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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: 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 our world-renowned faculty thought leadership with best practices and solid frameworks. Participants leave with new insights they can apply immediately to their individual 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?

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, 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. On average, short course participants have 17 years of work experience.

Our participants hail from over 40 countries. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

Each short course is designed with a particular audience in mind, which can be referenced on each course's individual webpage.

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When are courses offered?

Short Courses are offered year-round. 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: If you require CPE credits, please contact the Executive Education office at to find out the number of credits for each program. 

Does NYU Stern offer custom designed courses for organizations?

Yes. From group registrations to fully custom programs and everything in between, NYU Stern partners with you to design and deliver educational experiences for your organization based on identified learning objectives and desired outcomes. 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 form is available on each course page.

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What is the payment process to formally enroll?

Once we have reviewed your application, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration with a payment due date and an attached invoice in about 1 - 2 business days. The confirmation email will also include payment instructions. 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 at for instructions.

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

Cancellations: All notifications of withdrawals, transfers, and substitutions must be emailed to prior to the start of the course.

NYU Stern Executive Education does not offer refunds except under two specific circumstances:

1. NYU Stern Executive Education will provide a full refund only if the participant is unable to secure a valid US visa to attend the course. Proper documentation from the appropriate government body will need to be submitted to NYU Stern to receive the refund.
2. NYU Stern Executive Education reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If a program is canceled, NYU Stern's liability is limited to a full refund of the program fee already paid.

NYU Stern Executive Education is not responsible for travel or related costs under any circumstances. Participants may want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in the unlikely event that a program is cancelled or they cannot attend for personal or professional reasons.

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

Transfer requests must be sent in writing to prior to the start of the course. One transfer to a subsequent program of equal or lesser value will be permitted within 12 months of the original program's start date, provided that there are seats available in the requested program. If the participant would like to transfer to a program of higher monetary value, then they are responsible to pay any overages. 

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.

NYU Employees: All NYU Employees receive a 40% discount on their enrollment fee. Please email us at with the name of the course(s) that you are interested in. We will send you instructions for registration and your invoice will automatically reflect the employee discount.

Non-Profits: Employees of non-profit organizations receive a 25% discount. Please email us at with the name of the course(s) that you are interested in along with your organization's IRS determination letter. We will send you instructions for registration and your invoice will automatically reflect the non-profit discount.

NYU Stern Alumni: All NYU Stern alumni (Undergraduate, MBA, Langone, EMBA, TRIUM, MSBA, MSRM, MSGF) receive a 25% discount on their enrollment fee. Your alumni status should be listed within the online application form. Your invoice will automatically reflect a 25% discount.

NYU Alumni: All other NYU alumni receive a 10% discount on their enrollment fee. Please email with the name of the course(s) that you are interested in along with the NYU school from which you received your degree and your graduation year. We will send you instructions for registration and your invoice will automatically reflect the NYU Alumni discount.

Multi-program or Muli-participant: If you would like to register for more than one course at a time or if you would like to register more than one person for a particular course, please email us at with the names of the course(s) and participant(s). We will send you instructions for registration and your invoice will automatically reflect a 10% discount for each course or each person. 

Corporations: We offer special discounts for all employees of partner corporations. Please email for more information.

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 and travel 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 Program Manager, Jenny Yuan, 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.

Please add to your email address book to ensure delivery of your pre-program email.

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:

The Marlton Hotel
5 W 8th Street
New York, NY 10011
+1 (212) 321-0100

Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
+1 (212) 777-9515

The Mercer
147 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
+1 (212) 966-6060

The Standard East Village
25 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
+1 (212) 475-5700

Marriott Courtyard SoHo
181 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
+1 (212) 414-8282

Trump SoHo New York
246 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
+1 (212) 842-5500

W Union Square
201 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
+1 (212) 253-9119

Hyatt Union Square
134 4th Avenue
New York, NY 10003
+1 (212) 253-1234

The Broome
431 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
+1(212) 431-2929

The Nolitan Hotel
30 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
+1 (212) 925-2555

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 Course 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.