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Curriculum

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 10 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.

Courses After Graduating
 

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.

In addition, on a space available basis, alumni are invited to return to NYU Stern to take elective courses in the Executive MBA program. We now 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.

Did You Know...?

  • Stern is one of the only Executive MBA programs that incorporates two Global Study Tour Courses (GSTs) in dynamic contemporary markets into the core curriculum.
  • The majority of Stern’s recent Executive MBA graduates anticipate receiving a promotion or desired career transition shortly after graduation.