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Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College

Baruch One Year MBA Program Structure

Officially beginning in June 2017, the Baruch College Zicklin School of Business One Year MBA program follows the same curriculum as the full-time and Evening MBA offerings, but in an accelerated format, allowing students to earn their MBA over the course of 12 consecutive months starting each summer.

The program is specially tailored for those that who already earned a business undergraduate degree and who have between two and five years of professional related experience. Those in the program ideally want to improve their respective careers, rather than completely change them.

Core foundation courses account for 18 total credits. A minimum of two functional skills courses are also required, which account for six credits. These courses are dependent on the field of study in which the student wishes to concentrate. Along with the three credit business consulting practicum and 15 credits worth of electives, the One Year MBA requires 42 total credits in order to graduate.


Beginning in June, students in the One Year MBA program at Zicklin progress through five consecutive “blocks” of classes, beginning with Business Communication I, Overview of Business Law and Ethics, Managing People and Organizations, Strategy and Competitive Advantage. Students largely continue core courses until the fall block, which begins implementing elective courses.

The program culminates with and optional study abroad winter session and then the final spring block of electives. Classes in the summer are held on Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes shift to evening schedules during the fall, winter, and spring blocks.


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

Like the Zicklin full-time MBA program, New York state residents pay $7,685 per term for the One Year MBA, while out-of-state residents pay $1,050 per credit. For NY residents, this total comes to $38,425, with out-of-state-residents paying $44,100.

Students must also pay an academic excellence fee of $1,000 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 $125 per semester, and a consolidated services fee of $15 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.

Admissions Guidelines

Admissions standards are the same for all MBA applicants at Zicklin, regardless of program choice. Applicants must submit an online application form, a current resume, two essays (plus one optional essay), 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, PTE, or IELTS.

Application Deadlines

Round Two – January 1, 2018 (Last round for scholarship and international applicant priority)
Round Three – March 1, 2018

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