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5 March 2013

The Future of Media is in Your Hands

The recent Future of Media Conference generated over 1200 tweets, with the majority originating from mobile phones. What's the future of media? Well, that in part sums it up. Mobile and on-demand. If this GSB student-organized event, the most tweeted in the school's history, drove one thing home, it is that the future of media to a large extent depends not only on the industry-leading companies that participated in the conference, but the ingenuity and ambition of the over 500 participants, including the many first- and second-year MBA students in attendance. In perhaps a telling sign, the conference was book-ended by keynote events led by GSB grads David Fischer, vice president, Business and Marketing Partnerships at Facebook, and Hunter Walk, director of product at YouTube, exemplifying how integral the GSB has been and will continue to be as the media industry evolves over the coming decades.

It's tough to sum up the future of media in 140 characters or less, but here's some of the most popular tweets of the day:


Watch highlights from the Future of Media Conference.


14 March 2013

Spring Campus Visits: Registration is Open

Planning to apply to the Stanford MBA Program this fall? Because of our academic calendar, we typically aren't able to offer class visits in the fall prior to the Round 1 deadline in October. So if you'd like to sit in on a class before you apply, now is the time.

Even if you aren't applying in Round 1, spring is a great time to visit. The weather is unbeatable and MBA students are busy and happy.

As always, we know visiting campus isn't a reality for everyone. We don't expect it, nor does it play a role in your admission decision. We just like seeing you here.

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22 March 2013

New MS Computer Science/MBA Joint Degree Program

Interested in new technology ventures? Along with your Stanford MBA, you now can earn a joint degree in Computer Science from Stanford's renowned Computer Science department. This exciting program joins the other Stanford MBA joint degree options: JD/MBA, MA Education/MBA, MPP/MBA, and MS Environment & Resources/MBA. Here are some details:

  • Current applicants are eligible for the MS Computer Science/MBA joint degree program.
  • The program will take 3 academic years (8 to 9 quarters) to complete.
  • 129 units total are required, including 45 units of Computer Science courses and 84 units of MBA courses.
  • You may "double-count" up to 21 units toward curricular requirements for the MBA and the MS. More than two dozen Stanford GSB courses count toward the MS requirements.
  • You get to choose a specialization from one of the following nine areas: Artificial Intelligence, Biocomputation, Computer and Network Security, Database Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Real-World Computing, Software Theory, Systems, or Theoretical Computer Science.

As we get more information about this program, we'll post it to our Joint and Dual Degrees page. Better yet, fill out the Stay in Touch form (and check the box next to MS Computer Science/MBA), and we'll send you email updates.