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At the heart of the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program is the special interdisciplinary curriculum: the general minor with honors in Advanced Business Analysis.

General minor with honors in Advanced Business Analysis

At the heart of the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program is the special interdisciplinary curriculum: the general minor with honors in Advanced Business Analysis. The rationale for this structure is twofold: first, it provides an enriched interdisciplinary learning experience that is relevant to all of the traditional BBA majors; second, the minor is a synergistic structure of courses that complements, rather than substitutes for, the traditional business majors. All of the courses in this minor are appropriate for all Zicklin majors.

Students are expected to: maintain a 3.6 GPA, exhibit the highest standards of integrity, participate in the program’s extracurricular activities, attend extracurricular workshops to develop professional skills.

Courses to be offered in Spring 2018

BUS 4444H - Cases in Business

Professor Gloria Thomas

This is an interdisciplinary case course that gives students a unique appreciation of the complexity of real-world business situations. It features cases taught by a team of faculty members from a variety of disciplines along with an impressive group of business executives. Guests in the spring included Mr. Larry Zicklin who taught cases in business ethics; a networking expert who has authored many books on the subject; and two Wall Street executives who taught a special class that explored the causes underlying the financial crisis of 2008. By teaching students to analyze complex problems and to develop workable solutions, this course helps to prepare students for the real-world problems that they will confront in the capstone courses.

BUS 4093H - Special Topics: Foreign Policy Association - Great Decisions (Elective)

Mr. Noel Lateef

This special topics class will by taught by Mr. Noel Lateef, president of the Foreign Policy Association. It will be based on the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions series which varies each year to cover important topics world-wide that impact the business world. Last year's topics included Greece and the EU; Russia and the Near Abroad; Privacy in the Digital Age; Sectarianism in the Middle East; India Changes Course; U.S. Policy Toward Africa; Syria's Refugee Crisis; Human Trafficking in the 21st Century; and Brazil's Metamorphosis. Mr. Lateef invited many important guest speakers including various ambassadors, and a Harvard professor.

BUS 4093H - Essence of Corporate Evaluation (Elective)

Professor Jay Dahya

This honors course focuses on timely and relevant topics in business that are not covered in the regular curriculum. The areas of study are determined each semester by the instructor offering the course. The course topics and additional pre-requisites will be announced during the preceding semester. Students may take this course more than once provided that different topics are covered.

BUS 4093H - Current Issues in Business Ethics (Capstone Course)

Mr. Lawrence Zicklin

This course will focus on ethical issues in business. It will teach students how to incorporate an ethical perspective into their approach to real-world business problems. The course will not deal with "right or wrong:" rather it will deal with the analyzing the complexity and multiple perspectives associated with ethical issues. It will be a case-based seminar format.

Courses offered in Fall 2017

BUS 4444H Honors Business Cases

Professor Gloria Thomas

This is an interdisciplinary case course that gives students a unique appreciation of the complexity of real-world business situations. It features cases taught by a team of faculty members from a variety of disciplines along with an impressive group of business executives. Guests in the spring included Mr. Larry Zicklin who taught cases in business ethics; a networking expert who has authored many books on the subject; and two Wall Street executives who taught a special class that explored the causes underlying the financial crisis of 2008. By teaching students to analyze complex problems and to develop workable solutions, this course helps to prepare students for the real-world problems that they will confront in the capstone courses.

BUS 4113H Advanced Organizational Behavior (Elective)

Professor Mary Kern

This course is designed as an evidence-based course that will introduce students to the major concepts, models, theories, and research in the field of organizational behavior related to individual and group decision making, negotiation, ethics, and teams. The primary focus is on applying behavioral science knowledge to the practice of management, and so this course will be experiential and analytical. We will engage with cases and simulations to experience and analyze best practices grounded in the latest science.

BUS 4114H Perspectives on Global Business and Economic Development (Elective)

Mr. Owh Kian Ong

This course will urge students to think and communicate strategically about the interrelated and interdependent roles of business and government, particularly in the current context of geopolitical global business economic development.   The teaching will be based on active learning and a Socratic method with a heavy reliance on current cases.  Students will learn the relevance of historical global economic development (Capitalism vs. Socialism) thru to the implications of 2016 US Presidential election.  In doing so, students will build skills in the analysis with business frameworks & development of insightful takeaways, in order to connect to the range of strategies that companies are confronted with for today's real world need for business growth & community development.

BUS 6200H Improving Individual and Organizational Performance (Capstone)

Professor Richard Kopelman

The course will be based on a new approach to organizational performance—“Getting to Cube One,” a framework based on evidence from real-life cases, including Google, Zappos, Four Seasons, Nordstrom, and May Clinic. Unlike other approaches, Cube One addresses the needs of the key constituents: customers, employees, and investors, and incorporates practices related to Marketing, Quality, Finance, Operations, and Human Resource Management. The course will include cases, in-class exercises, and real-life data related to motivation, leadership, and group decision-making in order to teach students how to run a successful organization. It is relevant to students from all majors, regardless of whether they want some day to start an organization, to analyze or consult with an organization, or to run an organization.

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)


Required course (6 credits)

Elective courses- 4000 level (6 credits; choose any 2)

Capstone course (3 credits)

Option 2: (15 credits)


Required course (3 credits)

Elective courses - 4000-level (6 credits; choose any 2)

Capstone Sequence (6 credits)

Academic Honesty


Academic integrity is of utmost importance to the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program. Our focus on honesty and fairness in the academic environment reflects our quest to foster high ethical standards as part of the value system of our students. We expect students in the Zicklin Honors Program to exhibit the highest standards of integrity while in the program and throughout their lives as they make their way in the business world. As a matter of policy, the program adheres to the definitions, standards and procedures set forth in Baruch College’s statement on Academic Honesty.

Zicklin Honors Students, like all students at Baruch must be committed to creating and maintaining an environment dedicated to academic excellence. Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Cheating, forgery, plagiarism and collusion in dishonest acts undermine the college's educational mission and the students' personal and intellectual growth. Zicklin Honors Students are expected to bear individual responsibility for their work, to learn the rules and definitions that underlie the practice of academic integrity, and to uphold its ideals. Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable excuse for disobeying them.

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