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The geographical advantage of New York University’s Stern School of Business is real. Located in Greenwich Village, less than three miles from Wall Street is ideal for a business school. So it’s no wonder NYU Stern was able to crack the top ten in the first ever Poets&Quants undergraduate business program ranking. And the top ten placement was certainly buoyed by its second-place finish in the employment category. At over $78,000 in total compensation for recent graduates, not many college grads make more right out of the gate than NYU Stern grads. And with a placement rate of 97%, it makes that steep four-year total cost of almost $250,000 easier to swallow.
But administrators, faculty, and students know there is more to NYU Stern than its proximity to Wall Street and stellar employment results. In fact, the school places an emphasis on both a global mindset and social responsibility. It’s also one of the only schools to offer a business and political economy degree. Students begin their business school training immediately during their freshman year and eventually get to choose between 12 concentration areas.
Indeed, Stern’s global options are robust, highlighted by the Stern Around the World program, which has partner schools in Ghana, Abu Dhabi, and India. The International Studies Program gives students opportunities to study business abroad in countries in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Stern emphasizes the social impact bent through its multiple curricular offerings in the area as well as extra-curricular initiatives.
NYU Stern is one of the few schools to finish in the top ten of the most recent U.S. News, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Poets&Quants rankings. But with high admissions standards, innovative curriculum and extra-curricular offerings, and impressive employment rates, it’s easy to see why.
For an in-depth, exclusive interview with NYU Stern Dean of the Undergraduate College Geeta Menon, go here.