The Executive Edge
The Zicklin School’s executive programs are for experienced business leaders and professionals, giving you the critical skills needed to solve complex challenges and reach your leadership potential.
- Receive a world-class education from an AACSB-accredited institution with highly credentialed faculty and industry experts.
- Build a global network with classmates in your field, international C-suite executives, and more than 150,000 Baruch College alumni.
- Immerse yourself in a diverse business environment with our international study experience.
- Stay focused on your studies with concierge services that handle registration, deliver all course materials, and provide meals and refreshments on class days.
Key Dates for Fall 2021
Applications received on or after January 1, 2021 will be processed and decisioned in three rounds:
|Application Round||Submission Deadline||Decision Notification|
|Round 1*||February 1||March 1|
|Round 2*||April 1||May 1|
|Round 3||June 1||Rolling|
*Applicants that meet the Round 1 or Round 2 submission deadline may be eligible for an Executive Programs Fellowship Award of $1,000 or $2,000. See here for full list of qualifications and details.
We recommend all interested candidates submit a pre-application before applying. This is the first step in determining if your experience is a good fit for an executive program. After a reviewing your information, you will receive a follow-up email with feedback within 3-5 business days.
Please note that the pre-application will only confirm whether you meet the basic prerequisites for candidacy. It is not an indication of an admission decision.
There are many ways to connect with us to learn more about Executive Programs and the admissions process. See here for a list of our upcoming events.
Begin or access your application in the online application portal.
A complete application includes the following components:
Please do not mail any application components to our office at this time. If you are unable to submit any components electronically, contact us for assistance.
$75 application fee
May be paid electronically through the online application portal once your application is ready for submission.
This fee is waived for veterans of the United States Armed Forces, those currently on active duty, or members of the National Guard or Reserves and their spouses.
To receive the fee waiver, complete all segments of the online application, including the key military questions on the “Demographic Data” page, then submit your application without paying the application fee (select “will mail check”). On the “Demographic Data” page, you’ll select that you actively are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and for which branch, and upload your DD-214 in the space provided.
- Current resume/CV
- Complete essay questions (available within the online application portal)
- Academic transcripts
Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded into the online application; official transcripts will be required if admitted
- Two professional letters of recommendation
One should be from your current supervisor or manager; recommendations can be completed electronically by the recommender. See application portal for details.
- Test scores
Test scores (from the Executive Assessment, GMAT, or GRE) are optional for Executive Programs applicants.
While test scores are not required for applications to Executive Programs, we strongly recommend that those without demonstrable evidence of quantitative skills consider submitting test scores from the Executive Assessment, GMAT or GRE to strengthen their application for admission. Candidates who do not provide test scores with their application should be able to demonstrate their quantitative skills with evidence from past academic transcripts, related professional certifications (such as CPA or CFA designation), or quantitative or technical job responsibilities.
If you choose to submit test scores to complete your application, we recommend that you consider GMAC’s Executive Assessment. This relatively new graduate admissions test offered by the creators of the GMAT is specifically designed for busy professionals and assesses real-world knowledge gained through work experience. It requires minimal preparation, offers flexible scheduling options, and takes only 90 minutes to complete.
We also accept GMAT and GRE scores. Our ETS school code for reporting GRE scores is 2034. Although we recommend the Executive Assessment, we have no preference for which test you choose and test choice has no weight on an admission decision. Test scores should be no more than five years old.
Applicants educated outside of the U.S.
- English-language proficiency test scores (if applicable)
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores may be required if your native language is not English or you 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.
- International credential evaluations
A course-by-course international credential evaluation of your transcripts from a NACES organization may be required if you were educated outside of the United States.
For more information about international credentials, test score requirements, or applying as international students, please submit a pre-application or contact us.
Once an application is complete, qualified candidates are invited for an admissions interview. At this time, all interviews are being conducted virtually via Skype or Zoom.
Once an application is complete, it is reviewed by the program’s admission committee. Admissions decisions are disseminated according to the notification dates listed in the Key Dates table above.
Applicants who meet the application submission deadline for Fall 2021 Rounds 1 or 2 may be eligible for an Executive Programs Fellowship award (follow link for full details and requirements for award eligibility).
Corporate sponsorship and reimbursement
We encourage applicants to inquire about financial sponsorship or tuition reimbursement opportunities through their employers. We recommend that you speak to your human resources department and manager before applying to determine the level of support your organization may provide. This is an important step since some organizations and companies have policies that differentiate the support provided for Executive Masters programs (i.e. only covering tuition and not additional fees).
Sponsorship is not required as a condition for admission into a program.
Many self-paying or partially sponsored students apply for federal student loans to assist in financing their education. Some students also consider student loans from private lenders, such as their bank or financial institution.
The first step in applying for federal loans is completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Baruch’s FAFSA school code is 007273
Please visit the Baruch College Graduate Student Financial Aid web site for general information about student loans.
We recommend that you speak to your accountant or tax advisor about the tax consequences and benefits (such as credits, deductions, and tax treatment of student loan interest and employer financial support) of continuing your education.
Phone: (646) 312-3100
Please email us for a prompt response. If you call, please leave a clear, detailed message with your name and contact information (phone number and email address). We are checking voicemail regularly Monday-Friday.
Visit Us During Virtual Office Hours
Executive Admissions staff will be available via live chat every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am-10:30 am ET to answer your questions. Register for an upcoming session to receive an access link via email.