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What to Expect

The Short Course Experience

Our 2- to 5-day short courses offer a unique opportunity to step outside of the pressures of your day-to-day work life and challenge yourself with new ideas and skills in a low-risk environment. Our team is here to guide you each step of the way.

Before the Course

Shortly after you enroll in a short course, you will receive a confirmation email securing your spot. Your Program Manager will also reach out about two weeks prior to the program start date with relevant logistics information and any pre-course academic materials.
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During the Course

Typically, class days begin at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm, with one hour for lunch and 30-minute breaks in the morning and afternoon. Catered breakfasts, lunches and coffee and tea breaks are provided during each day of the program.

Most of our short courses combine lecture, discussion and group activities, creating a dynamic learning environment. Come prepared to learn and exchange ideas with classmates from across industries and around the world.
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After the Course

In addition to in-class networking opportunities, we host an optional reception following the first day of the program. Participants enrolled in short course bundles are invited to attend the networking reception for each program included in the package.

You will receive a full participant list with contact information for each of your classmates on the first day of the program, and will be invited to keep in touch.
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Continuing the Journey

At the end of each course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Your completed course days will also accumulate toward the Certificate of Distinction in Business and the Certificate of Excellence in Business.

These certificates are a convenient way to receive recognition for taking courses that are most relevant to your interests and work. Certificate holders receive exclusive benefits, including discounts on future short courses, NYU Stern gifts, access to special events and more.

Get Started Today

Start your professional development journey by browsing our short course catalog and enrolling in a program today.