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A unique global perspective

BS in Business and Political Economy

Travel the world and focus on the connections between business, politics, and economics.

NYU Stern’s Business & Political Economy (BPE) degree merges liberal arts, business fundamentals, social impact learning, and global experiences, while still offering you the flexibility to pursue elective courses, majors, and minors across New York University.

The two required semesters of study away will give you a real-world understanding of today’s global business environment. You'll spend your sophomore fall at NYU London, followed by your sophomore spring semester at NYU Shanghai. You'll have the option to spend a third semester away at an NYU Global site of your choice.

The BPE degree will prepare you for a broad array of international business careers at multinational corporations, in government, at non-profit organizations, and more.

NYU Stern works with faculty, alumni, and leading industry partners to develop programs that help you explore careers, prepare for recruitment, and connect with employers. As a BPE student, you will have access to a wide range of professional development programs and opportunities.
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Student Voices

Aditi Shankar (BPE '18)

"The BPE program has allowed me to fully explore my interests in finance and policy. And through the study abroad component, the program really fosters a strong sense of camaraderie among its students."