Zicklin School of Business

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Courses we support

MS in Taxation
MS in Business Analytics
MS in Quantitative Methods and Modeling
MS in Marketing
MS in Statistics
MS in Financial Risk Management
MS in Finance
MS in Accountancy
MS in Real Estate
MS in Entrepreneurship
MS in Information Systems

About the school

CUNY-Baruch College has a rich history dating back to 1847, when it was founded as the Free Academy, marking its distinction as the nation's first independent public institution for higher education. The Zicklin School of Business at the College was established in 1919. With more than 10,000 students engaged in its programmes, Zicklin is the largest business school in the United States.

According to the Public Accounting Report's 38th Annual Professors Survey 2019, the graduate accounting programmes at the Zicklin School of Business are ranked in the top 10 in the Northeast and the top 30 nationwide. For the second consecutive year in a row, Zicklin achieved the top rank among 48 universities in New York State.

Where is the school located?

Baruch College's prime location on Lexington Avenue, near Manhattan's Flatiron and Gramercy Park neighbourhoods, situates it at the heart of one of the globe's most dynamic economic and cultural centres.

Life at the Zicklin School of Business

The CUNY - Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business continues to be among the best in its region and the country for superior facilities, diversity, and value. Baruch College provides on-campus housing at Lexington Ave, New York. Baruch College does not provide off-campus housing or student support services, but the college recommends local dorms and housing options, including Educational Housing Service (EHS), Hostelling International-NY in Manhattan,, and The school offers resources for students who face food insecurity such as the Bearcat Food Pantry or Grab & Go bags (for breakfast, lunch and dinner) at the Student Health Centre are accessible through student IDs. Other off-campus resources available are the Food Bank of NYC, The Met Council, and New York Cares for Winter Coats. The Health Care Centre is dedicated to offering Baruch students high-quality, culturally sensitive, and confidential health services.

Additional benefits of studying at Zicklin School of Business

  • Accredited Curriculum: Baruch College has a long history of distinction in higher education. Zicklin is a pioneer in offering top-notch business education for the 21st century at the graduate and executive levels. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has recognised their programmes, and the professors who instruct their seminars are leaders, engaged scholars, and authorities in their fields.
  • Skills-building Activities: Zicklin encourages students to join clubs, case contests, and other events to help them solidify their knowledge and abilities.
  • Engaging Career Events; To assist students to gain an advantage in the current employment market, Zicklin's Graduate Career Management Centre provides a wide range of networking and professional development activities. Additionally, Baruch College offers a programme called Executives on Campus (EOC) that pairs graduate students with executive coaches who help them build their networking, interviewing, and other essential corporate etiquette skills to make them profitable in today's job marketplace.

New York, NY campus


New York, New York

City Population

8.5 million


Northeastern United States


Humid continental

Nearest Airport

LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)

Fast facts

  • University enrolment: 19,000
  • Living alumni: 165,000+
  • University graduate students: 2,700+
  • International students: 28%
  • Countries represented: 168
  • Zicklin School of Business ranking (for full-time MBA): #1 by U.S. News

Admissions criteria

Application requirements include:

  • A letter of recommendation
    • Official transcripts in English
    • A graduate admissions test result (GMAT, GRE, or LSAT)
    • Resume/CV
    • Candidates who received their education outside the US might need to pass an English proficiency test
    • Please Note: Students are not required to take the English proficiency exam if they:
    • Finished a post-secondary programme in the US, earning a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate
    • Held a post-secondary diploma
    • Prove that they attended a US school for grades 1 through 12 (elementary, middle, and high school are all necessary)
    • Proof of English proficiency: You must obtain the minimum score in the following exams to be eligible- TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 7, Duolingo: 120, and PTE: 70.

    - Please Note: All students must provide documentation of their MMR immunisation and a waiver for their meningitis immunisation before registering for courses. Verify and submit the required immunisations. If necessary, the Student Health Centre provides free immunisations and charges a fee if a student needs a blood test.

    Fees and other expenses

Other costs that are not consistent throughout school admissions information online: - Estimated cost of books/course materials: $1,800 (approx) Food expenses: $2,000 to $3,000 (approx) Housing (on-campus): Ranges between $7,000 to $30,000 as per the type of room students choose Transportation: $1,500 to $2,000 (approx) Note: The prices mentioned above are only an indication of what a graduate student may need to pay. Please consult the school's necessary admissions and financial aid websites for detailed information and any updates to this information.

Job placements

There are many ways CUNY - Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business helps its international graduate students land jobs. - Expert Career Guidance: The Zicklin College of Business features a Graduate Career Management Centre (GCMC) equipped with qualified career advisers. - Individual Career Planning: Personalised counselling is available, along with tailored event planning in collaboration with businesses, student organisations, and various college departments. - Active Industry Engagement: The GCMC partners with businesses both in the metro New York area and beyond to offer full-time employment and internship opportunities.

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Last updated: 23 May 2024

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