Stanford Graduate School of Business

655 Knight Way
Stanford CA 94305-7298
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Our mission is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and with those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world.
Honor Roll (87)
Members Accepted by Stanford
Key Statistics
  • Full-Time
    Full-Time MBA Rankings
    Full-Time MBA Employments
    • Median Base Salary: $150,000
    • Median Salary with Bonus: $216,000
    • Employed After Graduation: 94%
    Application Essay Prompts
    • We request that you write two personal essays.

      In each essay, we want to hear your genuine voice. Think carefully about your values, passions, aims, and dreams. There is no “right answer” to these questions—the best answer is the one that is truest for you.

      Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?
      For this essay, we would like you to reflect deeply and write from the heart. Once you’ve identified what matters most to you, help us understand why. You might consider, for example, what makes this so important to you? What people, insights, or experiences have shaped your perspectives?

      Essay B: Why Stanford?
      Describe your aspirations and how your Stanford GSB experience will help you realize them. If you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs, use Essay B to address your interest in both programs.

      Both essays combined may not exceed 1,150 words. We recommend up to 750 words for Essay A and up to 400 words for Essay B. We often find effective essays written in far fewer words.

      Number all pages
      Upload one document that includes both essays
      Be sure to save a copy of your essays, and preview the uploaded document to ensure that the formatting is preserved.

      Optional Short-Answer Question
      The two required essays shed light on who you are and how you imagine Stanford will help you achieve your aspirations. We are also interested in learning about the things you have done that are most meaningful to you. In this section, we provide an optional opportunity to go beyond your resume to discuss some of your contributions more fully.

      Please do not include your short-answer response in your essays upload; use the text boxes provided in the application.

      Optional Short-Answer Question:

      Think about times you’ve created a positive impact, whether in professional, extracurricular, academic, or other settings. What was your impact? What made it significant to you or to others? You are welcome to share up to three examples. (Up to 1500 characters, approximately 250 words, for each example)

    Full-Time Key Statistics
    • Full-Time MBA Students: 417
    • Average GMAT: 734
    • GMAT Score Range: 600-790
    • Average Age: 27
    • Average Work Experience: 4.6 Years
    • Rolling Admissions: No
    • Students who are Women: 47%
    • International Students: 43%
    • Number of Applicants: 7342
    • Online Application
    • Program Homepage
    • Deadline 1: 01/05/2023
    • Deadline 2: 04/11/2023
Applicants by Industry
Healthcare / Biotech
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High Tech
Financial Services
Applicants by Major
Social Sciences
Business Administration
Individual Applicants
User Round Status GMAT GPA Age Location Gender Major Work Experience Target Industry
4101463Awaiting decision...6003.237
Moscow, Russian Federation
Entrepreneurship (90 months)
4047862Awaiting decision...6903.434
Johannesburg, South Africa
Other (72 months)
404473Not SureAwaiting decision...03.739
Івано-Франківськ, Ukraine
Advertising / Marketing (120 months)
Advertising / Marketing
4036541Awaiting decision...Not yet taken3.730
Chicago, IL, United States
MaleBusiness Administration
Consulting (13 months)
Healthcare / Biotech
3452211Awaiting decision...7603.1532
Honolulu, HI, United States
Military (70 months)
Financial Services
4012901Awaiting decision...Not yet taken036
Sao Paulo, Brazil
MaleBusiness Administration
Advertising / Marketing (120 months)
Advertising / Marketing
3494623Awaiting decision...6803.729
Shanghai, China
Entrepreneurship (50 months)
3974802Awaiting decision...Not yet taken331
Delhi, India
Other (34 months)
High Tech
396209Not SureAwaiting decision...Not yet taken3.8825
Hamilton, ON, Canada
FemaleBusiness Administration
Financial Services (8 months)
Financial Services
281071LaterAwaiting decision...03.733
Boston, MA, United States
MaleBusiness Administration
Entrepreneurship (36 months)
390137LaterAwaiting decision...Not yet taken3.631
San Francisco, CA, United States
MaleSocial Sciences
High Tech (30 months)
High Tech
3884801Awaiting decision...Not yet taken3.2438
Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Healthcare / Biotech (72 months)
Healthcare / Biotech
340955LaterAwaiting decision...Not yet taken2.224
San Francisco, CA, United States
High Tech (80 months)
385836Not SureAwaiting decision...0433
SF, CA, United States
Entrepreneurship (36 months)
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