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Fall 2017 Admission

We are currently accepting applications for fall 2017 cohorts. Please note that admissions decisions will be issued on a rolling basis starting in December 2016/January 2017 through the final application deadline.


Priority Application Deadline April 20, 2017
Final Application Deadline June 20, 2017
EMBA 36 Program Start Date

Boot Camp: July 25- August 12, 2017

Orientation: August 19-20, 2017

Classes begin: September 2017

EMSF 21 Program Start Date September 2017

Criteria for Admission

Basic qualifications for EMBA and EMSF 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 or EMSF program submit a pre-application before applying. Once submitted, members of the admissions committee will review your resume 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 an average Executive student, see the most recent cohort demographics for the EMBA or EMSF programs.

To submit a pre-application, send your current resume to execzicklin@baruch.cuny.edu and specify the program of interest (EMBA or EMSF). It is also helpful to attach your unofficial academic transcripts, if possible. 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.

  • 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 application includes both the completed recommendation form and a letter or statement written by the recommender.

  • 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.

  • Official University Transcripts
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, including summer study and transfer credits. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Baruch College or delivered in a sealed, stamped envelope. 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 Agreement
  • This must be submitted even if you are not being financially 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 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 to execzicklin@baruch.cuny.edu for a pre-application review.

  • 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:

Zicklin Executive Programs
Attn: Admissions Specialist
Baruch College, Box B13-282
55 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010-5585

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