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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 2020 is made up of 419 students out of an applicant pool of 7797 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 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 732
2 Average GPA 3.73
3 Class Size 419
4 GMAT Range 600 – 790
5 Work Experience (Average) 4 years
6 Tuition Cost (per year) $70,590
7 Average Age 27
8 % Employed after graduation 95%
9 Median Base Salary $142,000
10 Median Signing Bonus $25,000

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Stanford GSB incoming class profile 2018

Here are the detailed statistics on Stanford MBA incoming class of 2018.

Applications received 7,797
Enrolled 419
GMAT Scores 600 – 790
Undergraduate GPA 3.2 – 3.9
Work Experience 0 – 11 years
Average age 27 years
% of women in the class 41%
% of international citizens 42%
Countries represented 63

Pre-MBA industry of Stanford GSB incoming class 2018

40% of Stanford MBA class worked in Investment Management, PE/VC, and Consulting before joining its graduating class of 2020. Below table has the detailed numbers.

Pre-MBA Industry – Stanford MBA Incoming class of 2018

Industry

Percentage

Investment Management/Private Equity/Venture Capital 21%
Consulting 19%
Technology 17%
Government/Education/Nonprofit 10%
Consumer Products and Services 7%
Financial Services 6%
Other 5%
Arts/Media/Entertainment 4%
Health Care 4%
Clean Tech/Energy/Environmental 3%
Manufacturing 3%
Military 2%

Stanford GSB pre MBA industry

Stanford MBA Application deadlines 2018 – 2019

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 One September 18, 2018 December 13, 2018
Round Two January 10, 2019 March 28, 2019
Round 3 April 3, 2019 May 16, 2019

Stanford MBA employment report of graduating class of 2018

33% of Stanford GSB graduating class of 2018 found employment in Technology followed by 31% in Finance and 18% in consulting. Students employed in the Finance industry fetched the highest median salary of $ 157,500. Take a look at detailed employment statics below for more information.

Employment by industry

Stanford GSB employment by industry

Base Salary (USD)

Signing Bonus (USD)

Industry

Percentage

Median

Mean

Median

Mean

Consulting 18 151,400 145,692 25,000 26,000
Consumer Packaged Goods 2 135,000 133,333 15,000 18,333
Energy/Cleantech 1 125,000 133,333 NA NA

Finance

31 157,500 167,197 35,000 38,017

Private Equity

13 150,000 164,516 35,000 39,700

Venture Capital

9 160,000 160,625 20,000 25,714

Investment Management

5 200,000 186,364 45,000 44,167

Hedge Funds

2 175,000 185,000 NA NA

Investment Banking

2 125,000 130,000 NA NA

Finance – Other

<1 NA NA NA NA
Healthcare 5 130,000 129,417 25,000 30,833
Media/Entertainment 3 137,500 124,500 NA NA
Nonprofit 4 106,000 111,214 NA NA
Real Estate 1 115,000 118,333 NA NA
Technology 33 135,000 135,643 25,000 31,744

Software/SaaS/Mobile App

11 135,000 134,042 25,000 31,667

Internet Services

7 135,000 134,938 40,000 38,333

E-Commerce

5 130,000 127,909 27,500 32,500

Marketing

2 137,500 135,850 17,500 23,750

FinTech

2 135,000 140,000 25,000 20,000

Consumer Electronics

2 135,000 146,667 45,000 50,000

Artificial Intelligence/IoT

1 NA NA NA NA

EdTech

1 NA NA NA NA

Media/Entertainment

1 NA NA NA NA
Tech – Other 2 145,000 135,900 NA NA
Other 3 142,000 140,667 NA NA

Employment by job function

Stanford GSB employment by jib function

Base Salary Signing Bonus
Industry Percentage Median Mean Median Mean
Consulting 24 149,000 142,151 25,000 26,406
Management/Other Consulting 16 152,000 147,868 25,000 25,931
Corporate Strategy/Planning 7 127,500 129,288 25,000 28,125
Finance 30 150,000 159,397 35,000 39,845
Private Equity Analyst 9 150,000 163,684 27,500 41,000
Venture Capitalist 8 167,500 167,500 30,000 30,000
Investment/Portfolio Mgmt 5 175,000 184,091 50,000 47,500
Financial Analyst 4 125,000 148,333 25,000 33,333
Investment Banker 2 125,000 130,000 NA NA
Finance, Other 3 118,000 119,571 30,000 36,250
General Management 13 130,000 137,578 25,000 27,083
General Management 10 137,000 137,482 25,000 27,000
Project Management 3 130,000 138,000 NA NA
Marketing/Sales 28 140,000 138,863 25,000 33,438
Brand/Product/Marketing Manager 15 135,000 141,857 35,000 36,667
Business Development 7 140,000 135,227 20,000 24,286
Product Development Manager 3 145,000 150,625 45,000 41,000
Marketing, Other 2 125,000 110,000 NA NA
Operations/Logistics 3 130,000 132,143 15,000 19,000
Other 3 150,000 151,667 25,000 23,750
TOTAL 100 142,000 145,559 25,000 31,146

Employment by location

Stanford GSB employment by location

Base Salary Signing Bonus
Location Percentage Median Mean Median Mean
North America 90 147,000 148,561 25,000 30,442
Canada <1 NA NA NA NA
United States 89 147,000 148,653 25,000 30,442
West 68 145,000 148,388 25,000 30,906
Northeast 15 150,000 148,375 25,000 27,639
Midwest 3 150,000 147,857 NA NA
Southwest 3 152,500 159,100 25,000 25,000
Mid-Atlantic 1 NA NA NA NA
South <1 NA NA NA NA
Outside North America 10 102,350 107,661 30,000 44,001
Asia 4 80,000 83,250 NA NA
Latin America & The Caribbean 3 104,700 107,545 30,000 52,002
Europe 2 135,000 156,417 NA NA
Africa – sub Saharan 1 NA NA NA NA
Australia and Oceania <1 NA NA NA NA

Full-time entrepreneurs by industry and location

In 2018, 16% 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 2018 opened their ventures.

Industry Percent
Consulting 2
Consumer Products 10
Energy – Cleantech 5
Finance 13
Finance – Private Equity 7
Finance – Venture Capital 3
Finance – Other 3
Healthcare (Including Products and Services) 8
Human Resources 2
Media/Entertainment 2
Non-Profit 5
Retail 2
Technology 45
Technology – Software 18
Technology – Internet Services 8
Technology – e-Commerce 5
Technology – e-Media/Entertainment 5
Technology – Artificial Intelligence/IoT 3
Technology – Edtech 2
Technology – Fintech 2
Technology – Other 2
Transportation and Logistics Services 3
Other 3
Location Percent
U.S. West 67
Other U.S. 15
Outside U.S. 19

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 Unites States of America
  • Vinod Khosla, billionaire Indian American engineer and businessman
  • Stephen Adams, American businessman and private equity investor
  • Javed Ahmed, 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

 

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