Welcome new MS students!
Please review the information below for details that will help all new students get started at Zicklin.
In addition, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find more information for individual MS programs.
Prospective students should attend one of the webinars offered by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Additionally, application instructions and deadlines can be reviewed on the Graduate Admissions section of the Zicklin website.
The first day of the Spring 2023 semester is Wednesday, January 25, 2023. 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.
Students do not have to meet with an advisor in order to register. They should review the information received in their program evaluation, advising email, and on the website. See the bottom of this page for links to individual program information.
Our priority for new students is to provide your program evaluation and help you put together a first semester schedule.
New MS students will receive an email from the advising team that will contain an individualized evaluation for your specific program. Most of our MS Programs have preliminary requirements, and your email will alert you to the preliminary requirements you are required to take.
New students should note that evaluations will be sent to the same email address that you used to apply to your degree program.
Students in the MS in Information Systems program will not receive an evaluation. However, they will receive registration information in a separate email.
Students in the MS in Business Analytics, MS in Marketing, and the MS in Taxation may register for courses before receiving their evaluation.
Students can link to specific program information at the bottom of this page.
Every MS student has two advisors:
– program/academic advisor
– faculty advisor.
Program advisors are available on a regular basis to answer questions about degree requirements, program audits, registration assistance, and other academic issues. In addition, all advising and registration information will be provided by the program office.
The best way to connect with a program/academic advisor is through email or group advising sessions. Invitations for group advising are emailed to newly admitted students. Program planning for future semesters can be discussed in program group advising sessions during the first semester.
Faculty advisors are available throughout the academic year to meet with students. They can answer more in-depth questions about course selection, provide industry perspective, and advise on any concentrations, certifications, or examinations associated with your degree program.
If your graduate and undergraduate studies are in the same area, faculty advisors can help you select courses that will enhance your prior background.
Students can find the contact information for their advisors, along with degree requirements and recommended first semester schedules, by linking to specific program information at the bottom of this page.
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 Username and BaruchMail 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.
Students will use their Baruch Username for the following:
• Campus Computer & Wireless Access
• Newman Library Remote Access
*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.
All students must submit proof of COVID and MMR immunization and proof/waiver for Meningitis immunization before the start of classes.
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.
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 resources for financing your education posted by the Office of Graduate Admissions:
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 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/
Students with undergraduate degrees in Accountancy, who intend to meet NYS CPA-Licensure requirements, should review additional information here: