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Undergraduate | BS Degree in Business and Political Economy

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A unique global perspective

BS in Business and Political Economy

Travel the world and focus on the connections between business, politics, and economics.

NYU Stern’s Business and Political Economy (BPE) is a four-year, STEM-certified degree that merges liberal arts, business fundamentals, social impact learning, and global experiences, while still offering you the flexibility to pursue elective courses and minors across New York University.

The two required semesters of study away will give you a real-world understanding of today’s global business environment and satisfy the Global Experience requirement. You'll spend your sophomore fall semester at NYU London and your junior spring semester at NYU Shanghai. You'll have the option to spend a third semester away at an NYU Global site of your choice.

The BPE degree will prepare you for a broad array of international business careers at multinational corporations, in government, at non-profit organizations, and more.

NYU Stern works with faculty, alumni, and leading industry partners to develop programs that help you explore careers, prepare for recruitment, and connect with employers. As a BPE student, you will have access to a wide range of professional development programs and opportunities.

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Student and Alumni Voices: BPE in Practice

BS in Business and Political Economy current students and alumni share how BPE has supported their education and their careers.
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Alumni Voices

Vidula Joshi (BPE '14)

"I am grateful to have gotten so much exposure to other cultures and countries through my BPE experience. I was very interested in economic development going into it, and that thread has continued through my career to this day."
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Student Voices

Isabella Perrigo (BPE '23)

"Throughout my four years in the BPE program, I've learned so much about the global economy along with the political and cultural factors that drive it. It's been so interesting to gain perspective on the economic issues affecting our world today."