Stanford MBA Fellows Program


Research Fellows Program

Program length

2 Year


655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305, United States

Stanford MBA Fellows Program

The Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program is a fully funded two-year predoctoral programme that offers a broad group of fellows the opportunity to gain research experience and prepare for doctoral study in business or related subjects.


Living Stipend (annually in 2021–22) – $47,000
Ranking 2020 – 1st
Average salary$74,819 per year


To be eligible for admission, you must meet one of the following conditions prior to the start of the program:
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association; or
- Completion of an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. Please see below for the minimum international education requirements.
- Applicants with master’s degrees are welcome to apply, but a master’s degree is not required.

Class Profile







Stanford Executive MBA Essays

Write two essays that answer the following prompts:
What matters most to you, and why? For this essay, we would like you to reflect deeply and write from the heart. Once you have identified what matters most to you, help us understand why. You might consider, for example, what makes this so important to you? What people, insights, or experiences have shaped your perspectives?
Why Stanford MSx, and why now? Please describe your aspirations and how your Stanford MSx experience will help you realize them. Why is this the right time for you to pursue your master’s degree at Stanford GSB?


Application Deadlines for Class Entering Fall 2022

2021–22 Application Window
Standard Track Dedicated Track
Application Opens 01 Sep 2021 01 Sep 2021
Deadline for Full Consideration 15 Oct 2021
5:00pm PT
15 Oct 2021
5:00pm PT
Deadline for Rolling Admission 01 Mar 2022
5:00pm PT
Varies by faculty

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