New York University’s Stern School of Business’s new Tech MBA and Fashion & Luxury MBAs will enable students who are firmly committed to business careers in those areas to build applicable skills and knowledge, gain relevant real-world experience, and earn an MBA in one year by taking 51 credits over the 12-month period. The first class for the Tech MBA and Fashion & Luxury MBA will enroll at Stern in May 2018. Stern anticipates that the inaugural classes will have 30 students in each specialty.
The program is made up of four parts: a business core, a tech or fashion & luxury core; real-world experiential learning projects with organizations in the respective specialty areas; and electives.
Stern has offered experiential learning projects to its MBA students for more than 15 years by matching students with faculty to help an organization solve a real business challenge in real time. By establishing the new focused MBAs which will incorporate real-world business projects as a vital part of the curriculum, Stern is raising its commitment to experiential learning and branding it Stern Solutions.
Business leaders from such giants as Amazon, BuzzFeed, Citigroup, and General Catalyst helped Stern develop these programs, and are among the members of the newly-formed Advisory Boards. They will all partner on future Stern Solution projects.
The Tech MBA is intended for business candidates with strong technical backgrounds and will prepare students to further their careers in Product Management, FinTech, and Tech Entrepreneurship across a variety of industries. The program’s tech core was designed with NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. NYU Stern’s large faculty of computer and data scientists will also be brought into the Tech MBA.
Stern is the first business school in the U.S. to offer a Fashion & Luxury MBA. This program is intended for students with a commitment to management roles in such sectors as:
• High-end automotive
• Fine wines and spirits
• Real estate
• Wearable tech
They will also be able to use the Stern Fashion Lab, a new central hub being started for industry-related projects and networking for all Stern students.
According to Raghu Sundaram, Vice Dean for MBA Programs and Online Learning, “Stern’s Tech MBA and Fashion & Luxury MBA are intentionally designed for a specific type of MBA candidate, one with a definitive career focus and a passion for these fields. 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.”