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Executive Education

Stanford University offers many opportunities for ongoing executive, professional and continuing education. Courses offered range from the humanities to degree engineering programs:

Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Executive Education offers programs that are designed to enhance the participant’s leadership skills, build his foundation in general management, and connect to a global network of peers.

The GSB offers a frequently updated portfolio of open enrollment executive education programs ranging from several days to several weeks in length. All programs feature Stanford faculty members as instructors, complemented by distinguished guest speakers and visiting academics.

The GSB also collaborates with select organizations to design and deliver custom executive programs that address an organization’s specific business challenges. To ensure maximum impact and relevance, these custom programs involve close cooperation between an organization’s executive leaders and senior Stanford faculty.

Stanford Graduate School of Business MSx Program

The Stanford MSx Program offers experienced leaders a one-year, full-time, accelerated master’s degree program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The core curriculum of the participant’s program is grounded in business fundamentals, and rounded out by a broad selection of electives. The participant may choose more than half of the curriculum, tailoring the Master of Science in Management degree to specific interests and goals.

The Stanford Center for Professional Development

The Stanford Center for Professional Development, a part of The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), makes it possible for today's best and brightest professionals to enroll in Stanford University courses and programs while they maintain their careers. Courses are delivered online and, in some cases, at Stanford, at the participant’s work site, or at international locations-- providing a global community of learners with flexibility and convenience and enabling him to apply their education to their work. The program allows the student to take graduate and professional courses, earn graduate and professional certificates, purse a Master of Science degree on a part-time basis as well as view free online seminars and webinars.

Stanford Law School Executive Education Programs

With an emphasis on law’s intersection with business, policy and conflict resolution, Stanford Law offers a set of innovative Executive Education Programs that build on the academic excellence, cutting-edge research and multidisciplinary resources of Stanford Law School.

SLS Executive Education Programs feature pre-eminent faculty from Stanford Law and the broader university community, including the Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as members of the judicial, policy-making, corporate and legal communities. These are programs designed to educate, challenge and engage a broad array of participants, from the judges who make the decisions, to the scholars who interpret them, to the mediators who solve conflicts, to the attorneys and corporate executives who implement solutions. Through their work together, participants build relationships that last beyond the time spent on campus.

Stanford Continuing Studies

Stanford Continuing Studies welcomes all adult members of the community—working, retired, or somewhere in between. Take courses for pleasure, personal enrichment, or professional development. The mission of Stanford Continuing Studies is to share the rich educational resources of Stanford University with adult students, to nurture a vibrant learning community, to nourish the life of the mind, and to promote the pleasures of intellectual exploration.