by Suman Gupta
Mumbai November 17, 2017 –The flagship business school within The City University of New York (CUNY), the largest and most renowned urban university system in the United States, Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, is launching a first-of-its-kind, convenient, affordable, and accelerated Executive Master’s in Finance (EMSF) in Mumbai, India,
This Executive Master’s, the same program as the Executive MS in Finance degree offered in New York City, is only $15,000 USD in Mumbai. The Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host the program in collaboration with Think Education Advisory Services.
Designed for professionals who seek to fast-track their careers, the EMSF uses a weekends-only modular format that allows students to complete their program in as few as 10 or 11 months, or longer, if needed. The program in Mumbai is taught by the New York City‒based faculty of Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, the largest accredited collegiate school of business in the United States. Students in Mumbai complete the identical program that is offered in New York City as an MS in Finance degree awarded by Baruch College.
“Baruch College is excited to make Zicklin’s graduate education accessible to executives in Mumbai, in India, and around the world whose full lives do not align with traditional program schedules,” said Dr. H. Fenwick Huss, the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. “These talented executives understand that advancing their learning greatly enhances the opportunities to further advance their careers. We understand that a graduate-level program must fit into demanding schedules of busy professional while also delivering an exceptional education.”
Modular and Global
The EMSF program will consist of 10 modules, each of which is completed over one month with two consecutive weekends in the classroom.
Students complete three initial modules in Mumbai and travel to Zicklin’s New York City campus to take one module of their choice. The remaining modules can be completed in Mumbai or New York City. Tuition and fees for one New York City module are included in the program cost.
Additionally, students in Mumbai can collaborate and network virtually with their peers in New York City. Students who complete the program join Baruch College’s global network of more than 135,000 alumni who reside in the New York City area and across the world.
Classes will be held at the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry at The Ruby, Dadar (West). Established in 1836, the organization is one of the country’s oldest chambers with several thousand members.
“Since its founding, the Chamber has provided continuous service (which include new constructs) to trade and industry,” said Director General Vijay Srirangan. “This legacy, along with our ongoing commitment to encouraging business education for corporate executives in India, positions the Chamber as an ideal collaborator with Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business for its new EMSF program.”
Zicklin is also collaborating with Think Education (TE) Advisory Services, one of India’s leading strategic education solutions enterprises supporting the development of unique partnerships in the education sector. The firm works with leading universities and governments worldwide. TE is bringing its extensive network of corporate relationships to help generate awareness of the EMSF and will lead the local delivery of student services and coordination with the Zicklin team in New York City.
“Think Education is delighted to help The City University of New York launch its first program in India,” said Aditya Malkani, managing partner at TE.” We are pleased to be creating access in Mumbai to a high-quality master’s program at an extremely attractive price. Zicklin is offering a truly special program that includes a robust classroom component taught by NYC-based faculty who travel to Mumbai for this program in a format that is convenient for working managers and professionals.”
New York City‒Based, Global Reach
The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, CUNY comprises numerous institutions, schools, and colleges, including Baruch College, in New York City.
Baruch College has a more-than-150-year history of excellence in public higher education, with its Zicklin School of Business being the largest school. With an enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages, the College continually receives top rankings for academic quality and best value from such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Forbes, and Money magazine. The College’s faculty are among the most distinguished in their fields.
The Zicklin School of Business is a recognized leader in providing undergraduate and graduate business and executive education for the 21st century. Consistently rated by rankings experts among the top performers in areas relevant to today’s students, Zicklin offers a wide range of part-time and full-time business degree programs that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), taught by faculty who are thought leaders and practitioners in their fields. Integrated into the fabric of New York City, the world’s financial capital, the Zicklin School is committed to delivering relevant, affordable, academically rigorous business education globally that is world-class in quality and worldwide in its impact.
Think Education Advisory Services is one of India’s leading strategic education solutions company, supporting the development of unique partnerships in the education sector. The firm works with leading universities, international schools and governments bodies in USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and the Middle East and is a partner of choice for them. TE has the following areas of expertise
- It supports higher education institutions across the world, with their internationalisation plans and brings their popular masters’ education programs for Indian audiences
- It builds corporate partnerships for executive education
- It develops international mobility programs for students and corporates from abroad and assists them to gain an India exposure
Aditya Vinod Malkani is Managing Partner of Think Education Advisory Services and the South Asia Representative for the Association of Commonwealth Universities – the world’s first international university network established in 1913. Aditya co-founded Think Education and has developed the Corporate Education and Student Mobility Business for the firm.
Aditya was previously working full-time for King’s College London as their India Country Head with overall responsibility of developing and delivering the university’s strategy in India – a role that now requires his part time involvement.