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.

Alumni Spotlight

Mateja Tokic Zicklin School Honors Valedictorian

Mateja Tokic (BBA ’22) “I came to Baruch as an international student from rural Bosnia. My choice to study Economics was, ironically, purely economic: I came from poverty and decided to choose a degree program that was most likely to guarantee me a stable income in the future. However, my true passion were animals and nature, and I spent my entire childhood rescuing animals and caring for the community where I lived. Once in college, I accepted that my passion and my career would never overlap. 

Still dedicated to do well in my field, I studied hard, maintained high GPA and got accepted into Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program (ZUHP), where staff and professors helped me not only discover the entire world of ESG, but also pushed me to incorporate topics that are close to my heart such as water conservation or energy efficiency into high-level business courses. Through these relationships, I landed my first internship as an ESG Intern, which later led me to starting a full-time position as an ESG Analyst post-graduation, where I now know that I can earn stable income while doing something that I care for. 

I am forever grateful for the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program, from classes that expanded my view of what it takes to analyze and run a business in real life, to personal connections with people who became friends, mentors, and lifelong connections worth nurturing.”




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

Apply Now The deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is Sunday, February 26, 2023.

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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 2023

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)