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Our Stern profile will supply you with the basic information you need when considering applying to Stern. Our Admission Consultants are happy to help you decide if Stern is the right school for you.

Application Deadlines

Application Period: Application submitted by: Notification from board:
1st Deadline October 15, 2014 December 15, 2014
2nd Deadline November 15, 2014 February 15, 2015
3rd Deadline January 15, 2015 April 1, 2015
4th Deadline March 15, 2015 June 1, 2015

Application Questions

Essay 1. Professional Aspirations (750 words)
(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. Your Two Paths (500 words)
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.

(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 3. 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 Essay 3 (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit Essay 3 via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

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, GRE and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information.

If you are unable to submit a recommendation from your 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.

Total Enrollment: 391
Applications: 4,416
Percent Admitted: 14%
Yield: Not Published
GMAT Average: 719
GMAT Score Range: 680-760 (Middle 80%)
Average Age 27
Average GRE Q Not Published
Average GRE V Not Published
Average GPA 3.42

Industry: Percent:
Financial Services: 26%
Entertainment, Media, Technology: 13%
Consulting: 12%
Nonprofit, Arts, Education: 9%
Banking: 8%
Engineering: 5%
Consumer Products, Retail: 4%
Military, Government: 4%
Advertising, Public Relations: 3%
Energy: 3%
Law: 2%
Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare: 2%
Other: 9%

Industry: Percent: Mean Base Salary:
Investment Banking 28% $102,932
Consulting 19% $122,996
Diversified Financial Services 11% $100,121
Consumer Products 8% $97,750
Technology/Telecommunications 7% $114,154
Media/Entertainment/Communication 5% $100,462
Investment Management/Hedge Fund 4% $108,583
Luxury/Retail 3% $90,000
Private Equity/Venture Capital 3% Not Published
Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare 2% $97,214
Entrepreneurial/Healthcare 2% $99,500
Energy/Power 1% $108,750
Government 1% $97,750
Other 6% $99,167
Salary Information
Class of 2008 2009 2010 2011
Average Base Salary $100,857 $100,190 $100,448 $105,798
Average Signing Bonus $32,779 $30,825 $29,239 $30,127
Career Hiring
Class of Accepted Offer by Graduation Accepted Offer 3 months Out
2011 81% 91%

Female 39%
International 32%
U.S. Minority 29%
Africa 1%
Asia 16%
Europe 6%
North America 63%
Latin America and the Caribbean 3%
Oceania 1%
Dual Citizenship 10%
Mean Work Experience 56 months
Mean Age 27
Total 3,411
Full-Time MBA 784
Full-Time MBA 2,106
Executive MBA 190
PhD Program 110

School Ranking
Business Week 18
US News 11
Program Costs
Resident $100,894.00
Nonresident $100,894.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Resident) $82,670.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Nonresident) $82,670.00
Total Living Alumni 50,377
Joint Degrees
MBA/MS in Mathematics
MBA/MA in French Studies
MBA/MA in Politics
MBA/MS in Biology
Dual MBA with HEC School of Management