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Business Program

The NYU Stern Undergraduate College offers 11 areas of study:

**Global Business can only be taken as a co-concentration.  Please select a primary concentration to supplement the Global Business concentration.
 

Please note that requirements for certain areas of study may differ depending on whether you are taking it as a concentration versus a track. Please see the specific area of study to determine your selections:

Students may also pursue a secondary major outside of Stern through the College of Arts and Sciences after consulting with a Stern academic adviser.

Core Requirements

Below is an overview of our core requirements. You can find detailed information such as course descriptions, pre-requisites and more via the Registrar's Course Listing or our Course Index. You can also view this via our curriculum worksheet.

Liberal Arts Core

Our Liberal Arts Core allows students to think and write critically in a variety of areas and contexts.  This core consists of:
  • Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) or higher
  • Writing the Essay (EXPOS-UA 1) (or Commerce and Culture; MULT-UB 100)
  • Text & Ideas (CORE-UA 400-499)
    • This course is not offered at any study away location
  • Cultures & Context (CORE-UA 500-599) OR Global Cultures (via Liberal Studies Program; XXGC-UF)
  • Natural Science (CORE 200-399 or approved departmental course such as BIOL-UA, CHEM-UA, select ENVST-UA, NEURL-UA, PHYS-UA, ANTH-UA 2 or PSYCH-UA 25)

Social Impact Core

The Social Impact Core is a four-course sequence focusing on issues of personal and professional ethics;corporate social responsibility; the role of law in business and commerce; and the interconnections between corporations, markets, culture and governments, and our global society. This core consists of:
  • Business and Its Publics: Discourse (SOIM-UB 125)
    AND
  • Business and Its Publics: Plenary and Inquiry (SOIM-UB 1)
    • Please note that if you have taken the IWW I (EXPOS-UA 4) and IWW II (EXPOS-UA 9) sequence, you are required to take Business and Its Publics (SOIM-UB 3)
  • Organizational Communication & Its Social Context (SOIM-UB 65; a pre-requisite for ISP)
  • Law, Business & Society (SOIM-UB 6)
  • Professional Responsibility and Leadership (SOIM-UB 12)

Business Tools

The Business Tools core functions as a foundation for your subsequent courses at Stern.  The core consists of:
  • Cohort Leadership Program (MULT-UB 9)
  • Microeconomics (ECON-UB 1)
  • Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1)
    AND
    Regression/Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 3)
    OR
    Statistics for Business Control & Regression/Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 103)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (ACCT-UB 1)

Functional Business Core

Students may choose four of the following six courses; however, you are encouraged to take all six to gain a more solid foundation in business fundamentals, which can help you make better informed decisions about which Stern concentration(s) to pursue.  This core consists of:
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT-UB 4; not offered at any Study Away location)
  • Foundations of Finance (FINC-UB 2)
  • Info Tech in Business and Society (INFO-UB 1)
  • Management and Organizations (MGMT-UB 1)
  • Introduction to Marketing (MKTG-UB 1)
  • Operations Management (OPMG-UB 1)

Global Business Core

The Stern experience is designed to broaden each student's view of the world.  Given the undeniably global scope of business in the 21st century, all students are required to satisfy the two-course Global Business core.  The core consists of:
  • Economics of Global Business (ECON-UB 11; a pre-requisite for ISP)
  • International Studies Program (ISP; MGMT-UB 11; junior spring)

Business Concentration

All Stern students are required to declare at least one concentration in order to graduate.  A concentration requires at least 12 credits in advanced coursework.  Please refer to our Business Program page for information on required and suggested coursework.  

Electives

All Stern students are required to take 44 units of electives. Of those units, at least 20 must be taken outside of Stern.
The remaining 24 units of elective credit can be taken at Stern (a secondary concentration, interesting electives, etc.) or can also be used to take coursework at other NYU schools.
Please refer to our electives page for more information.

Learning Goals

The NYU Stern faculty developed and approved the following four guiding educational principles in 2005 as the foundational goals for the Bachelor of Science in Business degree program at NYU Stern. These goals describe the knowledge, skills, and values that we expect our students to have attained upon completion of their undergraduate program study.

I. Achieve proficiency: Students will achieve professional levels of competence in core functions of business, including oral and written communication
II. Intellectualism: Students will exhibit intellectual curiosity, high levels of intellectual engagement, and open mindedness to new ideas and alternative points of view
III. Collaboration: Students will develop the skills needed to thrive in groups, organizations, and communities
IV. Social impact: Students will achieve understanding of the role of business within our global society