Stanford Summer Institute for General Management

Summer Institute for General Management
Stanford Graduate School of Business

June 25 - July 22, 2017

Offered by the Stanford GSB, the Summer Institute for General Management (SIGM) is a four-week summer program for college students and recent graduates who major in non business fields. Participants will: 

  • Learn business and management fundamentals from world-renowned Stanford MBA faculty
  • Participate in professional development opportunities, such as resume writing sessions, interview coaching, and public speaking workshops
  • Engage with business and non-profit leaders from Silicon Valley and the Bay Area
  • Build a network of talented peers from around the world

SIGM will not only provide participants the tools necessary to compete in the job market after graduation, but will also provide students the opportunity to broaden their skills to use in your student organization now. Participants will learn the fundaments of marketing, accounting, finance, economics, strategy and more.

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Highlighted below are two faculty members who are slated to teach in the program this summer:

Kathryn Shaw, SIGM Faculty Co-Director, is the Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her most recent research focuses on managing talent in high performing organizations. She studies how firms attract and build star talent in the software industry and in a wide range of knowledge-intensive industries.

Anne Beyer, SIGM Faculty Co-Director, is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She teaches the introductory class in financial accounting and received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013. Her research interest is in the area of financial accounting with a focus on corporate disclosure, capital market prices, and corporate governance.

In addition to the stellar academic curriculum offered at SIGM, we are proud to offer a variety of professional development opportunities for our participants, including public speaking sessions and working with professional coaches on resume writing strategies and interviewing techniques.

The next application deadline is March 10, 2017. We strongly encourage participants to submit their application by this deadline.

If you have any questions about the program or the admission process, please email Allison Vendt at