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Zicklin Executive MBA Program Structure

Students in the “full-service” Executive MBA program at Zicklin can earn their degree in less than two years, but allows candidates to pursue an education while balancing a full-time work schedule. Classes are mostly held on Saturdays. There are two Executive MBA options available at Zicklin: the traditional program and the Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration program.

Curriculum

There are six distinct themes in the Executive MBA curriculum at Zicklin: Business 101, Instant ROI, “Prepare To Lead,” Ethics, Sustainability, and Global Excellence. 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 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.

Class Profile

The newest Zicklin EMBA class features 36 students, of which 57 percent identify as female. On average, students in the program at 35-years old but range anywhere from their late ’20s to early ’40s. Most, roughly 29 percent, of the students in the program come from a financial services or accounting background.

Careers

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.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Total cost of the Zicklin EMBA program 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.

Admissions Guidelines

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, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a sponsor’s agreement (even if applicants have no official sponsor), proof of English proficiency, and a one-time $125 application fee.

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority – April 20, 2018
Fall Final – June 20, 2018

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