New York University Stern School of Business (NYU Stern)

Average GMAT Score 710 GMAT Range 560-790
Total Applicants  3773 Acceptance Rate  23%
Class Size 872 Average Work Experience 57 Months
Applicant Deadlines R1:15-Oct-2017
R3:15-Jan-2018
R4:15-Mar-2018
Decision Dates R1:01-Jan-2018
R2:01-Apr-2018
R3:01-Jun-2018
Length of Program 21 Months Placement Information

 

Key points for NYU Stern Business School:

  • NYU Stern is one of the oldest and most prestigious business school in the world.
  • NYU Stern is a business school that located in New York City and it’s a dynamic hub for commerce, finance media, fashion, research and entertainment.
  • NYU Stern business school has 202 full time faculty and 74 adjunct professors, rank 4th as the most prolific researchers in the world.
  • NYU Stern is the only business school that does global experience (International studies program) for all the candidates.
  • NYU Stern offers one of the biggest, most successful alumni personalities of any business schools in the world, which has 100,000 alumni in over 125 countries including 500+ CEOs.

NYU Stern MBA Essays (For the class of 2017-18) -

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations
(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

  • What are your short and long-term career goals?
  • How will the MBA help you achieve them?

Essay 2: Program Preferences
NYU Stern offers a portfolio of MBA programs designed to meet the needs of the applicants. Applicants program preferences are very important as they will be admitted to only one program. Applicants cannot switch their 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 (a.k.a. “Pick Six”)
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.

Essay 4: Additional Information (optional)
(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

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, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

 

NYU Stern MBA Essays (For the class of 2016-17) -

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 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.

Re-applicant 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.

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