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NYU Stern review
November 25 | 2016
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     By dvillaveces 4 0
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

Excellent MBA program. Has surpassed all my expectations. Has excellent professors, which I really value since I am a career changer and actually need to learn something during my MBA. Career services is also a huge plus; there are tons of resources to help you find an internship.

The community of students has blown me away. There is a very diverse student body and we quickly bonded to become great friends. There are close to 400 students per year, so even though you probably won't be friends with all of them, there is a great pool of people to meet. Everyone is extremely intelligent and interesting.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

Brand/Ranking


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MBA Program Review
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     By freetz 57 11
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

I believe one of the most important things in Business School is recruiting - whether you'd like to admit it or not, most students come to business school to find a better job when they graduate.

I was an unorthodox student at Stern. I wasn't interested in Banking and thought I would give consulting a shot (yes - Stern is pretty good for the future consulting). However, I realized quickly that I'm not interested in consulting either. After a trip to the Silicon Valley, I figured that that's the place for me.

However, being in New York, it wasn't easy to make this transition. Unfortunately, I believe that my recruiting process was successful because of me, and despite our career services. I'm afraid that most associates at that office are not familiar enough with what we call off-campus recruiting, and that was biggest challenge during my time at Stern.

After learning things the hard way in my first year, I managed to land an awesome job at one of the big tech companies in the Bay Area.

In short, Stern is probably one of the best schools if you want to follow the typical pattern of I-Banking or consulting. However, if you want something atypical, go someplace else.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (2.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Facilities


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1 Commented by unnatishah on January 09, 2018
HELLO
I am a student from India. I am planning to do MBA in finance from NYU in the FALL INTAKE 2018
I hold a three year bachelor degree which will be completed by June 2018.
I also have my own start up and worked for a year in my own company.
I do have other extra curricular activities also done.
I wanted to know my chances of getting admitted?
I do not have much idea about NYU and life in USA.
As u seem to be a student from NYU i would request you to contact me whenever possible and just help me out with my career as there are many other points i wanted to know.
Please do contact me
your help could be very much useful for me and could help me in taking a good educated decision.

My name is "UNNATI SHAH"
My email is "UNNATISHAH3196@GMAIL.COM"
My contact number is "+91 9922050404"

MBA Program Review
Great Program - Amazing People
January 27 | 2018
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     By summeriscoming 5 8
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2019

Experience during the program

NYU Stern really focuses on recruiting for IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence), and it shows in the student body. I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful and smart people, and the network you make from this program is very worthwhile. The course and professors are interesting to - in the night classes you will often find professors who are experts in their field and currently working. The founder of Buzzfeed occasionally teaches a night class. The recrutiting options for off-campus jobs are great as well because of the location in NYC. Any company you could possibly want to network with is just a subway ride away. I have seen other students from schools in Boston at recruiting events, and they travel down to NYC Thursday night and have to get a hotel for the weekend to do the same thing that I can do leaving my apartment in the morning.

About job placement process

The recruiting process is solid and great companies do come to campus, but it can be a little difficult to get top jobs if you don't have a great background coming into the program. There are plenty of kids with awesome GMAT scores and great grades who didn't even get an interview for MBB. That's not to stay it's not possible to get top consulting jobs, but they don't take many people from Stern (at least for internships). IB is a different story - plenty of people get internships at top banks. Some people who recruit for banking get no banking offers, but the majority get something, and every bank you could possibly want to work for recruits in decent numbers at Stern. It's also a good place to go if you want to work at Amazon - we send a bunch of people there every year.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Management

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school


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MBA Program Review
NYU Stern Review
May 30 | 2017
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     By FromCPAtoMBA 1 5
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2014

Experience during the program

NYU Stern excels in attracting a diverse and talented student body and the location (B-School in SoHo) probably cannot be beat by any other institution. Formally an investment banking feeder, the school has been expanding its reach into the Strategy/Management Consulting, Tech and Luxury Retail fields post financial downturn with incremental success. Every year, things get a little bit better on this front. More student go for these jobs, more get hired, and so on. That being said, if you're interested in Investment Banking or other sell-side jobs, it's a great place to go to business school.

