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The NYU Stern MBA Application

Please note that the information on this page pertains to the MBA application.

NYU Stern now also accepts the Executive Assessment Test (EA), LSAT, MCAT, and DAT, in addition to the GMAT and GRE. List of Standardized Tests accepted for MBA Program.

Program Selection
NYU Stern MBA applicants must select a program of interest.

Your selection is very important, as you may apply to only one program.

  • Full-time MBA Program
  • Fashion & Luxury MBA Program
  • Andre Koo Technology and Entrepreneurship MBA Program

If you meet the following requirements, you are eligible to apply:

  • Undergraduate Degree: Students entering a Stern MBA program are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country (in some cases, this is a three-year degree).
  • Mastery of English: Please review the standardized test section to determine if you are required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or DET exam.

Selection Criteria

We seek students who best exemplify Stern's core value: IQ+EQ. Our admissions committee takes care to select those who demonstrate strong intellectual ability, superior interpersonal skills, and a desire to create value for business and society. 

Stern evaluates each candidate holistically across three dimensions:

  • Academic Profile
  • Professional Achievements & Aspirations
  • Alignment with NYU Stern's core values

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The Application Process

Our admissions process is specifically designed to get a feel for your strengths as a student, a professional, and as a person.

See PDF linked to the right

Support for your Application Journey

Get to know NYU Stern through events, chats with current students, and application prep resources. Questions about your application? Reach out to our office - we are here to help.

Admissions Blog Insights: Hear from our Office

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The Value of EQ

What is EQ and how should you communicate it in your application?

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Conquering the Pick Six

Tips for using our essay to showcase who you are.

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Getting to Know Stern

It's important to learn about our program before you apply. Learn how on the blog.