Stern Signature Projects

NYU’s research continually drives innovation for the global challenges of tomorrow. Stern Signature Projects (SSPs) pair student teams with research centers to address some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. Structured as semester-long academic independent studies, these opportunities allow students to customize their MBA experience by driving thought leadership across an array of global and interdisciplinary questions. Each semester’s unique projects take place domestically and globally.

To view past SSP projects, click here.


  • Students must have completed 15 credits prior to starting the project.
  • Students must be able to meet the time commitment (approximately 10 hours per week for the 10 week project).
  • Students must be interested in the specific project area of focus.


  • Applications for new projects will be available in September. Please check back for updated project descriptions.
  • Eligible applicants will be interviewed by a member of the Experiential Learning team.

Program Policies

  • Students cannot drop their project once they have enrolled.
  • This is a 3-credit course (one full semester).
  • Students are expected to allocate 10 hours per week on the project.
  • Airfair and hotel accommodations are included for all Global Consulting projects.