New York University’s Stern School of Business is launching a new category of specialized MBA, optimized for MBA seekers who are firmly committed to business careers either in technology or in fashion and luxury. Both programs will enable students to build applicable knowledge, gain relevant real-world experience and earn their MBA in one year.
Raghu Sundaram, Vice Dean for MBA Programs and Online Learning, says, “These new MBAs provide broad exposure to core business areas with a depth of focus on the specialty area through an efficient schedule, reducing the opportunity cost with a more affordable MBA option.”
The program structure consists of four components: a business core; a technology or fashion and luxury core; real-world experiential learning projects with organizations in the respective specialty areas; and electives. With real-world business projects an essential element of the curriculum, Stern is elevating its commitment to experiential learning and branding it Stern Solutions.
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The Tech MBA is designed for business candidates with strong technology backgrounds and will prepare students to advance their careers in Product Management, FinTech and Tech Entrepreneurship across various industries.
The program’s tech core was designed in partnership with NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. NYU Stern is itself home to one of the largest faculty of computer and data scientists among business schools and will bring all these strengths to bear in the Tech MBA.
Stern is the first US business school to offer a Fashion & Luxury MBA.
Over the past several years, the fashion and luxury industries have increasingly acknowledged the competitive advantage of adding business-educated talent to their creative ranks especially in the face of technological disruption.
This program is designed for students with a commitment to management roles throughout these sectors—accessories, apparel, beauty, jewelry, high-end automotive, fine wines and spirits, real estate, wearable tech and more. They will also have access to the Stern Fashion Lab, a new central hub being established for industry-related projects and networking for all Stern students.
“Because we sit in the heart of the business ecosystem that is New York City, with global headquarters and new economy upstarts just outside our doors, we are in constant conversation with industry about developing future talent,” said Peter Henry, Dean of NYU Stern. “This dialogue drives continuous innovation at Stern […] so we stay as relevant to the new economy as we are to Wall Street.”
The inaugural classes for the Tech MBA and Fashion & Luxury MBA will enroll at Stern in May 2018. Students will take 51 credits over 12 months and earn an MBA degree from Stern in one year.