Stanford Graduate School of Business | Apply MBA
Stanford Graduate School of Business
FT Rank: 5    Business Week Rank : 7
Application Information
GMAT Accepted Yes
GRE Accepted Yes
Transcripts Required Yes
Resume Required Yes(1 page)
Interview Invite
Recommendation 2
Minimum Experience Required (Yrs)  
School Information
Average GMAT 732
Program Cost  $126,750.00
Class Size 410
Average Age (Yrs)  
Average Work Experience (Yrs) 4
Acceptance Rate (%) 7
Average Salary($) $185,939
Employed at three months (%) 92%
Female students (%) 42%
International students (%) 44%
Essay Questions
  1. Essay A:

    What matters most to you, and why? (suggested word count 750)

    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.”
  2. Essay B:

    Why Stanford?  (suggested word count 400-450)

    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.


Recommendation Questions

Information for Recommenders

Questions We Ask You

Below is the specific information that you should include in your recommendation.

1. How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?) Up to 500 words

2. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. Up to 500 words

3. Optional) Is there anything else we should know? Please be concise.Letter should be 2-4 pages.

  1. Round 1: 19-Sep-2017
  2. Round 2: 10-Jan-2018
  3. Round 3: 04-Apr-2018
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