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.

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. 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.

Alumni Spotlight

Juan Mendoza was born in Colombia and raised in Queens. He attended Aviation High School where he received his Airframe and Powerplant licenses, allowing him to work on commercial aircrafts at a very young age. Shortly after receiving his licenses, he joined Delta Air Lines’ Technical Operations Division where he performed maintenance and repairs on several different types of aircraft including Boeing 737s, Airbus 319s and McDonnell Douglas 88s. A few years into his aviation career, he became increasingly interested in the world of investments and market dynamics. Baruch was an obvious choice, given their innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty and location. Juan decided to pursue a BBA in Finance and Investments, on a full-time basis, while continuing to work full-time at Delta Air Lines.

“Despite the many challenges an unconventional student may face, Baruch provided me with a platform on which to build a successful career. In my first two years at Baruch, I was awarded the George Segal ’65 scholarship for academic excellence, was accepted into the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program and was offered an internship at BlackRock’s U.S Wealth Advisory Division. As a scholar in the Zicklin Honors Program, I was frequently exposed to courses and professors that challenged me both intellectually and creatively, helping to broaden and shape my perspective of business, economics and finance. Moreover, the program provided me with mentorship and the resources required to successfully receiving a full-time offer as a Research Analyst at New York Life Investors. Baruch and the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program have provided me with a foundation of knowledge and experience that will contribute to my personal and professional development for years to come”.


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

Apply Now The deadline for Fall 2021 admissions is Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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.

Spring 2021
Fall 2021

The general minor with honors in Advanced Business Analysis consists of 15 credits as described in Option 1 or Option 2 below:

Option 1: (15 credits)
Option 2: (15 credits)