Candidates for dual program with the Leonard N. Stern School of Business must submit two applications: one to the Institute and one to the School of Business. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both the Institute and the School of Business, and admission is subject to approval by both. The ability to read French and to understand the spoken language is a prerequisite. The dual degree M.A.-M.B.A. program is intended for students seeking careers in business and finance that might require residence in and detailed knowledge of France.
By taking courses acceptable for joint credit, students enrolled in this program can complete the requirements for both degrees with a total of 79 points, rather than the 92 points required if both degrees were to be pursued independently. Students can therefore complete the dual degree in two and a half rather than three years of full-time study. Candidates for the dual degree are required to complete three (rather than twelve) elective points at Stern, fulfilling the rest of their elective requirements through courses taken at the IFS. The total number of M.B.A. credits is thus reduced from 60 to 51, and 4 points from the M.B.A. program can be counted to the M.A. in French Studies. Normally the first academic year of the program is spent at the business school. Information on the requirements of the M.B.A. may be found on the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business Web site at www.stern.nyu.edu.