Learning at Stern

academics_incoming exchange

Learning Expectations
Class Format Combination of lecture, group projects and experiential learning
Grading A (highest grade), A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, F (failing)
Class Size Varies from 45 to 100 students depending on the subject
Course Load 12 to 18 credits a semester (the average student takes 16 credits)
Note Courses can count for 1.5, 2, 3, or 4 credits, so a student could possibly take four to six classes for a full-time schedule. Most courses are three or four credits.
Examinations Grades are determined by a combination of one or more factors, which could include exams, group projects, papers, class participation, and presentations.

Language of Instruction
All courses are conducted in English.

Course Registration Information

Stern International Exchanges & Special Programs registers all visiting students for courses. Course listings for the fall semester are available by mid-March. The deadline to submit fall course selections is the beginning of April. Course listings for the spring semester are available by mid-October. The deadline to submit spring course selections is the beginning of November. 

You should do your research carefully before submitting your course preferences to the IBEX team.  While we can try to make adjustments to your schedule between the initial registration period and the first week of classes, courses fill up quickly.  Therefore, as courses fill up, it becomes increasingly difficult to make any changes after the initial registration period.  

Exchange students cannot register for more than two finance classes or two economics courses (see note below) or any graduate level (MBA) courses, and may only take one non-Stern (i.e. non-business) class.  This non-business class can be taken from the College of Arts and Science (CAS).  Exceptions to the one non-Stern class rule will only be made for students taking Economics classes (see note below).  Regarding registration of any non-Stern classes, please note that we cannot add you to a new course outside of the Stern School of Business once classes begin.    

PLEASE NOTE: Our Economics courses are taught between Stern and the College of Arts and Science (CAS), and students may take a maximum of two Economics classes while on exchange. Economics classes can either be both at Stern, both at CAS or one from Stern and one from CAS. If a student selects two Economics classes from CAS, the remainder of their courses must be taken at Stern.

Course descriptions are available in the Stern Undergraduate Bulletin, the Stern Course Index and the College of Arts and Science (CAS) Bulletin.  Students may use the Albert Course Search to view course offerings by semester.