Understand Your Core RequirementsBelow is an overview of our core requirements. You can find detailed information such as course descriptions, prerequisites, and more via NYU Albert’s Public Course Search or our Course Index.
Quickly access the requirements of each area of your degree:
- Liberal Arts Core
- Social Impact Core
- Business Tools Core
- Functional Business Core
- Entrepreneurship Core
- Technology Core
Liberal Arts Core
Our Liberal Arts Core allows you to think and write critically in a variety of areas and contexts. This core consists of:
- Mathematics: Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) or higher (approved advanced standing credit may be applied)
- Writing: Commerce and Culture (MULT-UB 100) (advanced standing credit may not be applied)
- Foundations of Contemporary Culture: Text & Ideas (CORE-UA 400-499) AND Cultures & Contexts (CORE-UA 500-599) OR Global Cultures (Liberal Studies Program; XXGC-UF). FYI: advanced standing credit may not be applied.
- Explore the approved Culture & Context/Global Cultures course equivalents at NYU Washington Square and Study Away Locations.
Social Impact Core
Our Social Impact Core is a four-course sequence focusing on issues of personal and professional ethics; corporate social responsibility; the role of law in business and commerce; and the interconnections between corporations, markets, culture and governments, and our global society. This core consists of:
- Business and Society (SOIM-UB 125)
- Organizational Communication & Its Social Context (SOIM-UB 65)
- Law, Business & Society (SOIM-UB 6)
- Professional Responsibility and Leadership (SOIM-UB 12)
Business Tools Core
Our Business Tools Core functions as a foundation for your subsequent courses here. This core consists of:
- Cohort Leadership Program (MULT-UB 9)
- Microeconomics (select one):
- Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1): this course includes multiple algebra and graphical problems and greater emphasis is placed on economic intuitions. Assessment is more qualitative and essay-based. Use this helpful guide to learn more about what mathematical concepts you will be expected to know prior to enrolling in this course.
- Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2): this course is more quantitative, both on the topics covered and in the assessment. Use this helpful guide to learn more about what mathematical concepts you will be expected to know prior to enrolling in this course.
- Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1) AND Regression/Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 3) OR Statistics for Business Control & Regression/Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 103)
- Principles of Financial Accounting (ACCT-UB 1)
Functional Business Core
You will select at least four of the following seven courses; however, you are encouraged to take all seven for a more solid foundation in business fundamentals. This core consists of:
- Managerial Accounting (ACCT-UB 4)
- Economics of Global Business (ECON-UB 11)
- Foundations of Finance (FINC-UB 2)
- Management and Organizations (MGMT-UB 1)
- Introduction to Marketing (MKTG-UB 1)
- International Studies Program (MULT-UB 11)
- Operations Management (OPMG-UB 1)
These courses will help you develop the ability to think like an entrepreneur, by developing an agile leadership style that is action-oriented, and focused on imagining and creating solutions for the challenges of the 21st century.
- Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (BTEP-UB 1)
- Startup Lab
- NYC Entrepreneurship Lab
- Entrepreneurship Elective
This sequence of courses will help to build a foundational competency in computational thinking and data analytics in a business approach.
- You are required to take 42 units of electives. Of those units, at least 22 must be taken outside of Stern (excluding courses at the School of Professional Studies [SPS]).
- You may also pursue a second major outside of Stern through the College of Arts and Sciences after consulting with a Stern academic adviser.
- Any remaining elective credit can be taken at Stern or can also be used to take coursework at other NYU schools.
- Refer to our electives page for more information.