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Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business

#69

Location: 1 Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010

Admissions Office: 646-312-1300

Email: ZicklinGradAdmissions@baruch.cuny.edu

Website: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/

Zicklin School of Business

Admission Deadlines For Class of 2015:

For graduate students, Baruch offers programs through the Zicklin School of Business and other academic departments.

Fall 2015: January 15 (Round 2); April 15 (Round 3).

Spring 2015 is open enrollment through January. To apply, click HERE.

The Zicklin Full-Time MBA offers an extraordinary value, ranked among the nation’s top schools for ROI by Forbes and US News. Our students are inspired by the energy Manhattan brings to our centrally-located campus, and our faculty are consistently ranked worldwide among the best in their respective fields, delivering a curriculum that is comprehensive and relevant.

Each fall a new cohort starts the program with a two-week immersive Pre-Term focusing on professional development and tools needed to succeed. The Full-Time MBA is designed to be completed in four semesters (22 months), and is optimal for career changers – whether moving from one industry to a completely new one, or moving into a new functional area within an industry.

Ranking Analysis:

After a splash in the P&Q rankings in 2011, Zicklin fell from 69th to 77th in 2012. Zicklin has since stabilized, hovering in the mid- to upper-70’s and in the most recent rankings (2014) came in at 80th.

The reason for the initial drop was a weaker ranking from the U.S. News & World Report which put the school 97th in 2012, down from 85. Zicklin has since bounced all of the U.S. News rankings. In 2013, Zicklin was 75th. And now Zicklin is holding strong in 82nd.

Absence from three of the most influential MBA rankings published-BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, and The Economist-is what has kept Zicklin from gaining ground in both P&Q and U.S. News rankings.

Forbes, which ranks on the basis of return-on-investment, is the main reason Zicklin made such an aggressive leap in the 2011 P&Q rankings. In the 2010 Poets&Quants’ ranking, the school was in a dead tie for 100th place with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2011, it jumped to a rank of 69. The reasons: Forbes, which had not previously ranked the school, put it on its new 2011 list of the best business schools, at that highly respectable rank of 50. Forbes found that the average pre-MBA salary of a Zicklin student was $44,000. Five years out of school, the grads reported average salaries of $104,000. However, in the next set of rankings (2013) Forbes dropped Zicklin to 66th.

The school also got a big boost from U.S. News & World Report, which in that previous year ranked Zicklin 85th, up nine places from 94 in 2010. U.S. News evaluates schools on a variety of factors, including GMAT and GPA scores of entering classes, job placement and starting salaries of graduates, and opinion polls of deans, MBA directors, and corporate recruiters.

The school has found a safe space now right bumping around from the lower 70’s to the upper 80’s in the P&Q rand U.S. News rankings. To jump in both, Zicklin will need to get ranked in other rankings. This will take continued increases in GMAT and GPA scores, good output stats, as well as favorable views from other deans, MBA directors, and corporate recruiters.

Annual Tuition: $30,576

Median GMAT: 640

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 550-710

Average GPA: 3.2

International: 38%

Female: 62%

Male: 38%

FROM CUNY-BARUCH:

Baruch College is a City University of New York (CUNY) institution in downtown Manhattan, and is a public institution founded in 1919. Its setting is urban, and the campus size is 3 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

The Newman Vertical Campus, a 17-story building, is the school’s solution for college life in an urban location: classrooms, research facilities, a recreation complex, a bookstore, a television studio, and more are all housed in one block-wide complex. Though many students commute to school, Baruch offers limited housing spaces in residence halls throughout Manhattan. Even for students who don’t live in university housing, there are more than 170 organizations to consider joining, since most undergraduate clubs meet on a weekday afternoon. There are also more than 10 fraternities and sororities for those interested in Greek life to check out.

Undergraduates publish the school’s newspaper, The Ticker, as well as Dollars & Sense, an annual business review publication. The Baruch College athletic teams, the Bearcats, compete in the CUNY Athletic Conference.

The City University and Baruch College have a tradition dating from 1847. Baruch College’s landmark building at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue is the site of the Free Academy – this country’s first institution of free higher public education. In 1919, City College 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.

Zicklin School of Business

For graduate students, Baruch offers programs through the Zicklin School of Business and other academic departments. Upcoming Admission Deadlines for Fall 2015: January 15 (Round 2); April 15 (Round 3). Spring 2015 is open enrollment through January. To apply, click HERE.

The Zicklin Full-Time MBA offers an extraordinary value, ranked among the nation’s top schools for ROI by Forbes and US News. Our students are inspired by the energy Manhattan brings to our centrally-located campus, and our faculty are consistently ranked worldwide among the best in their respective fields, delivering a curriculum that is comprehensive and relevant.

Each fall a new cohort starts the program with a two-week immersive Pre-Term focusing on professional development and tools needed to succeed. The Full-Time MBA is designed to be completed in four semesters (22 months), and is optimal for career changers – whether moving from one industry to a completely new one, or moving into a new functional area within an industry.

The Zicklin School offers degree programs leading to the BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS, Executive MS in Finance, and the Baruch MBA in Healthcare Administration, which is accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Care Administration (ACEHSA). For more…

In 1998, the Zicklin School of Business was named in appreciation for a generous endowment from alumnus and financier Lawrence Zicklin, class of 1957, and his wife, Carol. Watch a video, as graduates thank the Zicklin’s for their generous gift.

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