• Executive MBA

  • About

    Message from the Sy Syms Dean
    Moses Pava
    Moses Pava, PhD
    Dean, Sy Syms School of Business

    Here at Sy Syms School of Business, we are beginning our 28th year with great anticipation and excitement. Our Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) program is a driving reason for that excitement and a pivotal part of the new Syms. We are proud to offer students state-of-the-art business knowledge in the context of the highest ethical ideals, in a unique way that only our University can deliver.

    Now in its third year, the Sy Syms EMBA program is dedicated to building a learning community from which a next generation of great business leaders will emerge. In the increasingly competitive global economy, your choice to continue your education at Syms reflects our shared desire to help build profitable and sustainable businesses for now and for the future.

    Preparing You for the Business World of Today and Tomorrow

    The Syms Executive MBA program curriculum was developed to challenge students to hone their business expertise in a way that prepares them to achieve their current and future professional goals.

    Whether you are a corporate marketing director wanting to conquer global markets or an entrepreneur wanting to understand local ones, our general management Executive MBA is designed to help you learn how core analytical skills and management tools fit together, enabling you to become more effective in your current career.

    Our students come from wide-ranging professional backgrounds in finance, marketing, nonprofit, sales and technology, and they benefit from small, personalized classes; outstanding faculty; and an extensive, accomplished alumni network. Add our study abroad component, which takes students overseas to witness firsthand business practices in emerging economic countries, and you have a unique graduate education experience.

    Students earn their EMBA over two years, attending classes two Sundays each month at our midtown campus and one online, highly participative course to be taken during the week.  

    Please see below for more information about the Syms EMBA program.

  • Applying to the Syms EMBA Program

    Do I need to take the GMAT?
    No, the GMAT is not required if you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Anyone who has a degree that does not meet that criterion must take the GMAT and score a minimum of 500.

    If I have fewer than seven years' work experience, can I still apply for the EMBA program?
    While the program is geared for those with at least seven years of experience, we will consider on an individual basis applications with fewer than six years of experience based on the specific experience provided.

    What does the committee look for in an applicant?
    The committee looks for candidates who are high-potential managers on a fast track toward challenging senior management roles with a demonstrated commitment to leadership grounded in ethics.

    Can I submit additional information?
    Yes, if you believe the additional information provides insight into your experience and potential.

    Are the requirements different for an international student?
    Students educated outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services. You may contact World Education Services at www.wes.org.

    If your undergraduate work is in a language other than English, then you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and receive a score of at least 100 on the Web-based exam. To have your test score reported to the Syms School of Business, you must use test code 4462. Further information on the TOEFL is available at TOEFL.

    The Syms EMBA program does not provide visa eligibility. Therefore, students are responsible for determining if they have the proper visa status for the duration of the program.

    What is the application deadline?
    April 1st

    How long do I have to wait until I receive a decision?
    Once your application is complete, you will be notified by our office. We will then set up an interview, and you will be notified by mail of our decision three to six weeks after your interview. 

    Program Specifics

    How many credits is the EMBA program?
    The program is 48 credits.

    How long will the program take to complete?
    The program is 22 months long with classes held on three Sundays a month and one weeknight each week.

    Where is the program located?
    Classes will be held at the Syms School of Business’ Beren Campus located in midtown Manhattan at 245 Lexington Avenue off of 34th Street.

    Do I have to be Jewish to attend this program?
    No. Yeshiva University welcomes applicants from a diverse population.

    Am I allowed to transfer credits from another MBA program?

    Residencies and Career Guidance

    Are the residencies required?
    Yes, you will be required to attend the 2 ½-3 day orientation in the New York, a 5-day residency in International Business during the first summer, and an 8-10 day International Residency in Israel during the second summer.

    Will I be able to receive any career guidance or support?
    Yes. Each student will have access to individual career coaching for eight sessions over the course of a year from a specialist in the field of career coaching and guidance.

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