NYU Stern EMBA Overview

The NYU Stern Executive MBA program is rooted in the guiding principles of the Stern School of Business—rigor, diversity, responsibility, and connection—but with the added sense of accomplishment of seasoned professionals who are already agents of change.

Broad and comprehensive, the Stern EMBA gives student-professionals a rigorous foundation in the fundamentals of business—from business ethics and law to accounting, economics, and management—while also making possible the pursuit of individual interests and specialization and developing a strong sense of global business knowledge and connection: the perfect combination to further advance a career.

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2022-2023 NYU Stern EMBA Essay Questions

  • Essay 1: Describe your short- and long-term career goals and how the NYU Stern Executive MBA program will help you accomplish them.
  • Essay 2: NYU Stern is committed to helping students develop a deeper set of professional skills, and a broader perspective of the role of business in the world.
    a) What is a significant contemporary issue on which you, as a business leader, would like to have an impact?
    b) Why is it important to you?
    c) How could you leverage your skills and resources to address the issue?
  • Optional Essay: Provide any additional information for the Admissions Committee. This may include additional details on your academic/quantitative preparation for MBA coursework through educational or professional experience, further explanation of academic history, current or past gaps in employment, or any other information relevant to your application.

What Sets the NYU Stern Executive MBA Apart

  • Program Structure: You earn the Stern EMBA in 22 months taking classes on Fridays and Saturdays every other week. The program starts in August or in January.
  • Core Curriculum: The core curriculum, completed in the first year, provides a strong foundation in all the key areas of business administration, including Global Economy Studies, Firms and Markets, and Leading Through Change. As part of the core curriculum, all students participate in a required Global Study Tour. In the second year, students customize their academic voyage with choices from a rich portfolio of elective courses and the option to specialize in up to three areas of study. Among the areas of specialization are: Finance, Leadership & Change Management, Business Analytics, Global Business, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Marketing.
  • Global Study Tour: To gain global perspective, students explore business practices in dynamic markets abroad in the weeklong Global Study Tour. The experience includes site visits and meetings with high-level executives in key market industries, government representatives, and members of the diplomatic community. Recent Global Study Tours have visited Argentina, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Morocco, Peru, Spain, UAE and Vietnam. A second Global Study Tour can be taken in the second year as well.
  • Application Requirements: Stern requires EMBA applicants to have a minimum of six years of work experience and an undergraduate degree.
  • Alumni Community: Executive MBA recipients join Stern’s 110,000 alumni in 130 countries.

2023 Stern EMBA Class Profile

The NYU Stern EMBA class of 2023 is composed of 60 students.

Women make up 35% of the Stern EMBA class, and international students make up 40% of the class.

Typically, Stern EMBA students have an average age of 38, an average of 14 years of work experience and an average of 9 years of management experience.

In terms of higher education, 30% of students had an advanced graduate degree prior to beginning their EMBA studies.

Top professional backgrounds for the Stern EMBA class of 2023 include financial services (25%), healthcare/pharma (16%), and other (retail, hospitality, manufacturing, law, education, 14%).

2022-2023 NYU Stern EMBA Application Deadlines and Timeline

  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Application Deadline: June 1
  • Application Deadline: October 1
  • Application Deadline: November 1