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Other NYU Division Courses

Many Stern students take courses at other NYU graduate schools, selected from the Non-Stern Pre-Approved Course List. Students may also petition for approval of a course that does not appear on the pre-approved list as described below.

A complete list of courses with times and locations can be found in the NYU Directory of Classes. Students can review the Albert Course Search online. For a list of Law School classes, please go to www.law.nyu.edu.

Eligibility:
 

In the semester that a student is completing their Stern Core requirements, the student may take up to 15 elective credits in other NYU divisions. Stern does not accept credit for online courses, under any circumstances.

To be eligible to graduate, MBA candidates must complete a minimum of 75% of their program (45 of the required 60 credit requirement) at Stern.

New York University students may not pursue two degrees simultaneously at different schools of the University, unless accepted and enrolled into one of the established dual degree programs as stated above.

Courses taken on Study Abroad programs (full semester and summer) are included in the 15 non-Stern credits available to MBA students. Please refer to study abroad policy.

Dual degree students must account for credit reductions when determining how many non-Stern credits can be taken.  A Dual Degree must complete a minimum of 45 credits at Stern despite their credit reduction.   This reduces their applicable credits outside of Stern by the number required at Stern.  For example, a dual degree who is required to take 51 credits at Stern for their dual degree requirement will be able to apply only 6 credits to the MBA requirement from another NYU Division or from Study Abroad.

Grades:
Other NYU Division courses that have been approved by Academic Affairs and Advising for the MBA program will be included in the Stern GPA. A student must receive a passing grade to receive credit toward the MBA for a non-Stern course. After registering for a non-Stern NYU elective, the course will appear on the My Program Progress page under "Courses Not Credited to MBA." After a passing grade has been submitted, the NYU course will be moved under the Elective area.

Specializations:
Non-Stern courses do not count towards Specializations with the exception of the Law and Business, Real Estate and Digital Marketing Specializations.

Credit Equivalency:
The assignment of Stern credits is based on the number of hours the course meets, which varies by school and, sometimes, by course. To count as three Stern credits, a course must meet at least 36 hours. To count as 1.5 Stern credits, a course must meet at least 18 hours.

Registering for a Pre-Approved Course:

Requirements: Completion of Stern Core

To register for a pre-approved course, please follow these steps:

1) Complete the online form through our Other NYU Division Courses site. For pre-approved classes, students do NOT need to include a course description or syllabus.

2) Academic Affairs and Advising will review the request and process and forward approved forms to the Office of Records & Registration for enrollment. Students will need to determine the availability in the class directly with the NYU division or school.

3) Once a form has been approved, the Registrar's office will register the student and send a confirmation email.

Please note that some schools require an approval code to register for their courses. This requirement would be listed in Albert Course Search. For these courses students must contact directly the NYU division to confirm availability and obtain an approval code (i.e., The Schack Institute of Real Estate). This approval code should be sent to the Registrar's office.

Registering for a Course That Does Not Appear on the Pre-Approved List:

Requirements: Completion of Stern Core

Note: Non-Stern courses must be at the Masters degree level, must address a business or management subject that is not covered in Stern electives, and must fit clearly into the student’s MBA program. Most computer and math courses do not qualify. Language and undergraduate courses never qualify. It is the student's responsibility to verify course expectations directly with the NYU division or school. Students should confirm their ability to handle the coursework before submitting their request.

Online courses are not permitted to count towards the MBA program requirements and will not be approved.

Students may petition for approval of a course that does not appear on the pre-approved list by following these steps:

1) Complete the online form through our Other NYU Division Courses site at least two weeks prior to the first class meeting. (Petitions submitted any later will not be reviewed.)

The following information must be included in the petition (petitions will only be reviewed upon receipt of all below items):

  1. Course description
  2. Syllabus with meeting times, lecture topics and deliverables
  3. A detailed explanation of how the course will enhance or complement the student's academic program and their "education in possible"

2) A program advisor in Academic Affairs and Advising will review the request and process and forward approved forms to the Office of Records & Registration for enrollment. Students will need to determine the availability in the class directly with the NYU division or school.

Petitions will be reviewed by the appropriate advisors and Stern faculty. When submitting a petition, please keep in mind that the Stern faculty has already reviewed and approved courses which they feel are appropriate for Stern MBA students and have included them in the Non-Stern Pre-Approved Course list. Students are advised to make sure that the subject matter is not covered in an existing Stern class.

All students registering for courses at the School of Law that are not pre-approved must fill out the following form and take it to the School of Law and Academic Affairs and Advising for faculty and administrative signatures.

3) Once a form has been approved, the Registrar's office will register the student and send a confirmation email.

Please note that some schools require an approval code to register for their courses. This requirement would be listed in the Albert Course Search
. For these courses students must contact directly the NYU division to confirm availability and obtain an approval code (i.e., The Schack Institute of Real Estate). This approval code should be sent to the Stern's Office of Records & Registration.


Important Guidelines:

  • Seats in courses at other NYU divisions are not guaranteed.
  • Students pay tuition for these courses through Stern according to their Stern credit equivalence.
  • It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the add/drop dates and deadlines for any approved courses taken outside of the Stern School of Business. Students must visit the Stern Office of Records and Registration to drop a course at another NYU division.
  • Lottery: Non-Stern courses are added during the drop/add period and are not included in the lottery selection.