General Questions

When and where will the programs commence?

Classes begin every year in early June at NYU Stern in New York City. You can view the 2019-2020 academic calendar here.

When and where will the programs conclude?

Students finish the programs after the Spring semester, usually toward the end of May, at NYU Shanghai. You can view the 2019-2020 academic calendar here.

What degree would I receive after completing the programs?

Graduates earn a Master of Science degree issued by New York University.

Can I apply to Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation? Are these STEM programs? Am I eligable for STEM OPT Extension?

Students are NOT eligible to apply for OPT after graduation. The MS in Data Analytics & Business Computing and MS in Quantitative Finance programs are not OPT related STEM programs and STEM OPT Extension is not applicable. 

What is the class profile of your current cohort?

You can view the MS in Data Analytics and Business Computing Class of 2020 Profile here and MS in Quantitative Finance Class of 2020 profile here

Do you offer a part-time study option?

At this time, we only offer full-time study programs to students.

Can I apply for Shanghai permanent residence permit (Hukou) after graduation? 

Students graduated from our programs will be eligible for the foreign degree accreditation from Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange. As the Shanghai Hukou policy changes each year, we suggest you to consult with Shanghai Human Resource and Social Security Bureau for detailed information. 

What are the advantages of your programs in comparison with other similar programs?

We offer a unique China and Asia focus targeted at pre-experience college students and recent graduates. Our students will have the opportunities to study in two global business hubs and enjoy the robust global network of New York University.

Admissions Questions

What are the undergraduate degree requirements to apply?

Students entering our programs are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country (for example, for applicants from India, all three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply).

Can I apply to more than one program? 

No. Applicants can only apply to one program per admissions cycle (2019-2020 admissions cycle). Also, please note that you can only submit one NYU Stern Master application per admissions cycle (the admissions cycle includes all start terms from January 2020 through September 2020). 

What is the average score for the GMAT/GRE?

Please note we do not have a minimum GMAT/GRE score needed to apply.

Are there any minimum test scores required to apply?

The minimum TOEFL score is 100 and the minimum IELTS score is 7. Please view the Standardized Test section of our admissions website for further details.

Does the Admissions Committee have a preference between the GMAT and GRE exam?

the Admissions Committee accepts both the GMAT and the GRE and does not have a preference as to which exam you choose to take. Please view the Standardized Test section of our admissions website for further details.

Is it possible to waive the GMAT/GRE?

The GMAT or GRE is a required component of an application to the MS programs. While applicants can take either test, they cannot be admitted without a GMAT or GRE score. Please view the Standardized Test section of our admissions website for further details.

Is there a minimum amount of work experience required to apply?

Full-time work experience is not a prerequisite to apply and we review all work experience, including internships and part-time work, in our evaluation. Please note that in the Professional Information section of your application you should only tally months of full-time, post-college work experience. Internships, part-time work and other experience may be included on your resume and work history.

What is the total cost of attendance?

Information regarding the cost of attendance and tuition may be found on the Financial Aid section of the website.

Does your program offer financial aid and/or scholarship? 

Information regarding the scholarship can be found on the Financial Aid section of the website. 

Can I take classes as a non-matriculated student?

Non-matriculated students cannot enroll in the MS programs’ courses. However, NYU Stern offers non-credit, 2-3 day Short Courses on the latest management thinking and practices. The NYU School of Professional Studies also offers courses in a wide variety of subjects, such as Finance, Marketing, Management and E-Business.

Do you have an online program?

At this time, we do not offer any degree-granting online MS programs. The MS programs are conducted in person.

Are admissions officers available for appointments?

We offer limited slots of 1:1 meeting with members of the Admissions Committee, please contact us to receive more details regarding available time slots. Please note that our interviews are by invitation-only, please check the Events section of our website for upcoming information sessions and events.

How do I pay tuition?

Students will pay tuition in USD to New York University Bursar office. Registered students would receive an email detailing the tuition, fees and methods of payment.

Is the program only designed for students who want to pursue business careers in China and Asia?

No. The programs include a China and Asia focus, in addition to providing experiential learning opportunities that offer exposure to universal principles in the applicable fields and industries. As part of the NYU Alumni community of almost half-a-million, our graduates will have access to resources and support that will elevate their career worldwide.

What is your GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS institution code?

Please use these codes to send the reports to us:


MS in Quantitative Finance H7D-NP-52

MS in Data Analytics and Business Computing H7D-NP-99

GRE: 4104


IELTS: New York University Shanghai Graduate Admissions

Please view the Standardized Test section of our admissions website for further details.

Can I send you more recommendation letters than it is required?

Please follow the application requirements for the programs you applied. If more recommendation letters are received, the admissions office will only read the first recommendation letter sent (to be determined by the application system time tracking).

I was accepted into the program, but would like to defer my admission. Is this possible? 

The Admissions Committee does not grant admissions deferrals. If you are admitted and decide no to enroll, you may re-apply for a future term. Leaves of absence are not granted to students who cannot begin the program in the semester for which they were admitted or who cannot successfully complete one course in that first semester (obtaining a grade of D or better).