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Full-time MBA | Curriculum


Customizable to the Core

Our guiding principle is "flexible first."

Customize Your Curriculum

20+ Select up to 3 specializations from more than 20 options 
25% Take up to 25% of your courses at other NYU graduate schools or partner institutions
200+ Choose from over 200 electives taught by top researchers and industry leaders



LAUNCH is our introduction to the NYU Stern MBA experience for all incoming full-time MBA students. Through LAUNCH, we want to transform the mindsets of MBA students, to get them to think broadly about the ways in which business can transform challenges into opportunities to create value for society.

Year 1

Required Core:                                                    

Financial Accounting & Reporting
Statistics & Data Analysis
Leadership in Organizations
Team Communications

Menu Core - Choose 5                                                          

Data Science
Firms & Markets
Foundations of Finance
The Global Economy
Operations Management 
Strategy (I & II)

*Establish proficiency in a core course through prior degrees, a proficiency exam, or a CPA.

Summer Internship                                                 

Stern students participate in a robust campus recruiting program and have accepted internships all around the world. See our Employment Report for more details. 

Year Two
Electives and Specializations:

  • Select up to 3 specializations
  • Choose from 200+ electives
  • Take electives during the day or evening
  • Take up to 25% of your courses (5 courses) at other NYU graduate schools
  • Complete the capstone core course, Professional Responsibility or Ethical and Legal Challenges of the Modern Corporation, during your second year. ​

What our Alumni are Saying

Janice Yong, MBA 2017

"I wanted a curriculum that was flexible enough for me to establish the foundation of knowledge I wanted while also giving me the chance to explore more varied topics."
Full-time MBA student

Edgar Corona, MBA 2020

"One of the top reasons that I elected to attend NYU Stern was the school's ability to integrate several experiential learning opportunities into the curriculum."