I’d like to take the time to dispel an oft-considered myth: to study and ultimately work in business, you HAVE to be at the Stern School of Business. Of course, our two majors and 13 concentrations within Stern are fantastic opportunities to gain business insight and experience.

But there are many other ways to be a business major at NYU, both in New York and around our global network! So let’s break down those academic paths for you.

The School of Professional Studies

Within SPS, there are three undergraduate majors that specialize in particular aspects of business. You can learn the ins and outs of hospitality in Hotel and Tourism Management. You could also study housing and the urban landscape in the 21st century with Real Estate. Or if you want to get your head in the game, major in Sports Management and be an expert in the sports industry. So, all are great options if you know you want to hone in on a specific industry right out of school. And they all have practical, hands on experience baked into the program.

Tandon School of Engineering

For those thinking about working in tech, Tandon offers a unique perspective with the Business and Technology Management major. Here you’ll get the best of both worlds with courses focusing on finance, management, and entrepreneurship, as well as the influences of technology and innovation in today’s world. Also, you can specialize in Technology and Innovation Strategy in Finance within BTM. And you get to be a business major at NYU, while also specializing in the tech industry!

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

The Music Business major at NYU Steinhardt is truly the bee’s knees! It’s perfect for those who are looking to make a career within the music industry. In addition, the program gives you a solid education in music, business, and the liberal arts. Internships are a huge component as well.


College of Arts & Science

The Economics major within CAS is a very theoretical approach to how global economies function. There are two concentrations offered: Policy or Theory. Additionally, students can complete a dual major with Computer Science or Mathematics, both of which can be useful in today’s job market. And to top it all off, Econ majors can earn a M.A. with their B.A. in Economics in the dual degree program offered between CAS and the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). Plenty of these graduates end up working in finance or at top firms and companies like Goldman Sachs or J.P. Morgan. So remember, those jobs aren’t solely for business majors!

Gallatin School of Individualized Study

So here’s an idea: Are you not fully satisfied by the courses and programs NYU has to offer? MAKE YOUR OWN! At Gallatin, you can choose your academic adventure by creating a personal concentration. This can include many of the 4,000+ courses across the university and its 10 undergraduate schools. Read more about how two Gallatin students worked to mold their undergraduate experience into their own.

Abu Dhabi and Shanghai

And y’all: business isn’t exclusive to New York City! You can pursue these endeavors at our campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai as well!

At NYUAD, you can pursue a major in Economics and learn closely about economic decision-making on a global scale. Here, you can concentrate in Theory or Finance. And you can also take part in the unparalleled start-up culture that exists in Abu Dhabi as an undergrad student!

At NYUSH, you can choose among Business and Finance, Business and Marketing, Economics, or Interactive Media and Business as your major. Better yet, pair one of these with the Global China Studies or Social Science minor to deepen your understanding of the larger roles business plays in the world! Read our spotlight on one of our Business and Finance majors, Carlo, here.

There are also plenty of study abroad opportunities for you to take a class or have experiential learning across the globe!

And for those truly set on business at Stern

There’s a dual-degree program with the Tisch School of the Arts! This opportunity is for those wanting to be on the business side of the entertainment industry. You will earn a B.S. in Business and a B.F.A. in Film and Television in five years. Read this Washington Square News article about one of our former Ambassadors, Natalia, who recently completed the program.

See? As I mentioned, the opportunities are limitless at NYU when you have a passion for business! Did this article create more questions for you? Email us at [email protected] or call us at 212-998-4500 to speak to an Admissions Ambassador or admissions counselor!

Phoebe Kingsak is senior assistant director at Undergraduate Admissions. She is a proud alum of CAS (Journalism/Cinema Studies FTW) and is working on her second master’s—this time from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She enjoys hosting trivia, keeping Pokemon Go in business, and trying to make “Po-Mo” (portrait mode) a thing. She is a displaced Texan currently residing in Brooklyn with her dog, Betty.