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Stern students pursuing the BS in Business Program may complete their first-year requirements at NYU’s academic center in London. This option provides a unique opportunity to gain global experience and perspective — one of the five pillars that undergird the Stern undergraduate program — from day one. The First Year London option is particularly well suited for students who may be interested in pursuing a career in the UK or continental Europe or in international business more broadly.

About the BS in Business Program

Students in NYU Stern’s BS in Business Program receive a well-rounded education in the liberal arts, business fundamentals, global business, and social impact over the course of four years. While every BS in Business student majors in Business, you can concentrate in up to two of 13 areas, from traditional subjects such as Accounting, Finance, and Marketing to newer ones, such as Computing and Data Science, Sustainable Business, and Entrepreneurship. You can also explore classes, majors, and minors across NYU.

Hallmarks of the major include the International Studies Program, a required global business strategy course that includes a business trip abroad for the entire junior class, and the Social Impact Core, a required four-course sequence that provides an in-depth look at the impact of business on society. NYU Stern works with faculty, alumni, and leading industry partners to develop programs that help students explore careers, prepare for recruitment, and connect with employers.

About the First Year London Option

The First Year London option is particularly well suited for students who may be interested in pursuing a career in the UK or continental Europe or in international business more broadly. While exploring the professional landscape in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, you will follow the same rigorous curriculum as your counterparts who begin the BS in Business Program at New York City’s Washington Square campus:

  • Participating in orientation and the first-semester Cohort Leadership Program.
  • Taking the NYU Stern two-semester writing sequence (Commerce & Culture and Business & Society), with an added focus on doing business in Europe.
  • Choosing from a selection of other Stern courses taught in London, which might include statistics, microeconomics, or financial accounting, as well as liberal arts courses offered by other NYU schools, which might include calculus, natural science, or courses that focus on European society and culture.

You will also have the opportunity for a meaningful cohort experience, forming bonds with your NYU Stern First Year London classmates while taking classes and engaging in other co-curricular and extracurricular activities together.
Internships and other professional development opportunities in the United Kingdom will also be possible for many students in the summer following completion of the first year.

Learn more about the BS in Business Program and the First Year London option.

How to Apply

Interested students should follow our steps for first-year applicants. As you are completing the Common Application, choose Stern’s core BS in Business Program and you will see an option to demonstrate your interest in spending your first year at NYU’s campus in London.

About NYU London

Located on Bedford Square, steps away from the British Museum in the Bloomsbury neighborhood, NYU London is the largest study away site in the university’s global network. You can expect to live and study alongside students from every undergraduate school at NYU while taking advantage of all that London has to offer.

Student facilities in the academic center include classrooms, a student lounge, meeting rooms equipped with video conferencing and presentation capabilities, a well equipped research library, and two large computer labs. All students at NYU London also have access to the University of London’s immense library facilities, via the Senate House Library just around the corner from the academic center.

All undergraduates are required to live in NYU-sponsored housing while in London, with very limited exceptions for students who would live with their families in the area. All of our residences are centrally located, accessible to public transit, and walkable to the academic center.

Full-time staff at NYU London support students across all aspects of their experience, from acclimating to the academic demands of university life, to building connections across the NYU community, to exploring co- and extracurricular opportunities through organized activities, events, and regional trips.

To serve the diverse mental health and wellness needs of our students, NYU London has one full-time and one part-time counselor on site. In addition, staff can assist students in connecting to additional local resources when needed. Other student health needs are typically provided at a nearby private clinic.


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