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Frequently Asked Questions

Overview of NYU Stern Short Courses

What are short courses?

NYU Stern short courses are two- to five-day open enrollment courses in various essential business topics of Leadership and Strategy, Business Analytics and Marketing, and Finance and Risk Management.

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What are the content areas taught in short courses?

Our programs combine leading thought leadership with best practices and solid frameworks.  Participants leave with new insights they can apply immediately to their challenges at work while contributing to the overall strength of their organizations. 

Three topic areas are covered: Leadership and Strategy, Business Analytics and Marketing, and Finance and Risk Management. 

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Who attends a short course?

Each short course is designed with a particular audience in mind, which can be referenced on each course's individual webpage. Generally, given that our courses are developed out of the NYU Stern Executive Programs suite, they are most appropriate for individuals with a minimum of five years of work experience that can relate to the strategic application of the course content. 

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When are courses offered?

Short Courses are offered year-round, with approximately one course offered every month. Each course is two- to five-days in length.

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Is academic or professional credit received by taking NYU Stern short courses?

NYU Stern short courses are non-credit courses that cannot be applied towards a formal degree. Instead, they are a way to continue and supplement your learning outside of investing in a degree. 

As for professional credits, the NYU Stern School of Business is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards and boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual programs. In accordance with NASBA guidelines, all of our programs have a group-live instructional method.

Questions regarding sponsors may be addressed to: NASBA, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219.2417. Website: www.nasba.org. If you require CPE credits, please contact the Executive Education office at execed@stern.nyu.edu to find out the number of credits for each program. 

Does NYU Stern offer custom designed courses for organizations?

Yes. NYU Stern develops highly customized, results-oriented programs that address youur specific organizational challenges and deliver measurable results. To find out more information, please refer to the Custom Programs website here

Processes for Application, Enrollment, and Payment

What is the application and enrollment process?

We review and accept applications year-round until the course is full. However, we recommend all candidates apply at least one month in advance of the course start date in order to fully take advantage of time to review any pre-course academic materials. An application link is available on each course page.

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What is the payment process to formally enroll?

Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Your enrollment and space in the program is confirmed only after payment has been received. Payment can be made by check or credit card. If you are making payment from abroad, we can accept electronic wire transfers. Please contact the Executive Education office for instructions.

What is the process for requesting to withdraw an application or cancel an enrollment?

Cancellations must be sent in writing to execed@stern.nyu.edu. NYU Stern's Cancellation Policy in regards to financial refunds is outlined below.
Cancellation Request Received Date Refund Provided
Received 30+ days prior to course start Full refund
Received 15-30 days prior to course start Full cost minus 20%
Received 14-7 days prior to course start  Full cost minus 50%
Received 0-6 days prior to course start No refund


What is the process for transferring funds to another short course instead?

Transfer requests must be sent in writing to execed@stern.nyu.edu. Credit transfers are allowed to be applied towards a course occurring within 12 months of the original program's start date, provided that there are seats available in the requested program. If the requested program is priced at a higher cost than the original enrollment, then an invoice will be sent with the defiict. Only one transfer is allowed per course enrollment.
Transfer Request Received Date Fees Applied
Received 15+ days prior to course start Transfer without fees
Received 14-8 days prior to course start Transfer with fee of 20% of course cost
Received 7-2 days prior to course start  Transfer with fee of 50% of course cost
Received less than 48 hours prior to course  No transfer will be granted


Do you offer any tuition discounts or scholarships?

We do not offer any scholarships; however, there are many discounts to take advantage of. They are listed below.

Multi-program discount: When you register for more than one Short Course on the same application form, you will receive a 15% discount on each additional program. The discount will be applied to the course(s) of lowest cost. For example, if you apply for the Finance and Accounting for Non-Finance Executives program and indicate on the application form that you would also like to apply for the Leadership Training for High Potentials program, you will receive a 15% discount on the enrollment fee for the Leadership Training for High Potentials program. All multiple program discount registrations must be received on the same application form and paid for at the same time in one payment. 

NYU Stern alumni discount: All NYU Stern alumni receive a 10% discount on their enrollment fee. This alumni status should be listed within the online application form. 

Group discount: An employer that sends 5-10 of its employees to NYU Stern short courses, then each enrollment fee will be discounted by 10%. If an employer sends 11+ of its employees to NYU Stern short courses, then each enrollment fee will be discounted by 15%. If you or your employer would like to take advantage of this group discount, please email execed@stern.nyu.edu to coordinate, as one bulk invoice can be sent to the employer that includes all employee enrollment fees. 

What is included in the short course enrollment fee?

The program fee includes tuition, all academic course materials, and catering (networking reception, breakfasts, lunches, and snacks). Accommodation is not included in the fee.

Logistical Questions

Where are short courses held?

