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Academic Resources and Bootcamps

Academic Workshops and bootcamps are offered several times throughout the year to provide MBA students with skills to complement their business education.


Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

  • Programming and Data Analytics Tutorial: SQL
    • Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, KMC 2-60
      • SQL is the lingua franca of all database systems and a necessity for anyone who needs to analyze data as part of their job. This workshop, delivered by Professor Panos Ipeirotis, is designed for absolute beginners and teaches students how to write SQL queries that retrieve data from a database. The workshop is heavily exercise based, with a focus on developing the necessary skills for writing SQL queries. This session will feature an alumni panel during lunch.  This workshop is co-sponsored by the Business Analytics Club and Stern Women in Business.
  • Excel Bootcamp, Day 1 & 2
  • Programming and Data Analytics Tutorial: Python, Part 1 & 2
    • Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Tisch 200
    • Friday, December 1st, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, LC-25
      • The Python Part 1 tutorial, delivered by Professor Panos Ipeirotis, gives a brief introduction to programming using Python. It is designed for people without prior programming experience. We cover the various structures used in Python to represent data, and we examine the concepts of conditionals, loops, and functions. As our first complete application, we will write a program for detecting similar company names within a dataset.
      • The Python Part 2 tutorial builds upon the knowledge from Part 1; we will examine how to use the Python Pandas library, a modern-day replacement for Excel, and we will also examine how to use Web APIs for a variety of tasks. We will work on an example of analyzing inspection data for NYC restaurants, analyze data about locations and causes of road accidents in NYC, and build an application that  extracts entities that are mentioned in the news.
  • Excel II: Unleash the Power of Excel
  • An Introduction to Blockchains and Fintech
    • Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, KMC 2-60
      • Professor David Yermack will discuss the technology behind digital currencies such as bitcoin, which is being integrated into many parts of the finance industry and has other potential in the public sector and fields as varied as supply chain management and luxury marketing. The talk will include a brief description of Stern's new FinTech program.

Academic Workshops

  • Academic Planning for Spring 2018 and MAP Workshop
    • Monday, October 16th, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, KMC 3-90 (Full-time)
      • Presented by Academic Affairs and Advising, this workshop will assist students in planning their upcoming semester courses and utilizing the My Academic Progress tool to track and manage your MBA Program Progress. A panel of Graduate Ambassadors, MBA2 students, will be present to answer questions from a student's perspective.
  • Academic Planning for Spring 2018 and MAP Workshop
  • Academic Planning for Spring 2018 and MAP Workshop

Previous Workshops

  • Demystifying User Experience I
    • Monday, October 2nd, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Tisch 200
      • This workshop will be a primer for understanding UX, the UX benefit within an organization and how to work with UX practitioners. We will cover key processes, vocabulary, frameworks and concepts like user-centered design, user research, usability and testing, personas, affinity mapping, user generated insights and experience optimization.
  • Excel I: Excel Basics for Business Applications
    • Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KMC 2-60
      • This Beginning Microsoft Excel Workshop is designed to offer students a strong introduction into the functions and capabilities of Microsoft Excel.
  • Demystifying User Experience II
    • Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, KMC 3-110
      • This follow-up workshop will teach you a few UX skills and allow you to apply them in a hands-on workshop environment. We will dive deeper into the application of skills such as user research, usability and testing, affinity mapping, user-generated insights and experience optimization. Please be prepared to sketch, role-play and think out side the box.

Please note: You must cancel 48 hours in advance of the workshop date either on the event's reservation page or by contacting Academic Affairs and Advising ( 



Academic Affairs and Advising understands that students would like to expand their skillset in addition to attending our academic workshops and bootcamps. Below are a number of additional resources we believe will be useful to Stern students during their MBA program and beyond. 

Bobst Library Resources

NYU Virtual Business Library: Journals/Newspapers

Coding and Web Design

Code Academy -  an on line interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 11 different programming languages including Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript (jQuery, AngularJS), Ruby, SQL, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS

Wordpress Lessons - guides, tutorials and how-to's for students interested in the popular Wordpress website platform

Google Analytics Academy- offers free, online courses on Analytics and other data analysis tools.

Search Marketing and SEO - Level up your online marketing game with search optimization skills via Moz


Microsoft Office

Excel Training




Language Learning Tools

Duolingo -  is a free language-learning platform that includes a language learning website and app, aswell as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. Duolingo offers all its language courses free of charge.

Memrise -  is an online learning tool with courses created by its community. Its courses are mainly used to teach languages, but are also used for other academic and non-academic subjects

Financial and Graphing Calculators 

Financial Calculator Tutorials - Learn about using financial calculators for applications in finance, accounting, economics, investment, statistics, and more.

Online Graphing Calculator - Graph functions, plot tables of data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more – for free!


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