The “Stern Curve”
This is a deflating grade curve applied to all core courses and to some advanced electives designed to encourage the risk-taking experience necessary in the business world. In Stern courses, about 25% in each class will receive A’s, about 40% will receive B’s, and the remainder of students will receive C’s or lower.
Stern has now THREE annual prize-filled competitions designed to boost entrepreneurship in the school – the $75,000 New Venture Competition, the $100,000 Social Venture Competition, the $75,000 Technology Venture Competition. So if you think all they want is button-down finance guys, think again. Entrepreneurship is on the rise here.
The “Big Apple Advantage”
From a personal to a professional to a cultural perspective, NYU is extremely well connected with all the rich institutions that are based in New York.
Strong Evening and Weekend Program
Thanks to Stern’s unparalleled location (better even than that of Columbia), many successful professionals who are unable to leave their jobs for a full-time MBA join Stern for one of the top destinations for evening and weekend MBAs.
“Doing Business in…”
Stern offers unique one- to two-week intensive study abroad programs, which provide a mix of local faculty lectures, corporate visits, and government and business speakers.
Stern Consulting Corps (SCC)
SCC is designed to help Stern students to apply their business skills to prominent non-profit organizations in New York City through 10-week consulting engagements.
Ideal for Career Switchers
Through the Stern Industry Mentoring Initiative (IMI), you will be prepared to make that industry change you have always dreamt about (NYU currently offers mentoring in five industries: Consulting, Investment Banking, Marketing, Media & Entertainment, Sales & Trading). Just be cautious in focusing too much on career shifts in your application essays…