Overview

Applicants
1,146
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
5.08
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
550 - 640
GPA
3.0 - 3.6

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
January 15

Regular Application Deadline
May 31

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 31

Round 1
January 15

Round 2
April 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Non-Academic

Work Experience

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
35:1
Total Faculty
191

73
Full-time
27
Part-time
23
Female
5
Minority


Students Say

Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business sits at the intersection of quality, affordability, and opportunity. Students universally praise the school's cost and location, calling Zicklin the "best value in the greatest city" and rave about their access to "powerful resources and alumni." The school's "flexibility" and part-time study options make it is especially valuable for students who need to keep their full-time jobs (or take care of their full-time families). "It allowed me to continue working full-time and obtain my MBA in the evenings," one MBA student specializing in healthcare and government explains. Because of Baruch's "diversity, great curriculum, practical lessons, [and] on-campus recruitments," students consistently judge it to be "one of the top schools for 'return on investment.'"

While Baruch may not have the cachet of other New York City business schools, the "teachers are excellent, [the] curriculum is tough, and [it] will prepare you for the workplace." Baruch boasts top programs in accountancy, which students describe as "the #1 program for accountancy in New York State," as well as "international business and entrepreneurship programs with great success rates." The rigorous academics are challenging, and some first-year students find it "hard to keep up," especially when the material is unfamiliar. "Academics are tough especially in the first semester," one fulltime student and former attorney comments. "Teachers are available, but sometimes the amount of work makes it hard to go for help. Those students [without a quantitative] background or [undergraduate] business degrees do find the work exceedingly challenging, and it's hard to keep up." Another student believes the curriculum needs "better class balance in the first semester" and that the program could benefit from "early start for non-business majors/background."

But students say those challenges are mitigated by "consistently good faculty and customer service." Accessible faculty "allow us to email them," rather than strictly relying on office hours, "because they understand that most of us have full-time jobs and families to take care of," one accounting student explains. Students say they take away a lot from these "great professors with real-life experience in building businesses or holding executive positions in large institutions." "Some faculty are amazingly good," and most "are top-notch, very well known in their respective fields, highly educated, and very accomplished."

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL




MS Programs in: Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, Marketing, Quantitative Methods & Modeling, Real Estate, Statistics, Taxation

R. Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

Finance & Wasserman Trading Floor


Field Center for Entrepreneurship

Executive MBA & MS Programs

International Business Programs & Study Abroad

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Zicklin offers a management/sustainable business co-major. This co-major is conceptually anchored in strategy, with the understanding that sustainable ventures require a strategic mindset with respect to the integration of environmental, social and governance issues. Whether one is managing a small business with the intent of offering a sustainable good or service, or one is managing a large transnational corporation seeking to implement sustainable practices throughout the firm, strategy is at the core of the approach to sustainable business. http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/programs/graduate/mba/majors/index_html/management/sustainable-business.html

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
See management/sustainable business co-major description above.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Social track of Baruch College Business Competition, Sustainable Business Club, Baruch College Eco Club

School's environmental commitment 2:
Green initative of Baruch College and a Task Force address best practices on campus

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$81,678
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
13%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
54%
Graduate Facilitated
43%
School Facilitiated
4%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

50%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Consulting
11%
Operations/Logistics
7%
Marketing
7%
Other
4%
General Management
4%
Human Resources
4%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

89%
Northeast
11%
International

Students Say

Baruch's location offers great access to one of the world's major financial hubs along with "an innumerable amount of internships and professional development opportunities." Students say that the school's "excellent reputation around Wall Street" means that it "consistently ranks as a top school for Wall Street firms." Some students complain about Baruch's administration, describing it as "a huge bureaucracy," where "it is sometimes difficult to reach some of the administrative offices by phone." But those same students say the "the MBA advisors are great," and remind prospective students that "all compar- isons for Baruch need to be made with the very affordable tuition in mind." Students also get career exposure from their professors, who "have great careers in great companies, share their experiences with students, and arrange for other top business leaders in various industries to speak with and motivate students."

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 50% $78,000 $84,615 $53,000 $150,000
Consulting 14% $110,000 $105,000 $90,000 $110,000
Operations / Logistics 11% $90,000 $83,833 $65,000 $95,000
Marketing / Sales 7%
Other 7%
Human Resources 4%
Information Technology 4%
General Management 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 64% $80,000 $84,095 $35,616 $150,000
Consumer Products 14% $71,500 $77,000 $60,000 $105,000
Consulting 7%
Real Estate 7%
Other 7%

Prominent Alumni

Larry Zicklin
Former Managing Partner, Neuberger Berman

Marcel Legrand
Sr. Vice President, Monster.com

JoAnn Ryan
President, ConEdison Solutions

William Newman
Founder & Chairman New Plan Excel Realty Trust

Hugh Panero
President & CEO, XM Satellite Radio

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 30

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$4,000

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
80%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
60%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
73%

New Students Receiving Loans
27%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$12,770
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,795
Fees (In-State)
$2,269
Fees (Out-State)
$2,269

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$575
Tuition (Out-State)
$870

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$21,450
Academic Expenses
$1,337

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,531
Part Time
87%

Foreign Countries Represented
154

Demographics

11.00%
Minorities
22.00%
International

40% female
60% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Business students at Baruch are "diverse, successful, [and] driven." The "different pro- fessional backgrounds" and the cultural diversity represented in the student body make for "stimulating conversations during lecture." Everyone is "friendly and eager to learn and network," "open to discussions and debates," and "work together well as a team." Students "often meet together outside of school" and generally describe each other as "good friends and great people to work with." The school provides "various student activities and clubs that are beneficial to students of diverse backgrounds," and "the school provides a lounge and a locker, so it makes it easier to relax between classes."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Thomas Lo
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Address
151 East 25 street
Suite 820
New York, NY 10010
Abu Dhabi

Phone
646-312-1300

Fax
646-312-1301

Email
ZicklinGradAdmissions@baruch.cuny.edu