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NYU Stern Launches Advanced Professional Certificates in Finance, Marketing and General Business

Henry Kaufman Management Center
Working professionals who want to build knowledge quickly in a specific area to refresh or supplement their expertise can now apply to take graduate-level courses at NYU Stern through new non-degree Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) programs. Initially the School will offer three different program tracks: finance, marketing and general business. 

Throughout the years, working professionals, including those who already have an MBA, have consistently asked for opportunities to take graduate-level courses at Stern. The APC programs meet this need. Qualified candidates may now apply for admission to one of the three tracks and take 15 credits, or five courses, on a part-time basis in MBA classes where there is capacity. Enrolled students will have up to two years to complete their certificate. All three certificates are registered with the New York State Education Department.

“One common theme we continue to hear with growing intensity from our prospective students, particularly millennials, is the importance of time—how can I learn what I need to know as quickly as possible to excel in my current position or to be competitive for new functions?” said Isser Gallogly, Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions, NYU Stern. “The APCs are rigorous academic programs designed to provide relevant and specific area knowledge at a quick pace. In addition, the programs are offered on weeknights and Saturdays to be accessible for busy professionals.”

To assess the academic ability and potential of APC students, who will take classes alongside Stern’s MBA students, Stern requires candidates to apply for admission. As part of the admissions process, candidates must have two years of work experience and submit either a GMAT or GRE score, or proof of an MBA degree. Candidates may apply to start courses in the Fall or Spring semester. The first enrolled APC students will begin coursework in Fall 2015.

“We believe our new offerings will appeal to many different types of working professionals,” continued Gallogly. “For example, the finance track could quickly empower people who didn’t major in finance in college, but who now work in the industry, with a broader perspective that helps them excel in their function. Liberal arts majors can combine the fundamentals of marketing with the latest thinking in analytics and digital through the marketing track. Entrepreneurs without a business degree can customize the handful of business courses they want to take in the general business track. Others with an MBA may want to delve into a new area of interest.”

APC students can take classes in the evenings or on Saturdays in Manhattan, or in the evenings in Westchester, with students in Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA program. Students may take up to nine credits per term, for a total of 15 credits, priced at the same tuition per credit rate as Stern’s Langone courses. Enrolled APC students without an MBA may choose to apply to Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA program while pursuing their certificate. If admitted, these students can apply their APC credits towards the Langone Part-time MBA so long as they do so prior to receiving their APC certificate.

Visit NYU Stern’s website to learn more about all three APC programs.

About New York University Stern School of Business
Founded in 1900 and located in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York University Stern School of Business is one of the world’s premier institutions of management education. With its more than 300 faculty and three Nobel Prize winners, NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels that use New York City and global hubs around the world as classroom environments for learning.  Visit and follow us on Twitter @NYUStern.

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