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NYU Stern introduces tech and fashion courses

New York University Stern School of Business is launching two new one-year specialised MBA courses designed for students looking to commit to business careers either in technology or in fashion and luxury.

The new Tech MBA and Fashion and Luxury MBA will both enable students to build applicable knowledge and gaining relevant “real-world experience” while earning their MBA in one year.

The course structure consists of four components: a business core; a technology or fashion and luxury core; real-world experiential learning projects with organisations in the respective specialty areas; and electives.

The Fashion and Luxury MBA has been introduced in response to the fashion and luxury industries recognising the competitive advantage of adding business-educated talent to their creative ranks, said the educational institute. The course has been designed for students, with a commitment to managerial roles in accessories, apparel, beauty, jewellery, high-end automotive, fine wines and spirits, real estate, and wearable tech among others.

While the Tech MBA is aimed at business candidates with strong technology backgrounds and will prepare them to advance their careers in product management, fintech and tech entrepreneurship across various industries.

“Stern’s Tech MBA and Fashion and Luxury MBA are intentionally designed for a specific type of MBA candidate, one with a definitive career focus and a passion for these fields,” explains Raghu Sundaram, vice dean for MBA Programs and Online Learning. “These new MBAs provide broad exposure to core business areas with a depth of focus on the specialty area through an efficient schedule, reducing the opportunity cost with a more affordable MBA option.”

New York University Stern School of Business adds fashion and luxury MBA

NYU Stern dean Peter Henry, added: “Because we sit in the heart of the business ecosystem that is New York City, with global headquarters and new economy upstarts just outside our doors, we are in constant conversation with industry about developing future talent.

”This dialogue drives continuous innovation at Stern, such as establishing the first FinTech MBA specialisation at a business school last year to creating new specialised MBA programs now, so we stay as relevant to the new economy as we are to Wall Street."

The Stern School of Business, located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, has developed a reputation for helping to match students with real-world experiences, with previous MBAs working with companies including Diane Von Furstenberg, MasterCard and HBO. It marks the first US business school to offer a fashion and luxury MBA.

The inaugural classes for the Tech MBA and Fashion and Luxury MBA will enroll at Stern in May 2018. Students will take 51 credits over 12 months and earn an MBA degree from Stern in one year.

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