NYU x NYU / Stern Admissions
The NYU x NYU / Stern application is currently closed and will be available in early 2021.
The NYU x NYU / Stern program offers highly qualified and motivated undergraduates from the College of Arts and Science, Tandon School of Engineering, Global Liberal Studies and Stern School of Business the opportunity to pursue their two-year Full-Time MBA at NYU Stern within 2-5 years after graduation.
Students accepted into the program will automatically receive a $10,000 Early Advancement Award to be applied to their full-time MBA tuition upon enrolling at NYU Stern. Admitted students will also be eligible for consideration of further NYU Stern scholarships, including a specially designated one-year Berkley Early Advancement Fellowship covering full tuition and fees, in the year in which they enroll at Stern.
All applicants to the NYU x NYU / Stern program must submit the NYU x NYU / Stern application and should not submit a separate application for the Full-Time MBA program. Please note the application will be available in January 2021.
Please carefully review this webpage in its entirety before starting your application.
Enrolling at Stern
Program & General Policies
To be eligible to apply to the NYU x NYU / Stern program, you must:
- Be in your final year of study at the NYU College of Arts and Science, Tandon School of Engineering, Global Liberal Studies or Stern School of Business
- Students applying in their final semester prior to their degree conferral should have a cumuluative GPA of 3.50 or higher at the time of applying
- Be in good standing with NYU
|Graduation Date||Application Deadline||Notification Date|
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Your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. Any mailed applications must be postmarked by the deadline date. By the initial notification date, you will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview, waitlist offer or denial of admission.
- NYU x NYU / Stern applicants may not apply to NYU Stern through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, or to any NYU Stern dual degree program
- NYU x NYU / Stern applicants may be eligible for the Fertitta Veterans Program at the time of enrolling at Stern
- NYU x NYU / Stern applicants can only apply to the two-year Full-Time MBA program
As a NYU x NYU / Stern applicant, please see the following requirements to apply. To apply, please click on the apply now button above.
- Data Forms
- One EQ Endorsement: Your EQ Endorsement should come from individuals who can objectively assess your potential for success in NYU Stern's MBA program and in your future career, and who can act as a persuasive advocate of your EQ strengths.
- NYU undergraduate transcript
- Essay 1: (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font) What are your career goals following your undergraduate degree? How will the MBA help you achieve your goals?
- Essay 2: Personal Expression (a.k.a. "Pick Six") Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain the following elements: a brief introduction or overview of your "Pick Six" (no more than three sentences), six images that help illustrate who you are, a one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you. Note: your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or linked to a website.
A standardized test score is not required to apply to the program. The application fee to the NYU x NYU / Stern program will be waived for all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria.
Prior to applying, please review the NYU x NYU / Stern policies below.
Interviews are available by invitation only. If invited to interview, you will be able to schedule your interview via your application status page.
Interviews are conducted in person in New York City, via video or phone, and offsite at the NYU Shanghai campus. Interviews are typically conducted by our trained admissions professionals, who will have thoroughly reviewed your entire application.
Enrolling at NYU Stern
If admitted to the NYU x NYU / Stern program, you will be expected to gain 2-5 years of valuable work experience in related fields prior to enrolling at NYU Stern. Once admitted to the NYU x NYU / Stern program, you’ll hear from the Admissions Committee before each year you are eligible to enroll at Stern.
To enroll, you must:
- Complete an abbreviated application and verify your employment
- Submit your non-refundable enrollment deposits
- Complete all registration and tuition payments
- Complete all steps above by the dates indicated in the communication/admission letter from the Admissions Committee
- Attend the mandatory MBA orientation held in August prior to the start of classes
Please do not submit a standard application for the NYU Stern two-year Full-Time MBA program.
Once you have completed the necessary steps for enrollment, your $10,000 Early Advancement Award will be applied to your two-year Full Time MBA tuition. Please note, the $10,000 Early Advancement Award may not be used to pay your non-refundable enrollment deposit. Admitted students will also be eligible for consideration of further NYU Stern scholarships, including a specially designated one-year Berkley Early Advancement Fellowship covering full tuition and fees, in the year in which they enroll at Stern.
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make final decisions on waitlisted applications prior to receiving additional information. Materials received after a final decision will not affect that decision.
There is no application fee to the NYU x NYU / Stern program for those that are eligible to apply.
