Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management and
Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Operations Management, Statistics and
Operations Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International
Business, Digital Economy, Entertainment, Media, and Technology,
TOP 10 EMPLOYERS
- Lehman Brothers
- Salomon Smith Barney
- JP Morgan
- American Express
- Chase Manhattan
- Bear Stearns
- Deutsche Bank
- Goldman Sachs
- McKinsey & Company
- Merrill Lynch
3 required essays
Interview (by invitation only)
2 letters of recommendation
1 official transcript from each institute
GMAT (ETS code: 2582)
$ 150 application fee
International applicants should also provide:
Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is open to qualified
persons who hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or
university in the United States or an equivalent degree in a foreign
country. Our admissions process is highly selective, and the Admissions
Committee evaluates each piece of the application carefully, looking for
excellence and potential in all areas. Information provided in your
application allows us to evaluate the following in comparison to the overall
- Academic potential, as demonstrated by previous academic performance,
including the level of success achieved and the quality of the program
pursued. We do not require minimum cumulative grade point averages, and we
do take into account the variance in grading systems around the world. No
special undergraduate preparation is required for admission, but we highly
recommend that students complete a semester of calculus, an introductory
economics course, and an introductory accounting course before enrollment.
- General aptitude for business studies as measured by the Graduate
Management Admission Test (GMAT). We do not require minimum GMAT scores.
- For international students whose first language is not English (or who
have not received a degree from an English-speaking institution), mastery
of written and spoken English as measured by the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL). We do not require minimum TOEFL scores.
- Personal and professional maturity, character, career performance,
leadership ability, communication skills, and career potential as
evidenced in your essays, résumé and work history, recommendations, and
history of community and extracurricular involvement. Typical applicants
come from a variety of professional backgrounds, and most have between one
and ten years of work experience.
1. Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the
following: (2 pages maximum, double-spaced)
PAST: What choices have you made that led you to your current position?
PRESENT: Why is a Stern MBA necessary at this point in your life?
FUTURE: What is your desired position upon graduation from the Stern School?
2. Please respond to one of the following questions, giving relevant reasons
and/or examples from your personal experience to support your answer. (2
pages maximum, double-spaced)
A. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing
- Leo Tolstoy
What was the most difficult constructive feedback you have received, and
what did you do as a result of it?
B. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
In your professional experience, describe a situation where you demonstrated
leadership, relating it to the quote above.
3. Creatively describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any
method to convey your message: words, illustrations, etc. All submissions
become part of the permanent records at the Stern School of Business and
cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything
that must be viewed or played electronically. (2 pages maximum,
4. (Optional) Please provide any additional information that you would like
to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. If you are unable to
submit a recommendation from a current employer, please give your reason
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