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  • Summer Program Offers Grad Students a Mini-MBA

    Meredith Alexander Kunz
    Finance and VC
    Skill Building
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    STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — For Rong Xu, the Stanford Graduate School of Business Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship was the answer to four years of searching. The biomedical informatics graduate student at the School of Medicine had made a point of taking business classes before—a seminar here and there—but she still aspired to learn more about how business really works. When she heard about the new Business School program, she jumped at the chance to spend four weeks of her summer in the classroom. "It changed my view of the business world, of what being a successful entrepreneur looks like," says Xu. "The program taught me a lot." Xu and 69 other graduate students spent parts of June and July taking intensive courses in business disciplines and designing new ventures together in the first ...