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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 2015


BUS 4444H
- Cases in Business

Professor 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 4093H
- Maximizing Individual and Organizational Performance (Capstone)

Professor Richard Kopelman

This honors course focuses on timely and relevant topics in business that are not covered in the regular curriculum. The areas of study are determined each semester by the instructor offering the course. The course topics and additional pre-requisites will be announced during the preceding semester. Students may take this course more than once provided that different topics are covered.


BUS 4112H - Industry and Competitive Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Professor Nanda Kumar

This course will focus on the in-depth analysis of one specific company or industry [which may change from semester to semester]. The purpose of the course is not to make students into experts on a specific company or industry, but rather to help students learn to explore, in depth, relevant and current issues affecting a company or industry from an interdisciplinary perspective. As well, the approach is designed to develop an understanding of the various social and policy concerns underlying many business problems. The course will be divided into loosely-coupled modules that will include case analysis.


BUS 4113H - Advanced Organizational Behavior (Elective)

Professor Mary Kern

This course is designed as an evidence-based course that will introduce students to the major concepts, models, theories, and research in the field of organizational behavior related to individual and group decision making, negotiation, ethics, and teams. The primary focus is on applying behavioral science knowledge to the practice of management, and so this course will be experiential and analytical. We will engage with cases and simulations to experience and analyze best practices grounded in the latest science.

Courses to be offered in Spring 2016


BUS 4444H
- Cases in Business

Professor 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 4093H Special Topics: Essence of Corporate Valuation (Elective)

Professor Jay 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 4093H Special Topics: Great Decisions (Elective)

Mr. Noel Lateef

This special topics class will by taught by Mr. Noel Lateef, president of the Foreign Policy Association. It will be based on the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions series which varies each year to cover important topics world-wide that impact the business world.  Last year's topics included Greece and the EU; Russia and the Near Abroad; Privacy in the Digital Age; Sectarianism in the Middle East; India Changes Course; U.S. Policy Toward Africa; Syria's Refugee Crisis; Human Trafficking in the 21st Century; and Brazil's Metamorphosis. Mr. Lateef invited many important guest speakers including various ambassadors, and a Harvard professor.


BUS 6300H
Entrepreneurial Venture Creation (Capstone)

Professor Allison Lehr-Samuels

This course will provide an overview of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership. Its main focus is on specific issues and stages, as well as the actual process of developing a new venture using a team approach. Each team will produce a detailed business plan and present their business plan to the class for feedback and critique. Through this experiential learning activity, students will be equipped with entrepreneurial tools for their careers.

 

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
  • An executive mentor to guide the student throughout her/his career at Baruch
  • 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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