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Short Course Programs

What are short courses?
NYU Stern short courses are two- to five-day, non-degree, open enrollment courses that cover a variety of essential business topics. Learn more about our short courses here.

When are courses offered?
Short courses are offered year-round. Please check our full course catalog for upcoming courses.

Are short courses eligible for academic credit?
NYU Stern short courses are not eligible for credit toward a degree, but participants can receive CPE credits through NASBA. Upon completion of one of our short courses, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Do short course participants receive NYU alumni status?
Unfortunately, participation in executive education short courses does not grant alumni status or access to alumni services. We do, however, offer networking opportunities for the duration of the courses as well as electronically after the course.

Are courses available online?
NYU Stern Executive Education does not offer online programs at this time. All short courses take place at our Greenwich Village campus in New York City.

What is a typical program like?
You can learn what to expect from a typical NYU Stern short course program here. Additionally, each course page includes that program's agenda.

Will I receive any preparatory materials in advance of the short course? If so, when?
Yes. Approximately two weeks in advance of the course start date, the Program Manager will send you an email with materials and logistical information. Learn more on our What to Expect page.

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Course Application and Enrollment Process

What are your admissions criteria?
Each course page includes a "Participant Demographics" section that lists criteria of ideal candidates, including years of professional experience, job function and prerequisites.

When is the deadline to apply for a short course?
We recommend applying at least one month in advance of the course start date, but we review and accept applications year-round.

How do I register for a short course?
Please review our full application process here.

I want to register for a specific course, but I cannot make any of the dates scheduled on your website. What can I do?
Click the "Notify Me When More Dates Are Available" link under the registration button on the course page you're interested in and fill out the form to receive an email alert once more dates are confirmed.

International Participation in Courses

Are NYU Stern Executive Education courses open to international participants?
Absolutely! Our participants come from over 40 countries around the globe.

Do I need to provide an English language certification in order to attend the course?
Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. However, we do not require English language certification or any international English exams scores such as TOEFL or IELTS prior to enrolling in a course.

Do I need a special visa to attend a short course?
We do not have any specific visa requirements in order to attend our programs. Please visit the U.S. Department of State's website here for more information about visas.

Does NYU Stern provide offer letters for visas?
We only issue visa invitation letters for participants who have fully paid the program tuition. Once you have paid your tuition, please contact us to request a visa letter.

Payments, Discounts and Refund Policy

What is included in the short course tuition?
The program tuition includes fees, program materials, breakfast, lunch, catered coffee and tea breaks and one networking reception. Accommodation and travel is not included in the fee.

Do you offer any financial aid or scholarships?
We do not offer any financial aid or scholarships; however, we do provide discounts to: NYU Employees, NYU Alumni and Students, Non-Profit Organizations, Active-Duty U.S. Military and Corporate Partners. You may also qualify for a discount if you are registering multiple people for one course, or if you are registering yourself for multiple courses. Please contact us for more information.

How can I pay my course tuition?
Payment should be made at time of registration via credit card. During the checkout process, you may also request an invoice to pay via credit card, check or wire transfer at a later time. Please note that your enrollment is not finalized until we receive full payment of your invoice.

Does NYU Stern offer refunds on course tuition?
All notifications of withdrawals, transfers, and substitutions must be emailed to execed@stern.nyu.edu prior to the start of the course. NYU Stern Executive Education does not offer refunds except under two specific circumstances:
1. NYU Stern Executive Education will provide a full refund only if the participant is unable to secure a valid US visa to attend the course. Proper documentation from the appropriate government body will need to be submitted to NYU Stern to receive the refund.
2. NYU Stern Executive Education reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If a program is canceled, NYU Stern's liability is limited to a full refund of the program fee already paid.
NYU Stern Executive Education is not responsible for travel or related costs under any circumstances. Participants may want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in the unlikely event that a program is cancelled or they cannot attend for personal or professional reasons.

Can I transfer my enrollment to another short course?
Transfer requests must be sent in writing to execed@stern.nyu.edu prior to the start of the course. One transfer to a subsequent program of equal or lesser value will be permitted within 12 months of the original program's start date, provided that there are seats available in the requested program. If the participant would like to transfer to a program of higher monetary value, then they are responsible to pay any overages.

Logistics and Directions

What is the recommended attire for class days?
The dress code for all short courses is business casual. We also recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater as classroom temperatures may vary.

Does NYU Stern provide Internet access?
Yes, free internet access is available while at NYU Stern. WiFi login information will be provided on the first day of the program. You may encounter connectivity issues if using a work laptop. Please let us know if this is the case and we will take you down to our IT department to resolve the problem.

How do I get to New York City? How do I get around?
New York City is surrounded by three major airports: John F. Kennedy, La Guardia or Newark Airport. It is also accessible via train and bus. Once in Manhattan, you can get around through public transportation or by taxi. Please visit our Logistics and Directions page for more information.

Where should I stay while in New York?
There are a number of excellent hotels within the vicinity of our campus. Please view a list of options on our Logistics and Directions page.

Enterprise Learning Programs

What is enterprise learning?
NYU Stern faculty and the Executive Education team partner with organizations from around the world to design, develop and deliver specialized professional development programs. Learn more about our solutions here.

How many people can participate in a enterprise learning program?
Our enterprise learning programs are typically designed for groups of 20 - 40 employees from an organization. However, we are able to work with your organization to develop a program that fits your needs.

What is the price of an NYU Stern enterprise learning solution?
Pricing is based on a number of factors, including program length, number of participants and where the program is held. Please contact us for more details.

Will participants receive a certificate for attending an enterprise learning program?
Yes, participants who complete an NYU Stern program will receive a certificate of participation.

How do I begin the process?
Our team is available to help guide you through this process. Contact us to begin.

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