NYU Stern School of Business

NYU Stern School of Business

About the School

Based in New York City, NYU is a private research university. Founded in 1900, Stern is one of the oldest business schools in the world. As of Fall 2019, the university has a total of 51,848 enrolled students, including 26,733 undergraduate students and 25,115 graduate students.
In the United States, NYU is the largest independent research university. With its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, and academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.

An Overview


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Average Age 28
International Participants 32%
Gender 43% (Women)
Average Work Experience 5.2 Years
Average Salary $75,82

About 20-25% of admitted full-time two-year MBA students receive a merit-based scholarship

The majority of Stern MBA scholarships are full or half tuition awards. All candidates (domestic and international) are eligible. No additional documents are needed. Scholarship declarations are made at the time of admission and are final. Please note that scholarship grant amounts and types may alter year to year. If you are an accepted student who has been granted a merit-based scholarship, please go through the scholarship details in your official admissions letter.

Dean’s Scholarship – The Dean’s Scholarship is one of Stern’s most prestigious scholarships and is awarded to a limited number of our most meritorious admitted students.

Named Faculty Scholarship – The Named Faculty Scholarship is designed to pair some of our most meritorious students with some of Stern’s most distinguished and prestigious faculty.
Consortium Fellowship – a fellowship covering full tuition and fees awarded in conjunction with a partner organization
Alumni Scholarship – This $60,000 scholarship is for the first year of study and is awarded to admitted students showing strong merit.

Advancing Women in Business Scholarship – Established in 2017, The NYU Stern Advancing Women in Business Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to students entering the Two Year Full-time MBA program that demonstrate a deep and abiding commitment to advancing women in business. This scholarship covers full tuition and mandatory fees for the two years of the Full-time MBA program, in addition to an annual stipend of $10,000.

Stern Scholarship – This one-year scholarship covers full tuition and fees for the first year of study and is awarded to admitted students showing strong merit. This scholarship is awarded for the first year of the program only.

Johnson has over $14 million in scholarship funds to award each year to its new students. They provide partial scholarships to a substantial percentage of their students. Merit-based scholarships are awarded regardless of citizenship. If a student is chosen to receive a scholarship it will be included in their admission decision notification. Over 35% of Johnson students receive scholarship aid. Merit Scholarship beneficiaries are selected by an Admissions Scholarship Committee. The same standards are used to define merit as are used to assess applicants for admission: proved leadership and interpersonal skills, previous academic performance, exam scores, the scope and depth of work experience, writing skills, interpersonal skills, extracurricular and community engagement, references, past accomplishments, focus, and goals.

Career Services:

NYU Stern’s Office of Career Development is committed to partnering with you and your company to accommodate seamless access to all levels of MBA talent.

  • Median salary for 2 year MBA: $140,000
  • Increase in median salaries since last year: 12%

NYU Stern Seniors Give Advice to Incoming First-Year Students

Notable Alumni

Jared Kushner

Senior Advisor to the President of the United States

Oliver Bäte

CEO of Allianz

Jamie Lin

Chief Executive of Taiwan Mobile

Henry Kaufman

President of Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.

NYU Stern School of Business MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the NYU Stern School of Business MBA admission office are described below.

Essay 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?

Essay 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.

Essay 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, Executive Assessment, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 1 Oct 15, 2020
Round 2 Nov 15, 2020
Round 3 Jan 15, 2021
Round 4 Mar 15, 2021

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  • You are expected to submit two EQ Endorsements with your application.
  • One EQ Endorsement must come from your current supervisor. If you cannot have an endorsement from your present supervisor, you must explain in the online application.
  • The second EQ Endorsement may be submitted by someone who knows you professionally and/or personally.
  • Submitting more than two EQ endorsements is not supported but is allowed. Please mindfully consider whether additional endorsements add important value and a new and unique aspect to your application

EQ Endorsement Questions
Your endorsers will be asked to rate you on a number of abilities and qualities, as well as provide an answer to these five questions:

  • Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.
  • How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles (if applicable)? Please provide specific examples. (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)
  • Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.
  • IQ+EQ is a core value of NYU Stern, and we seek exceptional individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. Emotional intelligence (EQ) skills such as self-awareness, empathy, communication and self-management are at the core of our community of leaders. Please provide one specific and compelling example to demonstrate the applicant’s emotional intelligence.
  • (Optional) Is there anything else we should know?

Your endorsers may answer these questions in the endorsement form or by uploading a Word or PDF document.

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