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Thank you for registering for an NYU Stern Online Certificate Program! We look forward to your participation in our online certificate course.

To help you prepare for the course, please carefully review the information below.


Course Access

In order to access the course, you will receive login credentials via email on the start date of the course by 5:00 PM ET. Activation instructions for your login credentials will be provided, however they are also listed below for your convenience:

  1. Activate your NetID by going to start.nyu.edu
  2. Enter your NetID and N Number, which will be provided in the Welcome email you will receive on the start date of the course
  3. Upon activation of your NetID, click on the link to the course site in your Welcome email

If you encounter issues while attempting to activate your NetID, please ensure that you have accurately entered in your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY format); this should be the same date you entered on your registration form.

Please note that if you have paid for a course after its registration and payment deadline, it will take up to 5 business days for you to receive your login credentials in order to access the course site.

 

Software/Technical Requirements

All courses (except Visualizing Data):

  • Desktop or laptop computer
  • A webcam and headset (preferred) or microphone for online meetups
  • Broadband/high-speed Internet (1.5 Mbps minimum/3 Mbps preferred) to ensure your ability to participate fully in online meetups
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.14 or Windows 10 or later
  • Browser: Safari 12.0.2, Chrome 72.0.3626, Firefox 65.0.1, or Internet Explorer 11 or later
  • These programs do not support mobile devices, including tablets and iPads.
  • Visualizing Data:

  • Desktop or laptop computer with administrative access and ability to install software
  • A webcam and headset (preferred) or microphone for online meetups Broadband/high-speed Internet (1.5 Mbps minimum/3 Mbps preferred) to ensure your ability to participate fully in online meetups
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.14 or Windows 10 or later Browser: Safari 12.0.2, Chrome 72.0.3626, Firefox 65.0.1, or Internet Explorer 11 or later
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint (Mac users are encouraged to use KeyNote), and a basic text editor such as Notepad or TextEdit
  • Instructions and codes to install Tableau and Geocodio will be provided
  • This program does not support mobile devices, including tablets and iPads.
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    Materials

    Please review the materials associated with the course you have registered for below (all available digitally):

  • Advanced Valuation: No materials
  • Corporate Finance: No materials
  • Corporate Sustainability: Green Giants: How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion-Dollar Businesses by E. Freya Williams (AMACOM) (Optional)
  • Fintech: Narayanan, Arvind, Bonneau, Joseph, Felten, Edward, Miller, Andrew, and Goldfeder, Steven. 2016. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ. (Preface, Chapters 1, 2, and 9); Provost, Foster, and Fawcett, Tom. 2013. Data Science for Business. O'Reilly. Sebastopol, CA. (Chapters 1 - 5); Metrick, Andrew. 2007. Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation. John Wiley & Sons. Hoboken, NJ. (Chapters 1 - 4); Three Harvard Business Review articles are also required and may be purchased individually
  • Visualizing Data: Data Visualization Made Simple: Insights into Becoming Visual by Kristen Sosulski (Routledge)
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    Workload

    Please expect to invest the following amount of time per week to course lessons, exercises, and assignments:

  • Advanced Valuation: 10 - 15 hours
  • Corporate Finance: 10 - 12 hours
  • Corporate Sustainability: 8 - 10 hours
  • Fintech: 10 - 12 hours
  • Visualizing Data: 10 - 12 hours
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    Online Learning Experience

    In-House Quality

    In 2001, Stern became the first business school to establish its own center for exploring new models in teaching and learning. The NYU Stern Learning Science Lab is a team of creatives, educators, designers, and technologists who work closely with faculty to create engaging and interactive courses. Leveraging the resources of Stern and NYU at large, the team applies their expertise in user experience design, learning science, and video production to build immersive digital learning environments for business school education.

    Online Learning Terminology

    The term "asynchronous" refers to courses or course elements that can be completed at any time within the parameters of the course schedule. Asynchronous activities are things you do independently, like watch videos and complete assignments, and interactions with others over time via email, discussion forums, collaborative documents, and other channels.

    The term "synchronous" refers to learning with others in real time using videoconferencing and other technologies.

    Our online certificate courses are asynchronous with optional synchronous elements.

    Live Online Meetups with Faculty

    Our live online meetups provide you with the opportunity to engage face-to-face with the professor that teaches your course. Please note that all online meetups are recorded and are available for your viewing at a later time. Missing a meetup will not impact your grade, however we recommend attending all sessions.

    Online Programs Team Support

    Throughout the course, you will be able to communicate with your course’s teaching fellow(s) as well as our course support team. You will receive contact information for both in the syllabus of your course.

     

    Completing the Course

    All of our online courses are non-credit, pass/fail courses. To pass any course, you will need a cumulative score of at least 55%. Upon successful completion of a course, you will receive an NYU Stern Certificate.

    Your certificate will be provided by an external vendor and includes a PDF certificate that you can print as well as a digital badge you can include on your LinkedIn profile.

     

    Post-Course Benefits

    Once you successfully complete the course, you will be invited to join our LinkedIn Alumni Group, where you can continue to network with your classmates and meet those who completed the course before you. You will also qualify for a 15% discount on future online certificate courses.

     

    Essentials of Financial Accounting

    If you are enrolled in Advanced Valuation or Corporate Finance, you will receive access to our free bonus course, Essentials of Financial Accounting, approximately two weeks prior to the start date of either course. Please note that if you have registered for Advanced Valuation or Corporate Finance within two weeks of the course start date, your access to Essentials of Financial Accounting will be delayed.

    This course is taught by Professor Amal Shehata and includes one optional live online meetup that is recorded and available for your viewing at a later time. It is available to participants for the duration of Advanced Valuation and/or Corporate Finance.

    Students that participate in this free bonus course will not receive a grade or certificate.