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NYU Stern MBA Application Deadlines for the year 2016-17 has been announced.

     
                    1st Round          2nd Round         3rd Round        4th Round

Deadlines      Oct 15, 2016       Nov 15, 2016    Jan 15, 2017     Mar 15, 2017

Notification    Dec 15, 2016      Feb 15, 2017    Apr 1, 2017       Jun 1, 2017
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Essay 1: Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

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?

Stern MBA Essay Tips

Approaching Stern MBA essay is little different from how you approach Stanford or Wharton essays. NYU Stern is among a handful of schools where grades take precedence over the whole experience. If you have referred the ‘Study Abroad Courses’ section, you might have learned that the courses taken during the exchange has no contribution towards your grade.

Stern also has strict guidelines on maintaining the 35-40-25% ratio for grades or what is known as the NYU Stern grading curve. According to the guideline professors are required to give A and A- grade to only 35% of the class – the top percentile, B and B- to 40% of the class – the majority and C and lower to 25% of the class.

NYU Stern Grading System
 
Career Stagnation

98% of the applicant will cite this reason for pursuing an MBA, and rightly so. It is...


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.

NYU Stern MBA Essay 2 (Tips): The resume covers your progress as a high achieving professional but the admission team values emotionally intelligent and impact-oriented Stern MBAs. The second question evaluates your personality from another dimension – creativity. How will you introduce yourself if you feel completely comfortable among your peers?

Remember, as a kid, how we used to introduce ourselves to classmates. Initially, it started with Name and Son/Daughter of Father/Mother’s Name, then it became Name and What you loved, then slowly it evolved to Name, and the courses you like and finally the boring Name and your area of expertise. Your job is one aspect of your personality. Your values, hobbies, and beliefs are much more interesting than you imagine, unless you hold some archaic worldview. What if you can combine all the elements of your personality – family, upbringing, what you love, the courses you love, and your professional accomplishments in one essay or as an illustration?...


NYU Stern MBA Essay TipsNYU Stern has released the essays for 2014-15 MBA admission season. There are two mandatory essays this year. The first essay is divided into three parts while second essay has two options. Applicant has to choose one option from Essay 2. The first option is about the career path while the second option is a creative submission about the applicant. In this Stern MBA Essay Tips and Strategies article, we will give you specific tips on answering the essay questions.

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


NYU Stern has gone with the traditional essay question about Why MBA now with the first part of the question. When you answer, demonstrate why an MBA program is appropriate for your career now. If it is career progression or...


For the 2014-15 MBA Application, NYU Stern has two required essays and one optional essay. The School has strict guidelines on the use of font and essay submissions. For Essay 2, you can select from two options: one that describes two possible career paths, post-MBA and the second, introducing yourself to classmates through creative submission (video, illustrations or written).

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

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: Choose Option A or Option B

Option A: Your Two Paths (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

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...


If you have missed the first part of the series Top 5 International MBA, read Top 5 International MBA: How to pick the Best, Type of International MBAs and More

3) University of South Carolina - Moore

The Moore School offers an International MBA aimed at creating better world leaders, international strategists and global citizens. The entire program is aligned towards the global business scenario, and the core curriculum is divided in to two parts. The first is the Global Functional Core which includes Decision Analysis, Global Economics, Global Marketing, and Global Operations.  The second part is the International Business Core that includes subjects like Global Strategy, Managing the Multinational Enterprise, Comparative Institutional Systems and Rapid Ethnography principals.  There are 8 concentration options including Supply Chain & Operations Management and Global Management.

Language Options:
Students must complete learning at least one additional language and have the option of learning as many as 4 languages. The language immersion...


NYU Stern MBA Admission StrategiesNYU Stern MBA program is among the toughest programs to get admission into. This webinar answers some of the commonly asked questions about Stern MBA's entry criteria, overview of the MBA programs, NYU Stern's grading system. The webinar also deconstructs NYU MBA Application Essay questions and will give you an idea about your fit for the NYU Stern MBA programs.

The Webinar Covers the following topics:

1) What makes NYU Stern Unique

2) Notable characterstics of NYU Stern School of Business

3) The Stern Approach

4) Is Stern a Good Fit for you

5) Review of NYU Stern MBA Application Essay Questions

6) NYU Stern Admission Criteria

7) NYU Stern MBA Admission Deadlines

8) MBA Application Components

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Wharton Common BondCommonBond, has recently announced that it will disburse $2.5 million in student loans at Wharton, benefiting as many as 50 students. What makes this significant is that the loans are funded by Wharton alumni itself. CommonBond is a startup founded by Wharton Alumni. They oversee the disbursal process. At the heart of CommonBond's effort is a philanthropic quest - a positive social change. A case in point is that for every fully-funded degree, the company will sponsor a child's education, for a year in partnership with the African School for Excellence.

The news is a boost to the nascent alumni-sourced loan industry, which seeks to ease the difficulties faced by MBA students looking for loans. Students do not have to put up with the intense scrutiny and paperwork, which they must go through otherwise. And even more significantly, the interest rates are just 6.24%, lower than the lowest Federal loan rate of 6.8%. Private loan rates go even higher, averaging around 12%. Alumni who contribute to the loan pools get returns of above 4.25% - profits with a cause attached. What's more, the risk factors are very low. The 10-year cumulative loss rate estimated for the Wharton loan pool is around 0.70%.

