Liberal Arts and Business Cores

The Business Core provides an introduction to the key business disciplines of accounting, finance, and marketing, as well as an introduction to international business. After completing these business fundamentals, students may choose advanced business courses to complete some of the NYU Stern elective requirements.

The Liberal Arts Core, the cornerstone of the NYU Stern curriculum, is a solid grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. For students in the BPE Program, the Liberal Arts Core include five courses designed to hone critical reading and writing skills, promote creative and logical thinking and heighten cultural awareness, with a focus on the regions in which students will study abroad. The Liberal Arts Core includes courses in writing, literature, natural science, calculus, statistics, and European & Asian history.

The Social Impact Core is a four-course sequence focusing on issues of personal and professional ethics; corporate social responsibility; the role of law in business and commerce; and the interconnections between corporations, markets, cultures, governments, and our global society. Coursework emphasizes writing, debate, and discussion. Students take 'Organizational Communication and Its Social Context' during sophomore year as part of the four-course Social Impact Core.