Executive MBA

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Program Description

NYU Stern’s Executive MBA program is consistently rated as one of the top Executive MBA programs around the world. This distinctive program offers experienced professionals the opportunity to combine a full-time career with a rigorous, comprehensive academic program that culminates in an MBA degree in General Management. The Executive MBA program is offered in two locations: New York City and Washington, D.C. The New York program accepts two intakes per year in January and August and takes twenty-two months to complete, while the Washington, D.C. program accepts one intake per year each August and takes two years to complete.

In the New York program, students take classes every other Friday and Saturday and during two required one-week residencies (one domestic, one international). In the Washington, D.C. program, students take classes Friday, Saturday and Sunday once per month, and during three required one-week residencies (two domestic, one international). Both formats allow students to pursue their studies without career disruption.

The Executive MBA program provides talented, high-potential professionals with an extraordinary opportunity to develop new ways of thinking, further hone their skills, learn from the very best faculty in their fields, study with a diverse student body, and build professional and personal relationships that will last a lifetime. Participants are experienced professionals with an average of 13 years of work experience and 30-40% already have advanced degrees.


Participating professionals come from diverse firms and industries. The Admissions Committee conducts a holistic review of each candidate's academic and work history, with special consideration given to professional track record and experience. To apply, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and at least six years of full-time work experience. Other consideration factors are the applicant's employment history and achievement, commitment and motivation, potential to contribute to the program, academic preparedness for the program.

The first step in the admissions process is filling out a Pre-Assessment form, a brief snapshot of a candidate’s professional and academic background. After the Pre-Assessment form is submitted, it is reviewed by the Admissions team to determine eligibility for the EMBA program. If you are eligible to apply, the Admissions team will follow up with instructions to complete the Formal Application, which includes two required essays, transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools, two professional recommendations, a current résumé, an admissions interview and a $175 application fee. For the New York and Washington D.C. programs, the final application deadline for the August start is May 15, and for the New York program, the final deadline for the January start is November 1. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

To learn more about the program, prospective applicants are encouraged to attend our information sessions, student panels, or other admissions events. For information session dates and other information, please call or write:

NYU Stern School of Business
Executive MBA Program
44 West Fourth Street, Suite 4-100
New York, NY 10012
telephone 212-998-0788
email: executive@stern.nyu.edu
website: https://www.emba.stern.nyu.edu.