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Stanford GSB MBA class profile, employment report, notable alumni

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is one of the most selective business schools in the world. Its relatively small class of roughly 400 students makes its application process highly competitive. Stanford GSB class of 2021 is made up of 417 students out of an applicant pool of 7342 students. Therefore, researching Stanford GSB class profile and employment statistics become important to know how this business school can help you achieve your career goals. To help you in your research, we have compiled information on the Stanford GSB class profile and employment reports in this article.

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Stanford GSB class profile employment report notable alumni

General information on the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Location – Knight Management Center, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305-7298

Dean – Jonathan Levin

Admissions Office – MBA Admissions Office, McClelland Bldg., Stanford Graduate School of Business, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305-7298, USA

Telephone: +1 (650) 723-2766

Fax: +1 (650) 725-7831

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Stanford GSB MBA Class profile, cost of attendance, median salary

Below are the details on the Stanford MBA program’s class profile, cost of attendance, median salary. Here is the list of the total cost (tuition fee + living expenses) of top MBA programs across the world.

S. No. Stanford Graduate School of Business Numbers
1 Average GMAT 734
2 Average GPA 3.7
3 Class Size 417
4 GMAT Range 600 – 790
5 Work Experience (Average) 4.6 years
6 Tuition Cost (per year) $73,062
7 Average Age 27
8 % Employed after 3-months post-graduation 94%
9 Median Base Salary $150,000
10 Median Signing Bonus $25,000

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Stanford GSB Class profile 2021

Here are the detailed statistics on Stanford MBA incoming class of 2021.

Applications received 7,342
Enrolled 417
GMAT Scores 600 – 790
GPA Average 3.7
Work Experience 0 – 14 years
Average age 27 years
% of women in the class 47%
% of international citizens 43%
Countries represented 66

Pre-MBA industry of Stanford GSB incoming class 2021

39% of Stanford MBA class worked in Investment Management, PE/VC, and Consulting before joining its graduating class of 2020. Below table has detailed numbers.

Pre-MBA Industry – Stanford MBA Incoming class of 2021

Industry

Percentage

Investment Management/Private Equity/Venture Capital 19%
Consulting 20%
Technology 14%
Government/Education/Nonprofit 10%
Consumer Products and Services 8%
Financial Services 7%
Other 4%
Arts/Media/Entertainment 5%
Health Care 5%
Clean Tech/Energy/Environmental 3%
Manufacturing 3%
Military 3%

Stanford-GSB-pre-MBA-industry-2021-class

 

Stanford MBA Application deadlines 2019 – 2020

As we mentioned in the earlier. Stanford has the most selective MBA program in the world. Therefore, it is very important that you have your application ready by Round 1 or Round 2. Learn here why applying in Round 1 or Round 2 is important.

Stanford MBA admission rounds Application Deadline Decisions
Round 1 September 12, 2019 December 12, 2019
Round 2 January 9, 2020 April 2, 2020
Round 3 April 8, 2020 May 21, 2020

Stanford MBA employment report of graduating class of 2019

33% of Stanford GSB graduating class of 2019 found employment in Finance followed by 24% in Technology and 18% in consulting. Students employed in the Hospitality/Travel industry fetched the highest median salary of $ 180,000. Take a look at detailed employment statics below for more information.

Employment by Industry – 2019

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Base Salary (USD)

Signing Bonus (USD)

Industry

Percentage

Median

Mean

Median

Mean

Consulting 18 165,000 151,083 30,000 30,121
Consumer Packaged Goods 3 135,000 124,167 32,500 30,000
Energy 1 140,000 141,667 NA NA
Finance 33 170,000 174,386 30,000 39,600

Private Equity

16 170,000 176,015 35,000 352,692

Venture Capital

9 195,000 201,071 20,000 20,000

Investment Management

3 152,500 146,250 35,000 36,250

Hedge Funds

2 175,000 185,000 NA NA

Investment Banking

1 NA NA NA NA

Finance – Other

<1 NA NA NA NA
Healthcare 6 150,000 136,273 10,000 15,556
Media/Entertainment 3 135,000 145,833 50,000 41,667
Nonprofit 1 85,000 103,333 NA NA
Real Estate 1 115,000 118,333 NA NA
Technology 24 140,000 146,009 19,000 23,063

Enterprise – Apps/SaaS

8 150,000 158,067 25,000 22,167

Consumer- Apps/SaaS

4 135,000 132,914 30,000 27,500

E-Commerce/Marketplace

4 140,000 148,714 35,000 38,900

Consumer – Media/social Media

2 125,000 132,784 15,000 15,000

FinTech

2 130,000 143,260 10,000 10,000

Enterprise – Infrastructure

3 150,000 151,200 NA NA

Tech – Other

1 NA NA NA NA
Transportation and Logistics 4 140,300 138,000 35,000 26,667
Retail 1 115,000 111,667 NA NA
Hospitality/Travel 1 180,000 185,000 NA NA
Other 4 118,000 115,889 NA NA

