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Stern Solutions

Today’s pace of change makes staying competitive harder than ever. With Stern Solutions, companies tap Stern talent to solve business challenges in real time.

Reshaping the Trajectory of New York-Based, Early-Stage Technology

Professor Arun Sundararajan (Stern) and Albert Wenger (Partner, Union Square Ventures) are leading teams of students as they consult emerging start-ups

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Creating Value for Global Markets

Stern students partner with the World Wildlife Fund and the Fujairah municipality to launch the first national park in the UAE

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Turning Data into a Strategic Asset

Find Wisdom in Data. Students partner with the San Antonio Spurs, applying data analytics to the NBA's decision-making process

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How it Works

What You Get What You Give
What You Get


  • Team of 3-5 Stern students with several years of work experience and skills from rigorous Stern classes
  • Premier Stern faculty and practitioners


  • Custom solutions for a business problem or opportunity you've identified
  • Perspective on macro trends and opportunities
  • Extensive research and analysis
  • A network of leading professionals and academics


  • Build your brand on campus
  • Develop existing talent by providing supervisory opportunities
  • Educate the next generation of business leaders while building your own pipeline for talent
What You Give


  • Kick-off meeting; provide project background material
  • Weekly status updates (can be a mix of conference calls and in-person meetings)
  • Final student presentations and feedback


  • Need-to-know data (NDA protected)
  • Key internal and external contacts


  • Active, willing engagement with students/professors (#1 indicator of project success)
  • Assign project supervisor from the business who can devote weekly time to the team

Unlock Value for Your Organization

Build a Strategic Plan

Working with the team at NYU was rewarding on so many levels. They brought a fresh perspective to the challenge and offered intelligent recommendations... I enjoyed mentoring the next generation and look forward to doing it again.

Ann Gilligan
Director, Eileen Fisher

Target a New Customer Base

One of the most delightful surprises for me in participating in the brand lab was the quality of the work. The usefulness of the ideas that the students presented ...were very thoughtful, very deep and pragmatic.

Lynn Feison
EVP, Mastercard 

Develop a Growth Map

The engagement with Stern MBAs went extremely well. In addition, our  senior leadership was  very pleased with their project. The team’s recommendations were extremely useful and will be implemented.
Kevin Francis
Director, HBO 

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