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Summer Program for High School Students

Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege offers rising high school Seniors and Juniors 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.  See below for details on the Summer @ Stern courses, program dates and the application process. 

Program Dates

  • The 2018 Summer Session for NYU Precollege will run from July 1 to August 9, 2018

About Summer @ Stern Through NYU Precollege

If you are thinking about pursuing business in college or are just interested in knowing a little more about the basics and want to spend an unforgettable summer in NYC, then Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege is for you.  Summer @ Stern is a two-course program that will give high school students an introduction to business, college life and the cultural vibrancy of New York City.


Space in Summer @ Stern is limited and students must apply and be accepted (see Application section for more details).  Accepted students must take both MULT-UB 275 and MULT-UB 276.
  • Students who are admitted into NYU Precollege and then admitted into Summer @ Stern will be automatically enrolled in both Summer @ Stern courses. 
  • It is strongly recommended that you bring your own laptop, one will be loaned to you if you do not have one.
  • These courses are not repeatable - so if you already took MULT-UB 275 and 276 previously you cannot take them again.

Business and Investments [MULT-UB 275]
4 Credits
Professor Gode
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays; 1pm to 4:10pm
Class Dates:  First session is Monday, July 2nd - Last session is Wednesday, August 8th
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
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays; 1pm to 4:10pm
Class Dates:  First session is Tuesday, July 3rd - Last session is Thursday, August 9th.
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

Tuition, Scholarships, & Housing

  • Students can choose to live on campus when enrolled in Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available through NYU Precollege for academically qualified students who demonstrate a high level of financial need.  Students should indicate their interest in a scholarship when they submit their NYU Precollege application.
Learn more about program costs - including tuition, housing and scholarships on the NYU Precollege website.

Application Process & Deadline

Please note: space is limited and the application process is very competitive.

Summer @ Stern applicants must complete a two-step application process:
  • First, apply to NYU Precollege. Learn more about how to apply to NYU Precollege on the NYU Precollege website.
  • If accepted to NYU Precollege, you will then be eligible to complete and submit the Summer @ Stern supplemental online application (available in February 2018).
  • Applications must be received by the deadline.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon (EDT/New York Time)

  • Notifications will be emailed to applicants on April 2, 2018. For questions please email

Additional Notes:
  • Preference for admission into Summer @ Stern will be given to qualified, rising Seniors.
  • 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 the NYU Stern Undergraduate College. Credits earned through Summer @ Stern cannot be applied to any NYU Stern degree.
  • If a student is not accepted to Summer @ Stern it does not impact their ability to re-apply for Summer @ Stern the following year (if they are still eligible).  It also does not impact their application in any way if they decide to apply to the NYU Stern Undergraduate College. 

Additional Opportunities

College Writing Workshop [EXPOS-UA 30]
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. Learn more on the NYU Precollege website.
  • NYC Scavenger Hunt
  • Broadway Shows
  • Yankee and Mets Games
  • Museum Trips
  • World Trade Center Memorial
  • Trip to Coney Island

About the Professors

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.

Who Should Apply?

Motivated rising high school Seniors and Juniors who want to learn more about business, Stern and NYU!. Preference for admission into Summer @ Stern will be given to qualified, rising Seniors.

The application for Summer 2018 is now open and the deadline is March 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon (EDT/New York Time)