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.
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.