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In-Country Course Structure & Deliverables
Credit Values and Contact Hours
Corequisites
MBA Degree Requirement Maximum
Specialization Credit
Registration Priority
Semester Credit Load Limits
Course Class Sessions Overlap Policy
Tuition & Fees
Grading
100% Attendance Required
Mandatory Pre-Departure Class
DBi Travel Code of Conduct & Responsibilities

 

In-Country Course Structure & Deliverables

Stern partners with international universities to deliver DBi courses. The 3-credit intensive courses include 8-10 full days of required programming, while the 1.5-credit intensive courses include 4-5 days.

Classes (i.e., lectures, discussions, and special speakers) are led by the academic faculty at the partner institution. Lectures may be augmented by visits to both large and small companies, as well as by industry and government speakers who relate to the students the role of cultural influences and country-specific topics, challenges, and opportunities. Academic deliverable requirements vary by program and are equivalent to a Stern course in academic rigor, contact hours and workload. The course work concludes with a final project, assignment or paper graded by the host school faculty. The intensive, international course also includes visits to local cultural or social events.

Language of Instruction:  All DBi sessions are taught in English.


Credit Values and Contact Hours

DBi courses are electives which carry 1.5 credits for one-week (18-20 contact hours) courses and 3 credits for two-week (37-40 contact hours) courses, assuming a passing grade is achieved.

Corequisites 

  • You are eligible to register for a DBi in the same semester that you are registered to complete your Full-Time or Langone Stern Core requirements (except Professional Responsibility and Langone Core) as long as the travel portion of the DBi takes place at the end of that semester.*  
  • The following chart explains when you would first be eligible to register provided that you are completing your core requirements in that semester.  It lists the semester of starting either the Full-Time or Langone programs with the first eligible DBi travel period.
    • Summer Starts (Full-Time)/Fall Starts (Full-Time & Langone) - You are eligible for Fall courses that travel in January (i.e., not eligible for courses that travel over Thanksgiving Break).
    • Spring Starts (Langone) - You are eligible for Spring courses that travel in May (i.e., not eligible for courses that travel over Spring Break).
  • The core course "Global Economy" is not a pre-requisite for a DBi course for Full-Time Program students as part of their Menu Core requirements.
*Please note that you would only be eligible to register for a DBi that travels at the end of your first semester if you have waived or established proficiency in a significant number of Stern Core classes.  Typically, Full-Time students are first eligible in their second semester (Spring) which is when the majority of Full-Time students are registered to complete their core requirements.  The semester for completing the Stern Core requirements varies for Langone students since they have flexibility in the timing for completing their core.  If you do not understand your Stern Core requirements after reviewing your program's website, please visit an academic advisor in MBA Academic Advising to review your requirements and know your standing.  
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MBA Degree Requirement Maximum

Students may count up to 6 credits of DBi towards their MBA degree requirements.  Any courses taken as space available or "free" credits above the 6 maximum will not count towards the degree requirements.
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Specialization Credit

Students may apply up to 6 credits of DBi towards their Global Business Specialization.   

For specific DBi programs:

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Registration Priority

  • Students receive the priority of their graduation cohort for the first 6 DBi credits in the lottery.  If a student completes a 4.5 credit course, they will receive the same priority for an additional 3 credit course even though 1.5 will not count towards the degree requirements. 
  • After completing 6 DBi credits, students may take additional DBi courses on a space available basis. 
  • Students may choose to use their "free course" for these additional DBi credits that do not count towards the degree requirements.
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Semester Credit Load Limits

January and May DBi course credits fall outside of the semester and, therefore, do not count for the Fall or Spring semester credit load limits: 15 for full-time students and 9 for part-time. Credit overload or acceleration approval is not required for these DBi courses.

Thanksgiving (November) and Spring Break (March) DBi course credits are within the semester and, therefore, are included in the credit maximums for that semester.  See DBi Registration Overview.

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Course Class Sessions Overlap

Students are not permitted to enroll in a DBi course and another course (e.g., other NYU course, Langone Intensive or Summer Module) that have overlapping class sessions.

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Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition and fees are paid for all credits associated with DBi. 
  • There is a program fee charged for all DBi courses in addition to the tuition and fees.
  • Students may use their "free course" for a DBi if there is space available during the "free course" registration period but are still responsible for payment of the program fee.
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Grading

  • DBi courses are developed by Stern in collaboration with the partner school. As such, DBi courses follow the same grading policies of all Stern courses.
  • Assignments are graded by the faculty of the partner school using the partner institution's grading scale.
  • The grading scale with equivalent Stern letter grade used by the partner institution is listed on the syllabus.
  • An equivalent Stern letter grade is given as the final grade.
  • The final grade is recorded on the student’s Stern transcript and calculated into the Stern GPA. 
  • All course requirements and deliverables stated on the syllabus must be met to receive a passing letter grade.
  • Final credit will be awarded once the official transcript is received from the school abroad.
  • Students who fail a DBi course will not receive credit and must make up these credits through additional Stern coursework.

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100% Attendance Required

Attendance and full participation is essential to the experiential learning for intensive, international programs.  All students must attend all required sessions which may include lectures, speaker sessions and corporate visits.  Attendance will be taken at every session on every day of the program.  Required sessions are marked on the syllabus and reviewed at the Pre-Departure Class.

Due to the importance to the learning experience, failure to attend or arriving late to a required session will result in a lower final grade for the course. 

The following grade deduction will be in effect for missed sessions:

  • Any session missed will result in the deduction of a half letter grade.

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Mandatory Pre-Departure Class

Each course has a mandatory Pre-Departure Class at Stern before the on-site abroad location portion of the course.  This class is considered the first mandatory session of the course. Details and logistics of the course as well as emergency protocols are covered at this meeting.  The student is responsible for all information covered at this meeting.  Study groups, if required, will be formed and course deliverable are reviewed. The course syllabus contains the dates, schedule and program details. 

Students who are unable to attend the Pre-departure Class will not be permitted to participate in the DBi program.

 

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DBi Travel Code of Conduct & Responsibilities

All students must sign and abide by the DBi Travel Code of Conduct & Responsibilities while on the program as well as comply with the Code of Conduct for both New York University and the Stern School of Business.

All students who participate in the “Doing Business in…” (DBi) Program are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity.

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