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modular executive ms in marketing in New york

Modular Executive MS in Marketing in New York CityBaruch College, The City University of New York


Candidates for the EMSM must have at least five years of business experience. The program is designed for professionals who are in the early and middle stages of their careers and who want to complete their master’s degree to advance to higher levels of management.

Interested candidates are advised to submit a pre-application, described below, before formally applying. The pre-application gives the admissions team the opportunity to assess a candidate’s readiness for success in the EMSM program, including whether the academic record and/or current job performance demonstrate the professional level and academic foundation needed for the program, or if additional information such as a standardized exam (GMAT, GRE) or a Zicklin admissions test will be required.

Every qualified applicant is interviewed to ensure all students can learn from collaboration and expand their professional and personal networks.

The new modular EMSM based in New York is recruiting now for April 2018 enrollment. Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admissions basis with a final deadline of mid-March for New York.

Learn more about the program, the student experience, and the admissions process by joining one of our information sessions. We offer both on-campus and online opportunities to participate in information sessions. Visit the events listing for dates.

Admissions 2018: Key Dates and General Requirements

The Modular Executive MS in Marketing in New York is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 term.

Spring 2018 Final Application Deadline March 20, 2018
Spring 2018 Program Start Date April 25, 2018
First Weekend Classroom Sessions May 4-5, 2018

Criteria for Admission

Qualifications EMSM candidacy include:
  • 5-7 years of professional/managerial experience (generally this experience should be post-undergraduate)
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • Appropriate quantitative skills demonstrated by professional experience; previous academic training; or GMAT, GRE, or Zicklin Admissions Test scores

Admissions Process

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

  • Submit a pre-application via email
  • Submit an online application and all supporting documents
  • Qualified applicants are invited for an individual admissions interview conducted by a local program representative on campus in New York City or via Skype
  • Decisions are typically given one to three weeks after the interview

Should You Apply? The Pre-Application

Let us help you decide whether you should apply by making a preliminary assessment of your qualifications to be a candidate. There is no cost for this timely, easy assessment.


  • All interested candidates for the EMSM program are advised to submit a pre-application before applying. Send your current CV/résumé and unofficial academic transcripts (if available) to with “Pre-Application EMSM NYC 2018” as the subject header.
  • The pre-application review helps the EMSM admissions team qualify interested candidates and determine a candidate’s readiness for the program, including the necessary quantitative skills.
  • You will receive a response from our office within 3-4 business days of submitting the pre-application. The admissions team will let you know whether your pre-application submission adequately demonstrates the appropriate quantitative ability or it will recommend the information you should submit with your application to do so. Quantitative abilities can be demonstrated through previous academic training, professional experience, or scores from the GMAT, GRE, or the in-house Zicklin Admissions Test.
  • Please note that the pre-application can only confirm whether or not you meet the basic prerequisites for candidacy. The pre-application is not an indication of an admission decision.

Application and Supporting Documents

Access the online application portal to start your EMSM application. The application requires:

  • Two professional recommendations, including one from your current supervisor
  • Academic transcripts
  • Three essay questions
  • Demonstration of quantitative skills (if necessary)
  • Demonstration of English-language proficiency (if necessary)
  • Current CV/résumé
  • A non-refundable $125 application fee

Two professional 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. Please do not submit recommendations from colleagues, relatives, friends, or staff you have supervised. Recommenders are required to complete the recommendation form and submit a letter or statement.

Academic transcripts

Transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended. Upload unofficial/scanned copies of transcripts in the online application. Official transcripts can be mailed in a university-sealed envelope to Zicklin 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 While unofficial transcripts can be used to expedite the admissions process, official transcripts must be receivedwill be required before an admitted candidates can enroll in thea program.

Applicants with degrees from certain countries outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course evaluation for each degree from an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Evaluations must be sent directly from the evaluation agency to Baruch College. The following are NACES members:

The admissions team recommends you submit a pre-application so they can advise you on your transcript qualifications and any additional steps you may need to take.

All materials that are not submitted online should be mailed to:

Zicklin Executive Programs
Attn: Executive Admissions
1 Bernard Baruch Way, Box B13-282
New York, NY 10010-5585

Essay Questions

Each candidate is required to submit three essay questions related to personal and career objectives and an optional fourth essay that candidates can use to provide any additional information that they want the admissions committee to consider.

Essay questions and associated length for each response (about 500 words) are available on the application portal. Candidates upload their responses as a Word document or PDF. There is no time limit; candidates can obtain the questions and write responses at their own pace before uploading to the application portal. Applicants can log in and out of the application and make edits as needed.

Quantitative Skills, GMAT, GRE, or Admissions Test

By reviewing your pre-application submission wethe EMSM admissions team can determine whether you have adequately demonstrated the quantitative ability you need for the program. The team can also or recommend what information you should submit with your application to support quantitative proficiency. Quantitative abilities can be demonstrated through previous academic training, professional experience, or scores from the GMAT, GRE, or the in-house Zicklin Admissions Test. what information we recommend you submit with your application to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills. You can demonstrate your quantitative proficiency through previous academic training, professional experience, or scores from the GMAT, GRE, or our in-house Zicklin Admissions Test. Candidates may be requiredWe may require you to submit GMAT or GRE scores if their your academic background or professional experience does not include evidence of appropriatedemonstrate the necessary level of quantitative skills or we may ask you to. They may also be offered the opportunity to take the Zicklin Admissions Test. The GRE school code for the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, is 2034.

Applicants who have not taken an undergraduate statistics course and earned a grade equivalent to a Zicklin B- will be asked to complete an online self-study statistics module before beginning the program. The module is available as preparation for the EMSM to all admitted students at no additional cost.

Submit a pre-application to learn if you already demonstrate the necessary level of quantitative skills or how you might do so.

English-language proficiency

All qualified applicants are individually interviewed by a program representative, in person or via Skype, to ensure their readiness for the collaborative and participatory EMSM program experience. English-language proficiency is a requirement for admission to any Zicklin degree program. Applicants educated outside the United States and whose first language is not English are also required to submit scores from TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE (Pearson Test of English) unless a you request and we grant a waiver is granted on the basis of other proof of proficiency. If a language-proficiency test is required, we advise you to schedule an examination at least two weeks before the application deadline. Our ETS code for TOEFL score reporting is 2034.

Application fee

A non-refundable $125 application can be paid online via the application portal or by mailing a check drawn on a U.S. bank or money order in U.S. dollars to Zicklin’s Executive Programs office. Applicants who are veterans or active-duty members of the United States Military Service, or who are serving in the National Guard or Reserves, are entitled to a waiver of the application fee if they submit a copy of the DD-214.

All materials that are not submitted online should be mailed to:

Zicklin Executive Programs
Attn: Executive Admissions
1 Bernard Baruch Way, Box B13-282
New York, NY 10010-5585

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