Business and Finance

To advance in today’s global business environment, one must develop an exceptionally broad array of intellectual skills. The modern business environment demands the ability to analyze problems rigorously, to develop innovative and creative solutions, and to work effectively within the context of an organization. That in turn demands an understanding of the customers, the cultural and scientific contexts in which businesses operate, alongside an understanding of the techniques by which firms succeed in a competitive economy.

A successful business combines labor and capital to produce a good or service at a price and quality that customers want to purchase. In a complex business, different individuals often take responsibility for different aspects of that endeavor, such as operations management, marketing and sales, information systems management, and financial management. An effective business education should provide students with an overview of all these fields, together with an opportunity to explore some areas in greater depth.

The business program at NYU Shanghai is designed to provide students with comprehensive preparation for the modern globalized business world. It builds upon the liberal education designed into the NYU Shanghai core curriculum. Before entering the major, students will have developed an essential set of skills in mathematics, critical thinking, and oral and written communication. They will also have acquired a familiarity with the general cultural and scientific contexts in which businesses operate. Within the major, students obtain:

  • a deeper understanding of the modern global business environment and its economic structure;
  • disciplinary skills in economics and statistics;
  • a focused introduction to accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and organizational management.

The Business & Finance major helps students develop knowledge and skills in corporate finance, investments management, securities trading, financial markets, and more.


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Degree Requirements - 2020-21 Bulletin

* = offered in Fall '20 in Shanghai

BUSINESS CORE
BUSF-SHU 101 Statistics for Business and Economics*  
BUSF-SHU 202 Foundations of Finance* Pre-reqs: Statistics for Business and Economics and Microeconomics
BUSF-SHU 250 Principles of Financial Accounting* Pre-req: Not open to freshmen
ECON-SHU 3 Microeconomics* Pre-req: Calculus or Honors Calculus or placement
ECON-SHU 251 Economics of Global Business Pre-req: Microeconomics
FINANCE CORE
BUSF-SHU 303 Corporate Finance* Pre-req: Foundations of Finance
BUSINESS ELECTIVES - Choose Two
BUSF-SHU 142 Information Technology in Business and Society* Pre-req: Bus Major Priority; not open to freshmen
BUSF-SHU 210 Business Analytics Pre-req: Bus Major priority; A prior Statistics Course (BUSF-SHU 101)
BUSF-SHU 351 Operations Management* Pre-req: Sophomore standing
MGMT-SHU 301 Management and Organizations* Pre-req: Bus Major priority; no freshmen
MKTG-SHU 1  Introduction to Marketing* Pre-req: Business and Marketing Major priority; not open to freshmen
FINANCE ELECTIVES - Choose Two
Note: Any 4-credit Finance elective course offered at NYU Shanghai (such as those listed below) or any 3-credit Finance elective course offered by Stern Finance Department can counted as a Finance elective. Taking two 2-credit Finance courses will be counted as meeting the requirement of one Finance elective.
BUSF-SHU 304 Futures and Options* Pre-req: Foundations of Finance
BUSF-SHU 305 Debt Instruments and Markets* Pre-req: Foundations of Finance
BUSF-SHU 353 International Finance Management* Pre-req: Foundations of Finance and Economics of Global Business
BUSF-SHU 441 Private Equity & Venture Capital in Asia and Emerging Markets* Pre-req: Foundations of Finance, Corporate Finance and Economics of Global Business (or Macroeconomics) or instructor permission
BUSF-SHU 442 International Project and Structured Investing and Financing* Pre-req: Foundations of Finance, Corporate Finance and Economics of Global Business (or Macroeconomics) or instructor permission
NON-FINANCE ELECTIVES - Choose Two from the Following Areas
Management
MGMT-SHU 18 Strategic Analysis* Pre-req: Bus major priority; no freshmen
Marketing
MKTG-SHU 9 Research for Customer Insights* Pre-req: Intro to Marketing (MKTG-SHU 1)
MKTG-SHU 57 Digital Marketing* Pre-req: Intro to Marketing (MKTG-SHU 1)
MKTG-SHU 228 Strategic Marketing in China: Live Projects and Case Studies* Pre-req: Intro to Marketing (MKTG-SHU 1) or faculty permission
Others
ECON-SHU 3 Business and Economics Honors Seminar* Pre-req: Senior standing; Fall Bus Honors admit only
BUSF-SHU 200D Business Consulting in China* Pre-req: Management and Organizations and/or Intro to Marketing, or upon approval by the instructor; requires junior or senior standing
BUSF-SHU 225 Negotiation and Consensus Building*  
BUSF-SHU 310 Data Science for Social and Information Networks* Pre-req: ICP and Calculus
BUSF-SHU 311 New Venture Strategy* Pre-req: not open to freshmen
IMBX-SHU 101 Life Design*  
IMBX-SHU 102 Global Experience Design*  
IMBX-SHU 103 Understanding Financial Technology* Pre-req: Basic finance and/or fintech knowledge would be helpful
IMBX-SHU 211 Design Thinking*  
IMBX-SHU 232 Entrepreneurship Explored*  
INTM-SHU 241 Creative Learning Design*  
CHINA BUSINESS STUDIES COURSE - Choose One
ECON-SHU 3 Business and Economics Honors Program* Pre-req: Senior Standing; Fall Bus Honors admit only
 
