The Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University offers a variety of MBA programs, Full Time MBA’s, Specialized MBA’s, General MBA’s and Dual Degrees. Full time MBA can be completed in the following departments:  Entrepreneurship, Entertainment & Media, Tech, Luxury & Retail, Marketing, Real estate, Finance, Social Enterprise, Consulting and Healthcare.

In FT’s Global MBA Ranking 2018, Stern was ranked 23rd, maintaining a similar rank as the previous years. In US News’ Best Business Schools ranking 2017  Stern came in at 12 alongside Duke Fuqua. Stern is also rated as the 3rd best b-school for MBA in Finance in the US, according to US News.

The full-time MBA tuition fee is US$74,184 per year. The registration fee is approximately US$4,257 . Upon graduation of the latest MBA class, 93.7% of students had full time job offers with an average base salary of US$129,059 and a signing bonus of US$35,637.

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Application Deadlines

1st Deadline: 15 October 2019

2nd Deadline: 15 November 2019

3rd Deadline: 15 January 2020

4th Deadline: 15 March 2020

Application Fee: $250

Admissions Facts

 Acceptance rate (full-time): 26%

Average age of new entrants: 28

 Requiring standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score: 721

 Average GRE score: N/A

Average GPA score: 3.52

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 5.2 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

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)

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: 2020

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?

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