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MBA/MA in French Studies

The MBA/MA in French Studies dual degree program, offered in partnership with the NYU Institute of French Studies, integrates courses in French history, politics, society and economy with the theoretical and practical aspects of business.

Both degrees are completed over the course of 2.5 years, instead of the three years that it would take to complete each degree independently. The first year of the program is spent at NYU Stern, and the second and third years are split between Stern and the Institute of French Studies in the Graduate School of Arts & Science (GSAS).


Admission to the MBA/MA in French Studies Program

To apply for the dual MBA/MA in French Studies degree, candidates must complete a separate application for each program. No additional admissions standards are applied to dual degree applications at either school. The student qualifies for the dual MBA/MA degree program only upon admission to both schools. Please note that it is possible to be admitted to both programs, only one program or neither program in this process.

Individuals who already hold one of the individual degrees are not eligible for admission to the dual degree program.

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Program Structure

The MBA/MA in French Studies program takes 2.5 years to complete, as opposed to the three years that it would typically take to complete each degree independently. Students spend their first year at Stern, and the second and third years are split between the two schools. To view the course sequencing, visit the Academic Advising website.

MBA/MA students register with either the Institute of French Studies or NYU Stern depending on where they are taking the majority of their credits in a particular semester.

Tuition & Financial Aid

MBA/MA in French Studies students pay full tuition at the school through which they are registered each semester. If a student exceeds the maximum number of credits and/or courses permitted per semester by the school in which she/he is registered, the tuition and fees for the additional credits must be paid to that school.

Merit scholarships are awarded based on the admissions application to each school. Financial aid, including federal and private loans, is awarded through the school at which a student is registered in a given semester. In addition, students may obtain Teaching Fellowship or Graduate Assistantship positions, which offer tuition remission.

View information on Stern MBA financial aid and GSAS financial aid.

Career Services

Students are encouraged to take advantage of all counseling and placement services at both Stern and GSAS throughout their academic program. Career counselors are available to aid students in areas such as résumé preparation, interviewing techniques, networking and career option assessment. Dual degree students should become familiar with career services offered early in the academic program at each respective school.

Learn more about career services at Stern and GSAS.

Student Life

Dual degree students are encouraged to become involved in campus life at both GSAS and NYU Stern. Learn more about student organizations at both Stern and GSAS.