MKTG-SHU 228 Strategic Marketing in China: Live Projects and Case Studies* Pre-req: Intro to Marketing (MKTG-SHU 1) or faculty permission
OPTIONAL: "Accounting Track"
BUSF-SHU 250 Principles of Financial Accounting* Can be double-counted as a Business Core
Two Accounting Elective Courses See list here.
OPTIONAL: "Business Analytics Track"
BUSF-SHU 210 Business Analytics Can be double-counted as a Business Core Elective
BUSF-SHU 142 Information Technology in Business and Society * Can be double-counted as a Business Core Elective
One Operations/Information System/Analytics Elective Course See list here.
OPTIONAL: "Management Track"
BUSF-SHU 301 Management and Organizations* Can be double-counted as a Business Core Elective
Two Mangement Elective Courses See list here.
 
OPTIONAL: “Marketing Track”
MKTG-SHU 1 (9001)/BUSF-SHU 302 Introduction to Marketing Can be double-counted as a Business Core Elective.
Two Marketing Elective Courses See list here.
 
Recommended Fall 2020 Courses

Recommended Courses in Fall 2020 for Freshmen

  • Global Perspectives on Society
  • Calculus
  • Core Class
  • English, Chinese, Core or General Elective

 

Recommended courses in Fall 2020 for Sophomores

  • Perspectives on the Humanities
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Core, General Elective, or Chinese
Faculty Mentor

Prof. Raymond Ro Email: raymond.ro@nyu.edu | Profile

Minor in Business
Required Courses
BUSF-SHU 101 Statistics for Business and Economics
BUSF-SHU 250 Principles of Financial Accounting
ECON-SHU 3 Microeconomics
ECON-SHU 251 Economics of Global Business (Students can take Intro to Macro and Intermediate Macro to substitute EGB)
MATH-SHU 121 Calculus
Choose One Elective Course (Please note that the business minor elective list below is complete, no courses outside of the list will be approved.)
BUSF-SHU 142 Information Technology in Business and Society
BUSF-SHU 202 Foundations of Finance
BUSF-SHU 210 Business Analytics
BUSF-SHU 303 Corporate Finance
BUSF-SHU 351 Competitive Advantage from Operations
MGMT-SHU 301 Management and Organizations
MKTG-SHU 1 Introduction to Marketing
Economics majors must complete two of the additional courses listed below to complete the minor within the double counting limits.
BUSF-SHU 142 Information Technology in Business and Society
BUSF-SHU 202 Foundations of Finance
BUSF-SHU 210 Business Analytics
BUSF-SHU 351 Competitive Advantage from Operations
MGMT-SHU 301 Management and Organizations
MKTG-SHU 1 Introduction to Marketing