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EMBA, EMSF, & EMSM Admissions

We are no longer accepting applications for fall 2017 cohorts.

Our next new student intake for Executive Programs will be for fall 2018. Details and the online application for fall 2018 admission will become available in September 2017. Check back for updates.

Criteria for Admission

Basic qualifications for EMBA, EMSF and EMSM 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/GRE score or our in-house Admissions Test)

Before You Apply

We recommend that all interested candidates for the EMBA, EMSF and EMSM 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. To better understand the profile of our Executive students, see the most recent cohort demographics for the EMBA or EMSF programs.

To submit a pre-application, send your current resume to and specify the program of interest (EMBA, EMSF, or EMSM). 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

If required to take the Admissions Test to complete program application, candidate must sit for the test during the application process. If admission is offered conditional upon passing the Admissions Test, candidate must do so before enrolling.

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 recommendations
  • Recommendations may be submitted using the online application system or by mail in a signed and sealed envelope. 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.

  • Official 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 scores or Admissions Test
  • 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. To confirm whether or not test scores are required for your application, please send your resume and unofficial transcripts to for a pre-application review.

  • 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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