While the student body is in my opinion its biggest asset, the school is still figuring out how to balance bringing in more diversity with the more mundane institutional goals of running a business school (making sure student GMAT scores and post-graduation salaries remain competitive enough to generate a high USNews Ranking). What I mean by this is, someone joining the school who was formerly a photographer, that then goes and works for an economic development non-profit after graduation, probably won't help those raw numbers (lower GMAT, lower salary), but will add tremendous value to the NYU community and should be admitted to the school. Balancing those still requires some work and is the only area where I think NYU needs to see improvement.


Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Location

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

Culture & Student Support


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MBA Program Review
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     By secomedy 2 2
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

NYU offers a great experience for those interested in moving into finance or looking to come to New York. I was interested in advancing my own skills in finance and strategy, and NYU had a variety of courses that met my needs. The professors really make the classes interesting, and NYU has a wide range of great professors (even outside of finance/IB). The student body is very diverse, and there are lots of opportunities to network with professionals in the city. The university is also in the process of expanding and improving course offerings in Luxury, Entrepreneurship, and Fin Tech. Be sure to visit if you are interested in joining!

About professors, classes and curriculum

Several outstanding professors make the school amazing. Gode, Damodaran, Okun, and Silber.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support


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MBA Program Review
NYU Stern class of 2014
May 26 | 2017
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     By sunshine87 24 5
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2014

Experience during the program

NYU Stern looks for creativity in solving both every day and unique business problems. Along with teamwork, collaboration, leadership and a spirit to learn, I would try and demonstrate creativity in your application to the school. For one of my application essays, I wrote a short story about a particular event in my life to demonstrate a creative mindset.

While attending the program, I encourage you to take full advantage of career building clubs and organizations. They can help open the door to opportunities not available through career services.

Your peer class is also extremely diverse in terms of career backgrounds, ages, walks of life, cultures etc. this can really help you broaden your perspective and help open your eyes to career and personal development opportunities you didn't even know existed!

About professors, classes and curriculum

There are several well established professors and a lot of adjunct faculty that have experience in the real world. This balance is great toshape your education!

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

Brand/Ranking


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Comments [1]
1 Commented by unnatishah on January 09, 2018

HELLO
I am a student from India. I am planning to do MBA in finance from NYU in the FALL INTAKE 2018
I hold a three year bachelor degree which will be completed by June 2018.
I also have my own start up and worked for a year in my own company.
I do have other extra curricular activities also done.
I wanted to know my chances of getting admitted?
I do not have much idea about NYU and life in USA.
As u seem to be a student from NYU i would request you to contact me whenever possible and just help me out with my career as there are many other points i wanted to know.
Please do contact me
your help could be very much useful for me and could help me in taking a good educated decision.

My name is "UNNATI SHAH"
My email is "UNNATISHAH3196@GMAIL.COM"
My contact number is "+91 9922050404"

MBA Program Review
Langone MBA
May 26 | 2017
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     By Crushingrock500 5 0
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Part Time MBA (Fall)

Class of:

2019

Experience during the program

There are lots of opportunities but the full time program gets the majority of the resources and prestige. They also have good networking opportunities and a better selection for some classes.

There are happy hours that are setup weekly with your core group and many students are happy to network. However the grind from going to work and then class can be quite difficult at times.

You need to be proactive to make connections and friends. Many of the professors are understanding of the workload and are there to help you along the way. Furthermore, they have many connections in the industry and there are a few that are noble prize winners which is great!

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Alumni Network

Location

Brand/Ranking

Facilities

Best fit at this program:

Finance

Management

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking


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MBA Program Review
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     By kchung3 16 10
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

Location-wise it's the best among all business schools. At the same time, being in NYC means you have to network and hustle a lot more on your own. But if you put in the effort, you can open up a lot of various opportunities such as doing a semester internship in a start-up or PE shop or a tech company.

