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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If I decide that the Westchester location is no longer convenient, can I switch to Washington Square?
  2. Are the same courses offered in Westchester and Washington Square?
  3. How many Specializations can I declare and which are available?
  4. Is there a separate orientation for newly admitted Westchester Students?
  5. Are career services available in Westchester?


 

1. When can I begin to take courses at Washington Square?

As a Westchester student you must be enrolled in courses at Westchester during your first two semesters. Beginning in your third semester, you will be able to take courses at Washington Square on a space available basis by adding during the drop/add period. Remember that the four basic core must be done within your Offering Status.  You may contact MBA Academic Affairs for additional information.

New York State law indicates that you must take 45 of the 60 required credits for the MBA in Westchester. The 15 credits taken outside of Westchester must be taken at Washington Square. If eligible, students may also take these credits at another NYU graduate school or through one of our many international programs. It is your responsibility to ensure you take the proper number of credits at each location. If you take more than 45 credits at Westchester, it will not count toward your MBA.
 

2. If I decide that the Westchester location is no longer convenient, can I switch to Washington Square?

All Westchester students must take their first two semesters at Westchester and must take their Basic Core courses at Westchester. Therefore, it is not possible to switch offering status prior to the third semester. At that time, if you are interested in switching locations, you may petition the MBA Academic Policy Board. In your petition, you should indicate the reasons you are requesting to switch. Your petition will be considered and accommodated on a space available basis.

Please note that petitions are not necessary for students wishing to take electives not offered in Westchester, or for those who have take the maximum number of credits allowed in Westchester.
 

3. What does "priority registration" mean?

As a Westchester student, you have priority for all courses offered in Westchester. This means that only students in the MBA Westchester program will be able to lottery for these courses. Likewise, Washington Square students, in both the weeknight and weekend programs, have priority for their respective programs.

Beginning in the fifth semester, you will be able to lottery for Washington Square weeknight courses and have the same priority in the weeknight lottery as Washington Square students.
 

4. Are the same courses offered in Westchester and Washington Square?

All Basic and Langone Core courses are offered in Westchester. Some of these courses are offered during the winter and summer intensives. There are electives offered each fall, spring and summer semester in Westchester, but the majority of elective courses are held at Washington Square.

 

5. How many Specializations can I declare and which are available?

You are eligible to declare up to three Specializations. To complete most Specializations you will have to take the majority of your elective courses at the Washington Square location, during weeknights.
 

6. Is there a separate orientation for newly admitted Westchester students?

All MBA students will participate in Langone Lab, a required program for all incoming Langone students. In addition, prior to your first semester at Stern, you must attend an additional orientation in Westchester, to familiarize yourself with the Westchester campus.
 

7. Are career services available in Westchester?

The Career Center for Working Professionals (CCWP), located at our Washington Square location, assists Langone students and alumni with their specialized career needs. Although the majority of events offered are in Washington Square, there are workshops hosted at the Westchester campus during the year.