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Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College - Full-Time MBA

Baruch Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Baruch full-time MBA at the Zicklin School of Business is structured across four semesters of study, with a cohort of students admitted in the fall semester. Students complete their degree in 22 months.

Following a two-week pre-term orientation, students are divided into cohorts, which are further broken up into small, diverse learning teams who work together throughout the first year of the program.


Students must complete 48 credits to earn their MBA. Each course is worth either 1.5-3 credits. Within their first year, students are required to complete the following core courses: Firms in the Global Economy; Strategic Business Communication; Overview of Business Law and Ethics, Business and Society Relationships, Managing People and Organizations, Strategy and Competitive Advantage, Introduction to International Business, and Managerial Statistics. Students must also complete at least three of the following courses: Business and Society or the Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, as well as two courses from the following list: Financial Reporting, Information Technology Strategy, Business Analytics, Corporate Finance, Managing Business Operations, Managing Creativity, Ideation and Innovation in Startups and Corporations, and Marketing Management.

The required core courses total 18 credits, while the flexible core courses total nine credits. In their second year, all students complete a three-credit capstone course, Business Consulting Practicum.

The remaining credits needed to graduate are comprised of elective courses, which students may begin taking in their second semester. 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:

Decision Sciences
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
International Business
Information Systems
Real Estate

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.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 52 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 71

Class Profile

Students in the most recent Zicklin full-time MBA class had a median GMAT score of 633. Prior to matriculating at Zicklin, students in the class had an average of five years of work experience and had a mean college GPA of 3.3. Thirty-eight percent of the class are women, and 34 percent of the class are international students

Career Statistics

Among recent Zicklin graduates, 87 percent of those seeking employment had accepted a job offer by graduation. The median starting salary was $86,500. Approximately 61 percent of the class chose a job in financial services while consulting drew more than 12 percent and marketing/sales just over 15 percent of the class. Graduates also entered consumer products and media/entertainment among other industries.

As for signing bonuses, the average bonus earned was $7,500.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The estimated tuition for Baruch College full-time MBA is $36,398 for New York state residents and $56,558 for non-resident and international students. 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 Procedures

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, 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 $75 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

Applicant deadlines are as follows:

Round One – Dec. 1
Round Two – Feb. 1
Round Three – April 1

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