The Zicklin Executive MBA is structured to meet the needs of high-potential professionals and business leaders who are ready to take their organizations and careers to the next level. The Executive MBA provides you with the tools to manage people and embrace innovation. It helps you understand and navigate the environmental, social, and ethical challenges facing organizations today. It also teaches you how to think strategically about making sustainability an essential part of your business outlook.
Our program is designed to allow you to focus on learning while continuing to work full time and manage your demanding career.
- Program Credits: 48 credits
- Program Length: 20 months
- Saturday and a few Friday classes accommodate your career
- Learn from your cohort of experienced professionals
- Gain a global perspective with an 8-10 day international study tour
- Administrative details, including course registration, materials, and meals, are handled through the program.
You will begin your EMBA experience with Boot Camp, a three-week series of refresher modules in finance, statistics, and accounting to ease you back into the classroom and help you brush up on basic quantitative skills. An Executive orientation includes team-building activities to help you get to know your cohort, as well as sessions on time and stress management, academic integrity, and more.
The international study tour is a key program highlight, taking place in the second year. You will travel with a faculty member to two different international locations for 8-10 days and meet with companies and organizations in each location. Program graduates consistently rate the trip as an illuminating experience that enhances their international business perspective and gives them a greater understanding of the impact of our rapidly globalizing world.
The cohort-based program means you take classes with the same group of people throughout the program. The cohort becomes the core of your network, affording many opportunities for career advancement. Students usually develop strong personal and professional bonds with their classmates that are sustained throughout life.
EMBA 36 (Entering Cohort of Fall 2017) Profile:
|Average and median age||35|
|Age range||Late 20’s to to late 40’s|
|Undergraduate Educational Background|
|Business, Accounting, Economics and Finance||40%|
|Science, Humanities, Liberal Arts and Others||60%|
|Top 5 Industries Represented|
|Other industries represented: Technology, Petroleum/Energy, Non-Profit and Other|
Executive Programs have a different fee structure than other graduate programs at the Zicklin School of Business. The programs are designed to offer administrative ease and convenience, and all administrative contact is provided through the Executive Programs office. This permits students to concentrate and devote their energy to their academic work and careers, and not worry about administrative matters.
Program fees include a wide variety of services to students, including:
- All college tuition, student technology, activity and graduation fees
- All textbooks and educational materials
- Class day meals & refreshments during breaks
- Most of the cost of the required International Study experience (includes group airfare, double occupancy hotel accommodations, ground transportation while on the trip and most meals)
- Administrative support from the program office as a one-stop point of contact for students in the program.
Program Tuition and Fees
For fall 2018 new students:
Executive MBA Full Program Cost: $86,500
PLEASE NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice by The City University of New York Board of Trustees.
The Executive MBA requires a non-refundable Acceptance Deposit of $2,500 to confirm enrollment in the program; the remaining balance of the program fee is due in installments throughout the program.
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 web site for general information about student loans.
Professor Cynthia Thompson