5 Questions with MBA Admissions: Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College
In our latest installment of the MetroMBA “5 Questions” series, we speak with Helaine J. Korn, the executive director of Graduate Programs and professor at the N.P. Loomba Department of Management and Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. Korn talks about where the school’s graduates have gone on to and what to expect from other students in the program.
1. What do MBA graduates walk away with from Baruch that is unique?
Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business graduates will walk away having worked harder than their counterparts at other local schools with a sense of perseverance and ability to overcome the underdog mentality. They will have received a cost-effective education from a top school in NYC while accumulating little to no debt and having made significant strides in social mobility.
2. Where have graduates gone to work?
Zicklin graduates can be found in just about every bank and financial institution throughout NYC. They work in a variety of functions including consulting, financial/accounting, marketing/sales, information technology, and operations/logistics, among others. They work in a variety of industries including consulting, consumer products, financial services, government, and technology, among others. Some of the top companies that employ Zicklin graduates are CohnReznick, Deloitte, JetBlue Airways, City of New York, JPMorgan Chase, and EY.
3. What’s the spot to dine around campus?
Taza Deli at 25th Street and Park Avenue South
Didi’s Dumplings at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue
Pret a Manger
Popeye’s Chicken at 26th Street and Lexington Avenue
4. How would you describe students in the program?
Friendly, welcoming. Diverse in terms of nationality, career backgrounds, and career aspirations. Unpretentious and motivated.
5. How do Baruch MBA candidates at Zicklin Business balance class and the bustle of NYC?
MBA candidates have largely chosen to study at Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business precisely because it is in NYC. They take advantage of NYC being a place to meet people and network across a wide variety of industries. Numerous events and speakers on campus bring opportunities to explore all facets of business.
MBA candidates appreciate the access to internships and top job possibilities. They embrace being in NYC for the great possibilities for serendipitous encounters both personally and professionally.
Some MBA candidates learn to treat school like a job, putting in set hours for study and using other times to enjoy all NYC has to offer.