Executive Doctorate in Business

Prospective Applicants

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 joseph.weintrop@baruch.cuny.edu.

Information Sessions

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
Residency 4
Thursday, January 26 to Sunday January 28

Residency 5
Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11

Residency 6
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.

Admissions Criteria

Basic qualifications for EDB candidacy include:

Admissions Process

Candidates generally move through the following steps during the application process:

Decisions are typically provided within 1-3 weeks of interview.

Application Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Application Fee
  3. 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.
  4. Application form
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Program Fees

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.

Application Deadline

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.

Financial Support
Special Instructions for International Applicants
Applicants Seeking a Student Visa