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Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Programs

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The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College offers an honors program in business to a select group of outstanding students who have a minimum GPA of 3.6 and a desire to be challenged both academically and professionally. The Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program (ZUHP) differs from the other honors programs at Baruch College in its exclusive focus on business education. It enhances the already excellent business education provided by the Zicklin School with a group of advanced interdisciplinary courses and a full array of enriched, skill-building extracurricular activities. The goal of the program is to develop polished professionals who are well positioned to become leaders in their fields. To this end, ZUHP has partnered with Executives on Campus to provide each student with an executive mentor. The mentors guide their students throughout their careers at Baruch.

ZUHP students enjoy a small college experience while reaping all of the benefits that the Zicklin School has to offer. Each semester, a new cohort of students enters the program and takes honors classes together. ZUHP’s curriculum is built around the general minor with honors in Advanced Business Analysis, a group of special interdisciplinary courses designed to work in conjunction with the traditional discipline-based majors. Classes are seminars with a maximum enrollment of 30 students.

Courses to be offered in Fall 2014


BUS 4444H - Cases in Business

Prof. Gloria Thomas

This is an interdisciplinary case course that gives students a unique appreciation of the complexity of real-world business situations. It features cases taught by a team of faculty members from a variety of disciplines along with an impressive group of business executives. Guests in the spring included Mr. Larry Zicklin who taught cases in business ethics; a networking expert who has authored many books on the subject; and two Wall Street executives who taught a special class that explored the causes underlying the financial crisis of 2008. By teaching students to analyze complex problems and to develop workable solutions, this course helps to prepare students for the real-world problems that they will confront in the capstone courses BUS 6100H and BUS 6300H.


BUS 4093H - Special Topics - Essence of Corporate Valuation

Prof. Dahya

This special topics course will be taught by Prof. Jay Dahya, who worked in investment banking prior to becoming a professor at Baruch. The course is similar to one that Prof. Dahya has taught at Columbia University. Unlike the typical undergraduate finance course, this course will teach students to take a more broad-based approach to corporate valuation.

BUS 4113H - Special Topics: Advanced Organizational Behavior

Prof. Mary Kern

This course will be taught by Prof. Mary Kern. It will cover behavioral topics that are important to all business majors. Specifically, it will focus on negotiation and decision making. The course will include cases and experiential exercises. It blends two courses that Prof. Kern has taught in Zicklin’s Executive MBA Program.


BUS 6100H -Business Consulting

Prof. Banai and Prof. Tulimieri

This course is team taught by two professors. Prof. Moshe Banai is a full-time faculty with extensive consulting experience, and Prof. Tulimieri is a retired partner from Deloitte Consulting.  Students in this course work in teams with MBA students on real-life consulting jobs.   The teams meet with the clients, develop solutions, and present those solutions in a formal presentation to the client at the end of the semester. The selection of companies and projects varies each semester

Special Features and Benefits

The Zicklin Honors Undergraduate Program offers:

  • Special enhanced business courses including an optional Business Consulting Capstone Course in which students work with teams of MBA students on real-life business consulting projects.
  • First-day registration
  • A dedicated Honors Advisor
  • Small, discussion-oriented classes
  • A mentor from each student’s chosen field of specialization
  • Exposure to successful executives in a variety of business fields
  • A small community experience within the Zicklin School
  • Access to the Honors Lounge and study areas
  • Special skill-building workshops


Expectations of Students

Students are expected to:

  • maintain a 3.6 GPA
  • exhibit the highest standards of integrity
  • participate in the program’s extracurricular activities
  • attend extracurricular workshops to develop professional skills
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