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When it comes to picking the best Business School with focus on Finance - Chicago Booth, NYU Stern and Columbia have usually featured in most lists. Today, we compare Booth against Stern and see how their stats stack up.

Location

Booth is located in Chicago, the third largest city in the US and home to Federal Reserve Bank, five major financial exchanges - Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX), the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, and the NYSE Arca. The city has 30+ Fortune 500 companies and almost 100 corporate headquarters.  In terms of business and finance, Chicago is second to just one city in the US - New York.

New York is the world's #1 financial and trade hub. It has 45+ Fortune 500 company headquarters, and 500+ other company headquarters. Stern Alumni have the highest concentration in New York and they occupy some of the best companies in the city.
NYU Stern is located in Greenwich Village, which is just beside New York's financial district of Manhattan. This provides access to some of the world's top companies and stock exchanges. The school is not insulated from the city's hustle, and lack of space, which...


NYU Stern’s Part-time MBA program is a highly flexible program that is offered from two campuses – Manhattan (close to Wall Street) and Westchester (on the outskirts of New York City).  Students have the option of studying on weekday evenings or on weekends, to complete the course in 2 to 6 years. While weekday students can choose from 24 specializations, those studying on weekends can only specialize in Finance and Management.

Key Advantages

1) Study in New York: home to Wall Street - the world's premier financial district.

2) The world’s biggest alumni network concentrated in one place – New York.

3) Weekday students have a massive 24 specializations to choose from

4) Access to Stern’s highly rated faculty and industry executives.

5) Access to all the facilities that Full-time MBA students enjoy, including the career service.

Course Details

1) Course duration: 2 – 6 years, depending on the student’s choice

2) The core curriculum is identical to that of the Full-time MBA program.

3) Weekday students can choose from 24 specializations including Business analytics, Corporate finance, Entertainment, Media...


Part Time MBAPart-time MBA programs are designed to help working professionals obtain business expertise in their chosen field, helping them advance in their career path. The course allows students to apply classroom lessons immediately on their jobs, ensuring a complete learning experience.

As most Part-Time MBA participants have family and other commitments, it is important that students choose a program that offers a flexible study schedule. Here are the world’s best part-time MBA programs for working professionals:

1) Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Kellogg School has a top-class MBA program that enables students to pursue management education without taking a break in their careers. The program has a flexible structure that allows students to attend classes on weekdays or weekends while completing the program in 2.5 to 5 years. They can choose from 18 majors and specialize in one while benefitting from all the facilities and resources that full time MBA student enjoy.

At any time, students can take quarterly leave. They can also take up four MBA courses that are introduced newly as part of the curriculum. Students even have the option of completing their last four...


Located in New York City(Greenwich Village campus), NYU Stern School of Business was established in 1900 as the NYU School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance. According to Sep 2011 enrollment data, NYU Stern has over 784 students enrolled for Full-time MBA, 2073 for part-time MBA, 190 for the Executive MBA Program and 133 for the Trium Global Executive MBA program.

Academic excellence is a high priority for NYU Stern with its faculty comprising experts in areas like Entertainment & Media, Luxury & Retail and Social Enterprise. Being located in New York City, the Business Capital of the world, NYU Stern MBA graduates have access to real world Business learning. NYU Stern is famous for the strict adherence to the Stern Curve . According to stern's grading system, faculties can provide a maximum grade of "A" to 35% of the students, B to 40% and the remainder of the students will receive "C" or lower.

Courses Offered: NYU Stern offers a 24-Month Full-time , Part-time(2 Years Intensive to 3 Years), Executive(...


Trium EMBA is a program designed for Senior level executives. The diverse pool of participants help executives builds a valuable global network. This program is especially designed for companies who want to train their executives with essential skills to excel in an International business environment.

Key Advantages

  • High profile Network
  • NYU Stern's strength in finance and accounting, HEC Paris' leadership in marketing and management and the participation of prestigious London School of Economics
  • Candidates with MBAs are also eligible

Course Details

  • Course Duration: 16 months
  • 10 Weeks – Class Time
  • Six Modules in Five business centers around the world (NYU Stern, LSE, HEC Paris, and at two additional international locations)
  • 50% Group work and 50% Individual work
  • Class Starts: September
  • Application: Rolling (Results within one month of application)
  • No Online Class but can collaborate with Ed-Web, an online platform...

Essay 1. Professional Aspirations

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Answer the following:

(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 NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Not leaving anything to chance, Stern divides the standard career goals essay into three distinct sub questions. Make sure to answer all of the questions posed, though you do not need to actually separate the essay into the three sub categories. The best essays will lead logically from a, to b, to c.

When discussing the choices that led to your current position think about the pivotal moments in your life that have led to a change in direction. Perhaps it was a class you had in college, an activity that sparked your interest, or even a childhood passion. The key to answering this section of the question is to demonstrate both how you make choices and what motivates you.

Perhaps you’re seeking an MBA for networking or professional credibility, or maybe you want an MBA to learn specific skills to change careers. Whatever your own personal reasons may be, make sure you can point to specific aspects of the MBA education both generally and specifically at Stern that are...


Merit-based Scholarships

Criteria
  • Full-time applicants  
  • Based on merit and Availability of funds
P.S:
  • Priority to application completed by November 15.
  • Merit-based scholarships are only applicable to tuition charges.
  • Thirty percent of all full-time block students receive some kind of merit-based scholarship.
  • Students in the Langone Program for Working Professionals are not eligible for merit-based admissions scholarships.
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