NYU Stern Executive Education programs are held in the heart of New York City on NYU’s Greenwich Village campus. Situated in one of the world’s foremost business and cultural capitals, you will be able to take advantage of all that New York City has to offer. Programs are held in our modern classrooms in the Kaufman Management Center located at 44 West Fourth Street. We are equipped to deliver custom programs at our campus or a global location of our client's choice.

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What is the daily schedule of a short course?

All of our short courses are offered on weekdays only. The daily teaching schedule for all courses is from 9am to 5pm. Breakfast will be available each day at 8:30am. A one hour lunch and thirty minute morning and afternoon breaks are also included. Classes start promptly at 9am and end at 5pm daily. A special Networking Reception is held on the first day from 5pm to 6pm, and program evaluation and closing is held on the last class day from 5-5:30pm.

Will I receive any preparatory materials in advance of the short course?

Yes. Approximately two weeks in advance of the course start date, the NYU Stern operations team will send each enrolled participant an email with digital academic materials to be prepared prior to the course. Also included in that email are logistical details of the daily program agenda and campus/subway directions. 

Where should I stay while participating in the short course?

There are a number of excellent hotels within the vicinity of our campus, where classes are held. If you would like to stay in a hotel within walking distance to campus, please view the below list of options:

Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Place
New York, New York 10011
+1-212-777-9515 | www.wshotel.com

The Standard, East Village
25 Cooper Square
New York, New York 10003
+1-212-475-5700 |  http://www.standardhotels.com/east-village/
For NYU rates, please contact Megan Peri at +1-646-845-8715 ormperi@standardhotel.com

Holiday Inn Lower East Side*
150 Delancey Street
New York, New York 10002
+1-877-834-3613 | Book Online for NYU Rates

Mercer Hotel
147 Mercer Street (at Prince Street)
New York, New York 10012
+1-212-966-6060 | www.mercerhotel.com

SoHo Grand Hotel
310 West Broadway
New York, New York 10013
+1-212-965-3000 | www.sohogrand.com

Hampton Inn SoHo
54 Watts Street
New York, New York 10013
+1-212-226-6288 | www.hamptonsohonyc.com 

Trump Hotel SoHo
246 Spring Street
New York, New York 10013
+1-877-828-7080 | www.trumphotelcollection.com 
The Broome
431 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013 
+1-(212) -431-2929 | http://www.thebroomenyc.com/
Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel
370 Canal Street
New York, NY 10013
+1-(212)-966-3400 | http://www.sheratontribeca.com/
Hilton Garden Inn Tribeca
39 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
+1-(212)-966-4091 | http://www.sohotribecahotelnyc.com/
Marriott Courtyard SoHo
181 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
+1-(212)-414-8282 | http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycmt-courtyard-new-york-manhattan...
The Nolitan Hotel
30 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
+1-(212)-925-2555 | http://www.nolitanhotel.com/ 

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Please note that the mention of specific companies and web addresses is for the convenience of our participants. It is not an endorsement by New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, or Executive Education. The accuracy of information obtained from any of these sources is not guaranteed.

Where can I find directions to NYU Stern's campus?

New York University Stern School of Business is located at:
Henry Kaufman Management Center
44 West 4th Street, Suite 4-100 (4th floor)
New York, NY 10012

Flight Options into New York
Fly into John F. Kennedy Airport, La Guardia Airport or Newark Airport, then take either a taxi or public transportation to NYU Stern or New York City.

Taxi Service
  • Taxis and car services are available at all local airports and, although they cost more than public transportation, are generally your best bet.
  • Ask your driver to take you to West Fourth Street and Greene Street.
  • Plan on spending at least $25 to $40 depending on the airport and time of day. Often tolls are in addition to the fare and not on the meter. Tipping a courteous taxi driver is customary in New York City.
Public Transportation
Airport Shuttle Bus
  • If you would like to take public transportation from any of the local airports, take an airport shuttle bus to either Port Authority Bus Terminal or Grand Central Station, then:
  • From Port Authority, follow the subway directions for the Eighth Avenue Subway on the "By Subway or Bus" tab.
  • From Grand Central, follow the Lexington Avenue Subway on the "By Subway or Bus" tab.
  • Airtrain service runs from JFK and Newark Airports. Please visit the Airtrain Website for more details.
  • For travel from JFK it is advisable to connect in Jamaica to New York Penn Station.
  • Once you arrive in Penn Station follow the A, C, E Subway directions on the “By Subway or Bus” tab.
Once You Arrive
When you arrive at the intersection of West Fourth Street and Greene Street, you will be in front of Stern's Gould Plaza.
  • For NYU Stern Executive Education visit the Henry Kaufman Management Center, located at 44 West Fourth Street.

What is the recommended attire for class days?

Business casual attire is appropriate during all NYU Stern Executive Education programs. We recommend dressing in layers to accommodate temperature variances in the classrooms and common areas.

How can I continue to stay in touch with fellow participants from the course?

All Short Courses participants will receive a participant list during their program that includes preferred email addresses. In addition, we encourage participants to join our Alumni of NYU Stern Executive Education LinkedIn network after completion of their course.