Stern Essays 2009

NYU Stern: New York city itself must rank as a major draw for any Stern applicant. That is not to gainsay it's academic record and Business School ranking which has been Top 10 for quite some time. NYU Stern is a major contender for your MBA aspirations wherever you are.

Class Profile: The NYU Stern full-time MBA class has an approximate strength of approx. 430 students. The class has a 35% female composition and 65% male. The average student has 4.9 years of work experience. GMAT scores average at around 710. About 31%, of NYU Stern students have an international background.

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Round 1: 15 Oct 2017

Round 2: 15 Jan 2017

Round 3: 15 Mar 2018

Essay 1

Professional Aspirations: essay tips

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum)

: What are your short and long-term career goals?

: How will the MBA help you achieve them?

Essay 2

Personal Expression: essay tips

NYU Stern offers a portfolio of MBA programs designed to meet the needs of our applicants. Your program preferences are very important as you will be admitted to only one program. You cannot switch your program option after receiving your admissions decision.

A. Primary Program Preference (250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font) Please indicate the primary MBA program for which you would like to be considered, as indicated in the Primary Program Selection section of the application. Explain why the program you have selected is the best program for you.

B. Alternative Program Preference(s) (250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font) Please indicate any alternative program(s) for which you would also like to be considered, as indicated in the Alternative Program Selection section of the application and why you would also like to be considered for this/these program(s). An alternate program does not need to be selected. If you have no alternate programs you do not need to complete this essay, just indicate "N/A"

Essay 3

Personal Expression: essay tips

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.

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 and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application. essay tips

NYU Stern Essays 2016-2017

Our Stern essay questions give you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee and to provide insight into your experiences, goals and thought processes. Please adhere to the essay word limits provided for each question.

Essay 1. Professional Aspirations:

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum)

: Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?

: What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?

: What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Essay 2. 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 submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

Essay 3. 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 and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

NYU Stern Essays 2015-2016

Our Stern essay questions give you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee and to provide insight into your experiences, goals and thought processes. Please adhere to the essay word limits provided for each question.

Essay 1. Professional Aspirations:

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum)

: Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?

: What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?

: What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Essay 2. 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 submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

Essay 3. 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 and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

NYU Stern Essays 2014-2015

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum)

(a) Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?

(b) What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?

(c) What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?.

Essay 2 Choose Option A or B.

Essay 2 A: Your Two Paths: The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today's ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact. (500 word maximum)

(a) Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?

(b) How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?

(c) What factors will most determine which path you will take?

Essay 2 B: 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 submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application. If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.

Optional Essay: 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 and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application; If you are applying to a dual degree program, please explain your decision to pursue a dual degree.

Reapplicant Essay: You are at no disadvantage if you apply as a re-applicant. We encourage you to take every opportunity during the re-application process to demonstrate how you have become a more competitive applicant since your last application. You may use the optional essay, Essay 4, to proactively address how your application has improved.

NYU Stern Essays 2013-2014

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum)

(a) Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?

(b) What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?

(c) What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Essay 2 Choose Option A or B.

Essay 2 A: Your Two Paths: The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today's ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact. (500 word maximum)

(a) Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?

(b) How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?

(c) What factors will most determine which path you will take?

Essay 2 B: 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 submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application. If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.

Optional Essay: 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 and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application; If you are applying to a dual degree program, please explain your decision to pursue a dual degree.

Reapplicant Essay: You are at no disadvantage if you apply as a re-applicant. We encourage you to take every opportunity during the re-application process to demonstrate how you have become a more competitive applicant since your last application. You may use the optional essay, Essay 4, to proactively address how your application has improved.

NYU Stern Essays 2011-2012

Essay 1: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?

(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?

(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from the NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Stern Essay 2: 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)

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us.

(b) Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective.

(c) 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.

Stern Essay 3:Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. All submissions become part of NYU Stern’s permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything that must be played or viewed electronically, that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

Stern Optional Essay: 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 and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application; If you are applying to a dual degree program, please explain your decision to pursue a dual degree.

NYU Stern Essays 2010-2011

Essay 1: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?

(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?

(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from the NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Essay 2: 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)

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us.

(b) Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective.

(c) 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: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. All submissions become part of NYU Stern’s permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything that must be played or viewed electronically, that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

Optional Essay

Please provide any additional information you would like to bring to the attention of the admissions committee. This may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information. An explanation must be provided in Essay 4 if:

You have been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation or required to withdraw from any college or university.

