The Westchester location provides students who work and/or live in Westchester a convenient location at which to take classes and a strong sense of community that comes from a cohort that takes classes together. Because fewer courses are offered in Westchester, the Core schedule is less flexible than at Washington Square. If you take your Core in Westchester, 15 credits of the MBA degree must be completed at Stern's Washington Square campus, another NYU division, or through our international for-credit offerings.
Besides the location of your classes and priority coding for all Westchester courses, there is no difference. All other student rights, privileges and responsiblities of a Langone Program student apply to both Washington Square and Westchester. All academic policies apply equally to all Stern MBA students (full-time and part-time) unless otherwise noted.
You may only take courses at your location in your first two terms of enrollment. For your third term of enrollment and beyond, if you are interested in taking classes at Washington Square, courses at Washington Square become available to you during the Drop/Add period of that semester's registration schedule. You may then add Washington Square classes on a space available basis.
Students wishing to change location status by transferring to the Washington Square location may request this change no earlier than during their second term. Students should petition the MBA Academic Policy Board with the reasons prompting the transfer. Transfer requests will be considered and accommodated on a space available basis. Any request granted for switching locations becomes effective at the beginning of the next term. For example, students requesting a location transfer in their second term will be given transfer consideration for their third term of enrollment.
The average time to complete the program is approximately three years, if you take advantage of the intensive modules offered in Westchester.
Westchester students may have as many as three specializations, if they take the majority of their electives at Washington Square on weeknights.
Yes. In fact, for-credit study abroad programs and classes are counted towards the required 15 non-Westchester credits.
All Core classes and some electives will be offered in Westchester.
Some of your Core courses will be offered as intensives in Westchester.
You can take up to 45 of the 60 required credits for the MBA in Westchester, including some elective courses. By state law, 15 credits must be taken at Washington Square, another NYU graduate school or through one of our many international programs. It is your responsibility to make sure you take the proper credit loads at each location. Credits in excess of 45 taken in Westchester will not count toward your MBA.
A small number of elective courses will be offered at the Westchester campus as the program grows. Course offerings at both Washington Square and Westchester change each semester, based on a number of factors including faculty availability and demand for a course. Therefore, we cannot guarantee in advance which electives will be offered.
Yes, of course. All Langone students, including Westchester students, can take elective courses at the Washington Square campus, beginning in their third semester. In fact, this is recommended for Westchester students as they progress through the program as it will provide greater opportunities for a diversity of coursework and will aid in completing specializations.
Yes. Core courses may be waived and replaced with electives if you have majored in a relevant field or pass the proficiency examinations that are offered by Stern. 60 total credits are still required for the MBA.
Core classes in Westchester during the fall, spring, and summer terms will only be offered on weeknights. Some intensive module courses offered in the Late Summer and Winter Intensive modules may have schedules that include weekends. A limited number of elective courses will be offered on Saturdays in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Most students will take two Core classes (6 credits) with their Core group, each fall, spring and summer. There are also Intensive modules, which add 3 credits in the winter and 3 in the late summer term.
If in your first semester you wish to take only one of the two Core courses, you may petition to do so through Academic Affairs Advising once you are admitted. However, you may have to wait a year to be able to take the other course again in Westchester.
If you wish to take nine credits, you may add a third course at Washington Square if space is available.
Classes will be offered on weeknights. Students taking the standard 6 credits per semester during their first year should expect to attend class two weeknights a week, from 6-9 PM. Intensives will each have their own unique schedules. Classes in Westchester are offered Monday-Thursday nights, with classes admitted each Fall taking classes on Monday and Wednesday nights, and classes admitted each Spring taking classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Video-taping of Stern classes, both Westchester and Washington Square, is at the discretion of the individual instructor. Please be advised that some professors do not allow video-taping of their courses. All attempts should be made to attend class. If this is not possible, you will need to make arrangements directly with your professor.
Westchester students will have priority for all classes offered in Westchester. This means that only you will be able to lottery for these courses. Likewise, Washington Square students, in both the weeknight and weekend programs, also have priority for their respective courses.
You will not be able to lottery for Core classes in Washington Square just as those students cannot lottery for Westchester courses. You will be able to lottery for Washington Square electives not offered in Westchester, beginning in your third semester.
All Washington Square Core courses, as well as sections of electives being offered in Westchester, will be open to you during the Drop/Add period on a space-available basis. This means that after students with first priority for those classes have lotteried and registered, you may add them to your schedule if seats remain.
Yes. There is one Stern faculty who teach all MBA classes across programs.
The professors will be the same individuals who typically teach Core courses at Washington Square, although the teaching roster in Westchester will change each semester.
As a Langone student, you can participate in all these activities. Please note that the majority of these activities are student organized and take place at Washington Square.
If you are interested in switching locations after you enroll, you may petition the MBA Academic Policy Board to explain your situation and request a transfer to finish your core courses in Washington Square. Such requests will be accommodated on a space available basis. Please note that petitions will not be necessary for students wishing to take electives not offered in Westchester, or for those who have taken the maximum number of allowed credits in Westchester.
You can take 15 of your credits in pre-approved classes at other NYU graduate schools. These can count towards your 15 non-Westchester credits.
New Student Orientation is known as Pre-Term at Stern and is held at Washington Square over one weekend in September or January, depending on your semester of admittance. Pre-Term is a required part of The Langone Program and students will not be able to begin courses at Stern without attending the Pre-Term for their entering class.
All Langone students must attend Pre-Term at the Washington Square campus. However, there will be a separate evening event before the first day of classes to familiarize you with the Westchester campus.
You will have the same access to NYU Stern’s vast alumni network as all other Stern MBAs.
The Career Center for Working Professionals (CCWP), located at our Washington Square campus, is an outstanding resource that assists part-time students and alumni with their specialized career needs. The CCWP hosts a number of events annually, which include workshops, panels, networking events and professional development seminars. It also has a job posting website and offer counseling services such as résumé critiques, mock interviews and one-on-one career plan sessions. Langone students may take advantage of a similar set of career services as full-time students, with the exception of on-campus recruiting. Many CCWP services are also available online. The CCWP will host a limited number of events and workshops at the Westchester campus throughout the year.
Of course. Visit the CCWP site for details.
Yes. The Career Resource Center has an abundance of online career related resources for your convenience. In addition, the following are available:
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