As this is an innovative new program for senior business executives, we individually meet with you to facilitate the application process.
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort. Interviews are now being conducted and admissions decisions being made on a rolling basis through the final application deadline of June 30, 2018. If you have any questions, please reach out to Professor Joseph Weintrop at email@example.com.
We encourage you to attend a virtual information session or attend a residency visit to learn more about the Executive Doctorate in Business at Zicklin. Please email EDBZicklin@baruch.cuny.edu to RSVP.
|Information Sessions||Residency Visits|
|Virtual Information Sessions
Wednesday, January 31 – 5 pm
Thursday, February 15 – 12:00 pm
Monday, March 12 – 5 pm
Wednesday, April 4 – 5 pm
On-Campus Information Sessions
Wednesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, April 18 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 26 to Sunday January 28
Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11
Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29
Before You Apply
We strongly recommend that all interested candidates for the EDB program register for an information session. To determine if your experience is aligned with the program, we also encourage you to send your resumes to EDBZicklin@baruch.cuny.edu. Within 3-5 business days, you should receive a response via email.
Basic qualifications for EDB candidacy include:
- Significant business experience in which the candidate has at least 7-10 years of business experience at the managerial, professional or executive level.
- A graduate degree from an accredited university or foreign equivalent. In exceptional cases executives with extended managerial experience and a professional designation will be considered.
Candidates generally move through the following steps during the application process:
- Attend an information session.
- Submit a resume.
- Submit an online application (see requirements below).
- Qualified candidates are invited to attend an interview with the admissions committee.
Decisions are typically provided within 1-3 weeks of interview.
- Two recommendation letters from executives – Recommendation letters may be submitted using the online application system or by mail in a signed and sealed envelope. 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 from the recommender.
- Application Fee
- Unofficial university transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, including summer study and transfer credits must be submitted for review. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Baruch College or delivered in a sealed, stamped envelope if final admission is offered.
- Application form
- Essay 1 (2-4 pages) – Please outline the type of business issues that you, your firm, or your industry now face and how obtaining a stronger set of research skills will enable you to manage these issues more effectively in the future.
- Essay 2 (2-4 pages) – The 3rd year of the EDB is devoted to the writing of a dissertation. Our goal is to start that process in the first summer of the program Please describe your thoughts about a research project in which you, your firm, or your industry would benefit from based on what you expect to learn about in this program. Your essay will help us in evaluating your candidacy for the program, will further help us guide your education, the selection of a mentor, and ultimately lead to a timely graduation.
Mailing address for application materials not submitted online:
Zicklin Executive Programs
Attn: EDB Admissions Specialist
Baruch College, Box B13-282
55 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010-5585
Please send application materials to: EDBZicklin@baruch.cuny.edu
Tuition and fees are subject to change by CUNY Board of Trustees and are currently $125,000.00 for the entire program for all executives, regardless of residence or immigration status. Included in the total cost of the program is a Surface Pro 4, printed books, electronic material, and required software. You will also be provided with breakfast, lunch, and snacks during each residency. The cost of the program does not cover travel, hotel costs and additional meals.
The application deadline for the program is June 15 for the cohort starting in the Fall. Admissions are done on a rolling basis throughout the year. Once the cohort has been filled, applications will be deferred to the following year.
Corporate Sponsorship and Reimbursement
We encourage students to seek partial or full financial sponsorship or receive tuition reimbursements from their employers. We recommend that you speak to your human resources department and manager prior to applying to determine the level of support your organization will 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 the 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. 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.
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 website for general information about student loans.
John Seto is Baruch College’s veterans’ affairs representative. As the Certifying Official, John works with veteran students to ensure they are receiving appropriate educational and financial aid benefits. John can be reached at (646) 312-1264 or emailing him at John.Seto@baruch.cuny.edu. He is located at the Registrar’s Office Room 850 at 151 E. 25th Street.
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 which 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.
The Executive Doctorate in Business program is 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 Doctorate in Business candidate.