Customizable to the core

Whether it's starting your MBA with a menu of core courses, or the opportunity to specialize in up to 3 areas from a choice of 20, our guiding principle is "flexible first."

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Year One



Year Two



Required Core:
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting  
  • Statistics & Data Analysis
 Menu Core - Choose at least 5:
  • Business Analytics
  • Firms & Markets
  • Foundations of Finance
  • The Global Economy
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy

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


Electives and Specializations:
  • Select up to three 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
  •  Leverage Stern's 47 partner schools in 30 countries through a semester exchange
  •  Participate in a Doing Business In (DBi) course in over 10 locations worldwide
  • Tackle real world issues in real time through Stern Solutions experiential learning opportunites.

Summer Internship

Stern students participate in a robust campus recruiting program and have accepted internships throughout the world.  Please see our Employment Report for more information.

Student Voices

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."

Meet Janice