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The Executive MBA program's customizable curriculum prepares you for lifelong professional success.

The Executive MBA program length is 22 months and graduation requires a minimum of 60 credits of executive-level coursework. Students take required core courses during the first year and 12 elective courses during the second year. Students have the option to earn various specializations through their selection of electives and additional courses.

Access to Additional Classes

As an Executive MBA student, you have the advantage of a wider selection of electives offered through Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA program or through other NYU programs, such as the NYU School of Law; the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service; The Real Estate Institute at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies; or the Entertainment, Media, and Technology program at the Steinhardt School. For more information about these electives, please speak with one of our Admissions Directors.

Please note: Additional classes do not count towards graduation requirements but students can take up to five additional classes at approved NYU graduate programs while enrolled in the Executive MBA program.

Alumni Learning Opportunities

On a space available basis, alumni are invited to return to NYU Stern to take elective courses in the Executive MBA program. We offer a wide array of elective courses that our alumni enjoy coming back to take.

As students in these courses, alumni are responsible for the cost of books and materials. There is also a nonrefundable administrative fee for participation to cover mandatory University fees. Grades in each course are added to the alumnus's NYU Stern transcript as the School does not permit auditing of courses. Alumni may register for up to six credits of Executive MBA electives per semester. Elective courses generally meet in Friday-Saturday combinations every other week.

In addition, Stern’s Executive MBA students can take two courses through Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA program within two years after graduating. These courses are offered at a reduced fee.

Bill Donnelly EMBA '99
"I am a very proud EMBA alum.  There is rarely a day during which I don’t draw on some aspect of what I learned during the program and it enabled everything that I have done since."

Bill Donnelly, EMBA '99
VP - Financial Services, Tesla Motors


Did You Know...?

  • Stern is one of the only Executive MBA programs that offers two Global Study Tour courses (GSTs) to dynamic contemporary markets through the curriculum.
  • The Global Study Tour component of our program is consistently ranked as a top factor that influences students to consider NYU Stern.