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Key dates in 2014

Executive Programs begin in early August with an Orientation and pre-program Boot Camp that is mandatory for all admitted students.  Executive Program classes begin in September.

Before You Apply

Please submit a current resume to ExecZicklin@baruch.cuny.edu and specify the program of interest (EMBA or EMSF).  This will help us determine if the program is right for you, and if you have the appropriate background and experience for the program.

Next, plan to attend an Open House information session to learn more about the program you are interested in.  You will get a chance to meet with the Academic Director and alumni and have your questions answered by them.  If you would like to sit in on a class and meet with current students, we can also arrange that for you.

Criteria for Admission

You should have:

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

Admissions Process

Because class size is limited, you should submit your application as early as possible.  Earlier applications will get priority in admission.  See below for details on application materials.

Applications must be submitted online.

Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2014.

Once your application is complete you will be invited to meet with a member of the Admissions Committee for an interview, and a final decision on your application will be made within 2 to 4 weeks.

To check the status of your application after submitting it, please email the Executive Programs office at execzicklin@baruch.cuny.edu with “Executive Application Status Inquiry” in the subject line.

Application Materials

  • Online application:
  • You will need to complete an essay (in 3 parts) and upload a resume as part of the application.

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Recommendation letters 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.

  • Application Fee (non-refundable)

    Please mail a check or money order for $125 made out to Baruch College.

  • Official University Transcripts
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, including summer study and transfer credits. Official transcripts must be in a university sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Transcript request forms can be downloaded from the Downloadable Forms link in the online application. You may submit unofficial copies of transcripts to expedite processing of the application, but your application will not be considered complete until the official transcripts are received.

  • Sponsor's Form
  • This must be submitted even if you are not being sponsored by your employer.  The form can be downloaded from the Downloadable Forms link in the online application.

  • GMAT/GRE scores (may be waived depending on academic qualifications or professional experience)
  • Candidates whose academic background or professional experience does not include evidence of appropriate quantitative skills will be required to submit GMAT/GRE scores or take our in-house Admissions Test.

  • English Language Proficiency (TOEFL)

    TOEFL scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English or who were educated in non-English speaking institutions.  Test scores more than two years old are not acceptable.  The TOEFL school code for the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, is 2034.

Mailing address for application materials not submitted online:

Executive Programs
Attn: Admissions Specialist
Baruch College Box B 13-282
One Baruch Way
York NY 10010-5585

International applicants: please read "Special Instructions for International Applicants" and "Applicants seeking a student visa" below.

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Additional Requirements for admitted applicants

  • Students admitted to the program must make a Registration Deposit to hold their seat in the program.  You can find information about fees and payment deadlines here.

Special Instructions for International Applicants

Transcript evaluations

Applicants educated outside of the United States must provide transcript evaluations of their credentials if they are from particular countries. To see the list of countries where foreign transcript evaluations are required, please click here.

When requesting an official evaluation, we recommend using one of these pre-approved NACES organizations who are familiar with how we want the information presented in the evaluations:

  • World Educational Services (www.wes.org)
  • International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (www.ierf.org) or
  • SpanTran Evaluation Services (www.SpanTran.com)


Completed evaluations should be sent directly to Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business by the evaluation company.
Note: We do not endorse or recommend any particular evaluation agency. Baruch uses the information from these agencies as guidelines only. We have our own internal policy regarding transcripts from certain countries.

Applicants seeking a student visa

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 D1 – D5 of the application.

Supporting Financial Documentation
Original documents for each source of financial support indicated. Please refer to the "Sponsor Supporting Documents" page (p.D4) of the admission application for a list of acceptable supporting documents.

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

Documents not in English
Documents (transcripts, recommendations etc.) from institutions outside the US in a language other than English must be accompanied by official English translations.

For more information, please contact the International Student Service Center.

Information Sessions

Visit this page for dates and locations of upcoming information sessions about our Executive Programs.  These sessions will include:

  • Presentations by key faculty, administrators, and alumni.
  • Question-and-answer period.
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