Getting into Stanford Graduate School of Business – What All Prospective MBA Students Need to Know

Considering Business School? Then surely Stanford Graduate School of Business has entered your mind. But do you know what it takes?

Watch this MBA Podcaster report about getting into Stanford GSB and see what Mareza Larizadeh, founder of Doostang has to say:

A journey to the Silicon Valley to Stanford GSB

Mareza goes back to school

I was fortunate enough to return to Stanford Business School on Sunday night for a dinner with the admits in the Class of 2011. The first person to greet me was the Director of Admissions for Stanford’s MBA Program, Derrick Bolton. I don’t know how he does it but Derrick always puts together extremely talented and well rounded classes, and the Class of 2011 is no exception. Private equity professionals, consultants, screenwriters, media gurus, non-profit leaders. I would say that there were 200 or so admits present at the dinner. Which made me start to think…


Stanford is one of the smaller business schools, with approximately 350 students admitted each year. In fact over 10,000 students enroll in The Top 25 US MBA Programs each year. That’s over 10,000 excellent jobs in fields such as finance, consulting, media & entertainment that started to open up in January, around the same time that Derrick started calling those first round applicants to tell them that they had been offered a place in Stanford’s MBA Class of 2011. And to prove it, here are just a few Premium Jobs that have been posted on Doostang over the past few days:

Venture Capital Analyst, Centripetal Capital Partners, Stamford, CT

Senior Analyst, VoD Sales Planning & Analysis, Warner Bros, Burbank, CA

Real Estate Intern, Mesa West Capital, Los Angeles, CA

What if I am a post MBA, I hear you ask? Well, here are some great Premium Jobs posted over the past few days for you:

Engagement Manager, Keystone Strategy, San Francisco, CA

Senior Equity Analyst, L/S Hedge Fund, HIG Capital, Miami, FL

MBA Marketing Intern, LucasFilm Entertainment Company, San Francisco, CA

Now that bonus season is coming to an end, we are starting to see a considerable amount of movement at the post MBA level, which will lead to thousands more career opportunities for you. We are working tirelessly at Doostang to bring these thousands upon thousands of great career opportunities to our Premium Members.

As I walked towards my car to drive home, I started to think about Doostang’s first days back in 2005 while I was still an MBA student at Stanford. If it hadn’t been for Derrick accepting me as a member of the Class of 2006, there wouldn’t be a Doostang today.

Thank you Derrick.