Introduction

The Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, arts administration, consulting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $69,086 per year; part-time: $2,158 per credit; and executive: $189,200 total program. At graduation, 79.1 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Application Deadlines

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Application Fee: $250

Admissions Facts

 Acceptance rate (full-time): 20.9%

Average age of new entrants: 28

 Requiring standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score: 714

 Average GRE score: N/A

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 4.5 years

Application Essays

Season: 2018

1. Essay 1: Professional Aspirations

  • What are your short and long-term career goals?
  • How will the MBA help you achieve them?

(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

2. Essay 2: Program Preferences

NYU Stern offers a portfolio of MBA programs designed to meet the needs of our applicants. Your program preferences are very important as you will be admitted to only one program. You cannot switch your program option after receiving your admissions decision.

A. Primary Program Preference:

Please indicate the primary MBA program for which you would like to be considered, as indicated in the Primary Program Selection section of the application. Explain why the program you have selected is the best program for you.

(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

B. Alternative Program Preference(s):

Please indicate any alternative program(s) for which you would also like to be considered, as indicated in the Alternative Program Selection section of the application and why you would also like to be considered for this/these program(s). An alternate program does not need to be selected. If you have no alternate programs you do not need to complete this essay, just indicate “N/A”.

(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

3. Essay 3: Personal Expression (a.k.a. ``Pick Six``)

  • 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.

4. Essay 4: Additional Information (optional)

  • 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.

(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2018

Choosing Your Recommenders

  • You are required to submit two professional recommendations with your application.
  • One recommendation must come from your current supervisor.
  • If you cannot include a recommendation from your current supervisor, you must provide an explanation in the optional essay in the online application.
  • Recommendations should come from individuals who can objectively assess your professional performance and your potential for success in NYU Stern’s MBA program and in your future career.
  • Professional recommendations are strongly preferred. Recommendations from family members, family friends and close friends are discouraged.
  • Submitting more than two recommendations is not encouraged but is allowed.
  • Please carefully consider whether additional recommendations add significant value and a new and unique perspective to your application.

Professional Recommendation Questions : Your recommenders will be asked to rate you on a number of professional abilities and qualities, as well as provide an answer to these four questions:

  1. Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.
  2. How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles?
  3. Please provide specific examples. (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)
  4. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.
  5. (Optional) Is there anything else we should know?

Admissions Verdict

   

Competitive

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