The Zicklin School of Business (commonly known as Zicklin) is Baruch College's business school. It was established in 1919 and is one of the oldest business schools in the world. The Zicklin School of Business is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the country. It is named after financier and alumnus Lawrence Zicklin. Zicklin is the largest business school in the United States and offers the following programs:
- Undergraduate BBA
- Full-time Honors MBA
- Flex-time MBA
- Executive MBA
- JD/MBA with Brooklyn Law School or New York Law School
- Master of Science
- Executive MS in Finance
- Baruch/Mount Sinai School of Medicine MBA in Health Care Administration.
- Ph.D in Business (a joint degree offered in association with the CUNY Graduate Center)
John A. Elliott, formerly the associate dean of academic affairs at Cornell's Johnson School, has served as dean since September 2002.
Zicklin is the only CUNY unit accredited by the AACSB-International Association for Management Education.
Located at the financial and business capital of the United States, New York City, the school claims to foster an educational environment that encourages different perspectives and graduates individuals who contribute to enterprises in New York and beyond.
In 1919, the City College of New York established a School of Business and Civic Administration, offering its first MBA program one year later. This school was renamed in 1953 in honor of Bernard M. Baruch, noted statesman and financier, who was instrumental in the College's formation. In 1968, Baruch became an independent senior college offering the only AACSB accredited business programs within CUNY. It has since grown to become the largest collegiate school of business in the nation.
In 1998, the school was renamed, the Zicklin School of Business, in recognition of an $18 million donation by Lawrence and Carol Zicklin. Zicklin ('57), was formerly the managing partner of investment management firm, Neuberger Berman.
U.S. News & World Report:
- Zicklin School of Business at CUNYâ"Baruch College was ranked #1 in "10 M.B.A.'s With Most Financial Value at Graduation" (2010) by U.S. News & World Report, and #2 in 2011. Baruch was the only school to make the list 2 years in a row.
- Baruch College Ranked a "50 Most Affordable Colleges with the Best Return" Baruch College is being applauded as one of the nationâs â50 Most Affordable Colleges with the Best Returnâ by the online resource AffordableSchools.net. Baruch College was ranked #48 based on the collegeâs annual cost of tuition for the 2013-14 academic year and the expected income of bachelorâs degree recipients (in 2013 dollars). Colleges in this ranking were recognized for âkeeping the cost of tuition down with a promise of a high income after graduation.â
- Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the Top 100 âBest Graduate Schools of Businessâ by U.S. News & World Report. Baruchâs Part-time MBA Program ranked in the Top 100 at #57 (making it #2 in New York City), up from last yearâs #73, while the Full-time MBA Program ranked #82 (making it one of the Top 3 MBA programs in New York City). Both were the only ranked public programs in New York State.
- The undergraduate business program at the Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the top 100 in the nation, at #58 (up from last yearâs #72).
- Zicklin MBA #1 in Financial Value at Graduation. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report surveyed business schools regarding the average starting salary, as well as the average debt load data for their 2010 graduates. Of the nearly 100 fully responding business schools, the Zicklin School of Business tops the U.S. News & World Report survey of highest first-year salaries relative to debt load.
- Baruch was ranked #25 on the Top 25 Entrepreneurial Colleges by Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review.
Crain's New York Business:
- Top 25 MBA Programs in the New York area.
Standard & Poors:
- More senior executives hold undergraduate degrees from The City University of New York than any other university in the nation.
- Tied for 2nd place with Harvard for the "number of graduates in 100 most influential people in accounting worldwide."
- #1 nationwide for people with advanced degrees who pass the CPA exam.
- Stan Ross Department of Accountancy
- Computer Information Systems
- Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance
- International Business
- Operations Research and Quantitative Methods
- Real Estate
Baruch Zicklin School of Business has several student clubs.
The Sustainable Business Club, is a graduate student organization dedicated to issues such as corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, green marketing, socially responsible investing, and renewable energy.
Goals of this vibrant club include cultivating leaders who understand the importance of sustainability, debunking the myth that money and mission are mutually exclusive pursuits, and supplementing classroom learning with discussions, speakers, trips, and networking events that create a more holistic MBA experience and prepare students for business in the 21st century.
Zicklin Women in Business is a student graduate club at the school. Academic and social events are held year round, including hosting speaker panels and organizing a team and raising money for the Revlon 5K Walk/Run.
The Financial Statement Analysis and Securities Valuation Association is a graduate student organization focused on analyzing financial statements and the valuation of securities. It is Baruch College's student chapter of the New York Society of Security Analysts, or NYSSA. Its mission is to introduce members to the world of investing, amplify their understanding of various investment strategies and provide real world experience. FSASVA hosts weekly meetings on the quantitative fundamentals and trading methodologies of underlying financial investments.
- List of United States business school rankings
- List of business schools in the United States
- Baruch College
- City University of New York
- Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
- Official website
- Zicklin School of Business on Twitter
- The Sustainable Business Club, Baruch's Net Impact Chapter
- Sustainable Business Major at Zicklin School of Business
- Finance and Economics Society - Bernard M. Baruch College