Our Alumni

 

[photo - Arbuckle Dinner]

As of September 2013, the Stanford Graduate School of Business has 27,705 living alumni and has awarded a total of 31,270 degrees.

 

 

Program Degrees Awarded Since the School's Founding Living Alumni by Program* % Living Alumni
MBA 20,108 17,884 64.3%
PhD     848     792   2.7%
Sloan   2,275   2,074   7.3%
SEP   8,039   6,955 25.7%
Total 31,270 27,705 100.0%

*Even though a number of our alumni hold multiple GSB degrees, individuals are counted once, according to the degree hierarchy listed above. These figures include degree and certificate holders and those who were enrolled in a program for three or more quarters but did not graduate.

NOTE to GSB Staff and Faculty - for additional alumni stats for business analysis, email the GSB Alumni Relations office.

Reported Geographic Distribution** Total % Total Alumni
U.S.A. 18,937 68.3%
    - Bay Area 7,314 26.3%
    - Elsewhere in the U.S.A. 11,688 42.2%
Outside U.S.A.   8,768 23.3%
Unknown Address   2,606   8.4%

**Based on addresses of living alumni reported in the Alumni Directory as of September 2013.
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Largest Chapters

Chapter Total % Total Alumni   Chapters Total % Total Alumni
Bay Area 7,314 26.4%   Boston 657 2.4%
New York 1,888   6.8%   Japan 585 2.1%
Los Angeles 1,157   4.2%   Chicago 440 1.6%
United Kingdom    818   3.0%   Portland 437 1.6%
Washington D.C. 779 2.8%   Switzerland 412 1.5%
Puget Sound    646   2.3%   France 394 1.4%

Gender - MBA Living Alumni

Class Decade Women % Decade Men % Decade Grand Total
1930s       2   5.7%     33 94.3%     35
1940s      11   3.7%    289 96.3%    300
1950s      15   1.4%  1,020 98.6%  1,035
1960s      17   0.9%  1,852 99.1%  1,869
1970s    373 12.8%  2,543 87.2%  2,916
1980s    789 25.8%  2,274 74.2%  3,063
1990s 1,003 28.8%  2,479 71.2%  3,482
2000s 1,276 34.7%  2,404 65.3%  3,680
2010s    534 35.5%     970 64.5%     1,504
Grand Total 4,020 22.5% 13,864 77.5% 17,884

Alumni Participation : Fiscal Year 2013

  • 14.8% (4,095) of all GSB alumni provided volunteer support for GSB programs.
  • 16.3% (4,517) of all GSB alumni attended GSB-sponsored events here and around the world.
  • 24.9% (6,909) of all GSB alumni showed their support to the GSB through volunteering and attendance at GSB activities.
  • 41.0% of our MBA alumni made a gift to the GSB.
  • 38.3% (10,602) of of all GSB alumni supported the GSB by volunteering, attending events, or donating to the GSB.

Degrees - Living Alumni

image-Degrees: Living Alumni

Highlights from 2012 Alumni Survey

MBA Employment

  • 24% are self-employed, 48% full-time, 15% are retired.
  • 44% founded companies, majority are private corporations.
  • 66% switched industries, 22% have taken a position for which social responsibility was an important part of the job choice.
  • 43% worked outside the US for at least a year.
  • 50% left or lost a job without having another job lined up.
  • 53% served on a non-profit board, 34% a for-profit board.
  • 44% moved up to C-level management.

Personal and Professional Satisfaction
MBAs strongly agree:
 

  • 56% that the GSB had a transformational impact on their lives.
  • 43% that the pioneering spirit is a core value of the GSB.
  • 85% would recommend the GSB to others.
  • 50% (54% men, 36% women) are satisfied with their most recent career position. 
  • 36% men and 31% women have achieved a good balance between work and personal life.
  • 30% of men and only 15% of women that the same opportunities are available to both men and women in their industry.

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NOTE to GSB Staff and Faculty - for additional alumni stats for business analysis, email the GSB Alumni Relations office.