Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program

The Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program is the only honors program at Baruch College that is focused exclusively on business education.  Its mission is to help the best and brightest Zicklin students become polished professionals who can compete effectively in the job market and go on to become leaders in their fields. To this end, Zicklin Honors offers advanced interdisciplinary seminars, networking opportunities, and skill-building workshops.  We have partnered with Executives on Campus to provide each student with an executive mentor. We welcome applications from all Zicklin students with a minimum GPA of 3.6 who desire to work hard, accomplish a lot, and participate actively in our program.  

Beginning in the spring of 2023, Zicklin Honors will award up to 5 Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Merit Awards ($1,500 each), funded by the Zicklin Honors Advisory Board. Zicklin Honors students with a 3.75 GPA who have completed 2 Zicklin Honors courses will be eligible to apply.

Zicklin Honors students—known as Zicklin Scholars—enjoy a small college experience within Baruch College. As part of a cohort of honors students who take small seminar classes, study in their own honors lounge, and network with distinguished executive guests, our Zicklin Scholars are able to make friendships that will last a lifetime. These friendships are evident in our growing network of Zicklin Honors alums who are succeeding in organizations ranging from Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Accenture, and Greenhill to the New York Federal Reserve. The Program Director, Program Advisor, and mentors work closely with students to guide them in their personal and career development. We help our students to achieve their potential; to become successful professionals with the highest ethical standards.




For further information, please contact us at Zicklin.Honors@baruch.cuny.edu or (646) 312-3080.

All students in the Zicklin School with an overall GPA of 3.6 are eligible to apply for the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program (ZUHP). Applications from qualified transfer students and students from other honors programs at Baruch College are welcome. Students can be members of both the Zicklin honors program and one of the other honors programs at Baruch.

Because the prescribed course sequence requires a minimum of three semesters, students should apply prior to the point at which they achieve Upper Junior status.

A select group of applicants will be invited to an interview. Applicants need not provide letters of recommendation. ZUHP will contact faculty currently teaching students to obtain recommendations.


Apply Now The deadline for Spring 2024 admissions is Sunday, September 17, 2023.

Program Benefits:
Past Semester Activities

Zicklin Honors’ innovative curriculum is built around the general minor with honors in Advanced Business Analysis, a group of special interdisciplinary seminars designed to work in conjunction with the traditional discipline-based majors. Students are required to take four of these seminars and an honors section of BPL 5100H in order to meet the academic requirements of the Program.

Fall 2023
Spring 2024

The general minor with honors in Advanced Business Analysis consists of 15 credits as described below:

Required Courses (6 credits)  

BUS 4444H Case Studies in Business 3
BPL 5100H Honors – Business Policy  3

Elective Courses (6 credits)  

In addition to the required courses, an Advance Business Analysis minor student must take a meaningful combination of two of the program’s Zicklin Honors electives.   

Note: Course offerings vary from semester to semester.  

Examples of Special Honors Topics in Business (BUS 4093H) offered in recent years:  

Capstone course (3 credits)