Joint MA/MBA students spend most of their first year fulfilling the requirements of the MBA curriculum. Students may take Graduate School of Education (GSE) courses once they begin enrolling in electives, typically Spring quarter of their first year. During their second year, students have the opportunity to take a variety of courses at the GSB and the GSE.
The following section pertains to the Graduate School of Education (GSE) requirements for the MA portion of the Joint MA/MBA degree. In addition to the following guidelines, students should consult the academic requirements specified by the Graduate School of Business (GSB) for the MBA portion of the Joint MA/MBA and the Stanford Bulletin.
The Program Director for the MA/MBA Program is Senior Associate Dean Geoffrey Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org). All inquiries about the program from prospective and active students may be directed to him.
Students must complete at least 35 units of instruction for the MA portion of their MA/MBA joint degree. The following constraints are placed on those 35 units:
Students are required to enroll in EDUC 393: Proseminar: Education, Business, Politics in the Winter Quarter of their first year.
MA/MBA students are expected to develop a coherent program of study and depth expertise within the field of education. To this end, students are encouraged to complete 4 courses or 15 units from one of the following subfields: Education Data Science; Global Education; Educational Technology; or Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies. Pre-approved classes are listed below.
Students who do not with to pursue one of these subfields should discuss their academic interest and proposed coursework with the Director of the Joint MA/MBA Program before submitting their Preliminary Program Proposal.
The two schools will offer a menu of cross-listed courses particularly suited to the program, and students can earn up to 10 of their 27 Education units from cross-listed courses. These 10 cross-listed units will count towards both degrees as long as the student enrolls in the GSB listing and in their GSB career in Axess. Students who enroll in cross-listed courses which add up to more than 10 units should indicate their plan to count up to 10 units of their cross-listed courses on their Master’s Program Proposal form.
It is imperative that students pay close attention and register for courses under the correct career:
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Beginning in their first year, students are expected to discuss a coherent program of study with Academic Advisor Geoff Cox (email@example.com) and must complete their Preliminary Program Proposal during the Autumn quarter of their second year of study. The Preliminary Program Proposal is due no later than the end of the second week of Autumn Quarter of the second year at 5pm. Students may deviate from their Preliminary Program Proposal during the academic year, but must be careful to fulfill all requirements. The Final Program Proposal, indicating courses actually taken, is due no later than the end of the second week of Spring Quarter of the second year at 5pm.
Students may take up to 4 units of independent study (including EDUC 380 "Internship;" EDUC 180 "Directed Reading;" and EDUC 190 "Directed Research) from the Graduate School of Education which may be applied towards the 35 units needed for the MA in Education. Students interested in an internship during the academic year should consult the EdCareers database for opportunities and review the MA/MBA Internship Guidelines.