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About The School

Much like New York itself, NYU Stern has changed a lot over the years. Though the Columbia Business School may disagree, Stern is the business school of Wall Street, and was even located near Wall Street until the early nineties. The main campus is now in Greenwich Village, home to Silicon Alley with the second highest concentration of internet startups in the US after Silicon Valley. It is also one of the world’s centers for artistic creation, and it is no surprise that the school has such strong ties with the fashion industry, luxury brands, and the world of entertainment and media.

With faculty that include Professor of Economics Nouriel Roubini, who anticipated the collapse of the US housing market and worldwide recession, Stern’s influence extends from Wall Street to Main Street. The school has some of the best finance professors in the world, and a constant stream of influential guest speakers.

Strengths And Specializations

Finance, Entertainment Media and Technology, Luxury Marketing, Real Estate, Strategy, Big Data, Entrepreneurship

Incoming Class

Number of Applicants: 3,781

MBA Class Size: 370

Tuition: $138,172

Post-MBA Careers

Sector: Consulting 28.4%; Finance 33.8%; Tech 16.5%; Consumer products 5.2%

Avg Base Salary: $121,146

Salary Increase: 117%

Employment in 3 months: 95.4%

MBA Rankings 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
BusinessWeek 16 22 24 17 18 13
Financial Times 17 19 17 18 19 18 13
Forbes 23 18 21
The Economist 11 7 8 11 19 14 15
 US News 11 10 10 11 20 12 13


Avg. Age: 28

Avg. GPA: 3.45

Avg. GMAT: 716

Int’l Students: 39%

Female Students: 35%

Deadlines for 2019-2020: R1 – Oct 15, 2019, R2 – Nov 15, 2019, R3 – Jan 15, 2020, R4 – Mar 15, 2020

Sources: NYU Stern, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, US News, MBA50


1. Professional Aspirations 
(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

– What are your short and long-term career goals?

– How will the MBA help you achieve them?

2. Personal Expression
Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements:

– A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 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 be linked to a website.

Essay 3: Additional Information (optional)
(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

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