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Summary checklist of requirements for admissions consideration.
  • Application fee
    A non-refundable fee of $125 is required. You will be prompted to pay the fee when you submit your application. Applicants who are Veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on active duty, or members of the National Guard or Reserves are exempt from paying the application fee. These applicants should contact our admissions office and submit their DD-214 form or a copy of their military ID prior to submitting the application.
  • Resume
    Upload your resume, which should include all post-college work experience.
  • Essays
    You are required to submit two essays. A third optional essay may be submitted.  Each essay has a maximum limit of 250 words.

    1. Why are you looking to pursue an MBA or MS degree at this point in your life and what do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation? What key actions have you taken up to this point to prepare you for this career?

    2. Choose one of the following:
      • Discuss a social issue that you feel deeply about. Describe how you would contribute to the solution.
      • Describe a technology trend that will impact your target career.
      • Reach out to someone you haven’t met before for an informational interview to learn more about your target role and the steps you can take to achieve success. Discuss who you met, how you connected with them, and what insights you gained from your conversation.
    3. Optional essay.
      You may provide the Admissions Committee with any information that you would like the members to consider as they make their decision.
  • Transcripts
    Applicants are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country. If you submit your application prior to the conferral of your bachelor's degree or equivalent, we will accept and evaluate your application. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon receiving your degree conferral prior to enrollment.

    Transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended. Upload scanned copies in the online application. If offered admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all universities and colleges (except Baruch College) that are listed on your application. Official transcripts should be mailed in a university sealed envelope from the issuing institution, or sent electronically by your institution via secure services such as Scrip-Safe and National Clearinghouse. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to
    You must take either the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) and submit official scores. The exam must be completed within five years of the beginning of the term for which you are applying. All sections of the exam are considered when reviewing candidates for admissions. We advise that you schedule an examination at least 15 days before the deadline.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    Submit two letters of recommendation.

    You are encouraged to provide two professional references including one from your current employer. However, recent graduates may submit one professional reference and one academic reference. If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree you should provide two academic recommendations.  Recommendations are discouraged from relatives, personal friends and any staff you have supervised.

  • English language proficiency
    Applicants educated outside the United States and whose first language is not English are required to submit scores from TOEFLIELTS, or  PTE (Pearson Test of English). We advise you to schedule an examination at least two weeks before the deadline. Our ETS code for TOEFL score reporting is 2034.
International Students

Application for the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20)

International applicants seeking a student visa to study in the US will need to  complete the Request for Certificate of Eligibility and the Declaration and Certification of Finances.  Be sure to review, complete, and submit pages 1 – 5 of the application.

Supporting Financial Documentation
Original documents for each source of financial support indicated. Please refer to the "Sponsor Supporting Documents" page (p.4) of the admission application for a list of acceptable supporting documents.

Copy of Passport Identification Page
Photocopy of the identification page of your passport

NOTE: Documents (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) from institutions outside the US in a language other than English must be accompanied by official English translations.

Please be sure to visit our International Student Service Center for specific details and information for our international students.

Contact Information

Mail documents to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Baruch College/Zicklin School of Business
City University of New York (CUNY)
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box H-820, New York, NY 10010

Campus address:

Office of Graduate Admissions
151 East 25th Street, 8th Floor, Room 820
Telephone: 646-312-1300

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