

If you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs, use Essay B to address your interest in both programs.
Your answers for both essay questions combined may not exceed 1,150 words (1,200 words if you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs). Each of you has your own story to tell, so please allocate these words between the essays in the way that is most effective for you. Below is a suggested word count, based on what we typically see.

Essay Suggested Word Count

Essay A 750
Essay B 400
Essay B (if applying to both the MBA and MSx programs) 450″

  • Essay Analysis coming soon

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