1900 The NYU undergraduate School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance is established to provide professional training for students pursuing a career in business. The school is located on the University’s Washington Square campus and presided over by Charles Waldo Haskins, the School’s founding dean.

The first women matriculate, beginning a long tradition of diversity and inclusiveness.
1913 Jeanette Hamill, J.D., M.A., joins the Economics Department, becoming the School’s first female faculty member.
1916 The graduate business program is launched in New York’s downtown business district. The School’s "Wall Street Division" serves both full-time and part-time students.
1921 Archibald Wellington Taylor is named the first Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration (“GBA”).
1928 The School awards its first Doctor of Commercial Sciences degree.
1945 Graduates of the business school now hail from 36 countries and nearly all 48 states.
1960s International business courses are introduced and become an important focus of the School’s curricula.
1971 The graduate school introduces an MBA/JD degree with the NYU School of Law in order to offer insight into the business and legal aspects of corporate America.
1972 The School of Commerce, Accounts, and Finance is renamed the College of Business and Public Administration. Tisch Hall, made possible by the generosity of the Tisch Family and designed by architect Philip Johnson, opens its doors, establishing the Undergraduate College's modern-day home.
1982 The Executive MBA program launches.
1988 A landmark $30 million gift from alumnus Leonard N. Stern (BS, 1957; MBA, 1959) allows the School to consolidate its graduate and undergraduate facilities at NYU’s Washington Square campus. The School is renamed the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
1992 Stern's new $68 million state-of-the-art facility opens its doors.
1997 Stern’s undergraduate curriculum is restructured to provide each student with broader exposure to the arts and sciences, more in-depth business courses and subsidized opportunities for international study.
1998 A generous $10 million gift from Dr. Henry Kaufman (BA, 1948 (Heights); PhD, 1958), a noted economist and Chairman Emeritus of the Stern Board of Overseers, underwrites a major expansion and upgrade of the School’s facilities. The newest facility, which joins Shimkin and Tisch Halls, is named the Henry Kaufman Management Center in recognition of Kaufman’s service and generosity.
1999 Prominent investment banker and Home Depot founder Kenneth G. Langone (MBA, 1960) donates $10 million to Stern. The part-time MBA program is named in his honor.

The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation launches an annual Business Plan Competition.
2000 Stern, in partnership with London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and HEC School of Management, Paris, (HEC Paris) launches the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program. The program combines the complementary strengths of three premier universities and five international learning locations to ensure global depth and focus.
2003 Stern Professor Robert Engle is awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH).
2005 Stern launches The Campaign for NYU Stern, a $150 million capital campaign, intended to support investment in the faculty, research, scholarships, programs and facilities.
2006 Stern expands its Langone MBA for Working Professionals to Westchester with a new campus in Purchase, NY.
2007 Stern and NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences launch a joint MBA/MS in Mathematics in Finance degree.

Stern and Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts introduce a joint MBA/MFA degree for producers.

Stern and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology partner to offer a joint Master of Science in Global Finance Program, designed for finance executives in the Asia-Pacific region.
2008 Construction begins on the Concourse Project, the School’s most significant campus renovation since the consolidation of the undergraduate and graduate schools on Washington Square twenty years prior. The project modernizes classrooms and study spaces, creates a more open, light-infused learning environment, and connects the School’s two primary buildings, the Henry Kaufman Management Center and Tisch Hall.

The Campaign for NYU Stern closes having raised nearly $186M.
2009 John Paulson (BS, 1978), founder and chairman of investment management firm Paulson & Co., Inc., donates $20 million to Stern. The gift endows two faculty chairs, provides significant support for the School’s Concourse Project, and provides scholarship aid for undergraduate students. The School’s main auditorium is renamed the John A. Paulson Auditorium and Tisch Hall’s lobby is named the John A. Paulson Lobby.

Thirty-three of Stern’s leading finance and economic scholars collaborate to write the book, “Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System,” which contains 18 white papers providing analyses and solutions to the global financial crisis.

NYU Stern announces the launch of the Volatility Institute, a new research center created under the leadership of Nobel Laureate Robert Engle.

Stern’s Undergraduate College launches the Business & Political Economy (BPE) degree program, its first new degree program in 100 years.

NYU Stern launches the Master of Science in Risk Management.
2010 Peter Henry becomes the ninth Dean of NYU Stern

NYU admits its first class to NYU Abu Dhabi, the first comprehensive liberal arts campus to be operated abroad by a major US research university.
2011 Geeta Menon becomes the eleventh Dean of NYU Stern’s Undergraduate College

NYU announces the creation of NYU Shanghai, a comprehensive, liberal arts campus in China's financial and commercial capital. Like NYU's New York campus and NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai is a degree-granting portal campus within NYU's global network.

NYU’s Thomas Sargent is awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economics; NYU Stern is now the only business school in the world with three Nobel Prize winners who are active on the faculty.

NYU Stern announces the appointment of Professor Paul Romer who will lead a new center, the Urbanization Project.
2012 Stern and NYU School of Medicine partner to offer the MD/MBA dual degree program.

Stern establishes the Center for Real Estate Finance Research.

NYU Stern announces the creation of a Center for Business Analytics.

Stern announces the Master of Science in Business Analytics program, the first degree to be offered at NYU's Shanghai Campus, beginning in 2013.

NYU Stern establishes the Center for Global Economy and Business.

NYU Stern announces the establishment of a Loan Assistance Program for MBA graduates from the full-time, Langone and Executive MBA programs.
2013 NYU Stern welcomes the inaugural class of the Master of Science in Business Analytics to its New York campus.

NYU Stern announces the appointment of Professor Michael Posner, formerly Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, who will lead the effort to establish a Center for Business and Human Rights at the School.

NYU Stern hosts the inaugural India Business Forum in Mumbai.
2014 NYU Stern’s Volatility Institute launches at NYU Shanghai.

NYU Stern announces the appointment of Professor Pankaj Ghemawat, who will lead the new Center for the Globalization of Education and Management.

NYU Stern welcomes the first class of Berkley Scholars. The William R. Berkley Scholarship Program supports exceptional college seniors who wish to pursue their Full-time MBA at Stern directly following graduation.
2016 NYU Stern launches the Center for Sustainable Business under the leadership of Professor Tensie Whelan.
2017 NYU Stern Launches New Focused One-Year MBA Programs: The Tech MBA and Fashion & Luxury MBA