Zicklin School of Business

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The Zicklin School of Business
Type Public
Business school
Established 1919
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 named after financier and alumnus Lawrence Zicklin. The current dean is H. Fenwick Huss,[1] formerly dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Zicklin is the only unit of the City University of New York that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


In 1919, the City College of New York established a School of Business and Civic Administration, offering its first MBA program one year later. The school was renamed in 1953 in honor of Bernard M. Baruch, noted statesman and financier, who was instrumental in the school's formation. In 1968, after the addition of arts and sciences departments and degree programs, Baruch became a senior college within the CUNY system.

In 1998, Baruch's business school was renamed the Zicklin School of Business, in recognition of an $18 million donation by Lawrence and Carol Zicklin. Zicklin was formerly the managing partner of investment management firm Neuberger Berman.


Zicklin offers the following degree programs: BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS in finance, MS in information systems, an MBA in Health Care Administration, and an MS in Industrial and Labor Relations.

Joint degrees are available with other institutions, such as a JD/MBA (with Brooklyn Law School or New York Law School, and a Ph.D. in Business (with the CUNY Graduate Center).

Undergraduate majors[edit]

The BBA program offers majors in Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, International Business, Management, Marketing Management, Real Estate, and Statistics and Quantitative Modeling.

Centers and Institutes[edit]

Zicklin also has a number of specialized or cross-disciplinary centers and institutes, including:

  • Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, which draws together faculty, students, advisors, alumni and volunteers to support start-ups and established businesses and the college’s constituents.[2]
  • Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, which provides applied research, continuing education and conferences to the real estate industry.[3]
  • Wasserman Trading Floor/Subotnick Financial Services Center, which includes a functional trading floor with 55 professional workstations, providing experiential learning opportunities.[4]
  • Weissman Center for International Business, which supports international opportunities for students, including international internships, study abroad programs, and seminars with international executives.[5]
  • Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, which provides a forum for discussion of issues related to business ethics, including: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, legal and ethical corporate behavior, executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and the role of governmental regulation.[6]


  • U.S. News & World Report, in its 2019 ranking of "best business schools," listed Zicklin as #55 nationally, making it the #1 public business school in New York.[7]
  • In 2015, Forbes ranked MBA programs for "best return on investment," and Zicklin ranked #55 nationally.[8]
  • Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked Zicklin #5 in 2018 among colleges nationally for its undergraduate entrepreneurship program,[9] and #10 for the graduate school program.[10]
  • Crain's New York Business included Zicklin in 2014 on its list of "top 25 MBA programs in the New York Area."[11]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Robinson College's Dean Headed to New York - Global Atlanta". Global Atlanta. 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  2. ^ "About Us". The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  3. ^ "The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, NREI - Baruch College - New York, NY". www.baruch.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  4. ^ "WASSERMAN TRADING FLOOR". zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  5. ^ "TURNING STUDENTS INTO GLOBAL CITIZENS". zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  6. ^ "The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity". zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  7. ^ https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings/page+3
  8. ^ "The Best Business Schools" Forbes, retrieved November 17, 2015
  9. ^ "The Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurship 2016" Entrepreneur magazine, retrieved November 17, 2015
  10. ^ The Best Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship 2016 Entrepreneur magazine, retrieved November 17, 2015
  11. ^ "MBA Programs Crain's New York Business, retrieved November 17, 2015

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