Zicklin School of Business

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The Zicklin School of Business
Established 1919
Type Public
Business school
Parent institution Baruch College (CUNY)
Dean Dr. H. Fenwick Huss
Location New York City, New York, USA
Website zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu

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:

John A. Elliott, formerly the associate dean of academic affairs at Cornell's Johnson School, has served as dean since September 2002.[1]


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 CUNY—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 nation’s “50 Most Affordable Colleges with the Best Return” by the online resource AffordableSchools.net. Baruch College was ranked #48 based on the college’s annual cost of tuition for the 2013-14 academic year and the expected income of bachelor’s degree recipients (in 2013 dollars). Colleges in this ranking were recognized for “keeping the cost of tuition down with a promise of a high income after graduation.” [3]
  • 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 (making it #2 in New York City), up from last year’s #73, while the Full-time MBA Program ranked #82 (making it one of the Top 3 MBA programs in New York City).[59] Both were the only ranked public programs in New York State. [4]
  • The undergraduate business program at the Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the top 100 in the nation, at #58 (up from last year’s #72). [5]
  • 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. [6]
  • Baruch was ranked #25 on the Top 25 Entrepreneurial Colleges by Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review. [7]

Crain's New York Business:

  • Top 25 MBA Programs in the New York area. [8]

Standard & Poors:

  • More senior executives hold undergraduate degrees from The City University of New York than any other university in the nation.

Accounting Today

  • 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.


The faculty of the Zicklin School of Business includes scholars, authors, consultants, and master teachers. They hold advanced degrees from such institutions as Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Stanford, Northwestern, Chicago, New York University, Cornell, Berkeley, Yale, Dartmouth, Michigan, UCLA, Indiana, Texas, Oxford, Princeton, Caltech, Duke, Georgetown, and other world-class universities.


  • Stan Ross Department of Accountancy
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Operations Research and Quantitative Methods
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics

Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship[edit]

Within the publicly funded City University of New York's (CUNY) Baruch College is one of New York's best kept secrets: The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, along with its Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in establishing the Zicklin School of Business as a leading business school with a specialty in entrepreneurship. Since it was founded in 1993 as the "Small Business Lab," with a grant from the CUNY Workforce Development Initiative, the Field Center has served New Yorkers by providing a myriad of resources for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. The Field Center and SBDC have served more than 16,000 businesses with advice, mentoring, and other related services. Its work has resulted in more than $110 million invested into the local economy. Additionally, the Field Center and SBDC boasts that they have created or saved more than 5,500 jobs.

Zicklin Women in Business[edit]

The Zicklin Women in Business is a student graduate club at the school. Academic and social events are held year round to support the student members and to provide networking opportunities. Since its inception in 2001, this student group has held many events, including hosting speaker panels and organizing a team and raising money for the Revlon 5K Walk/Run.

Sustainable Business Club[edit]

The Sustainable Business Club, Baruch’s Net Impact Chapter (SBC) 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.

Financial Statement Analysis and Securities Valuation Association (FSASVA)[edit]

FSASVA 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 better known as NYSSA. Its mission is to introduce members to the world of investing, amplify their understanding of various investment strategies and provide real world experience, which together with the challenging school curriculum would propel them to the higher echelons of the financial industry. FSASVA hosts weekly educational meetings that provide knowledge of the quantitative fundamentals and trading methodologies of underlying financial investments. Presentations can be found here

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