Public Policy & Management Minor

In an age of increasing public-private cooperation, with the traditional lines between government, business, and the nonprofit sectors blurred, NYU Wagner and the NYU Stern School of Business offer a collaborative undergraduate minor in Public Policy and Management.

Recognizing that many students will move fluidly between public and private realms in their professional work, this joint minor is designed to offer broad exposure to and preparation in both. Students electing this minor may choose from a carefully selected range of Wagner and Stern policy, management, and business courses. Among the first collaboration of its kind among US universities, this genuinely interdisciplinary program showcases both the business/management acumen and public service passion of these leading NYU professional schools.


A minimum 14 total credits comprising from four courses is required. Students must take at least 6 credits at each school. 

Note to Stern students: Stern students cannot double count required core or major courses toward this minor.

Students must complete a minimum of four courses for the minor within these guidelines:

Choose one of the following:

UPADM-GP 101, The Politics of Public Policy (4 credits)

UPADM-GP 103, Introduction to Managing Public Service Organizations (4 credits)

MGMT-UB 1 (or MGMT-UB 9001), Management & Organizational Analysis (4 credits)

Choose at least one of the following courses at Stern:

ACCT-UB 1 (or ACCT-UB 9001), Principles of Financial Accounting (4 credits)

BSPA-UB 43 Economic Inequality: Perspectives & Practices (3 credits)

BSPA-UB 68 Sustainability for Competitive Advantage (3 credits)

BSPA-UB 103, Experiential Learning Seminar:  Social Impact Consulting (3 credits)

ECON-UB 225, Business and the Environment (3 credits)

MGMT-UB 1 (or MGMT-UB 9001), Management and Organizational Analysis (4 credits) [if not taken as Foundation course]

MGMT-UB 7, Managing People & Teams (3 credits)

MGMT-UB 18, Strategic Analysis (3 credits)

MGMT-UB 21, Managerial Skills (3 credits)

MGMT-UB 25, Managing Change (3 credits)

MGMT-UB 30, Negotiation & Consensus Building (3 credits)

MGMT-UB 66, Power and Politics (3 credits)

MKTG-UB 1 (or MKTG-UB 9001), Introduction to Marketing (4 credits)

SOIM-UB 2000, Stern International Volunteers Seminar [open only to Stern students, application only]

Choose at least one of the following courses at Wagner:

UPADM-GP.102, Introduction to Social Impact
UPADM-GP.120, Normative Issues in Public Policy
UPADM-GP.140, The Economics of Public Policy
UPADM-GP.209, The American Presidency
UPADM-GP.215, The Politics of New York
UPADM-GP.217, Sustainable Urban Development
UPADM-GP.219, Segregation and Public Policy in the American City
UPADM-GP.224, Philanthropy and Social Change
UPADM-GP.226, Leadership: Women and Public Policy
UPADM-GP.236, Topics in Health: Policy, Politics, and Power
UPADM-GP.242, The Business of Nonprofit Management
UPADM-GP.260, What Really Matters? Leadership with No Regrets
UPADM-GP.269, How to Change the World: Advocacy Movements and Social Innovation
UPADM-GP.430, Intelligence and National Security Policymaking

For more information about the curriculum, please see our Advising and Policies page.


Adrienne Smith, Undergraduate Studies Administrator, NYU Wagner

For information regarding Stern course registration, please contact