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Apply to the Executive MBA.
Key Dates for Fall 2018 EMBA Admission

The Executive MBA program intakes new students once per year, in the fall. We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2018 cohort, EMBA 37.

Fall 2018 Priority Application Deadline

April 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Final Application Deadline

June 20, 2018

Boot Camp 2018 (tentative)

Late July/Early August 2018 (tentative)

Executive Programs New Student Orientation

Late August 2018

Classes begin

Early September 2018 (projected)

Criteria for Admission

Basic qualifications for EMBA candidacy include:

  • 5-7 years of professional/managerial experience (generally this experience should be post-undergraduate)
  • an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or foreign equivalent
  • appropriate quantitative skills (acquired via academic training or professional experience, or demonstrated via a GMAT or GRE score or our in-house Admissions Test)

Before You Apply

We recommend that all interested candidates for the EMBA program submit a pre-application before applying. Once submitted, members of the admissions committee will review your resume and any available transcripts for potential candidacy and confirm test score requirements for your application.

Please note that the pre-application will only confirm whether one meets the basic prerequisites for candidacy, it is not an indication of an admission decision. To better understand the profile of our Executive students, see the most recent cohort demographics for the EMBA program.

To submit a pre-application, send your current resume to and specify the program of interest (EMBA). It is also helpful to attach your unofficial academic transcripts for the purposes of determining a GMAT/GRE/Admissions Test waiver. Within 3-4 business days, you should receive a response with feedback via email.

Next, plan to attend an information session to learn more about the program you are interested in.  These sessions provide an overview of Zicklin Executive Programs, the program and curriculum, the application process, and the student experience.  If you would like to sit in on a current class session, we can also arrange that for you after your pre-application has been processed.

Admissions Process

Candidates generally move through the following steps during the application process:

  1. Pre-application submission via email
  2. Attend an information session and/or observe a current class session
  3. Submit an online application and all supporting application documents
  4. Once application is complete, qualified candidates are invited to campus for an admissions interview (virtual interviews are available for candidates outside of NYC metro area)
  5. Decision is typically disseminated within 1-3 weeks of interview

Application and Supporting Documents

  • Online application
  • You will need to complete essay questions and upload a resume as part of the application.

  • Application fee (non-refundable)

The $125 application can be paid online via the application portal or by mailing a check or money order to the Executive Programs office. Applicants who are veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on active duty, or members of the National Guard or Reserves can waive the application fee by submitting a copy of their DD-214.

  • Two professional recommendations
  • Recommendations may be submitted using the online application system. Click on the Recommendations link in the online application for more information. One letter should be from your current supervisor at your current place of employment. Letters from co-workers, relatives, friends and staff you have supervised are not appropriate choices. A complete recommendation includes both the completed recommendation form and a letter or statement written by the recommender.

  • Academic transcripts
  • Transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended. Upload unofficial/scanned copies of transcripts in the online application. Official transcripts should be mailed in a university sealed envelope to Baruch directly from the issuing institution, or sent electronically by the institution via secure services such as Scrip-Safe and National Clearinghouse. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to While unofficial transcripts can be used to expedite the admissions process, official transcripts must be received before an admitted student is able to accept their admission and enroll in a program.

    NOTE: It should be free to send official transcripts from other CUNY schools to Baruch College, Zicklin Graduate Admissions. Nominal service fees may apply depending on order method. For more information, contact the Registrar's office of the school you attended.

  • Sponsor's Agreement
  • We encourage Executive applicants to have a conversation with their employer or supervisor as early as possible about their plans to attend an Executive program. This form is required even if the employer is not financially sponsoring the candidate. Submission of this form can be deferred until the enrollment process, if preferred.

  • GMAT, GRE or Admissions Test scores
  • Candidates whose academic background or professional experience does not include evidence of appropriate quantitative skills will be required to submit GMAT/GRE scores or may be offered the opportunity to take our in-house Admissions Test. The GRE school code for the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, is 2034.

  • English Language Proficiency


Mailing address for application materials:


Zicklin Executive Programs

Attn: Executive Admissions

1 Bernard Baruch Way, Box B13-282

New York, NY 10010-5585


Please inform us if you believe your official CUNY transcripts or other application items may have been sent to the Zicklin Graduate Admissions office.

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