CPRL Education Practicum

Through the CPRL Education Practicum, Stern MBA students have the opportunity to work with a consortium of business, policy, education, and law students from top tier upper-level graduate programs. This is an intensive, full-semester seminar and practicum in the theory and methods of managing, governing, and transforming public- and social-sector organizations in K-12 education.

This study-away experiential offering is structured with three components:


Theoretical seminar in the design, governance, transformation and democratic accountability of public sector organizations.

Skills Training

Professional skills training in the competencies required for success as managers and leaders of modern public- and social- sector organizations.

Consulting Engagement

Students support education organizations in thinking through some of their challenging issues and provide actionable solutions.


  • Students must have completed 15 credits.


  • Applications have now closed for this practicum.
  • Applications for the 2021-2022 program are due in late April.
  • Please contact the Experiential Learning team at experiential@stern.nyu.edu if you are interested in applying.

Program Policies

  • This is a 12-credit practicum.
  • This program takes place at Columbia University.
  • CPRL offers a limited number of scholarships granting exceptional students to apply to their NYU tuition in return for a commitment to spending time after graduation in a public or nonprofit job in the education sector.