Fertitta Veterans MBA Program
NYU Stern recognizes the significant transition our veterans face in going from the military to business school. And, thanks to a generous contribution from alumnus Lorenzo (MBA ’93) and brother Frank J. Fertitta III, we established the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program in 2016 to support that transition.
The Fertitta Veterans MBA Program is an intensive summer program, and military students who are accepted into the program are eligible to receive the Fertitta Veterans Scholarship. Students who qualify for veterans benefits, including Yellow Ribbon funding, will continue to be eligible to receive those benefits. Please note that not all military veterans and active-duty students who are accepted into the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program will be awarded the Fertitta Scholarship. Military veterans and active-duty students who are not awarded the Fertitta Scholarship can still participate in the summer program.
The uniquely designed summer session takes place over six weeks in July and August and includes:
- 2 core academic courses (6 credits total): Statistics & Data Analysis, Accounting
- Career development and leadership activities
- Corporate visits
- Alumni engagement & networking sessions
- Social activities
The summer programming gives students an opportunity to get an early start on classes, explore different career paths, and engage with the military community at Stern. At the end of the term, Fertitta students join their incoming Full-time MBA classmates for mandatory LAUNCH Orientation to begin the fall semester.
Sample Fertitta Program Schedule
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Consideration for the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program
Interested U.S. military veterans and active duty Full-time MBA applicants who are admitted will be informed if they are selected to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program or the regular fall start for the Full-time MBA program. Admitted students accepted into the Fertitta Veterans MBA program will also be notified if they are awarded the Fertitta scholarship.
Not everyone who is selected to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program will be awarded the Fertitta Veterans Scholarship. Admitted students who do not participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program and instead start in the fall are still eligible to receive the Fertitta Scholarship, as well as other merit-based scholarships
We understand that not every applicant will be able to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program. Therefore, if a student is unable to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program, they will be allowed to join the regular MBA program and begin in the fall.
For students who commit to the Fertitta Veterans MBA program, participation is mandatory. It is an academic program, and all of our academic programs require attendance and participation.
Cost and Financial Aid
Students who receive the Fertitta Veterans scholarship are required to pay a non-refundable deposit to reserve a place in the program. The Fertitta Veterans scholarship is a partial scholarship.
Not everyone who is selected to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program will be awarded the Fertitta Veterans Scholarship.
Health Insurance and Housing
NYU Health insurance is available during the summer. Limited on-campus housing is also typically available.