May 30, 2017

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NYU Stern Review


This review is for NYU 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

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Culture & Student Support

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