You have ever been convicted of a crime.

You cannot provide a recommendation from your current supervisor.

NYU Stern Essays 2009-2010

Essay 1: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?

(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?

(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from the NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Essay 2: The NYU Stern community is one of our strongest assets. Please answer the following questions about this community: (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? What actions have you taken to learn more about us?

(b) How would you contribute to our community as a student?

(c) How will you benefit personally and professionally from the Stern community?

Essay 3: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. All submissions become part of NYU Stern’s permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything that must be played or viewed electronically, that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information you would like to bring to the attention of the admissions committee. This may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information. An explanation must be provided in Essay 4 if:

You have been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation or required to withdraw from any college or university.

You have ever been convicted of a crime.

You cannot provide a recommendation from your current supervisor.


Faculty

Stern has 338 total faculty members, with more than 150 holding tenured or tenure-track positions.  In addition to teaching courses across the school’s 10 academic departments and programs, professors help staff Stern’s 13 research centers and initiatives, which range in focus from digital economy research to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Curriculum

Stern’s full-time MBA program is designed to be completed across four semesters of roughly 14 weeks each.  Prior to the official start of classes, some first-year students are selected for a program called Summer Start, which allows students who the adcom feels could benefit from a head start to begin earning credits toward their MBA during the summer.  After Summer Start, all first-year students participate in Launch, a two-week orientation period.  First-semester courses then begin in early September and continue through mid-December.  Following a month-long winter vacation, second-semester courses run from late January through mid-May, with commencement following shortly thereafter.  In the summer between the first and second years, students are strongly encouraged to gain professional exposure by completing an internship in their post-MBA target industry.

Upon entering the program, first-year students are divided into six blocks of 60 to 70 people each; each block takes the majority of its core courses together. Blocks are further broken down into study groups of five to six students each that work together to review material and prepare assignments for core courses. Professors at Stern use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, class discussions, group projects, problem sets and guest speakers, among others.

A total of 60 credits, more than half of which are elective courses, are required for graduation.  The first year of Stern’s MBA program is devoted mainly to completing core requirements.  All students must take the courses Financial Accounting & Reporting and Statistics & Data Analysis and then choose at least five courses from a list of seven that cover topics across operations, finance, economics, decision-making, leadership, marketing and strategy.  Students are allowed to waive core courses by proving prior experience in an area or by passing a proficiency exam.

Students may begin taking elective courses in the second semester of the first year.  The second year is comprised entirely of electives, except for the required Professional Responsibility course.  Stern students have a huge variety of electives to choose from, as the school offers more than 200 elective courses over a two-year period.  In addition, students may apply up to five courses at other NYU graduate schools to their MBA degree.  The school also provides many opportunities for international study, including semester exchange programs with more than 40 partner schools across the world and one- to two-week intensive courses, called “Doing Business In…,” in over 10 locations worldwide.

To help students tailor their MBA studies to their desired career paths, Stern offers specializations in 25 areas of study.  Students may choose up to three specializations, with each specialization requiring students to take about three elective courses in that area of study.

Other MBA Degree Options

In addition to the full-time MBA program, Stern offers part-time MBA programs at its Manhattan and Westchester campuses, as well as an Executive MBA program.  The school also recently partnered with the London School of Economics and Political Science and HEC School of Management in Paris to offer the TRIUM Global MBA, a global EMBA program in which students split time between the three schools.

Stern offers a variety of dual degrees in conjunction with other graduate schools at NYU.  These include a JD/MBA, an MBA/MFA and an MBA/MPA, among others.  Students can also earn two MBA degrees by applying to Stern’s dual MBA program with the HEC School of Management.

Specializations at Stern

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics
  • Entertainment, Media and Technology
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Financial Instruments and Markets
  • Financial Systems and Analytics
  • FinTech
  • Global Business
  • Law and Business
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Luxury Marketing
  • Management
  • Management of Technology and Operations
  • Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Social Innovation and Impact
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management and Global Sourcing

Degree Offerings at Stern

Full-time MBA Program
http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-mba

Part-time MBA Programs
Manhattan campus: Evening and weekend options
http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/part-time-mba-nyc
Westchester campus: Evening
http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/part-time-mba-westchester

Executive MBA Programs
Stern-only and global options
http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/executive-education


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