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Stanford University offers many opportunities for ongoing executive, professional, and continuing education.

Courses offered include the humanities to degree engineering programs:

The Stanford Center for Professional Development

The Stanford Center for Professional Development is a leader in global, online and extended education. Established in 1995, we are located on the Stanford University campus and work with Stanford faculty, departments, schools, and centers to design and deliver engaging, high-quality online, in-person, and blended learning experiences to both matriculated students and a global audience of learners. 

SCPD operates and manages Stanford Online, Stanford’s online learning provider, and provides access to credit-bearing courses, certificates and degrees; professional education; group and custom programs, and free and open access content. We also operate and manage a number of technology-rich classrooms and studios as well as a variety of educational technology tools and platforms. We support Stanford teaching teams in the utilization of different pedagogical approaches and technologies to improve faculty impact and learner outcomes. SCPD increases access to Stanford teaching and research and fosters a global community of learners, industry leaders, and Stanford faculty & instructors.

Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Executive Education offers programs that are designed to enhance the participant’s leadership skills, build his foundation in general management, and connect to a global network of peers.

The GSB offers a frequently updated portfolio of open enrollment executive education programs ranging from several days to several weeks in length. All programs feature Stanford faculty members as instructors, complemented by distinguished guest speakers and visiting academics.

The GSB also collaborates with select organizations to design and deliver custom executive programs that address an organization’s specific business challenges. To ensure maximum impact and relevance, these custom programs involve close cooperation between an organization’s executive leaders and senior Stanford faculty.

Stanford Graduate School of Business MSx Program

The Stanford MSx Program offers experienced leaders a one-year, full-time, accelerated master’s degree program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The core curriculum of the participant’s program is grounded in business fundamentals, and rounded out by a broad selection of electives. The participant may choose more than half of the curriculum, tailoring the Master of Science in Management degree to specific interests and goals.