Executive MBA Programs in New York City with School Information

There are 20 New York City schools that offer Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Read an overview of the programs, requirements and admission info at three schools within 10 miles of downtown and find out which is the right one for you.

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New York City Schools with Executive MBA Degrees

Executive MBA degree programs are aimed at experienced business professionals who want to gain leadership skills, improve their management abilities and develop a better understanding of business ethics. Many schools in the New York City area offer these programs, and this article looks at three that are within 20 minutes of downtown.

Following the information about the schools and their Executive MBA programs is a table of information about each school that is useful to prospective students, such as costs and school size. At the end of the article is a listing of a few more New York City schools that offer Executive MBA degree programs.

  • New York University is about a mile and a half from downtown New York City.
  • Columbia University is almost five miles from the heart of downtown.
  • CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College is one mile from the city center.

Comparison of Schools

Individuals who are deciding on a school for their Executive MBA studies should look at many factors. This table showcases pertinent information in a format that makes it easy to compare these three institutions.

New York University Columbia University CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit 4-year, private not-for-profit 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 51,123* 30,454* 18,289*
Campus Setting Large city Large city Large city
Tuition & Fees (2018-2019) $194,876 for complete program** $202,080 for complete program*** $86,500 for complete program****

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **New York University, ***Columbia University, ****CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

New York University

The Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University offers a specialized Executive MBA program with classes on Fridays and Saturdays. Classes are taught by professors who have real-world business experience in finance, economics, entrepreneurship, accounting and related disciplines. One global study tour is required in the first year, an optional second tour is offered as an elective; students have recently traveled to Argentina, South Korea and the Czech Republic to study international markets.

Executive Master of Business Administration

This degree program is designed for business professionals who already have work experience and are ready to gain advanced networking and leadership skills. In general, the school requires students to have at least six years of experience to be considered for the program.

Students take core classes in accounting, management, business ethics and marketing. Degree specializations in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation are available. A large part of the program focuses on teaching students about international markets and their role in the global economy.

Columbia University

Columbia Business School includes 152 full-time faculty who have extensive experience in the business world as researchers, leaders and professionals. The school's Executive MBA program brings together students with a mix of business experience in banking, real estate, health care and other fields. The Career Management Center is designed for students in this program; they can receive career advice and participate in professional development workshops.

Executive Master of Business Administration

Columbia's Executive MBA program is meant for business professionals who are ready for leadership positions in global companies. Students who enroll in this degree program take a series of core classes in corporate finance, marketing, strategy, management and global economics.

First-year students are organized into clusters where they work with classmates in small groups. By their second-year, students can take elective courses in real estate finance, the political economy and executive leadership. A one-week international seminar is offered as well; students can travel to cities like Tel Aviv, Munich and Shanghai.

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

The core faculty at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business includes eight EMBA professors who have experience in all aspects of business, including statistics, finance, negotiations, law and management. The school's Executive MBA program typically lasts 20 months. Students are part of a cohort, which means they take the same classes and remain together until graduation.

Executive Master of Business Administration

This degree program is for mid-career business executives who want to gain a global perspective in business while learning advanced leadership skills. During the first year, students explore topics like marketing management, international business, organizational management and the global economy. As students advance in the program, they also learn about business strategy and leadership. Many of the classes are offered on weekends so that students may work while enrolled in the program.

An international study component is required; students can travel to countries like Vietnam, South Africa and China to learn more about the global economy. This study abroad program lasts only 8-10 days. Students attend seminars and meet with top-level executives, business academics and economists.

Other School Options

Students looking for other New York City schools with Executive MBA programs can try Pace University, which is less than three miles away from downtown New York City. Fordham University is located nearly ten miles outside of downtown New York City, and Wagner College is nearly 11 miles away.

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