Learn. Engage. Accelerate. Disrupt.

Prepare to thrive in a state of constant change with Stanford LEAD, our flagship online business program.

LEAD leverages the very best of Stanford Graduate School of Business to provide you with the tools and techniques to become a more impactful leader by unlocking higher purpose in yourself, your teams, and your organization. Bringing together a global cohort of leaders, LEAD creates a vibrant community of change agents prepared to transform organizations, industries, and the world.

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Time Commitment

Stanford LEAD Overview

  • 1 Year
  • Part-time and fully online
  • 8 courses, graded on a pass/no pass basis
  • 5-10 hour weekly time commitment
  • 24 Continuing Education Units
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
    Professional Certificate

Program Dates

March 2020 - February 2021
Application deadline:  February 5
Application available in October

No GMAT or GRE required.

Stanford LEAD Experience

  • The strength of Stanford in a flexible format.
  • Research-based, academically rigorous curriculum taught by world-class Stanford GSB faculty, in interactive, virtual sessions.
  • An immersive, integrated education where new skills are continually developed and applied real-time for immediate and high-impact results.
  • Direct, real-time engagement with and personalized feedback from GSB faculty and seasoned peers.
  • A global community of peers, offering a diverse set of perspectives for efficient knowledge transfer, networking, and support.