Stern has 338 total faculty members, with more than 150 holding tenured or tenure-track positions. In addition to teaching courses across the school’s 10 academic departments and programs, professors help staff Stern’s 13 research centers and initiatives, which range in focus from digital economy research to entrepreneurship and innovation.
Stern’s full-time MBA program is designed to be completed across four semesters of roughly 14 weeks each. Prior to the official start of classes, some first-year students are selected for a program called Summer Start, which allows students who the adcom feels could benefit from a head start to begin earning credits toward their MBA during the summer. After Summer Start, all first-year students participate in Launch, a two-week orientation period. First-semester courses then begin in early September and continue through mid-December. Following a month-long winter vacation, second-semester courses run from late January through mid-May, with commencement following shortly thereafter. In the summer between the first and second years, students are strongly encouraged to gain professional exposure by completing an internship in their post-MBA target industry.
Upon entering the program, first-year students are divided into six blocks of 60 to 70 people each; each block takes the majority of its core courses together. Blocks are further broken down into study groups of five to six students each that work together to review material and prepare assignments for core courses. Professors at Stern use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, class discussions, group projects, problem sets and guest speakers, among others.
A total of 60 credits, more than half of which are elective courses, are required for graduation. The first year of Stern’s MBA program is devoted mainly to completing core requirements. All students must take the courses Financial Accounting & Reporting and Statistics & Data Analysis and then choose at least five courses from a list of seven that cover topics across operations, finance, economics, decision-making, leadership, marketing and strategy. Students are allowed to waive core courses by proving prior experience in an area or by passing a proficiency exam.
Students may begin taking elective courses in the second semester of the first year. The second year is comprised entirely of electives, except for the required Professional Responsibility course. Stern students have a huge variety of electives to choose from, as the school offers more than 200 elective courses over a two-year period. In addition, students may apply up to five courses at other NYU graduate schools to their MBA degree. The school also provides many opportunities for international study, including semester exchange programs with more than 40 partner schools across the world and one- to two-week intensive courses, called “Doing Business In…,” in over 10 locations worldwide.
To help students tailor their MBA studies to their desired career paths, Stern offers specializations in 25 areas of study. Students may choose up to three specializations, with each specialization requiring students to take about three elective courses in that area of study.
Other MBA Degree Options
In addition to the full-time MBA program, Stern offers part-time MBA programs at its Manhattan and Westchester campuses, as well as an Executive MBA program. The school also recently partnered with the London School of Economics and Political Science and HEC School of Management in Paris to offer the TRIUM Global MBA, a global EMBA program in which students split time between the three schools.
Stern offers a variety of dual degrees in conjunction with other graduate schools at NYU. These include a JD/MBA, an MBA/MFA and an MBA/MPA, among others. Students can also earn two MBA degrees by applying to Stern’s dual MBA program with the HEC School of Management.
Specializations at Stern
- Business Analytics
- Corporate Finance
- Digital Marketing
- Entertainment, Media and Technology
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Financial Instruments and Markets
- Financial Systems and Analytics
- Global Business
- Law and Business
- Leadership and Change Management
- Luxury Marketing
- Management of Technology and Operations
- Product Management
- Quantitative Finance
- Real Estate
- Social Innovation and Impact
- Supply Chain Management and Global Sourcing
Degree Offerings at Stern
Full-time MBA Program
Part-time MBA Programs
Manhattan campus: Evening and weekend options
Westchester campus: Evening
Executive MBA Programs
Stern-only and global options
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Stern Program Overview
As their literature states, New York University puts its Stern School of Business students in the heart of the world’s top financial centers, wedged between Midtown and Wall Street. Unlike most campuses, NYU blends into its environment, making it hard to tell where the school ends and New York City begins. NYU boasts a diverse program, with full-time and part-time offerings for working professionals as well as a PhD program and even an undergraduate major.
Students have the opportunity to learn from experts, studying with professors who are regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal. Case studies become real world experiences when students can examine an issue and then visit that business some mere blocks away. NYU Stern is committed to providing a top tier business education in the heart of the most diverse, vibrant business center of North America and its central location allows both full-time and part-time students to draw heavily from the city’s resources.
Stern’s culture reflects the diversity and intensity of both its environment and the study body. Among the Fall 2007 admitted class, you’ll find an Emmy Award winner for ESPN’s SportsCenter, a professional soccer player and a student who flew UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. This amazing group of cohorts gains unparalleled access to the businesses and financial centers which make the city run.