December 2020

Zicklin MBA Student Seeks to Break Down Barriers to Black Wealth

Briana Goings (MBA, ’22) plans to combine her business knowledge and legal experience to promote financial literacy and help people in her community start their own businesses. “A lot of people don’t know about investing, creating budgets, and saving for the future,” she says. “I didn’t know these things myself.”

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AACSB Magazine Highlights Zicklin School’s BBA Degree Revamp

BizEd, published by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, calls the new curriculum “market responsive.” What skills did the “market” (i.e., business leaders) say they wanted most from business graduates?

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Zicklin Professor’s New Book Addresses Politics of Pandemic

“The pandemic already has had widespread diplomatic impact…worsening U.S.-China relations and engendering calls…to reshape global supply chains,” says Noel Lateef, co-editor of a special COVID-19 edition of America in the World. He uses the book in his course for the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program because “preparing young people to be at home in the world has never counted for more.”


December 8 Webinar: Has the Pandemic Changed the Responsibilities of Public Company Boards?

How effectively did public company boards guide their managers through the shutdown? Can board directors now shift their focus to longer-term planning? Carey Oven (top left) of Deloitte’s Center for Effectiveness will discuss these issues and more with Zicklin professor Sonali Hazarika (top right) and our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57; bottom left). Professor Gwen Webb (bottom right) leads the Q&A.

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Zicklin in the Media

Alumna Michelle Adams (Bond), BBA, ’02, has been appointed CEO of the Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM).

Professors Marc EdelmanDebbie Kaminer, and Nizan Geslevich Packin (Department of Law) were interviewed for a Wisconsin Law Review podcast on the legal impact of COVID-19.

Associate Professor Mahima Hada, Alllen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business, was interviewed by a local think tank about marketing analytics.

Alumna Crystal Hill (MS, Industrial & Labor Relations, ’13) has been named Chief People Officer at the AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation in Washington DC.

Adjunct professor of marketing Robb Hecht was quoted in an article about the recent increase in brand refreshes.

Alumnus Bruce Higson-Smith (MBA, ’92) has been named to the Board of Directors of Jiulian Resources, a mining company.

Professor Debbie Kaminer, Department of Law, published an article in the Wisconsin Law Review on measures businesses and government can take to help society reach herd immunity against COVID-19.

Alumna Ann Leng (MBA, ’98) has joined private equity firm Spring Lane Capital as CFO and COO.

Alumna Ewelina Meczkowska (BBA, ’09) received a Standing Ovation Award from the American Institute of CPAs.

Alumnus Larry Swedroe (BBA, ’72) wrote about the folly of investors who try to beat the market and was interviewed for a podcast by Morningstar.

Research by the Weissman Center for International Business on corporate social responsibility was cited in a Yahoo! Finance article.

The Zicklin School’s MS in Business Analytics degree was highlighted in an article on BusinessBecause.com.

Zicklin Events

Due to coronavirus, all in-person events have been canceled. We continue to offer an array of virtual events for the Zicklin community.

Ensuring Integrity: The 15th Annual Audit Conference
Organized by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity
December 1 and 2, starting at 9 am (Baruch College faculty/staff attend free)

Graduate Finance Programs at Zicklin
December 3, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Executive MS in Finance Virtual Information Session
December 4, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Executive MS in Information Systems Virtual Information Session
December 7, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

MBA/MS Programs Application Workshop Webinar
December 8, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Executive MS in Human Resource Management Virtual Information Session
December 8, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Graduate Admissions Live Chat Q&A
December 9, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration Virtual Information Session
December 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Doctor of Professional Studies in Business Virtual Information Session
December 14, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Webinar: Zicklin’s Full-Time MBA and Evening MBA Programs
December 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Graduate Admissions Live Chat Q&A
December 16, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
December 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Learn more about Zicklin’s graduate and executive programs at these information sessions, open houses, and webinars.