The Zicklin School of Business, named for generous Baruch alumnus Lawrence Zicklin in 1998, dates back to 1919 when the trustees established a School of Business and Civic Administration at The City College. The School includes the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance, the Department of Law, the Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management, the Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business, the William Newman Department of Real Estate, and the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems. All of the baccalaureate programs of the Zicklin School are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In addition, the undergraduate accountancy curriculum has been awarded accounting accreditation by AACSB.
Zicklin undergraduate programs prepare students for careers in all phases of business. These programs are designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge they need for entry into the work force along with the analytical and communication skills essential for a successful career. One half of the credits required for the B.B.A. degree are in the arts, sciences and general education providing graduates with a solid and broad educational foundation. Furthermore, the curriculum exposes students to ethical values that encourage participation in community affairs, and to an awareness of the relationship between business and the legal, political, and social settings in which it functions. One of the particular advantages for Zicklin undergraduates is that they are able to study within the context of a very diverse student community. This diversity prepares them to understand and function effectively in today's multicultural global business environment.
The B.B.A. degree requires the completion of 124 credits that include a Zicklin School major, a liberal arts minor, and business base courses, as well as the aforementioned liberal arts courses. Students who meet the eligibility standards to enroll in a Zicklin major should register for business base courses as early as possible. These courses are: Finance 3000 Principles of Finance, Marketing 3000 Marketing Foundations, Management 3120 Fundamentals of Management, Management 3121 Service Operations Management, and for students not majoring in accountancy Accounting 2203 Principles of Managerial Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors. These courses provide a common core of knowledge that forms the foundation for further advanced study as one proceeds through major and elective courses. Zicklin students should plan on taking Business 5100 Business Policy in their final semester. This capstone course is a communication-intensive course, requiring group presentations of management solutions. Students who wish to pursue a second minor in a business area are permitted to do so. These minors are described in the Undergraduate College Bulletin by respective department.
Students majoring in Accountancy and Finance are required to meet specific GPA criteria in order to register for courses at the 4000 level. Please check the descriptions below (by major) for those specific criteria. Students who wish to change their majors or minors once they are enrolled in the Zicklin School may do so online via our Plan (Major/Minor) Change Form
When selecting a major it is important to realize that most majors relate directly to specific skill sets and aptitudes. In choosing a major students should consider their own interests and academic strengths. The Career Development Center provides excellent information on the majors offered at the College and their related career opportunities. The Career Development Center is located in Room 2-150 in the Newman Vertical Campus. For students concerned about their academic performance and decisions regarding their academic choices, the Dean’s Office Academic Counselor, Mr. Robert Freedman is available. Please contact him by email, Robert_Freedman@baruch.cuny.edu., to schedule an appointment.
The following is a complete list of undergraduate majors available through the Zicklin School of Business.
- Computer Information Systems
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Management - Entrepreneurship
- Management - Human Resource Management
- Management - Operations Management
- Marketing - Advertising and Marketing Communications
- Marketing - Digital Marketing
- Marketing - General Marketing
- Marketing - International Marketing
- Marketing - International Business
- Statistics and Quantitative Modeling
- Real Estate - Real Estate Development
- Real Estate - Real Estate Investment
Check the departmental websites for a full description of each major and the associated course requirements.
Baruch College supports academically serious and intellectually adventurous students in a number of ways. If you would like to be part of a rigorous and very challenging academic environment, you may wish to look into the College's Honors Program.