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Cohort Leadership Program

Writing Sequence

You are required to complete two writing-focused courses in your first year: one in the fall and one in the spring.

Math

All NYU Stern students must complete Calculus 1 (MATH-UA 9121) or a higher level math course to complete Stern's mathematics requirement. Calculus 1 also serves as a prerequisite for Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 9002).

You may apply qualifying advanced standing credit to complete this requirement. If you choose to waive out of this requirement with your exam score, you do not need to take additional/further math at NYU Stern. Qualifying advanced standing exam scores for math include:

  • AP: Calculus BC score of 4 or 5

  • IB: Math HL score of 6 or 7

  • GCE A-level: Math score of A or B

Alternatively, math placement exams are being offered remotely throughout the summer for students who wish to place into a higher math course and/or don’t have a qualifying test score to exempt them from the requirement. Foreign maturity exams and math courses taken at other institutions must be reviewed by the NYU Stern Undergraduate College Academic Advising Office. 

Please review the information below carefully to see what fall math course you should enroll in:

Microeconomics

You have two options for microeconomics, and both courses are 4 credits. All NYU Stern students are required to complete either Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1 or 9001) or Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2 or 9002), and either will fulfill your microeconomics requirement. 

NOTE: In the spring semester in London, it is possible that only one option (either ECON-UB 9001 or 9002) will be offered.  If you are not able to take one in the spring you can take it during your Sophomore fall semster.

No AP, IB or GCE A-Level exams or previously taken college classes can be used to satisfy your Microeconomics requirement. This course must be taken through NYU Stern.

Statistics

NYU Stern requires all students to take a 6-credit statistics series, and we strongly recommend you complete it during your first year. There are two ways you can fulfill your statistics requirement:

  1. By taking a 4-credit course called Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 9001) in the fall semester and then taking the higher level 2-credit course called Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 9003) in the spring semester, or
  2. By waiving out of the 4-credit course called Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 9001), thus taking the higher level 2-credit course called Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 9003) in the spring semester.

Texts & Ideas

Every NYU Stern BS in Business student must take Texts & Ideas during your degree. We strongly recommend you complete the requirement during your first year. This course is writing- and reading-intensive, so we do not recommend taking this in the same semester as Cultures & Contexts. No AP, IB or GCE A-Level exams or previously taken college classes can substitute for this requirement.

Cultures & Contexts

Every NYU Stern BS in Business student must take Cultures & Contexts during your degree. We strongly recommend you complete the requirement during your first year. This course is writing- and reading-intensive, so we do not recommend taking this in the same semester as Texts & Ideas.

Natural Science

You must take one semester of a natural science course to earn your degree. Some of the department-specific courses may have prerequisites, so be sure to check the notes in Albert. If you have a qualifying advanced standing test score, you may use your test score to waive out of this requirement. You can find qualifying advanced standing test scores that satisfy Natural Science by reviewing the “Advanced Standing and Credit by Examination” area of Stern’s Academic Policies. 

The following courses are open to NYU Stern students. Not all are offered at NYU London, so this is a sampling of options you could complete either in your first year or upon your return to NYC. Please note that any course offered at NYU London will have a “9000-level” code. For example: ENVST-UA 226 Climate Change in NYC would be ENVST-UA 9226 in London.

Elective Options

You must complete at least 20 credits of coursework outside of Stern over the course of pursuing your degree. Oftentimes, these credits can be covered by pursuing a minor. Electives from across NYU are open to NYU Stern students except for courses from the School of Professional Studies (denoted by courses that end in SPS -UC). Courses can be taken from any of the following schools across NYU:

  • College of Arts & Science (courses ending in -UA)

  • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development (-UE)

  • Tisch School of the Arts (-UT)

  • Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (-GP)

  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study (-UG)

  • Silver School of Social Work (-US)

  • College of Global Public Health (-GU)

  • Tandon School of Engineering (-UY)

You may have room in your schedule to take an elective or two at NYU London, however the election options in London may be limited. How much room you will have depends on whether you waive out of some of your required courses. Be sure to check the notes in Albert under each course to ensure that the class you’re interested in is open to NYU Stern students.