Recruiting for finance is pretty strong and the school is building up momentum in other industries such as consulting and tech.

Student body and alumni network are VERY supportive and collaborative, which are exactly what I wanted out of a business school.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
MBA1 Consulting Review
February 08 | 2017
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     By mayank117 4 1
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

Community
The community itself is extremely diverse with a substantial portion of the students coming from international locations. The clubs are all student run and we get a lot of opportunity to interact with the other students as well as admin and faculty.
There’s a strong sense of paying it forward and MBA2’s go out of their way to help MBA1’s with recruiting and everything else. There’s almost always a wait list for volunteering opportunities to help incoming students, new admits and MBA1’s. I personally benefited immensely thanks to the MBA2’s being involved heavily in college activities.

Location
One of the biggest advantages is being in the heart of NYC which gives students unparalleled access to all major firms, prominent guest lecturers that Stern brings in weekly, a plethora of projects and mentors.

Course
The faculty is outstanding with particularly strong marketing and finance departments. Strategy professors all work on the cutting edge in real world projects and therefore bring the latest learning’s from the field to the class.
Experiential learning programs like the Stern Consulting Corps give students a chance to apply classroom theory to real world scenarios while being mentored by a Stern professor. Because all the clients are local (companies in NYC) you get more face time and therefore more chance to interact with your clients.
The Stern Signature Projects are unique in that you will be solving really unstructured problems for some high impact clients (usually with a social focus).
While the experience on both of these depends on the kind of team you have, as long as you are easy to work with and flexible you will have a really good experience on both of these.

Recruiting (I recruited for consulting)
Stern has traditionally been strong in finance but now does really well in consulting and marketing recruiting as well.
Recruiting will be a big part of your life when you start at business school. While Stern’s location helps it immensely, I feel that the banking recruiting is more structured than the consulting recruiting. MBB don’t consider Stern a core school and take a total of about 20 people combined. Higher ranked schools definitely send more students to these firms.
That being said, the Stern community (students and the career development team) are great resources to prepare for jobs. Programming starts almost immediately and by the time interview season starts you are more or less prepared for all interviews. Recruiting is definitely hard work and from my experience the people who work the hardest are definitely rewarded with great offers. Everyone ends up with an offer for the summer, but it may not be their top choice of firm.

About job placement process

The exposure you will get in terms of companies is unparalleled. I was able to attend numerous events hosted by companies in the city and work my way through the networking to land interviews with most of the top consulting firms.
This becomes all the more important with investment banking which is more networking heavy.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

Facilities


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1 Commented by unnatishah on January 09, 2018

HELLO
I am a student from India. I am planning to do MBA in finance from NYU in the FALL INTAKE 2018
I hold a three year bachelor degree which will be completed by June 2018.
I also have my own start up and worked for a year in my own company.
I do have other extra curricular activities also done.
I wanted to know my chances of getting admitted?
I do not have much idea about NYU and life in USA.
As u seem to be a student from NYU i would request you to contact me whenever possible and just help me out with my career as there are many other points i wanted to know.
Please do contact me
your help could be very much useful for me and could help me in taking a good educated decision.

My name is "UNNATI SHAH"
My email is "UNNATISHAH3196@GMAIL.COM"
My contact number is "+91 9922050404"


MBA Program Review
MBA Program Review
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     By b5k 3 5
This review is for: Stern
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

NYU really does take advantage of its location in downtown New York City. The clubs do an amazing job organizing corporate visits. Job interviews are often just a walk or subway ride from campus and plenty of companies come to campus for information sessions and recruiting.

There is a good breadth and depth of courses offered, although some are only offered in the evenings. Students have been petitioning for more day sections.

There are multiple "superstar" professors and they are generally worth seeking out if they teach in your area of interest. I would say that the quality of teacher (and to a lesser extent, classmates) had more influence on the value of the course than the material and its applicability to my career.

DBI study abroad experiences are worth it for the educational, but mostly cultural and social aspects.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Location

Culture & Student Support

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking


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