The Immersive Course Experience
Learn from interdisciplinary experts and innovators
Discover cutting edge research insights and applications
Acquire new knowledge, frameworks, and skills
Interact with diverse faculty and participants
Dive into topics of professional and personal relevance
Immerse yourself in the future and see where change may take us
FOR INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS
A blended learning experience for leaders from business, government, and non-profits
Limited to 35-45 participants
Upcoming Immersive Courses
Big data is more than the increase in data itself. How will big data evolve, create new knowledge and value, and shift power and influence in the world?
We focus on big ideas that are best explored through an interdisciplinary lens, draw on Stanford’s cutting-edge research, and illuminate the discoveries that are shaping the future. We welcome other curious minds to support and join us on these learning journeys.
A Hybrid Learning Format
6 Weeks Online
Access From Any Device
A Mix of Media Types
The Science of Decision Making
Social Valuation in Primates
Environmental Risk & Resilience
Our Ocean Systems
Behind & Beyond Big Data
8-10 hours of original & curated multi-media content
Self-paced and self-directed learning
Discussion forums with experts and peers
Online notebook to capture (& export) insights
Regular updates from a course host
Three full months of access
Our original and curated multimedia content provides a shared foundation. This provokes thoughtful discussions online and deepens the on-campus experience. Learning online accommodates the busy schedules of professionals who can access our materials on any device at any time. And the content remains available post-Stanford for further exploration and discovery.
1-3 Days at Stanford
What happens when I come to Stanford?
- Explore campus
- Meet faculty and experts
- Discover cutting edge research
- Encounter insights and innovations
- Connect with like-minded leaders
"Crisis Decision Making"
Interactive case studies with David Demarest, Stanford VP for Public Affairs.
"Meet the Brain"
Hands-on introduction to the brain with neuroscientest Bill Newsome.
"A Taste of Climate Change"
Consider the impact of a changing climate on what we eat and drink.
"The Psychology of Decision Making" panel and conversation
Engage with faculty from neurobiology, psychology, clinical psychiatry, and business.
"The Big Data Landscape" synthetic exercise
Synthesize your learning about the promise and perils of big data—and the key takeaways for your organization.
"Experience Virtual Reality" lab
Fly like a superhero at Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL).
"Innovations in Transportation"
Learn how Ford is harnessing big data and simulating the cars of the future.
A unique way to connect to a broad range of remarkable people, among the participants, speakers, and Stanford resources, and enter into deep, meaningful conversations about things that matter.