New student registration begins December 12, 2022. Students may continue to register and adjust their schedule through January 31, 2023. Note that additional fees may be assessed when registering for the first time or when making a schedule change during the first week of classes.
The Evaluation Process:
• New students should note that program and course evaluations will be sent to the same email address that you used to apply to your degree program. The advising team will send an email confirming when your file is received from Graduate Admissions and will indicate the estimated time it will take to complete your evaluation.
• Each program evaluation (Program of Study) is customized to each student. It will indicate the courses that are waived, required and overall credits needed to complete the MS-ACCOUNTANCY program.
- Credit Ranges by academic background: Note: These estimates are contingent upon meeting the Accountancy department’s waiver criteria.
– 30-35 credits – students with an Accountancy degree
– 35-45 credits – students with a business degree
– 45-55 credits – students that have completed majority of business courses and 1-2 Accounting courses
– 55+ credits – students that have non-Accountancy or non-business degrees
• Every student in the MBA-ACCOUNTANCY program will receive a curriculum sheet that will indicate which functional skills courses you may or not be required to take. It will also indicate whether or not students will be required or waived out of the 9 credits from the General Business electives part of the curriculum. The credit range is 61 (if waived from all 9 credits of the general electives) to 72.5 credits (either required to take all 9 credits or a combination of waived courses and required courses).
• Our priority for new students is to provide your program evaluation and help you put together a first semester schedule.
• The re-evaluation process is mentioned in the program evaluation email that each student receives. It is also discussed in the New Student group advising sessions.
Speaking with your advisor:
• Program planning for future semesters can be discussed in the group advising sessions, or at an advising appointment during the first semester.
• Students do not have to meet with an advisor in order to register. However, advisors are available to answer questions about curriculum requirements and assist with registration. The best way to connect with an advisor is through email or group advising sessions. Invitations for group advising are emailed to newly admitted students. Please email ZicklinGradACC@baruch.cuny.edu with any questions.
• Note that additional fees may be assessed when registering for the first time or when making a schedule change during the first week of classes.
• Advising sessions are for admitted and matriculated students. For those looking to apply to a degree program at Zicklin, please attend a webinar hosted by the Office of Graduate Admissions team: https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/events/
Ms. Taneisha Green, Associate Director, Graduate Programs
For the MS Accountancy curriculum and waiver criteria, please see https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/academic-programs/graduate/ms/accountancy/
Students can begin to register for classes before receiving their evaluation. Below is a list of courses you can register for:
|BUS 9558: Strategic Business Communications||
MS Accountancy students may note the curriculum requires the completion of BUS 9557. This course is no longer available.
You may need to email ZicklinGradACC@baruch.cuny.edu for permission to enroll in BUS 9558.
|ACC 9110: Financial Accounting (substitute for ACC 9112)||If you did not complete 6 credits (2 courses) of financial accounting courses with a B- or better in the past 5 years|
|TAX 9861: Federal Income Taxation: Theory and Practice||If you did not take a minimum 3 credit course in Federal Income Taxation of Individuals with a B- or better in the past 5 years|
|LAW 9800: Intensive Survey of Business Contracts and Law of Corporations||If you did not take a minimum of 6 credits (2 courses) in U.S. business law courses in with a C or better a prior degree program|
|STA 9708: Managerial Statistics||If you did not take a minimum of 6 credits (2 courses) of statistics courses with a C or better in a prior degree program|
|TAX 9878: Taxation of Business Entities||Students who need to take TAX 9861 can also register for TAX 9878|
Students can also review the waiver criteria for the other required general business courses to determine if they will need to complete one of those courses: https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/academic-programs/graduate/ms/accountancy/
Students can adjust their course schedules through the first week of classes.
Ms. Taneisha Green, Associate Director, Graduate Programs
The MBA Accountancy curriculum, see https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/academic-programs/graduate/ms/accountancy/ (the curriculum is listed at the bottom of the page).
