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.

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. 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

Jack Santoro (BBA, ’21) “Since high school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in business. I was drawn to Baruch College for its highly-regarded accounting program, diverse student body, and close proximity to the world’s foremost hub of finance and commerce. While pursuing my BBA in Accountancy, I worked part-time as a seconded employee in the Goldman Sachs tax department, led the Baruch College Men’s Cross-Country team as team captain, and held several leadership positions in Baruch’s business honors society, Beta Alpha Psi. In Fall 2020, I was awarded the Dean Francis J. Connelly Scholarship for academic excellence, leadership, and service. As a scholar in the Zicklin Honors Program, I enjoyed the higher-level business classes that helped me build my technical knowledge and business acumen. From the program, I found a supportive network of professors and peers that encouraged me to grow my soft skills and helped me make meaningful connections with industry professionals. It gave me a solid foundation on which to build my professional career, and I look forward to utilizing the knowledge and skills as I begin my journey to becoming a tax attorney.”




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.

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 2022
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)