What Makes NYU Stern Different
An agile and responsive faculty, with a focus on research. Stern was quick to move during the global financial crisis. Not only were its professors speaking to the media on a daily basis as the events unfolded, but by the first quarter of 2009, a major collaborative effort by 33 faculty members resulted in 18 policy white papers, a book on the financial crisis (Restoring Financial Stability), and a new course offered by the white paper authors. In late 2010, Stern published the next book in this series, Regulating Wall Street, which discusses the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act and identifies flaws in this sweeping regulation on the financial industry. More recently, Guaranteed to Fail was released, blasting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as the underlying culprits of the mortgage crisis and our economic woes, and The Social Value of the Financial Sector addressed questions about the size and value of the financial sector in our society. Stern’s faculty is heavily engaged in research of critical issues of the day, and few schools have been so quick to publicize analysis of and policy recommendations for these very significant events.
An oasis for career changers. Stern is considered one of the best possible destinations for those looking to move from one field to another by way of their MBA education. The Industry Mentoring Initiative (IMI) allows Stern students to apply for a very unique mentoring program that puts career changers into roles that will educate them about a new industry or function, and that will in turn provide a great opportunity for networking. It is a competitive application process and one that requires a clear move from one career to another, but for those students who participate, it can be a lifesaver. The IMI program features tracks in six different industries: consulting, luxury and retail, marketing, media and entertainment, investment banking, and sales and trading. Although any business school can serve as the launch pad into a new career, the significant resources available for students at Stern make this a natural choice for many.
The best part-time MBA in the Northeast. Although this Guide focuses on the full-time program, Stern was one of the first graduate business schools to offer a part-time program, and it remains the only top program in the region to have one. If you’re looking to attend part-time at a top-10 business school, the next closest option is in North Carolina, at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
A focus on emotional intelligence. While many schools are grappling with the issues that created the economic problems a few years ago and seeking to redefine their place in business and society, NYU Stern has focused on identifying the traits of individuals they want to invite into their collaborative community. Stern looks to evaluate candidates’ “EQ”—or emotional intelligence—just as much as their IQ to determine whether or not the candidate will be a good fit with the school.