All MBA students should focus on foundational skills courses in their first semester. Students should consider the following courses:
- BUS 9558
- MGT 9600
- MGT 9301
- STA 9708
MBA Accountancy students can also select ACC 9110 Financial Accounting (substitute for ACC 9112).
Students can adjust their course schedules through the first week of classes)
Activate your CUNYfirst Account:
CUNYfirst is used to manage your academic and financial related activities. All students must activate their CUNYfirst accounts in order to access the system . The Office of Graduate Admissions will email you with instructions on how to set up your CUNYfirst account.
Students will use Schedule Builder to register for classes. Schedule Builder is accessed through the Student Center, once a student has logged into CUNYfirst.
- To learn more about CUNYfirst and how to use Schedule Builder, view the videos and instruction guides provided by CUNY.
(Click on “Student Resources” at the bottom of the page to review how to navigate CUNYfirst and register for classes)
Access your Blackboard account
Blackboard is an online course management system used by most faculty to post course materials and grades, and may be used for interactive assignments.
Students login to Blackboard with their CUNYfirst credentials.
Activate and Access your Baruch Email Account
Baruch College offices, faculty, and staff will only communicate with students through their Baruch email account. Your Baruch email address will be available after you register for courses.
Access your Baruch Username
Students will use their Baruch Username for the following:
• Campus Computer & Wireless Access
• Newman Library Remote Access
• Locker Reservation System
*Your username may not be available until the week that classes begin.
Students who need assistance with their Technology accounts should contact the Baruch Computer and Technology Center (BCTC) Help Desk.
Students must submit proof of both MMR and Covid immunization in order to attend in-person and hybrid courses.
Students who qualify for the New York State Resident tuition rate must prove residency. Students can register for courses before they prove residency. Bills will be adjusted once documentation is reviewed and approved. https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/undergrad/residency.htm
All students require a Baruch College Identification Card to enter campus buildings. Once your bill has been zeroed out (paid, payment plan, financial aid approval, etc.), you may stop by the ID center to take your picture and receive your ID.
Information about payment, payment plans, processing of refunds, etc.
Information, updates, and links for FAFSA, loans, scholarships.
Also see the resources posted by the Office of Graduate Admissions: https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/academic-programs/graduate/admissions/financing-your-education/
Drop/Add dates (100% refunds only before the first day of the semester), withdrawal deadlines, holidays, exam week, etc.
Computer labs, Student Resources, Help Desk
January 2023 Orientation will be held Virtually! More information will be sent via email.
The Evening MBA/MS orientation is a way to welcome new students to the Zicklin community. Students will learn about academic expectations, start working on professional development, and engage with faculty, staff, and other students. Students will receive emails with full details, dates, times, and RSVP links. All live sessions will be held over Zoom.
Most sessions will be held virtually. The Club Fair will be held in person. Information will be sent to the email you used to apply for the program.
International Student Orientation
In addition to their degree program orientation, new F-1 and J-1 visa students joining a Zicklin MBA or MS program will attend a mandatory one-day International Student Orientation. Students will receive more information from the International Student Service Center (ISSC).
For students interested in pre-MBA/MS preparation, there are a number of programs available online and through Baruch College. To assist you in your efforts to find a program suitable for you, we have provided the names of some programs and services below. This list is not exhaustive and is only to serve as a starting point to explore program options that best fit your needs. Baruch College and the City University of New York do not endorse any of the programs or services on this list.
MBA math: http://www.mbamath.com/
Wall Street Prep: http://www.wallstreetprep.com/
Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/
Baruch Continuing and Professional Studies: https://www.baruchcaps.com/
Baruch Newman Library, BCTC, and Subotnick Center Workshops: http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/services/workshops/
Baruch Digital Media Library: https://baruch.mediaspace.kaltura.com/category/Newman+Library%3ELibrary+Tutorials
Baruch on iTunes U: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/itunesu/