Earn competence.
Not degrees.

Join the Stoa Program
India's best alternative to the traditional MBA
Earn the Stoa Charter
Access to Stoa’s Career Services that make you job ready
Get benefits of an MBA
Build career clarity, competence, and confidence
Win friends and influence people
Be part of a 1,000+ community and see the magic unfold
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Next Cohort Starts 24th FEB 2023

600+

Career transitions

152%

Average Salary Hike

One of the best professional networks in India

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Content Marketer
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Jetty Ventures
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Loop health logo
Founders’ Office
Ankit Dev
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Fundoodata
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Post Stoa
nova benefits company logo
Accounts Executive II
Gunavina
Mehta
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Infosys
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Post Stoa
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APM
Vikrant
Mehra
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Zebpay
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Accel Company logo
Content Marketer
Shobhit
Tyagi
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Infosys
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Post Stoa
telkie company logo
Marketing
Shonik
Agarwal
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Gartner
arrow
Post Stoa
Richpanel company logo
Founders’ Office
Sujeet
Birajdar
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Voot
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APM
Akanksha
Juyal
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Content Marketer
With folks across all years of experience
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And from various backgrounds
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Program Overview

A program designed to provide holistic business education, and career & personal development.

The program starts with a 3-day offline induction in Bengaluru. During the 6 months of the program, you’ll spend most of your time learning online via 23+ weekly sprints and preparing for your Stoa Charter. You’ll also have coaching, mentoring, community events and networking sessions interspersed in between.

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Sprint-based Learning

Each sprint is a week long and covers an individual topic, with a mix of solo and live group-based learning.

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Business Hackathons

Popularly known as Case Weekends at Stoa. Sprints end with hackathons that put your week’s learnings to the test.

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Industry Faculty

We pick startup founders, executives and investors with real-world experience to lead all learning sprints.

Curriculum

20+ sprints, countless skills

Each sprint is designed to help you pick up skills that you can apply at your work. Learn through a mix of individual and team-based modes.

Product

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Product Strategy

Product Discovery and Research

Plan and Build your MVP

Experimentation for PMF

Driving Retention and Engagement

SaaS Product Management

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Marketing

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Customer Journey

Marketing Mix

Content Marketing

Marketing Analytics

Digital Marketing

SaaS Marketing

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Leadership

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Practising Versatile Leadership

Leading by Coaching

Plan and Build your MVP

Managing Up

Hiring and Onboarding Talent

Tools for Effective Management

Science of Teamwork

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Finance & Analytics

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Analytics 101

Financial Accounting for Businesses

Financing Options for Businesses

An Insider's View Into Venture Capital

Board Room Analytics

Financial Modelling

Personal Finance

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General Management

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Structured Thinking and Problem Solving

Zero To One

Storytelling and Presence

Negotiations

The Art of Networking & Selling

Microeconomics For Managers

Business Operations

Supply Chain Management

Venture Creation 101

Sales 101

No - Code

Design Thinking

Business Models 101

Business Communication & Writing

Giving and Receiving Feedback

*Subject to change
Stoa L1

₹ 8 LPA

The minimum salary offered to L1s. Placed in Business Associate Tier Roles.

L1s are Generalists

The L1 is a testament to one’s problem-solving abilities and understanding of core business fundamentals. L1s work across domains, and offers no specialization currently.

Stoa L2

₹ 16 LPA

The minimum salary offered to L2s. Placed in Lead / Manager Tier Roles.

L2s are Specialists

Clearing the L2 attests to a deep grasp a core business domain. The L2 is currently offered in 3 specializations – Marketing, Product and BizOps.

SCHEDULE
Schedule suitable for working professionals

We get it. Work and life gets busy. That’s why the Stoa Program is designed to be light on the weekdays and gives you the flexibility to schedule your own learning.

1 hour anytime per weekday,
8 hours live on weekends,
3 weekends a month

Weekdays: We share a learning prompt that you can consume at your own time.
Weekends: Your week’s learnings are put to test with a real-world case study to work on.

Faculty
Learn from experts with real-world experience
Ashish Dave
CEO, Mirae Asset Venture Investments
Harsh ShaH
Co-Founder, Fynd (acq. Reliance)
Nishant Katoch
SPM, Amazon. Ex TSMG, BCG, IIM-B
Ashwin Goyal
Group PM, Disney+ Hotstar
Jyoti Vaddi
Head of Marketing, nurture.farm
Adhiraj Arora
Stoa. ex-BCG, Stanza Living, ISB, IIT-K alum
Sairam Krishnan
Marketer in Residence at Accel
Shyam Sadasivan
Ex-Director of Leadership, Arm. BITS
Bandan Jot Singh
Product, Booking.com ISB, BITS alum
Dr. Shibani B
Leadership Coach. Bocconi, NMIMS, IIT, ISB
Aditya Kulkarni
Co-founder, Stoa
Harshali Damle
MDI-G FacultyPhD. IIM-B
Charter
Signal your expertise with the Professional Charter

Stoa Charter is a professional charter for Business talent which you can earn while working. The charter exam takes place post the completion of the 6-month program. It is earned only by clearing our industry-backed, rigourous assessments.

CHARTER HOLDER PRIVILEGES
Credentials that enable higher salaries
Access to Stoa’s Career Services
Access to an exclusive network & events
Career Services
Exclusive Career Prep and Job Readiness for Stoa Charterholders

Stoa Charter holders get access to exclusive job openings at our partner companies and guidance + help from our Career Preparation team.

Help to figure the right role for you
Help with CV and Interview  Prep
Referrals to 200+ top companies
Coaching on salary negotiation
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What they say

Ready to level up?

Learn how Stoa can help you gain clarity in your career, faster.
Next Cohort Starts 24th feb 2023

Pricing

Rs. 2.95L + 18% GST
What you get
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Access to the Stoa Program
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23+ learning sprints led by industry experts
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10+ career mentoring and coaching sessions
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Lifetime access to the Stoa Community
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Access to the Stoa Charter exam
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Much more

Admission Process

Join the info session
Get an overview of the Program and Charter and understand if it’s the right fit for you
Personal Interview
For us to understand your goals and estimate how you would fit with the Stoa Community
Program Walkthrough
Go through your journey at Stoa and get your questions answered
Confirm your Seat
Confirm your seat by paying the program fee and you are set!

FAQs

What will be the career trajectory after Stoa? Can I switch my current role?

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The program consists of business concepts taught over a week-long skill 'sprint' that helps you grow as a top business professional.

If you are looking to switch your career role this could be a great way to start as every sprint counts as proof of work.

Do you guarantee placements?

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We do not guarantee placements. However, once you clear the Charter exam, our careers services will get you job ready and refer you to relevant companies.

What is the minimum guarantee for the job CTC?

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We have seen our fellows draw a minimum of 8 LPA on an average. We don't give a minimum guarantee for CTC.

What happens if my company doesn’t approve Stoa as a recognised program?

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Most companies these days are looking for proof of work rather than degrees, so your competence is what will be looked at. However, the program cannot fill the requirement of an MBA if that's the requirement of your company specifically.

What happens if I don't clear the Charter? Can I still show Stoa on my profile?

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You get two attempts to clear the Charter. If you are not able to attain the charter, you cannot call yourself a Stoa Charter holder.

Is there an income share agreement or a no-cost EMI?

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No. We believe in providing you with the best product at the most reasonable fee. We do not want to increase the fee to cater for a no-cost EMI system.

How does the Community help me in my growth?

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The community consists of a highly selective professional club for business and management talent. Many times you end up finding your business partner, your hiring manager or your coffee table buddy here.

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