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Application Instructions

Apply to the Executive MBA and Executive MS in Finance Programs.

Application Instructions

How to apply to Zicklin Executive Programs.

Zicklin’s Executive MBA and MS programs are designed for today's high-potential executives, business leaders and career professionals who want to make a difference in their organizations and the world at large. Graduates become more compelling leaders, using their sharpened business acumen in motivating and managing in a competitive environment.

In our Executive programs you will learn to apply the latest relevant management tools, embrace industry innovations, and navigate the challenges your business is facing now and will tomorrow.

The evening and weekend classes accommodate your work schedule and offer you the opportunity to apply what you learn right away. Our cohort-based programs enable you to network with other professionals whose worldview will broaden your perspective.

Select the program you are interested in applying to:


EMBA, EMSF, & EMSM Admissions

Apply to the Executive MBA and Executive MS programs in Finance or Marketing.

Fall 2017 Admission

We are currently accepting applications for fall 2017 cohorts. Executive programs only accepts new students in the fall semester of each year.

Priority Application Deadline April 20, 2017
Final Application Deadline June 20, 2017
EMBA 36 Program Start Date

Boot Camp: July 25- August 12, 2017

Orientation: August 19-20, 2017

Classes begin: September 2017

EMSF 21 and EMSM 1 Program Start Date September 2017

Criteria for Admission

Basic qualifications for EMBA, EMSF and EMSM candidacy include:

  • 5-7 years of professional/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, EMSF and EMSM program submit a pre-application before applying. Once submitted, members of the admissions committee will review your resume and any available transcripts 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 our Executive students, see the most recent cohort demographics for the EMBA or EMSF programs.

To submit a pre-application, send your current resume to execzicklin@baruch.cuny.edu and specify the program of interest (EMBA, EMSF, or EMSM). It is also helpful to attach your unofficial academic transcripts for the purposes of determining a GMAT/GRE/Admissions Test waiver. Within 3-4 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.

  • 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. Applicants who are veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on active duty, or members of the National Guard or Reserves can waive the application fee by submitting a copy of their DD-214.

  • 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 recommendation includes both the completed recommendation form and a letter or statement written by the recommender.

  • Official transcripts
  • Transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended. Upload unofficial/scanned copies of transcripts in the online application. Official transcripts should be mailed in a university sealed envelope to Baruch directly from the issuing institution, or sent electronically by the institution via secure services such as Scrip-Safe and National Clearinghouse. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to execzicklin@baruch.cuny.edu. While unofficial transcripts can be used to expedite the admissions process, official transcripts must be received before an admitted student is able to accept their admission and enroll in a program.

    NOTE: It should be free to send official transcripts from other CUNY schools to Baruch College, Zicklin Graduate Admissions. Nominal service fees may apply depending on order method. For more information, contact the Registrar's office of the school you attended.

  • Sponsor's Agreement
  • We encourage Executive applicants to have a conversation with their employer or supervisor as early as possible about their plans to attend an Executive program. This form is required even if the employer is not financially sponsoring the candidate. Submission of this form can be deferred until the enrollment process, if preferred.

  • GMAT/GRE scores or Admissions Test
  • 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 and unofficial transcripts to execzicklin@baruch.cuny.edu for a pre-application review.

  • English Language Proficiency


Mailing address for application materials:


Zicklin Executive Programs

Attn: Executive Admissions

1 Bernard Baruch Way, Box B13-282

New York, NY 10010-5585


Please inform us if you believe your official CUNY transcripts or other application items may have been sent to the Zicklin Graduate Admissions office.

Admissions Test

The Executive Programs Admissions Test is an alternative to the GMAT/GRE that is offered to some applicants.

Developed as an alternative to the GMAT or GRE, the Admissions Test is an in-house quantitative assessment that may be required for some Executive applicants. The Admissions Test may be required to complete an application or may be required as part of a conditional admission offer.

Do I have to take the Admissions Test?

If you are an EMBA or EMSF applicant, please submit a pre-application to find out if test scores would be required to complete your application. A pre-application involves emailing a copy of your current resume to execzicklin@baruch.cuny.edu. In some situations, applicants will be offered admission to the EMBA or EMSF program conditional on passing the Admissions Test.

If you are an Exec Healthcare MBA applicant, please contact the program's Assistant Director, Alison Charlebois, to confirm if this test is applicable to your application.

Scheduling a Test Date

Applicants should complete their application before scheduling a test date. Once your application is complete, we will contact you to schedule a test date.

Preparing for the Admissions Test

The Admissions Test covers three areas: Finance, Accounting and Statistics.  A list of detailed topics for the Admissions Test can be downloaded here.

While you may prepare for this test in any way you wish, we recommend a set of online training modules administered by Responsive.net that cover the same material as the Admissions Test.  There are three modules:

  • Statistics Foundations
  • Finance Foundations
  • Accounting Foundations

Each module consists of a set of tutorials and online assessments (these assessments are different from the Admissions Test, but cover the same material).

You must purchase a separate code to access each module. The price is $60 for each module which includes access to the module for one year (note: the price for access is set by Responsive.net and Baruch College has no financial interest in this product).

Online practice modules are available for purchase here.

These online practice modules are completely optional.  However, they are recommended for all our students to help them acquire the skills they need to succeed in the program. Even if the Admissions Test is not required of you, these practice modules are great preparation for and/or introduction to some of the basic quantitative subjects that you will encounter in the first year of your program.

EMBA Priority Admissions Grant

EMBA applicants that apply by the priority application deadline for fall 2017 may be eligible for a one-time grant.

A limited number of grants are available for students who apply and enroll early decision in the Executive MBA program for fall 2017.  Each grant carries a one-time award of $1000.

To be eligible for the grants, applicants must:

  1. submit their application for the Executive MBA program (New York location) by April 20,
  2. be admitted into the program,
  3. confirm their enrollment in the program by paying the non-refundable Acceptance Deposit no later than June 1, and
  4. register for the first trimester of the program and have no outstanding balance due as of Sept. 30, 2017.

Candidates are advised to apply as early as possible, as grants are limited in number and will be awarded based on the date of deposit paid.  Grant awards will be disbursed in Trimester 1 of the program.  Awards cannot be applied towards Program Fees for Trimester 1 or the Acceptance Deposit.

Learn more about the application process here or contact Zicklin Executive Programs.

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