Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College
Baruch Part-Time MBA Program Structure
The Baruch Part-Time MBA program at the Zicklin School of Business is designed to allow students to earn their MBA while working full time. Courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters, and certain courses are also available in the summer and in an abbreviated January term. Students may apply to begin the program in either the spring or fall semester.
In general, classes meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays and take place from 5:50 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. or from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Friday evening and day-time weekend courses are also offered, but in limited supply. Students can modify the number of courses and credits they take in a semester according to their needs; students may take up to nine credits a semester, though the average credit load is six per semester. The school reports that students typically earn their degree in three to four years.
Students must complete 23 courses totaling 57 credits to earn their MBA. Each course is worth either three credits or 1.5 credits. Students are required to complete the following core courses, totaling 27 credits: Financial Accounting; Business Communication I; Business Communication II; Information Systems for Managers I; Fundamentals of Microeconomics; Financial Decision Making; International Business Fundamentals; Management: A Behavioral Approach; Service Operations I; Marketing Management; and Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions. Students must also complete six credits of flexible core courses by taking either the course Business and Society or the course Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, as well as two courses from the following list: Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting; Information Systems for Managers II – Managing and Harnessing Technology; Fundamentals of Macroeconomics; and Service Operations II. Near the end of their studies, all students complete a three-credit capstone course, Business Policy.
The remaining credits needed to graduate are comprised of elective courses. Between 12 and 18 of these credits, or four to six courses, must fall within a student’s chosen major. Students may design their own course of study or choose up to two of the following majors:
Management/Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management
As an alternative to completing a major, students may pursue a joint JD/MBA in conjunction with Brooklyn Law School or New York Law School.
*Accountancy majors earn their CPA as well as an MBA, and therefore have slightly different requirements than other majors.
As of the fall of 2012, there were 1,122 students enrolled in the Evening MBA Flexible Format. The average GMAT of admitted applicants was 590, with the middle 80% scoring between 510 and 690, and their average GPA was 3.3. Prior to matriculation, they had accumulated an average of 4.8 years of work experience.
The Graduate Career Management Center helps Zicklin graduate students find employment and plan their careers. Resources offered by the center include workshops, one-on-one career advising, mock interviews, and online databases and career tools. In the fall and spring semesters, the center organizes On-Campus Recruiting sessions for both full-time positions and summer internships.
Tuition & Financial Aid
The 2014-2015 tuition for Baruch Part-Time MBA (those taking less than 12 credits per term) is $665 per credit for New York state residents and $1,020 per credit for non-resident and international students. This brings the total tuition to $37,905 for New York state residents and $58,140 for non-residents and international students. Students must also pay an academic excellence fee of $750 per semester, an activities fee of $39.60 for the fall and spring terms and $14.45 for the summer term, a technology fee of $62.50 per semester, and a consolidated services fee of $15.00 per term.
All applicants to any Baruch undergraduate or graduate program are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships from Baruch College of up to 50 percent of tuition. Graduate students at Zicklin may also apply for external fellowships through organizations such as the American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, and USA Education/USA Funds.
Zicklin graduate students are eligible for Federal Direct Loans and in some cases may be eligible for Federal Work Study. Students can also explore private loan options.
All applicants to Zicklin graduate programs must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from outside the U.S.
Applicants must submit an online application form, a current resume, three essays, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, GMAT or GRE score reports, two professional letters of recommendation, and a $125 application processing fee. Applicants who attended a non-U.S. college and whose first language is not English must also submit scores from the TOEFL iBT, PTE, or IELTS.