Summer Institute for General Management (SIGM)

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What is it?

The Summer Institute for General Management  (SIGM) is a four-week summer program centered on a curriculum of business fundamentals taught by Stanford GSB faculty. It is designed for college students and recent graduates from non-business majors.

Merit-Based Awards

Five $1,000 awards are available. To be considered, your application must be complete by Friday, January 27 at 11:59 PM PST.* If accepted to the program, you will have the opportunity to answer several brief supplemental questions to be considered for the award. Awards will be given based on applicants’ merit. Applicants will be notified mid-February if selected for an award.

Who attends SIGM?

2016 Participant Profile:

  • Total Participants: 125
  • Average Age: 22
  • Female:Male: 44%:56%
  • International Participants: 49%
  • Countries Represented: 31
  • Undergraduate Institutions Represented: 82+
  • Current Undergraduates: 30%
  • Recent Graduates: 36%
  • Graduate Students: 10%
  • Young Professionals: 24%

Majors Represented:

  • Arts & Humanities: 28%
  • Engineering Sciences: 30%
  • Social Sciences: 21%
  • Business: 4%
  • Natural & Life Sciences: 15%
  • Law 2%

Apply

Apply here by January 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

*A complete application includes

  • the online form
  • your current resume
  • two essay questions
  • unofficial transcripts
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)
  • two recommendations.