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.

Minor Declaration

You can apply for the minor in NYU Albert in the My Academics section of your Student Center. The minor is found under Leonard N. Stern School of Business.


A minimum 14 total credits comprising from four courses is required from the list below (8 credits from Wagner and 6-8 credits from Stern). 

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 introductory courses:

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 one 3-4 credit course at Stern (two if intro course is from Wagner):

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, Social Impact Consulting (3 credits)

BSPA-UB 2000, Stern International Volunteers: Ghana [open only to Stern students, application only]

ECON-UB-216, Business and Public and Policy (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)


Choose one of the following 4 credit courses at Wagner (two if intro course is from Stern):

UPADM-GP.102, Introduction to Social Impact
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.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.268, Race, Immigration, and Financial Citizenship in the U.S.
UPADM-GP.269, How to Change the World: Advocacy Movements and Social Innovation
UPADM-GP.275, Contemporary Global Crises and Humanitarian Politics
UPADM-GP.282, Moving NYC: Travel Behavior and Policy in New York City
UPADM-GP.284, Emergencies, Disasters, and Cities
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 Program Advisor, NYU Wagner

For information regarding Stern course registration, please contact