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Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College - Executive MBA

Zicklin Executive MBA Program Structure

Students in the “full-service” Baruch College Executive MBA program at the Zicklin School of Business can earn their degree in 20 months but allows candidates to pursue an education while balancing a full-time work schedule. Classes are mostly held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15  p.m. There are two Executive MBA options available at Zicklin: the traditional program, which allows students through the lock-step program alongside an experienced, diverse cohort of professionals, and the Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration program.


There are six trimesters in the Executive MBA at Zicklin, and students take nine credits for each of the first five trimesters, which amounts to roughly three to four courses a trimester. Classes for the 20-month program start in September and culminate in June, with no classes in July or August. However, those starting the program must enroll in the first-year “Boot Camp,” which begins in July.

The three-week camp takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Meals will be offered during boot camp days.

During the second year of the program, Executive MBA students must participate in an international study tour, in which they will meet with international students, executives, and other business leaders. Previous international study tour trips have been in Brazil, Vietnam, South Africa, and other select countries. Please note, on-campus activities and classes may be impacted by COVID-19.

The Baruch College Executive MBA 2020 Class Profile 

The average age of students in the Baruch College Executive MBA is 37. The program is 47% female and 53% male. In addition, students average 13 years of work experience.

Career Outcomes for the Baruch College Executive MBA Graduates

The Graduate Career Management Center helps Zicklin graduate students find employment and plan their careers. Resources offered by the center include workshops, one-on-one career advising, mock interviews, and online databases and career tools. In the fall and spring semesters, the center organizes On-Campus Recruiting sessions for both full-time positions and summer internships.  Graduates of the Baruch College Executive MBA at the Zicklin School of Business were hired by companies such as American Express, AT&T, Bloomberg LP, Ely Lilly & Co., Frito-Lay, HarperCollins Publishers, IBM, The Interpublic Group of Companies, JPMorgan Chase & Companies, JetBlue Airways, LeFrak Organizations, New York Public Library, PwC, Thomson Reuters, UBS Securities, and Walt Disney Television.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total cost of the Baruch College Executive MBA at the Zicklin School of business is currently $86,500, which includes all tuition, fees, textbooks, meals, boot camp orientation, workshops, and the majority of pay for the international study trip.

All applicants to any Baruch undergraduate or graduate program are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships from Baruch College of up to 50 percent of tuition. Graduate students at Zicklin may also apply for external fellowships through organizations such as the American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, and USA Education/USA Funds.

Zicklin graduate students are eligible for Federal Direct Loans and in some cases may be eligible for Federal Work-Study. Students can also explore private loan options.


Those considering applying for the EMBA program must submit a pre-application form, which will be reviewed by the admissions committee. This application is used to see if candidates qualify for the program and is not a traditional application process. Candidates are expected to have anywhere from five to seven years of previous work experience and an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Those who qualify must also submit GMAT or GRE scores, which are optional, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a sponsor’s agreement (even if applicants have no official sponsor), proof of English proficiency, a current resume, and a one-time $75 application fee.

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 below.

2020-2021 Baruch College Executive MBA at the Zicklin School of Business Deadlines

Application Round Submission Deadline Decision Notification
Round 1* February 1 March 1
Round 2* April 1 May 1
Round 3 June 1 Rolling

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