Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College
Baruch College was established in 1919 as the City College School of Business and Civic Administration, which offered its first MBA program in 1920. In 1953, the school was renamed in recognition of Bernard M. Baruch, who helped found the college. Baruch College is one of the 24 institutions that comprise The City University of New York, the largest urban public university in the United States.
The Zicklin School of Business, Baruch’s business school, was named in appreciation for an endowment from alumnus Lawrence Zicklin and his wife, Carol, in 1998. The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The Zicklin School of Business is located at One Bernard Baruch Way in New York City by the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 24th Street. The school’s location near Manhattan’s Flatiron district gives students easy access to well-known commercial and cultural resources such as Wall Street, the United Nations, the Broadway theater district, and Lincoln Center.
Zicklin’s facilities can be found across several buildings at Baruch College, most notably the Information and Technology Building and the Academic Complex, also referred to as the Newman vertical campus.
The Information and Technology Building features the four-floor Newman Library, a popular study location with nearly 1,500 seats. Also in the building are the Baruch Computing and Technology Center, which holds more than 500 computer workstations, and the Subotnick Financial Services Center. Opened in the spring of 2000, the Subotnick Center houses a simulated trading environment called the Wasserman Trading Floor, as well as a seminar room and a development lab.
The 17-floor Academic Complex is located directly across from the Information and Technology Building and is home to Zicklin’s academic departments, classrooms, faculty offices, and executive conference facilities. Opened in the fall of 2001, the building allows Zicklin to offer a more campus-like feeling in an urban setting by organizing classrooms and offices around a system of stacked atria. Community members can also take advantage of the building’s sports and recreation center, food court, and bookstore, among other amenities.
The Zicklin School of Business employs 206 full-time faculty members, in addition to numerous part-time and adjunct faculty members. These scholars and practitioners are spread across nine academic departments: accountancy; computer information systems; economics and finance; law; management; marketing and international business; operations research and quantitative methods; real estate; and statistics. Of these departments, the economics and finance department has the largest number of full-time faculty members, at 45. Zicklin’s faculty frequently provides expert commentary to CNN, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and other top media outlets.
As of the fall of 2013, there were a total of 2,171 students enrolled across all of Zicklin’s graduate programs.
MBA Degree Offerings
The Zicklin School of Business offers a full-time MBA program, a flexible-format part-time MBA program, an executive MBA program, and an MBA in healthcare administration.