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Summer @ Stern

High School Program

Spend a summer virtually learning fundamental concepts of business from NYU Stern's world-renowned faculty.

Summer @ Stern will be held virtually for Summer 2021. The application for Summer 2021 is now closed.

Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn fundamental concepts of businessincluding accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and psychologyfrom NYU Stern’s world-renowned faculty.  

If you are thinking about pursuing business in college or are just interested in knowing a little more about the basics, then Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege is for you. Summer @ Stern is a two-course program that will give high school students an introduction to business themes and college classes.

The 2021 Summer Session for NYU Precollege will run from July 6 to August 12, 2021.

Space in Summer @ Stern is limited, and students must apply and be accepted. Students must first apply to NYU Precollege.

Students who are admitted into NYU Precollege can then complete the Summer @ Stern supplemental application.  As it can take several weeks to learn if you are admitted into NYU Precollege, you must apply to NYU Precollege by Friday, February 26, 2021 in order to receive your NYU Precollege response in time to apply to Summer @ Stern by the deadline of Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:00 am (Eastern Time/New York Time).

Students who are accepted into Summer @ Stern will be automatically enrolled in both Summer @ Stern courses.



Only students who are admitted to NYU Precollege and also admitted to Summer @ Stern, will be enrolled in the two Summer @ Stern courses. Both courses are mandatory to participate in Summer @ Stern. 

Business and Investments [MULT-UB 275]
4 Credits
Professor Gode
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays; 9:00 AM – 12:10 PM EST (New York Time)
First session: Wednesday, July 7
Final session: Wednesday, August 11
You need business and financial skills in your personal life as well as your professional life. In your personal life, you have to understand the trade-offs between consumption and savings, the time value of money, and the trade-off between risk and return. In your professional life, your responsibilities for business and financial management grow as you rise in an organization or your business expands. Most high school curricula do not prepare students for these essential life skills. This course covers three critical areas: personal finance, business planning, and capital markets. It also teaches life lessons about how and why career choices affect financial outcomes. View Syllabus

Behavioral Economics and the Science of Decision Making [MULT-UB 276]
4 Credits
Professors Alter & Meyvis
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays; 9:00 AM – 12:10 PM EST (New York Time)
First session: Tuesday, July 6
Final session: Thursday, August 12
Study the science behind how people make decisions through an overview of research in the behavioral sciences. Understand how these tools can be leveraged to predict consumers’ responses, anticipate managerial biases, and, ultimately, design more effective managerial and marketing strategies to obtain a competitive advantage. View Syllabus

Please note: You will need access to a computer to participate in Summer @ Stern. These courses are not repeatable, so if you already took MULT-UB 275 and 276 previously you cannot take them again.

Application Process & Deadlines

Application Deadline: Apply to NYU Precollege by Friday, February 26, 2021 then to Summer @ Stern by Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:00 am (Eastern Time/New York Time)

Summer @ Stern applicants must complete a Two-Step application process:
  1. First, apply to NYU Precollege. Learn more about how to apply to NYU Precollege on the NYU Precollege website. As it can take several weeks to learn if you are admitted into NYU Precollege, you must apply to NYU Precollege by Friday, February 26, 2021 at the latest (but we encourage you to apply as early as possible!) in order to receive your NYU Precollege response in time to apply to Summer @ Stern. 
  2. If accepted to NYU Precollege, you will then be eligible to complete and submit the Summer @ Stern supplemental application (will be posted in February).
  3. The Summer @ Stern application must be received by the deadline of Friday, March 19, 2021: late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Make sure you receive the email confirmation once you submit your application - if not you must log in and submit your application again.
  4. Notifications for Summer @ Stern for Summer 2021 will be emailed to applicants on Friday, March 26, 2021.
Please Note: 
  • Preference for admission into Summer @ Stern will be given to qualified, rising Seniors.
  • Acceptance into NYU Precollege does not result in automatic acceptance into Summer @ Stern.
  • Credits earned through Summer @ Stern cannot be applied to any NYU Stern degree.
    • Summer @ Stern credits might be accepted by other NYU divisions or other universities, but you will need to check with them directly to confirm.
  • Acceptance to or enrollment in Summer @ Stern does not increase chances of or guarantee admission to the NYU Stern Undergraduate College.
  • If a student is not accepted to Summer @ Stern it does not impact their ability to re-apply for Summer @ Stern the following year (if they are still eligible). It also does not impact their application in any way if they decide to apply to the NYU Stern Undergraduate College. ​
  • Students who do not get accepted to Summer @ Stern are encouraged to register for other NYU Precollege courses.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Housing

A limited number of scholarships are available through NYU Precollege for academically qualified students who demonstrate a high level of financial need. Students should indicate their interest in a scholarship when they submit their NYU Precollege application.

Learn more about important dates, scholarships and tuition on the NYU Precollege website.

Additional Opportunities

College Writing Workshop [EXPOS-UA 30]
0 Credits
NYU Precollege students who are enrolled in Summer @ Stern have the opportunity to participate in a five-week noncredit workshop taught by NYU’s distinguished writing experts.

About the Professors

Professor Gode joined NYU Stern in 1998. He teaches modeling financial statements, business drivers of industries, taxes and business strategy and essentials of business. Professor Gode has received three teaching awards at NYU Stern and is the founder of Almaris Consulting and Training. He consults with and teaches at corporations and financial institutions worldwide and is known for bringing his industry experience to the classroom. Professor Gode has an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, MBA in Marketing, MS in Information Systems, MS in Accounting, and a Ph.D. in Accounting.
Professor Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing and the author of the New York Times best-seller Drunk Tank Pink. Professor Alter’s research focuses on judgment and decision making and social psychology, with a particular interest in the sometimes surprising effects of subtle cues in the environment on human cognition and behavior. Professor Alter’s studies have been featured on CNBC, PBS, and BBC Radio, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Newsweek.

Professor Meyvis is a Professor of Marketing and Peter Drucker Faculty Fellow. His research and teaching interests focus on consumer behavior, specifically consumers’ information processing and decision-making strategies. His research has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Psychological Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.


Precollege Summer at Stern Student Abhay on campus

Student Voices

Abhay Sampat (NYU '20)

"Precollege at NYU didn’t just pave the way for my sports management studies—it showed me I really could have the career I’ve always dreamed of.”