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NYU (Stern)

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NYU Stern School of Business

Rankings (2010 GMAT Club Rankings Table)
Historical GMAT Club Applicant Threads
Popular Links

Current Applicant Thread: Fall 2012 - Calling All NYU Stern Applicants

Fall 2012 Application Instructions

First Deadline: 11/15/2011 | Decision Date: 2/15/2012
Second Deadline: 1/15/2012 | Decision Date: 4/1/2012
Third Deadline: 3/15/2012 | Decision Date: 6/1/2012

Essay 1 – Professional Aspirations: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Answer the following (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-pt font):
  • What choices have you made that led you to your current position?
  • Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?
  • What is your career goal upon graduation from NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Essay 2 – Your Stern Experience: We take great care to shape the Stern community with individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. We seek individuals who are highly intelligent, collaborative and committed to flourishing as Stern leaders. Please answer the following questions (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-pt font):
  • What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us.
  • Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective.
  • How do you anticipate making your mark on the Stern community? Be specific about the roles you will take on and the impact you hope to achieve.

Essay 3 – Personal Expression: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. If you will submit Essay 3 via mail or by providing an online link, please provide a brief description of your submission and its relevance to your MBA application.
Please note the following guidelines and restrictions:
  • Your submission becomes the property of NYU Stern and cannot be returned for any reason.
  • If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.
  • If you have a multimedia submission, you may:
    • Mail a CD, DVD or USB flash drive.
    • Include an online link in your submission description.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate Essay 3 if we are unable to view your submission.
  • Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food).
  • For mailing instructions and packaging restrictions, please click here for detailed instructions.

Recommendation Questions (2 recommenders)
  • How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
  • What do you consider the applicant’s strengths?
  • In which areas could the applicant exhibit growth or improvement?
  • How would you describe the applicant’s interpersonal skills?

Essay Analysis

GMAT Club Current Students & Alumni

Class Profile and Program Statistics
Full Time MBA Stats
Length of Program2 Years
Campus LocationNew York, NY
Class Size390
Average Work Experience4.8 Years
Average AgeN/A
Average GMAT719
Average GPA3.41
GMAT/GREBoth Accepted
Annual Tuition$50,477

Employment Statistics
Median Base Salary: $100,000
Top Industries: Financial Services (50%), Consulting (17%), Consumer Products (12%)
Top Locations: Northeast (74%), International (15%), West and Mid-Atlantic (4% each)
Number of students starting their own business: Unavailable

Top Employers of Recent Graduates: Number of Hires Not Published
List of Top Employers

Curriculum – Notable Features

Block Experience
Each class is divided into 6 blocks of 60-70.

Students run for block leadership positions in September. Blocks organize and participate in numerous events throughout their two years at Stern including:
  • Block Lunches: On Mondays, blocks hold lunches with special guests including the Dean and company CEOs.
  • The MBA Challenge: Designed to promote volunteerism, blocks earn points through service events and through donations to the annual Food Fight. The block earning the most points wins money towards their block social funds.
  • Block Olympics: Competing in events including basketball, speed relay, Taboo and volleyball, one block takes home the title of Block Olympic Champion each year.

Within your block, core course study groups of 5-6 students with diverse backgrounds are assigned. You may choose your own study groups for elective classes.

Flexible Core
Required Core
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Statistics & Data Analysis

Menu Core - Choose 5 of 7
  • Competitive Advantage from Operations
  • Firms & Markets
  • Foundations of Finance
  • The Global Economy
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

Core course waivers may be given to students who completed an undergraduate major in a core course area or hold a CPA. Students may also waive a course by passing a proficiency exam. The menu core allows you the flexibility to take elective courses as early as your first year.

Experiential Learning and Global Programs
Experiential Learning
  • NYC Case Studies – Gain first-hand business insight into famous NYC institutions
  • Industry Mentoring Initiative – Facilitate your career switch through this formal mentoring program
  • Michael Price Student Investment Fund – Manage a real fund with ~$2M in assests
  • Stern Consulting Corps – Leverage your skills to help NYC nonprofit organizations
  • MBA Case Co-opetition – Collaborate to provide strategic business advice to Mercedes Benz USA
  • Business Plan Competition – Teams win up to $225k to launch new businesses

Global Programs
  • Doing Business in… (DBi) Program
  • Semester Exchange Program
  • International Club Treks
  • Cannes Film Festival

Variety in Electives and Specializations
Stern offers the most elective courses of any top business school - more than 300 elective offerings (nearly 200 within the Stern school) are available over the course of your two years.

Stern also allows students to choose from 23 specializations.

Joint and Dual Degree Programs

School & Interview Guides

Other Helpful Links and Discussions

Student Blogs
  • Nominate your favorite NYU Stern blog to be listed here!

Comparison Threads

Originally posted by Av on 06 Nov 2010, 14:43.
Last edited by rasta on 13 Dec 2011, 08:48, edited 2 times in total.
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Updated stats from the website:

Class Profile

Academic Year 2011- 2012
Applications received 4,416
Estimated class size 390

Fall 2011 Class Profile
As of July 12, 2011
Average undergraduate GPA 3.41
Undergraduate GPA 80% range 3.0-3.8
Average GMAT score 719
GMAT score 80% range 680-760
Average years of work experience 4.8
Minority students 34%
International students and dual citizens 33%
Female students 33%
Underrepresented minority students 16%

Undergraduate Majors
Business and Commerce 27%
Engineering, Math, Science 20%
Economics 18%
Social Sciences 18%
Humanities, Arts, Other 17%
Previous Industry
Financial Services 26%
Entertainment, Media, Technology 13%
Consulting 12%
Banking 8%
Nonprofit, Arts, Education 8%
Engineering 5%
Consumer Products, Retail 4%
Military, Government 4%
Advertising, Public Relations 3%
Energy 3%
Law 3%
Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare 2%
Other 9%
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Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V40
GPA: 3.66
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New post 08 Feb 2012, 19:50
The only thing that interest me the most at NYU is their Luxury Branding...which is completely different from my undergrad major...sigh
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New post 08 Apr 2012, 00:24
Stern is a great school
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Re: NYU (Stern)   [#permalink] 08 Apr 2012, 00:24
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