Applying Prior to Completing your NYU Undergraduate Degree
Students may apply to the NYU x NYU / Stern program if they are in their final semester of study and have a cumulative 3.50 GPA or higher at the time of applying.
Change of Contact Information
The Admissions Committee communicates with applicants primarily through email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to update NYU Stern immediately with a new email address. Changes to your email should be made on the application status page. Failure to update your email may result in you missing key information, which could jeopardize your admission and/or place in the class. NYU Stern is not responsible for any technological issues (including email filters, etc.) that prevent applicants from receiving our communications.
In the admissions cycle prior to your enrollment, non-refundable enrollment deposits are required to secure your place in NYU Stern's MBA program. Enrollment deposits will not be refunded for any reason.
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to release a decision at any time during the application process. All admissions decisions are final.
Final GPA requirement
A final cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above is required to apply to the NYU x NYU / Stern program. The final cumulative GPA must meet the minimum 3.50 requirement without rounding up.
NYU + MBA
The NYU + MBA is separate from the NYU x NYU / Stern program. To learn more about the NYU + MBA program, please visit the website.
Official Transcripts for Enrolling Students
Admitted students are required to provide an official copy of all academic transcripts and proof of their degree conferral prior to enrollment. Failure to provide official transcripts and proof of degree conferral by the deadline given will result in your admission offer expiring.
Re-Applying to the two-year Full-Time MBA program and other MBA programs
The NYU x NYU / Stern only provides admission to Stern’s two-year Full-Time MBA program. Applicants interested in applying to the Fashion & Luxury MBA, Tech MBA or Langone Part-Time MBA program should apply directly to those programs using the standard application.
Alumni who were not admitted to the NYU x NYU / Stern program are eligible to apply to any Stern MBA program using the standard application process and may be eligible to apply through the NYU + MBA process.
If admitted to the NYU x NYU / Stern program, admitted students will automatically receive a $10,000 Early Advancement Award to be applied to their two-year Full-time MBA tuition upon enrolling at NYU Stern. Admitted students will also be eligible for consideration of further NYU Stern scholarships, including a specially designated one-year Berkley Early Advancement Fellowship covering full tuition and fees, in the year in which they enroll at Stern.
Before submitting an application, all applicants are required to read and electronically sign the Statement of Certification. NYU Stern reserves the right to contact appropriate sources to ensure the accuracy of all the information you have provided. NYU Stern validates the accuracy of application information with the appropriate sources. You must promptly inform NYU Stern if any information changes. NYU Stern may revoke your admission and/or scholarship(s) if we learn that you have misrepresented and/or omitted information during or after the admissions process, or that you have engaged in behavior showing a serious lack of judgment or integrity prior to or after admission. If your admission is revoked, you will not be eligible to re-apply to any NYU Stern MBA program.
Any items submitted to NYU Stern in conjunction with your application become the sole property of NYU Stern and will not be returned, duplicated, or transferred.
Submitting a Paper Application
Approval is required to submit a paper application. If you are unable to apply online, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to explain the circumstances and request approval.
Submitting a Paper EQ Endorsement
Approval is required for your endorser to submit a paper endorsement. If your endorser is unable to submit a endorsement online, please send an email to email@example.com to explain the circumstances and request approval.
Verifying Employment Upon Enrollment
In the admissions cycle prior to enrollment, NYU x NYU / Stern admits will be required to provide proof of work experience.
Verifying Final GPA at Degree Conferral
Prior to being admitted into the NYU x NYU / Stern program, you must submit your final degree conferral and final transcript indicuation your final cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Full-time MBA Requirements: Successful completion of our orientation in its entirety is a prerequisite for enrollment into the Full-time MBA program. Therefore, attendance for the entire schedule of orientation is mandatory. Orientation dates will be communicated prior to your enrollment at Stern.
Dual Degree Programs
NYU x NYU / Stern admitted students are not eligible to apply to NYU Stern’s dual degree programs.
NYU Stern does not accept transfer credits.
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What is Stern looking for in their applicants?
NYU Stern evaluates each candidate holistically across three dimensions throughout their complete application: academic profile, professional achievements and aspirations, and personal characteristics. We seek students with strong intellectual ability, superior interpersonal skills, and a desire to create value for business and society.
Is work experience a requirement to apply? What type of work experience is Stern looking for?
