Message from the Dean
We appreciate your interest in the Zicklin School of Business, and invite you to explore our offerings. Baruch College has been educating America’s business leaders since before the days of our namesake, Bernard M. Baruch. Mr. Baruch graduated from the College in 1889 and went on to become an extraordinarily successful financier and a prominent advisor to six presidents. Today we bear his name proudly and continue to provide access to an excellent education at reasonable cost.
Our school’s namesake, alumnus Lawrence Zicklin (’57), is one of our most generous supporters. The former chairman of the board of Neuberger Berman hoped his 1998 naming gift to the school would be transformative, and indeed it has been. It sparked an unparalleled growth in our school and an accompanying rise in national esteem.
The Zicklin School has a full range of business degree programs that are nationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Accreditation by this body means that we have committed to excellence and to the strategic planning and decision making that support excellence.
We have much to celebrate–the quality of our students and academic programs, the thought leadership of our faculty, the excellent support from the staff, and the many partnerships in New York City and around the world. Our school provides access and opportunity to a wonderfully diverse and global group of students, many of whom are first generation college students.
As I begin my tenure as Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business, I am eager to lead our school’s continuing drive to excellence. We will vigorously explore strategic partnerships to broaden our global reach. I believe that Zicklin, as an urban, public, diverse, research-oriented business school, can be both world-class in quality and reputation and worldwide in its impact.
Willem Kooyker Dean