Tuition & Financing

Investing in Your Future

There are a number of ways to finance your Executive MBA education and make an investment in yourself.

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for students beginning the program in August 2019 and January 2020 are $200,000.

Tuition includes:
  • All fees
  • Books
  • Study materials
  • Meals on class days
  • Teaching assistants for selected courses
  • Residencies including Global Study Tours*
*GST program activities are arranged and paid for by the Executive MBA Program, with the following exceptions: International airfare (at the start and end of the program); dinners on your own; any required visas and passport fees; airport transfers; any incidental expenses incurred during your time abroad.

Payment Schedule
Financial Aid

Payment Schedule

Installment Amount January Start: Due Date August Start: Due Date
Reservation Deposit $5,000 Immediately upon acceptance Immediately upon acceptance
First Installment $48,750 December 15 July 15
Second Installment $48,750 July 15 December 15
Third Installment $48,750 December 15 July 15
Fourth Installment $48,750 July 15 December 15


As part of the formal application for admission, applicants must secure time sponsorship from their employer. While some organizations also offer financial sponsorship, financial sponsorship is not required to apply or enroll in the program.

Over 460 companies have recently sponsored Executive MBA students, many providing full or partial financial support, to attend NYU Stern’s Executive MBA program. Companies sponsor Executive MBA students to develop and strengthen their talent pool with the added benefit of retaining their employees in the company during and after the program. See a sampling of recent sponsors here.

Types of Sponsorship:

1. Time Sponsorship - Required: employer’s acknowledgement and support of the time you will be required to be out of the office to attend classes and complete your MBA. The online application includes a Sponsorship Form that must be signed by your employer.          

Required time out of the office includes: 
  • All class days
    • Approximately two Fridays and Saturdays per month for 22 months
  • 2 one-week residency periods 
    • One local residency in Year 1
    • One Global Study Tour in Year 1

*Students who elect the Global Study Tour in Year 2 require an additional one-week residency. Available calendars for the first academic year of the program are here.

2. Financial Sponsorship - Not Required: the portion, if any, of the program’s cost that will be covered by your employer.      

Making the Case:

Many applicants find it helpful to present their sponsorship request as a business case. Point to specific ways in which your Executive MBA experience will benefit your employer. Is your company growing or expanding into international markets? Has the scope of your responsibilities changed or will it change in the near future? Be specific in describing how the MBA will have an impact on your organization; understand how it will help you in both your current and your future roles at your company. 

Benefits of Sponsorship
  • Participants bring back new and innovative perspectives from the strong curriculum, global focus, and highly experienced classmates
  • Offering sponsorship opportunitites gives organizations an advantage when competing for the same talent 
  • Sponsorship can be used to reward exceptional performance and increase employee loyalty and retention 
  • Participants develop strategic, leadership, and general management skills with powerful expertise in targeted specialization areas
  • Organizations see immediate results and impact, since participants are working while pursuing their degree 

For a printable summary for employers about the NYU Stern Executive MBA and the Benefits of Sponsorship, click Executive MBA Sponsorship.

We welcome the opportunity to talk with your employer about sponsorship, and we invite employers to attend one of our montly information sessions to learn more about the Executive MBA program. For more information about how to discuss sponsorship with your manger or HR representative, please contact

Corporate Tuition Reimbursement Programs:

Students who are being fully or partially sponsored by their employer are expected to manage the reimbursement relationship individually with their company. If admitted to the Executive MBA program, applicants are responsible for paying the tuition deposit by the specified deposit deadline and tuition payment by our specified tuition payment deadline.


The NYU Stern Executive MBA program is proud to support applicants through scholarships. The Admissions Committee offers partial scholarships each year to selected applicants receiving minimal or no financial sponsorship from their employer. Recipients will be selected by the Admissions Committee on a merit basis. Our merit-based scholarship program helps support our students who otherwise don’t qualify for scholarships that are reserved for full-time students. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must complete the optional scholarship question in the formal application. Students will automatically be offered the highest monetary award for which they qualify. There is no specific set of criteria that guarantees an award. All scholarships are one-time awards and are applied toward year 1 tuition payments. Admitted students are notified of any scholarship awarded at the time of admission. For more detailed information, please see our Application Instructions.

In addition, applicants should visit the financial aid website, where they may be eligible for additional scholarships.

Financial Aid

In addition to program scholarships, there are many federal and private loan programs available for Executive MBA Students, including student loans, federal loans, and private loans. Visit the Stern Graduate Financial Aid site for more information.

NYU Stern Graduate Financial Aid Contact Information
Phone: (212) 998-0790


NYU Stern is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program is available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are 100% eligible for the new Post 9/11 GI Bill. During the academic year, Stern will contribute awards of up to $10,000 per year to eligible MBA students. The Veterans Administration will match these funds for a potential total award of $20,000 per year. Yellow Ribbon recipients will receive the funds for the duration of their MBA tenure.

Members of the U.S. military and U.S. military veterans who have served on active duty are eligible for an application fee waiver. Email your request for a fee waiver to and include documentation of service.  Waivers must be requested before online submission of the formal application.

Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for additional information on eligibility.

Start the application process today by filling out a Pre-Application, which is a brief snapshot of your professional experience. 

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Student loans are a primary source of aid. Federal and private loan programs are also available to assist you. 

Financial Aid

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