NYU Stern School of Business | Groups

Office of Career Development (OCD)
In recognition of the increasing interest in careers in socially responsible public and private companies, OCD has dedicated a company relationship manager to build relationships with employers and alumni who share this same commitment. OCD also provides a career counselor to individually work with students on the tailored job searches necessary for this career track.

Specialization in Sustainable Business and Innovation
The Sustainable Business and Innovation specialization aims to equip students with an understanding of key sustainability challenges and opportunities for business today as well as current and emerging business practice.  Leading companies and NGOs are blending social, environmental and more traditional economic perspectives to create innovative conceptual frameworks and strategies. This specialization will provide students with the knowledge and skills to achieve help their organizations use sustainability to drive competitive advantage, innovation, and value for society.

NYU Stern Courses
Elective courses from previous years included:
  • Sustainability for Competitive Advantage
  • Corporate Branding and Sustainability
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development
  • Investing for Environmental and Social Impact
  • Strategy with a Social Purpose
  • Social Enterprise & Sustainable Food Business
  • Law, Business and Human Rights
  • Impact Investing Experiential Learning Seminar
  • Social Problem-Based Entrepreneurship
Stern students also have the opportunity to take up to 25% of their electives classes at other NYU schools, such as the Wagner School of Public Service.

NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights
The Center’s mission is to challenge and empower companies and future business leaders to make practical progress on human rights. Michael Posner co-founded the Center in 2013 and serves as the Director. The Center offers classes, conducts research, and carries out projects on current business and human rights challenges.
SISA partners with the Center to host the Executive-In-Residence Series, which connects students with sustainability executives from leading companies to learn firsthand about confronting human rights challenges at the highest level. Past speakers have included Marcela Manubens, Global Vice President for Social Impact at Unilever and Paula Pyers, Senior Director of Supplier Responsibility at Apple. For more on the Center and upcoming speakers in the Executive-In-Residence Series, visit their website.

NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
The CSB’s mission is to ensure current and future business leaders develop the knowledge and skills to embed sustainability in core business strategy so they can reduce risk; create competitive advantage; develop innovative services, products, and processes; while building value for society and protecting the planet.
The CSB has hosted workshops and speaker series that have included António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nation; Jeffrey Hollender, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Seventh Generation; and Bruce Kahn, Portfolio Manager of Sustainable Insight Capital Management. For a complete list of past and upcoming events hosted by CSB, please visit their website.

Business and Sustainability Human Rights Summer Fellowship
The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and Human Rights partners with the United States Council for International Business to offer first-year MBA students a paid opportunity to work at a multinational company on a business and human rights challenge during their summer. Students will participate in a business and human rights training program and become deeply immersed in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and human rights issues faced by their company through their summer internship.

SternWorks Social Enterprise Fund 
SternWorks, which provides a financial stipend of up to $10,000 to support first-year, full-time MBA students who wish to complete a summer internship working at the intersection of business and society, where they can use their business education to positively impact the broader world around them. SternWorks recipients have worked with non-profit organizations, government agencies or B-Corp certified organizations.