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CUNY – Baruch College Zicklin School of Business

1 Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY, 10010
Admissions: (646) 312-1300
Email: ZicklinGradAdmissions@baruch.cuny.edu
Website: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/
Apply: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/admissions/grad/apply

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.

Latest Up-To-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2014): 80
BusinessWeek (2014): NR
Forbes (2013): 66
U.S. News & World Report (2014): 82
Financial Times (2014): NR
The Economist (2014): NR

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.

Total 2-Year Tuition & Fees: $33,100 (New York resident); $62,920 (non-resident)
Median GMAT: 640 (avg: 628)
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 550-710
Average GPA: 3.20
Acceptance Rate: 30%

International: 34%

Women: 38%

Full-Time Enrollment: 114
Mean Age: 28

Class of 2014 Employment Outcomes:

Accepted Offers: 83%

Average Base Salary: $74,614
Average Signing Bonus: $10,227
Select Employers: Axiom, Bristol Myers Squibb, Clinton Foundation, Eli Lilly, EY, Federal Reserve, Fresh Direct, IBM, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Open Society Foundation, Raytheon

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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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Zicklin School of Business (ZSB) is to create and disseminate knowledge, to facilitate student learning, and to promote ethical business practices, while capitalizing on the School’s diversity and location in New York City. ZSB accomplishes its mission by:

  • Promoting excellence in education through our undergraduate, MBA and other master’s level, doctoral, and executive business programs, to prepare students for success in the global economy;
  • Supporting scholarly research and professional visibility in areas valuable to business and society; and
  • Building a community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and business through academic centers, non-degree programs, and public events.

The Campus

One of Zicklin’s greatest advantages is its modern, technologically advanced learning environment. With access to Baruch’s new “Newman vertical campus,” state-of-the-art library and technology center, and one-of-a-kind simulated trading floor, Zicklin students have unmatched educational resources that enable them to compete successfully for leading positions in business and industry.

The unveiling of Baruch’s Information and Technology Building in 1994 completed the first phase of an ambitious campus enhancement program. Four floors of the building are devoted to the 1,450-seat William and Anita Newman Library, an inviting study environment with extensive information resources. The library provides the Baruch community with access to several hundred online databases through the Dow Jones News/Retrieval, LEXIS/NEXIS, and DIALOG services, and to vast holdings in traditional and electronic formats. The building also houses the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), which features over 1,100 computer workstations with Web access and multimedia capability. BCTC staff provide training and support to Baruch faculty and help them find creative ways to integrate the latest technology into the curriculum.

In fall 2001 Baruch opened an extraordinary new 17-floor Academic Complex. At almost 800,000 square feet, it covers nearly an entire square block directly opposite the Information and Technology Building. The Zicklin School’s academic departments, classrooms, faculty offices, and executive conference facilities are all located at the new building. A highly innovative structure, the building design is based on a new concept: the “Newman vertical campus,” which reinterprets the traditional notion of a college campus and allows Baruch to maximize its urban setting.

The building is organized around a series of stacked atria, each with large windows welcoming daylight into the building. Each program has its classrooms and faculty offices organized around an atrium. This design re-creates, to the greatest extent possible in a single city block, the campus atmosphere afforded by an open-air quadrangle and encourages spontaneous and direct communication between faculty and students.

This marvel of urban architecture serves as a campus hub, featuring classrooms and research facilities, a three-level sports and recreation center, a theatre and recital space, a television studio, a 500-seat auditorium, a food court, and a bookstore. In addition, an infrastructure has been designed to accommodate current and future teaching technologies, including multimedia instruction, “smart” lecterns, and distance-learning facilities.

Baruch College Rankings

Baruch College ranked #3 in the Best-Bang-For-The-Buck. Baruch College ranked #3 in the Best-Bang-For-The-Buck category in the 2014 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Washington Monthly’s college rankings measure institutions based on civic engagement, research and social mobility. The publication gives high marks to institutions that contribute to society, enroll low-income students, help them graduate and don’t charge a fortune to attend.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Zicklin School of Business Among “2015 Best Graduate Schools” Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the Top 100 “Best Graduate Schools of Business” by U.S. News & World Report. Baruch’s Part-time MBA Program ranked in the Top 100 at #57, up from last year’s #73, while the Full-time MBA Program ranked #82. With an average student debt of $18,827 and salary-to-debt ratio of 4.125, U.S. News Short List, ranked Baruch College #6 among the Top 10 “MBAs With the Most Financial Value at Graduation.”

Baruch Ranks #36 among the top “104 Smartest Public Colleges in America.” With an average SAT score of 1230, Baruch College is ranked #162, leading the charge for all other CUNY schools that were included in the “600 Smartest Colleges in America” by Business Insider.

Baruch College Centers

The Center for the Study of Business and Government. Established in 1978 by Joel Segall, former President of Baruch College, the CSBG is a “think tank” in the Department of Economics and Finance, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Its primary activity is research and its distinguishing feature is the application of quantitative, theoretically grounded analysis to an array of economic and social issues. The goal of the CSBG is to provide analysis that will help to sharpen and inform public decision-making.

The Center has made notable contributions in areas such as

  • welfare reform
  • health policy
  • labor market policies
  • Social Security reform
  • Federal budget issues and monetary policy and inflation.

The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Founded in 1993, it plays a crucial role in establishing the Zicklin School of Business as a leading business school with a specialty in entrepreneurship. Our Undergraduate Program Improved has been placed at #9, up from last year’s #25, on the “Top 50 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship” 2015 list released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. In addition, Baruch is listed at #14 on the list of “Top 50 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship.”

The Field Center is a model of entrepreneurship education built around the collaboration of an institution of higher education, government, and the private sector. Faculty and students from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, Baruch’s Small Business Development Center Business (SBDC) Advisors, alumni and volunteers are brought together to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of start-ups and established businesses and the college’s constituents.

Since its inception, the Center’s role as an engine for economic impact has been substantial – 16,277 businesses have been served, $110,551,952 invested in the area’s economy and 5,676 jobs have been saved or created. In 1998, the Center was named after Lawrence N. Field in appreciation for his generous contribution.

Weissman Center for International Business. Founded in 1994, the Weissman Center for International Business is designed to enable Baruch College to respond to the global economy with programs appropriate to a preeminent school of business. Guided by an advisory council of distinguished executives, the Center’s activities enrich Baruch Student’s preparation for careers in global work-place by building bridges between the worlds of academia and international business.

The Center, named for George Weissman (‘39), former Chairman of the Board of Philip Morris and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, sponsors numerous programs,
conferences, and forums for students, faculty, and business professionals that enrich understanding of critical issues in international business and the global economy.

Subotnick Financial Services Center. In March 2000 the Zicklin School opened the Subotnick Financial Services Center, a state-of-the-art instructional facility that integrates hands-on financial services practice into the business curriculum. The Subotnick Center is the only business school resource of its kind in New York and one of a handful of comparable facilities at top educational institutions nationwide. Its centerpiece is the Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor, a fully equipped, simulated trading environment featuring 42 high-end networked computer workstations, continuous live data feeds, real-time market quotes, and computerized trading models. Actual market technology is used to teach students about markets and financial services-valuable experience for graduates seeking leading positions in the financial, banking, or accounting services industries. The Center also features a 60-seat seminar room and a 25-seat development lab.

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity. The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting US corporations and capital markets. Concerns include: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, examining legal and ethical corporate behavior, spotlighting executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, resolving conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and evaluating the role of governmental regulation.

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