A global power city, New York City is home to the most Global 500 companies in the United States. It's a dynamic hub for commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, culture, entertainment, and cuisine. Whether you're learning from one of our expert faculty who comes straight to class from their job on Wall Street, running to your internship at L'Oreal or Goldman Sachs, or grabbing lunch from a four-star food cart on your way to a school-sponsored event at the Museum of Modern Art, attending college in NYC is an experience like no other. Put simply, the city is your classroom and NYU Stern, located in iconic Greenwich Village, gives you access to it all.
Our 200+ NYU Stern faculty rank second in the world for research productivity in top journals, and are mentioned in the news more than 23 times per day. In fact, we have three Nobel Prize-winning professors teaching classes, holding office hours, and mentoring students! As an undergraduate NYU Stern student, you'll have the opportunity to learn from top faculty in class and beyond. You might even have the chance to conduct one-on-one research with them through our Stern Program for Undergraduate Research!
More than 50% of NYU Stern students spend at least one semester studying away, and NYU's unprecedented global network makes it absolutely seamless. Take NYU classes with our world renowned faculty at one of NYU's 14 global locations on six continents. Or learn from top business faculty from around the world by studying at one of our 17 International Business Exchange partner schools. Earn credit toward your degree no matter where you are in the world. All you'll need is your passport!
Imagine you and all your classmates taking a global study trip to a city like Hong Kong, Barcelona, Berlin, Santiago, Buenos Aires, or Singapore during spring break. This is exactly what 100% of NYU Stern juniors experience through our one-of-a-kind International Studies Program. In this spring semester course, you'll study the principles of international economies and trade in a global center of commerce in either Asia, Europe, or South America. In March, you'll take your first international business trip to a city in one of these locations with 200 of your classmates. There, you'll visit a company you've been studying all semester, meet with executives, participate in a consumer field study to help you formulate your business strategy – all while experiencing the unique culture of your city and making memories you'll remember for a lifetime. It culminates in the hallmark ISP Competition, when students compete for a place of honor among the previous 70+ competition winners.
When you pursue your BS in Business from NYU Stern, dig deep into your choice of 13 business concentrations, from finance to computing and data science, to sustainable business. Build on your experience with eight interdisciplinary tracks, like entrepreneurship, luxury marketing, and business analytics. Or gain a unique global perspective across the intersection of business, economics, and politics with NYU Stern's BS in Business & Political Economy program, which requires two semesters of studying away. BS in Business students can also apply to one of our prestigious dual degree programs: the BS in Business/MS in Accounting or the BS in Business from NYU Stern/BFA in Film & Television from NYU Tisch. No matter your program, you'll receive a world-class business education grounded in the liberal arts that features our social impact core curriculum and hallmark International Studies Program. More than 50% of our curriculum is in the liberal arts, and 38% percent of students minor in the liberal arts, taking advantage of 90+ minors across NYU schools – from the famous Tisch School of the Arts to the world-renowned Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. And a big school doesn't mean big classes – the average business class size is just 40 students.
NYU Stern prepares students to become socially responsible global leaders and thinkers both in and out of the classroom. Our four-year Social Impact curriculum has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a model for undergraduate business education. It starts freshman year when you hear thought leaders from around the world in Business and Its Publics. Past speakers include CNBC Business Commentator Maria Bartiromo, President of the Environmental Defense Fund Fred Krupp, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, and Forbes Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes. It continues with Organization Communication & Its Social Context in your sophomore year, Law, Business & Society in your junior year, and Professional Responsibility & Leadership in your senior year. And outside the classroom, NYU Stern provides the resources you need to make a social impact.
The journey to realizing your full leadership potential starts on day one. The Cohort Leadership Program, a required freshman seminar, will introduce you to design thinking and get you developing innovative business solutions to real world problems, tapping your leadership skills, and building strong connections with your peers. NYU Stern makes it easy to put the leadership skills you learn in the classroom into practice with more than 27 professional clubs and organizations, like the Quantitative Finance Society, Undergraduate Stern Women in Business, Investment Analysis Group, Stern Cares, and many more. It's easy to put the leadership skills you'll learn into practice in roles as a Student Council member, Orientation Leader, Cohort Leadership Program Guide, International Ambassador, Inter-Club Council member, Street Team member, and more.
You have big dreams, and we'll help you achieve them with targeted career preparation. Explore your potential career paths through Stern Talks, TED-style talks that dig into the 12 most popular areas of business – covering everything from what "finance" means to what it takes to excel in the tech world. Prepare for your dream career through our Professional Development Series, Case Walk-Through Series, and technical training programs – all conducted by industry leaders from top firms. Connect with influential professionals through Alumni Career Engagement Networking or through our Professionals in Residence program. All this makes NYU Stern students #1 in employability of graduates (NYU), and positioned to start their careers strong, with a 98% placement rate within six months of graduation and a mean starting salary of $73,986 among our most recent class of graduates.
In addition to NYU Stern's career development services through the Office of Student Engagement, NYU's award-winning Wasserman Center for Career Development will also help you launch your career. At Wasserman, you'll go through the entire on-campus recruiting process, receive career coaching, and get help honing valuable interview and resume-writing skills. Plus, with NYU's exclusive job portal, you'll have access to thousands of top firms in NYC and around the world. All this makes NYU Stern students #1 in employability of graduates (NYU), and positioned to start their careers strong, with a 98% placement rate within six months of graduation and a mean starting salary of $73,986 among our most recent class of graduates.
NYU is your home away from home, and we'll help you connect with your new community from your first day on campus. With Orientation Week and your cohort (a smaller group of classmates you'll experience Orientation with) you'll find a community of friends from day one. Take advantage of all NYC has to offer with the Cohen Arts & Culture Experience program, which allows you to take advantage of Broadway shows, a Yankees game, a night at the New York Philharmonic, and more – on the house. And no matter what your passion is, you can find it here – and people who share it – with 400+ NYU clubs, from chess club to cheese club. With time-honored traditions and a life-long network of support in the 105,000+ network of NYU Stern Alumni from across the globe, there are countless reasons to say #WeAreStern.