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Key Dates for Fall 2016 Entry

The Executive MBA and Executive MS in Finance programs traditionally begin each year in late July or early August with mandatory Boot Camp followed by a residential orientation weekend for Executive students in Palisades, NY.

The Executive MBA and Executive MS in Finance programs only accept new students in the fall semester of each year. Key dates* for new students this fall 2016:

Fall 2016 Priority Application Deadline April 15, 2016
Fall 2016 Final Application Deadline
June 15, 2016
Boot Camp July 26-August 13, 2016
Orientation August 20-21, 2016
First day of class EMSF: September 8, 2016
EMBA: September 10, 2016
*Dates subject to change

Criteria for Admission

Basic qualifications for EMBA and EMSF candidacy include:

  • 5-7 years of professional or 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 profiles for the EMBA or EMSF programs.

To submit a pre-application, please send your current resume to execzicklin@baruch.cuny.edu and specify the program of interest (EMBA or EMSF).  Within 3 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 Form
  • 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

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

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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.

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

Both the Executive MBA and Executive MS in Finance programs are able to sponsor international students on F-1 visas. Once an offer of admission has been made, you will receive more information about the visa application process.

Forms and documents regarding international students at Baruch can be found here.

For questions regarding the visa application and interview process, please contact the International Student Service Center; be sure to identify yourself as a Zicklin Executive MBA or MSF candidate.

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