Employment by Job Function – 2019

Stanford-GSB-employment-by-job-function

 

Base Salary Signing Bonus
Industry Percentage Median Mean Median Mean
Consulting 35 150,000 145,093 27,500 27,188
Management/Other Consulting 17 165,000 151,421 30,000 30,121
Business Ops/ Strategy/Planning 15 140,000 134,744 22,500 21,750
Finance 31 170,000 174,500 32,500 43,500
Private Equity 13 162,500 170,352 35,000 54,444
Venture Capitalist 9 205,000 199,643 25,000 25,000
Investment/Portfolio Mgmt 4 162,500 170,700 35,000 42,500
Corporate Development/ Corporate Finance Both less than 1 NA NA NA NA
Investment Banker 1 NA NA NA NA
Finance, Other 3 116,000 140,667 NA NA
General Management 9 162,500 153,900 27,500 27,000
General Management 8 170,000 157,353 27,500 25,625
Technical Management 1 135,000 134,333 NA NA
Marketing/Sales 18 140,000 142,033 15,000 22,300
Product Manager 10 142,500 144,923 15,000 23,263
Business Development 5 145,000 144,400 20,000 23,000
Marketing/Brand/Growth Manager 2 130,000 122,500 15,000 26,667
Marketing, Other <1 NA NA NA NA
Operations/Logistics 1 142,200 140,733 NA NA
Other 5 124,000 126,179 18,000 18,857
TOTAL 100 150,000 152,503 25,000 28,328

Employment by Location – 2019

Stanford-GSB-employment-by-location-2019

 

Base Salary Signing Bonus
Location Percentage Median Mean Median Mean
North America 87% 150,000 156,848 25,000 27,314

United States

87%

150,000

156,848

25,000

27,314

West

61%

150,000

155,824

25,000

27,121

Northeast

16%

155,000

162,451

30,000

29,559

Midwest

7%

165,000

154,400

25,000

23,636

Mid-Atlantic

2%

155,000

145,000

NA

NA

South

1%

160,000

150,000

NA

NA

SouthWest

1%

NA

NA

NA

NA

Outside North America 13% 110,000 116,224 35,000 35,769

Asia

4%

115,000

125,333

25,00

22,250

Europe

45

112,500

120,833

NA

NA

Latin America

45

97,500

102,644

50,000

48,000

Oceania

1%

140,000

125,000

NA

NA

Total 100% 150,000 152,503 28,328 28,328

Full-time entrepreneurs by industry and location

In 2019, 15% of Stanford’s MBA class pursued an entrepreneurial venture. Stanford’s curriculum focuses a lot on entrepreneurship through its Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Take a look at Stanford’s MBA entrepreneurship program.

Below are detailed numbers on the industries in which Stanford GSB graduates of 2019 opened their ventures.

Industry

Percentage

Consumer Products 23%
Finance 13%

Finance – Private Equity

6%

Finance – Investment Management

2%

Finance – Venture Capital

2%

Finance – Other

2%

Health Care 6%
Human Resources 2%
Media/Entertainment 2%
Non/Profit/Social Innovation 15%
Real Estate 2%
Technology 27%

Consumer – Commerce/Marketplace

8%

Consumer – Media/Social Media

4%

Enterprise – Apps/SaaS

2%

Edtech

4%

FinTech

4%

Technology – others

4%

Transportation and Logistics 4%
Others 6%
Location Percent
U.S. West 45
Other U.S. 21
Outside U.S. 33

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Stanford GSB – Notable Alumni

Stanford GSB has a network of over 30,000 alumni across the world. Here are some of its notable alumni.

Stanford GSB notable alumni

  • John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America
  • Vinod Khosla, billionaire Indian American engineer, and businessman
  • Stephen Adams, an American businessman, and private equity investor
  • Javed Ahmed, a Pakistani American businessman
  • Herbert M. Allison, former President and CEO of Fannie Mae
  • Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries
  • Phil Knight, Founder, and Chairman of Nike
  • Mary Barra, Chairman, and CEO of General Motors
  • Riley P. Bechtel, former Chairman of the Bechtel Corporation
  • Stephen Bechtel Jr., co-owner of the Bechtel Corporation
  • Jeffrey Bewkes, Chairman, and CEO of Time Warner
  • Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Bill Browder, American-born British financier
  • John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, British businessman

 

MBA Program Consideration Set:

Stretch Schools: None

Match Schools: Harvard, Chicago Booth, Wharton, Columbia, Kellogg

Safety Schools: MIT Sloan, Berkeley Haas, Duke Fuqua, Virginia Darden, Dartmouth Tuck

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