Undergraduate Programs

Business and Finance

The business and finance major at NYU Shanghai helps students develop knowledge and skills in corporate finance, investment management, securities trading and accounting.  It is designed to provide students with the comprehensive knowledge needed in today’s globalized business world. It builds upon the liberal education that’s weaved into NYU Shanghai’s core curriculum. Before starting this major, students will have developed an essential set of skills in mathematics, critical thinking, and oral and written communication.  They will also have acquired familiarity with general cultural and scientific contexts in which businesses operate. Throughout their studies, students will obtain (a) a deeper understanding of the modern business environment and its economic structure (b) disciplinary skills in economics and statistics (c) a focused introduction to finance, management, operations and organizations. They will also have the opportunity to choose among advanced elective courses in those subjects.

 

Business and Marketing 

The business and marketing major at NYU Shanghai is designed to help students develop knowledge and skills in marketing management, customer insights, brand management, pricing etc. It will provide students with the comprehensive knowledge needed in today’s globalized business world.  It builds upon the liberal education that’s weaved into NYU Shanghai’s core curriculum. Before starting this major, students will have developed an essential set of skills in mathematics, critical thinking, and oral and written communication. They will also have acquired familiarity with general cultural and scientific contexts in which businesses operate. Throughout their studies, students will obtain (a) a deeper understanding of the modern business environment and its economic structure (b) disciplinary skills in economics and statistics (c) a focused introduction to finance, management, marketing and operations.

 

Business Honors Program


Program Overview

In parallel with the Stern Undergraduate Honors Program, which has been in existence since 2001, the NYU Shanghai Business Honors Program shares the same mission of preparing academically motivated, rising seniors for an enriched research experience that extends beyond the classroom environment. Being a part of a select cohort of honors students, participants will have the opportunity to work closely with distinguished faculty members throughout a year-long development of a thesis and attend a customized series of honors seminar. The program aims to offer an individualized and comprehensive educational experience by connecting outstanding undergraduate students at NYU Shanghai with stimulating research ideas and scholars.
 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current NYU Shanghai junior students majoring in Business & Finance or Business & Marketing.
  • Students who will be in Shanghai for their entire senior year. Students studying away from Shanghai in the fall semester of their senior year will not be eligible for the program.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher by the end of their first three years of undergraduate study.
  • Strong interest in research and the ability to handle an intense research and course schedule.


Program Components

  • Honors Seminar – A required Honors Seminar will meet around three times per month in both the fall and spring semesters of the senior year. Some of these sessions will be conducted by instructors from New York, and other NYU campuses and portal sites via video. In a few instances, joint sessions will be held with students from the Stern Undergraduate Honors Program.
  • Honors Thesis – The topic of the Honors Thesis is to be conceived of by the student with input from the Honors Program Coordinators (in New York and Shanghai) and the Faculty Thesis Advisor. The theses will be completed by the students in the program under the supervision of the Faculty Thesis Advisors, who will be assigned to the students, soon after they are accepted into the program.
  • Honors Seminar leaders and Faculty Thesis Advisors are chosen from resident faculty in Shanghai and New York, including visiting faculty at NYU Shanghai, and a few select adjuncts. If the Faculty Thesis Advisor is not based in Shanghai, communications between the student and advisor will be handled through online methods.
     

The NYU Shanghai Business Honors Program will count for 6 credits. If the research topic is China related, it can be used as a substitute for the required China related business course. If the topic is not China related, it can be counted as a non-finance business elective for the Business & Finance major or a non-marketing business elective for the Business & Marketing major.


Selection Process

The detailed application instructions are scheduled to be sent out in early spring of the junior year to eligible students. The deadline for the application will be in mid-March. The selection process will be competitive, based on the academic performance until the students’ junior year. While it will be based on the GPA as a screen, it will also be based on an essay and interviews with faculty members. Applicants will be notified of their selection in late April/early May. Information sessions in New York and Shanghai, where applicants can learn more about this program, will be held at the beginning of the spring semester.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the NYU Shanghai Academic Advising Office at shanghai.advising@nyu.edu.


Program Coordinators

Professor Marti Subrahmanyam* serves as the primary Business Honors Program Coordinator. He is Global Network Professor of Finance and Economics at NYU Shanghai and the Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance, Economics and International Business at NYU Stern.

Professor Jiawei Zhang* serves as the first Business Honors Program Co-Coordinator based at NYU Shanghai. He is Professor of Operations Management at NYU Shanghai and Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at NYU Stern.


External Links

NYU Stern Business Honors Program

http://www.stern.nyu.edu/portal-partners/current-students/undergraduate/academics/research-practitioner-learning/spur

NYU Stern Business Honors Program – Honors Thesis Index

http://www.stern.nyu.edu/portal-partners/current-students/undergraduate/academics/research-practitioner-learning/spur/honors-program-theses