Stanford GSB Case Study

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16 things every international student should know about Stanford GSB
The Stanford Graduate School of Business was founded in 1925 by California Senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane. The objective was to provide quality management education on the US west coast and an alternative to students going to east-coast schools and never returning to the west for a career. With its motto “Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world,” Stanford GSB, also known as Stanford Business School, has inspired thousands of students to drive innovation. We look at some interesting facts about the school, with a focus on its full-time MBA program.
Location: Stanford, the home of Stanford University, is a “census-designated place” located in Santa Clara
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Sixty-two countries had representation in the class. The students’ work experience ranged from zero to 13 years, and their average work experience was four years. The investment management/private equity/venture capital sectors were the largest contributor of students at 20 percent, followed by consulting (18 percent) and technology (16 percent). The GMAT score range was 590-790 (average 737) and the TOEFL (Internet) score range was 104-119 (average 112). Forty-eight percent of students had majored in humanities/social sciences, 37 percent in engineering, mathematics, and natural sciences, and 15 percent in…show more content…
The GSB Alumni Network is an online forum that helps graduates keep in touch with one another through the use of directories, discussions, and newsletters, which include not only the GSB community but also the larger Stanford University community. GSB alumni and chapters exist all over the world, organizing various social events. Alumni career resources help graduates clarify their goals and plan and execute a job search. Thirty-eight percent alumni participate in donor programs aimed at meeting the school’s priorities. In 2006, Philip Knight, Nike Founder and Stanford MBA 1962, gifted $105 million to the
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