Knight Management Center
The new home for the Graduate School of Business supports the school’s new curriculum, deepens multidisciplinary partnerships throughout the university, and leverages the school’s collaborative culture to create transformational educational experiences. With its eight buildings and location across from the Schwab Residential Center, the Knight Management Center fosters an integrated living and learning environment, blends indoor and outdoor spaces designed for interaction, demonstrates leadership in environmental sustainability, and offers venues that engage the broader community.
Financial Aid: Investing in Student Excellence
“My mother raised my brother and me on less than $12,000 a year. Through the GSB, I have really been able to pursue my dream in a way I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.”
Edward Castaño, MBA/MS
(Environment and Resources) ’11
Through the generosity of fellowship donors, GSB students are transforming their dreams into reality. Attracting the best and brightest students from around the world—regardless of their financial circumstances—shapes our success as a community of excellence.
SEED: Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies
This new multidisciplinary institute housed at the GSB will stimulate, develop, and disseminate research and innovations that enable entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders to alleviate poverty in developing economies. SEED’s work is based on the belief that a critical route for economic growth is through the creation of entrepreneurial ventures, by scaling existing enterprises, and by strengthening management capacity.
Annual Giving: Curricular Innovation
As a key priority within The Stanford Challenge, annual giving reflects the collective generosity of alumni and friends. We are grateful for your support in developing leaders, ideas, and resources as we work to Change Lives, Change Organizations, Change the World. Annual giving provides unrestricted funds to power the innovation that keeps the GSB at the leading edge of management education. Thank you to all who contribute to the collective support that makes so many of the school’s life-changing experiences and opportunities possible.
- Knight Management Center
A new home for the Graduate School of Business supports the school’s new curriculum.
- Financial Aid: Investing in Student ExcellenceThe best and brightest students are able to attend the GSB, thanks to the generosity of donors.
- Faculty: Cultivating CollaborationsSupporting outstanding faculty was a key priority during The Stanford Challenge.
- Centers: Transforming the Learning ExperienceThe redesigned MBA curriculum includes a “global experience” requirement.
- SEEDA new multidisciplinary institute aims to alleviate poverty in developing economies.
- Annual Giving: Curricular InnovationAnnual giving reflects the collective generosity of alumni and friends.
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Five years ago, the university embarked on an unprecedented campaign to address pressing challenges that we face on a global scale. As we celebrate the success of The Stanford Challenge, I am awed by the spirit and generosity of our alumni and friends at the Graduate School of Business. To honor your investment in the school’s ambitious vision to reinvent management education, we reiterate our pledge to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
I hope you are as inspired as I am by how your contributions are enabling faculty excellence, life-changing student fellowships, new and enhanced programs and centers, curricular innovations, and much more. Our magnificent new home—the new Knight Management Center—is now open for all. It was designed to enhance our curriculum, deepen multidisciplinary partnerships throughout Stanford, and leverage our community for impact. While it is early, there is no doubt that this incredible facility is already helping to further our aspirations.
The cornerstone of the Knight Management Center captures the essence of the GSB: “Dedicated to the things that haven’t happened yet and the people who are about to dream them up.”
Our impact as a school can be measured by our strengthened capacity to foster innovative faculty research, attract the best scholars and students, encourage collaboration through multidisciplinary programs and centers, create an environment that reinforces our pioneering spirit, and continually engage our community to achieve impact in the world. On behalf of our students, faculty, and the global community of leaders who are influenced by the knowledge and opportunity that the GSB creates, I am deeply grateful to all of you who stepped up to The Stanford Challenge with your investment of time and resources. Congratulations and thank you!
Garth Saloner, AM ’81, MS ’82, PhD ’82
Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean