NYU Stern School of Business

Last updated on November 27th, 2018

Founded in 1900, and located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, popularly known as NYU Stern, is one of the oldest business schools in the world. It is one of the US’s premier management education schools and research centers.

If you are seeking an MBA experience in a collaborative environment, where you can learn and share with your peers, then Stern might be what you’re looking for. It also boasts of thriving with the energy of a global hub, with students from 63 different countries! If becoming truly cosmopolitan is one of your expectations from an MBA, you definitely need to consider this school.

If you are looking for a major switch in your career path, you will be glad to find that Stern School of Business encourages career-switchers and offer programs to pair students with mentors from their desired industry.

At NYU Stern, you will get to learn from world-class faculty, of which three are Nobel Prize winners. What’s more is that being part of NYU Stern will make you part of a global alumni community that includes 100,000+ members in more than 125 countries!

Students of MBA in General Management complete a 60-credit program; more than half of which are electives. Students may select up to three specializations or none at all, and there are more than 20 areas of specializations offered.

The program is well-known for its specializations in finance and accounting and in entertainment and media.

Here’s a list of all the specializations offered:




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


Facts & Figures

An Overview

Rank 24
Class Size 399
Average GMAT Score 714
Average Work Experience 4.9 Years
Program Cost $107,686

Source: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-mba/admissions/class-profile

Apart from these, the school has also been ranked:

  • #3 in business research contribution among 100 business schools worldwide – The School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • #4 for its Langone MBA for Working Professionals – U.S. News and World Report
  • #4 worldwide for its research productivity – The University of Texas at Dallas, Research Contribution 2010-2014 in all A-level journals


  • Recruitment at NYU Stern School of Business

Here are the top recruiters at NYU Stern in 2015:

A.T. Kearney
Bain & Company, Inc.
Cognizant Business Consulting
The Hackett Group

Source: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/portal-partners/recruiters/stern-advantage/employer-list

  • Apply to NYU Stern School of Business

The deadline for the 2019 admissions at have been announced. Mark your calendars for these dates:

Round 1 – October 15th, 2018

                       1 month, 12 days, 10 hours, 48 minutes ago

Round 2 – November 15th, 2018

                       12 days, 10 hours, 48 minutes ago

Round 3 – January 15th, 2019

                       in 1 month, 17 days, 13 hours, 11 minutes

Round 4 – March 15th, 2019

                       in 3 months, 17 days, 13 hours, 11 minutes


  • Essay Topic 2018-19 


1. Professional Aspirations (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

-> What are your short and long-term career goals?
-> How will the MBA help you achieve them?

2. Personal Expression (a.k.a. “Pick Six”)

Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements:

-> A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 sentences).
-> Six images that help illustrate who you are.
-> A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.

Note: Your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website.

3. Additional Information (optional)

(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

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