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Part-time MBA | Return on Investment

Return on Investment

A top-ranked MBA is just the beginning . . .

Your ROI continues to grow over your career.

Our graduates gain:

  • 56% Salary Increase 
    • Increase your earning power
    • Our graduates have seen an average salary increase of 56% by the end of the program
    • 19% annualized over each of three years
    • (Information based on past five years of data. See detailed table in notes below.)
Salary Information Table: This table provides data on salaries for different graduating classes. The table includes columns for Graduating Class Year, Entering Salary, Exiting Salary, Increase, and Percentage Increase. Each row corresponds to a graduating class year, detailing the entering and exiting salaries, the increase in salary, and the percentage increase. Additionally, there is a row for the 5-year aggregate, showing the average values over the specified period. The final row provides information on the annualized return over 3 years. Please note that the 'Annualized return over 3 years' row has no specific entering or exiting salary values.

Salary Information

Graduating Class Year




% Increase


























5-year aggregate





Annualized return over 3 years



This data pairs reported exiting class salary information averages with the data provided by the entering class three years prior, as the average duration in the program is three years. Not all students report data. The average percentage of students providing entering salary data over the past several years is 69%. The average percentage of students providing exit salary data over the past five years is 20%. Many factors affect this data including the economy and job market. Please note past performance is not an indicator of future performance, but is provided as a reference point.

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  • Free MBA Elective Courses for Life
    • Stay up to date over the course of your career with access to lifelong learning.
    • Free MBA elective courses are available to our alumni for life.
    • Choose from approximately 20 offerings each fall and spring semester. Audit up to one course virtually each semester.
    • At a 2023-2024 rate of $2,754 per credit, that’s a potential value of up to $16,524 per year.

Sample Courses Available to Alumni 

This list does not guarantee course availability but rather is meant to provide an example of the types of courses recently offered to alumni for audit.

  • Digital Currency, Blockchains, and the Future of the Financial Services Industry
  • Disruption, Entrepreneurship & Social Impact
  • Economics of Creativity and Innovation
  • Global Strategy
  • Health & Medical Care Business
  • Law and Business and Human Rights
  • Leadership Models
  • Marketing and Sustainability
  • Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Retaining Customers
  • Social Media & Mobile Technologies
  • Strategic Foresight and Predicting the Future of Technology
  • Valuation

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  • Tuition-free and Discounted Executive Education Courses for Life
    • Stern alumni are also eligible for two tuition-free Executive Education courses per academic year as well as a 50% discount on any additional Executive Education courses.  All such courses are subject to space availability and approval. Administrative fees may also apply.
  • Career Services for Life
    • The average person changes jobs 12 times in their career, but you don’t have to navigate these changes alone.
    • We provide our graduates with an extensive array of services to manage their careers for life, including career coaching, professional development events, job postings and more.
  • Lifetime Access to an Unparalleled Alumni Network

    • Receive immediate access to the largest alumni community of any top business school.
    • 110,000 strong. 130 countries represented. 70% based in the New York area. 


  • A Globally-Recognized Business Degree from a Top MBA Program
    • Year after year, the NYU Stern Part-time MBA is a top-ranked program nationally, and the top-ranked part-time MBA program in the New York area.
    • As of 2024 the NYU Stern Part-time MBA is ranked #4 by US News & World Report.