StoaMBA

StoaMBA
Get in the top 1%, work at India's best startups.

6

Months

50+

Projects

10 hrs

Per Week

72%

Avg. Salary Increase
Get real work experience
Learn exactly what the fastest growing companies look for in their future leaders
Create business impact
Learn the most sought after skills that will increase your influence in any organisation
Join high-growth companies
Match your hunger for growth with equally aggressive startups and companies
Be part of a
powerful network
Be connected to the startup ecosystem in India – 80+ funded companies and 300+ alumni
Career Advancement

Get opportunities in marketing, product and operations roles.

150
Hiring Partners
72%
Avg. Salary Increase
85%
Placement Rate
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See Our Placement Report

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Faculty

Learn from top founders, investors
and startup business leaders.

Nithin Kamath

Co-founder, Zerodha
Shared his experience on bootstrapping Zerodha.

Gagan Biyani

Co-founder, Udemy
Shared his journey breaking into startups as an outsider.

Ankur Warikoo

Co-founder, Nearbuy
Shared tips on how to make the best out of the StoaMBA.

Richa Kar

Co-founder, Zivame
Shared insights on change in internet biz over the decade.
Outcomes

Learn to get things done.
Create business impact.

Pick skills that no one on your team has

Our cutting edge curriculum focuses on topics like no-code tools, venture creation, biz models, personal branding and audience building that help you navigate a fast changing world and be the lifesaver on your team.

Let your work do the talking

Create real proof of work to demonstrate your mastery of concepts and their execution through case competitions and business hackathons across industry sectors and biz functions.

Join a network that never sleeps

The raw ambition in here is contagious. The relationships, credibility and trust you earn within this community will set you up for a lifetime of professional and personal growth.

Hack your way into opportunities

Work with our team of coaches, mentors and talent managers to discover the right roles for you. Prepare your portfolio and close your next opportunity through Stoa's network of hiring partners.

Industry stalwarts spend time sharing their experiences with learners at Stoa.
At Stoa meet-ups, friendships get forged and business get done.
Who says you can't learn AND have fun on Zoom?
We're home to one of the most supportive and helpful professional communities in India.
From Kanpur to Coimbatore, you'll bump into a Stoan everywhere.

Before Stoa School, I was in my comfort zone with a consulting job at Infosys. I’m glad that Stoa School got me out of my comfort zone and helped me move to a product marketing role…with double the salary! The RoI I got from Stoa is crazy!

Austen Allred
Founder, Lambda School

Before Stoa School, I was in my comfort zone with a consulting job at Infosys. I’m glad that Stoa School got me out of my comfort zone and helped me move to a product marketing role…with double the salary! The RoI I got from Stoa is crazy!

Austen Allred
Founder, Lambda School

Before Stoa School, I was in my comfort zone with a consulting job at Infosys. I’m glad that Stoa School got me out of my comfort zone and helped me move to a product marketing role…with double the salary! The RoI I got from Stoa is crazy!

Austen Allred
Founder, Lambda School
Curriculum

Learn what the fastest-growing companies
look for in their future leaders.

Business frameworks, mental models and leadership skills for the real world through 50+ projects.

Strategy & Models
Industry Analysis, New Age Biz Models such as SaaS and Marketplaces
Gen. Management
Business Writing, Storytelling, Structured Thinking
Brand
Consumer Behaviour, Brand Management
Economics
Supply and Demand, Competition, Game Theory
Analytical thinking
Data Modelling, Data Insights and Visualization
Marketing
Fundamentals of Marketing, User Personas, GTM
Operations
Project and Process Management, Efficient Designs and Redundancy
Finance
Financial Statements, Financial Modelling and Valuation
Venture
Market Sizing, Idea Evaluation, Lean Startup Framework
Product
Writing User Stories, Building MVPs, Writing PRDs
Leadership
Leadership Styles, Managing Up and Down, Negotiation
Sales Ops
Sales Funnels, Managing Dealflow, After-Sales  Service excellence
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity
General Management
Storytelling, Structured Thinking, Productivity

StoaMBA is not for everyone.
It works best for...

Young Leaders
You are early in your career and are looking to compress two years of classroom learning into six months of intense learning experience.
Biz Professionals
You are already in a business role working at an MNC or MSME firm and want to join the tech startup ecosystem.
Mid-Senior Managers
You are managing diverse teams without formal business education and want to own P&L responsibilities.
Entrepreneurs
You own a business and want to be in control, while avoiding the common pitfalls that ruin  growing businesses.
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More about the Application Process

April 9th

Cohort 6 begins

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is StoaMBA? What's the duration?

StoaMBA is India’s best alternative to the traditional MBA. We help young professionals get into business roles at high-growth startups. It is a 6-month long program and completely online.

Who teaches at Stoa?

We have folks who have worked in mid to senior-level roles at startups or built their own ventures coming in for our learning sessions. Some facilitators we’ve had in our previous cohorts are Rashi Mishra (Brand Lead at Supertails, ex-Acko Insurance), Sairam Krishnan (Marketer-in-Residence at Accel), Ajay Bohara (Co-founder at HDFC Credila), Adhiraj Arora, (Co-founder at School of Life, ex-BCG), Vaibhav Domkundwar (CEO at Better Capital) and Ishan Kansal (Head of Products at CRED).

What is the program curriculum like?

The 6-month program covers live sessions on 18 modules - you can find the full list on the Program page. There are also detailed case studies, guest lectures on a wide variety of topics (industry-specific, career progression, networking) and extensive reading material. Program content is revised and updated every cohort to keep it relevant.

What is the time commitment like?

StoaMBA is a weekend program specifically designed for working professionals. The live classes and case competitions on weekends usually take 7 to 8 hours. On weekdays, there are 2 community nights (on Tuesday and Thursday after work hours) for networking and general career/ industry sessions. These are not mandatory and we recommend attending them based on your interest areas. We also send daily prompts that take about 15 to 20 minutes to read. These are self-paced.

I work on the weekends. Should I join the program?

While some amount of learning happens every day, our live sessions, where the majority of learning happens are conducted on the weekends. The value of the program is not just the program material but also the peer to peer learning that happens within the cohort. If you work weekends and were to miss a majority of the sessions it is likely you wouldn't be able to maximise your value from the program.

What happens if I miss a weekend class?

Recordings of the sessions are made available 48 hours after. However, we recommend that you attend at least 80% of the sessions.

Are there any exams or minimum passing marks in the program?

No, we're all adults here. There are no exams or standard evaluations. Rather you will be able to gauge your progressions through performance on the case weekends.

I come from a non-business background. Will I be able to keep pace with the program?

Absolutely! The StoaMBA is a general management program and we approach all our sprints from a fundamental level. The daily prompts before the weekend sessions should provide all the context you need to keep pace with the sessions. Additional resources are also available for topics you may need more information on.

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