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University Programs for High School Students

Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors from New York, the US, and the world the opportunity to learn fundamental concepts of business - including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and psychology - from Stern’s world-renowned faculty, while studying in the heart of New York City.  View the .PDF below for details on the Summer @ Stern courses, program dates and the application process. For questions please email
Please note that the application period has ended for Summer 2016.

Who Should Apply?

Motivated rising high school seniors and juniors who want to learn more about business, Stern and NYU should apply to Summer @ Stern. Preference for admission into Summer @ Stern will be given to qualified, rising seniors.


Professor Gode joined NYU Stern in 1998. He teaches modeling financial statements, business drivers of industries, taxes and business strategy and essentials of business. Professor Gode has received three teaching awards at NYU Stern and is the founder of Almaris Consulting and Training. He consults with and teaches at corporations and financial institutions worldwide and is known for bringing his industry experience to the classroom. Professor Gode has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, MBA in Marketing, MS in Information Systems, MS in Accounting, and a Ph.D. in Accounting.
Professor Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing and the author of the New York Times best-seller Drunk Tank Pink. Professor Alter’s research focuses on judgment and decision making and social psychology, with a particular interest in the sometimes surprising effects of subtle cues in the environment on human cognition and behavior. Professor Alter’s studies have been featured on CNBC, PBS
and BBC Radio, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,
The Economist and Newsweek.

Professor Meyvis is a Professor of Marketing and Peter Drucker Faculty Fellow. His research and teaching interests focus on consumer behavior, specifically consumers’ information processing and decision-making strategies. His research has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Psychological Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.


Business and Investments [MULT-UB 275]
4 Credits
Professor Gode

You need business and financial skills in your personal life as well as your professional life. In your personal life, you have to understand the trade-offs between consumption and savings, the time value of money, and the trade-off between risk and return. In your professional life, your responsibilities for business and financial management grow as you rise in an organization or your business expands. Most high school curricula do not prepare students for these essential life skills. This course covers three critical areas: personal finance, business planning, and capital markets. It also teaches life lessons about how and why career choices affect financial outcomes. View Syllabus

Behavioral Economics and the Science of Decision Making [MULT-UB 276]
4 Credits
Professors Alter & Meyvis

Study the science behind how people make decisions through an overview of research in the behavioral sciences. Understand how these tools can be leveraged to predict consumers’ responses, anticipate managerial biases, and, ultimately, design more effective managerial and marketing strategies to obtain a competitive advantage. View Syllabus

Space in Summer @ Stern is limited, and accepted students must take both MULT-UB 275 and MULT-UB 276. Admitted students will be automatically enrolled in both courses.

It is strongly recommended that you bring your own laptop, one will be loaned to you if you do not have one.


Writing Workshop
0 Credits

NYU Precollege students who are enrolled in Summer @ Stern have the opportunity to participate in a five-week noncredit workshop taught by NYU’s distinguished writing experts.

Social Events
As a Summer @ Stern participant, you are eligible to sign up for NYU Precollege social events and activities that will allow you to get to know other students and explore NYC. While activities may change each summer, below is an example of activities offered in the past.
  • NYC Scavenger Hunt
  • Broadway Shows
  • Yankee and Mets Games
  • Museum Trips
  • World Trade Center Memorial
  • Trip to Coney Island

Tuition, Scholarship, & Housing

Learn more about housing, scholarships and tuition on the NYU Precollege website.

A limited number of scholarships are available for academically qualified students who demonstrate a high level of financial need. Students have the opportunity to live on campus when enrolled in Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege.


The Summer 2016 application processs is now closed. Acceptance into NYU Precollege does not result in automatic acceptance into Summer @ Stern. Students who do not get accepted to Summer @ Stern are encouraged to register for other NYU Precollege courses.

Acceptance to or enrollment in Summer @ Stern does not increase chances of or guarantee admission to NYU Stern. Credits earned through Summer @ Stern cannot be applied to any NYU Stern degree. For questions regarding Summer @ Stern please e-mail