Students do not need to have prior work experience prior to applying. However, it is expected that once admitted, students gain 2-5 years of valuable and career-related work experience prior to starting their MBA at Stern.
What is considered "valuable work experience" from the perspective of the admissions committee?
There is no concrete, specific professional experience that the admissions committee is looking for or expecting. What the admissions committee would like to see in that 2-5 years is professional growth that can inform your MBA experience. This growth could be demonstrated through an increase in responsibility like working on larger-scale projects or taking on a leadership/mentor role, for example.
Do I need to know when I plan to get my MBA?
Once admitted to the NYU x NYU program as a senior, you may choose to enroll in the Full-Time 2-year program within 2-5 years after your undergraduate graduation.
Is admission to the program binding?
No. Once admitted to the NYU x NYU program as a senior, you may choose to enroll in the Full-Time 2-year program within 2-5 years after your undergraduate graduation. Essentially, a seat is reserved for you in a future Stern MBA class, but the admission is not binding.
What is the minimum GPA needed to apply?
To be eligible to apply, students must have a 3.50 minimum cumulative GPA.
Are there any majors that Stern is looking for?
Stern students come from liberal arts, engineering, business and social sciences academic backgrounds. We are not looking for any particular major, nor is one more valuable than the other. Our most recent class profile has additional information on the incoming class.
Are international students eligible?
International students are eligible to apply to the NYU x NYU / Stern program. A valid student visa will be required for study at NYU Stern. Please note that NYU Stern will not provide visa eligibility prior to the start of classes.
What if I have not graduated by the time I apply?
Students may apply to the NYU x NYU / Stern program if they are in their final semester of study and have a cumulative 3.50 GPA or higher at the time of applying.
What if I’m not accepted to the program? Can I still apply in subsequent years?
Yes, you are eligible to apply to Stern in the year you plan to enroll using our standard application process. Read more about our NYU + MBA program specifically for NYU alumni. Please note, you will not be eligible for the NYU x NYU / Stern Early Advancement Award.
Who should I ask to write my EQ endorsement if I have limited professional experience?
EQ endorsements should come from individuals who can objectively assess your potential for success in NYU Stern's MBA program and in your future career, and who can act as a persuasive advocate of your EQ strengths. If you have limited professional experience, possible recommenders could be a supervisor from an internship/summer role or research project, a professor, or a mentor.
What is the total cost of attendance?
Information regarding the current cost of attendance and tuition may be found on the Full-time MBA Financial Aid website.
Will all students admitted to the NYU x NYU / Stern program receive the $10,000 Early Advancement Award?
Yes, students admitted to the NYU x NYU / Stern program will be awarded a $10,000 Early Advancement Award to be applied to their tuition at Stern. This is a one-time award and cannot be renewed.
Does the $10,000 Early Advancement Award expire?
The award may be used within and up to 5 years from the date of your undergraduate graduation.
Can I complete a dual degree through this program?
No, you cannot complete a dual degree through the NYU x NYU / Stern program. If you are interested in a dual degree, you will need to apply through our standard dual degree application. For more information, please visit the webpage for the specific dual degree you are interested in.
Can I take classes as a non-matriculated student?
Non-matriculated students cannot enroll in Stern MBA courses. However, NYU Stern offers non-credit, 2 - 3 day Short Courses on the latest management thinking and practices. The NYU School of Professional Studies also offers courses in a wide variety of subjects, such as Finance, Marketing, Management and E-Business.
Are admissions officers available for appointments?
While we do not offer 1:1 meetings with members of the Admissions Committee, and our interviews are by invitation-only, we offer a tour and information session during the week. If you are interested in the Full-time MBA, please check the Visit Stern section of our website for dates and times as well as directions to NYU Stern. These informal sessions last approximately 60-90 minutes and include a friendly on-campus tour led by current MBA students or a member of the Admissions Committee. The tours include detailed information about Stern's MBA programs, and allow plenty of time for questions and answers. You must register for the tour at least one day in advance. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register with building security and sign in with MBA Admissions (Suite 6-70). All visitors must present a valid photo ID to enter the building. Before confirming your travel plans, please also check below for office closings and information session cancellations.
Can I speak to an alum?
We encourage you to contact our current second-year MBA Graduate Ambassadors at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Stern experience. Our alumni remain very engaged with Stern and meet with prospective students while attending our on-campus events and off-campus information sessions.