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Stanford's Graduate School of Business, established in 1925, is at the top of the B-school wish list for over 6,000 prospective MBAs each year. Besides being located in Silicon Valley—a business student's playground—the picturesque B-school will soon be even bigger and better: The multimillion dollar Knight Management Center will be completed in 2010-11. A perennial top 10 program in the BusinessWeek rankings for almost two decades, Stanford is known for its innovation, friendly atmosphere, and tailored education. The price tag for the full-time MBA program hovers around $98,000, but greatly enhanced salaries for graduates beat out those from every other business school by thousands: Stanford MBAs typically make around $125,000 after graduation.
For most though, spending two years at Stanford isn't only about the money to be made. Students can pursue their passions through myriad joint-degree programs: an MBA/MA in Public Policy or Education, an MBA/MS in Environmental Resources or Bioengineering, an MBA/JD in law, or an MBA/MD in medicine. Stanford also offers the Sloan Master's Program, a full-time 10-month program for mid-career executives, and a PhD program. But the traditional full-time MBA is still the main attraction and the school continues to produce leaders of all things relating to business.
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