October 2020

Should Whistleblowers Get Big Payouts?
Zicklin Professor Says Yes

Assistant Professor Heemin Lee, Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, researched whether monetary rewards to whistleblowers (employees who expose financial fraud within their organizations) have a deterrence effect. She found that they did. But that wasn’t all.

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Zicklin MBA “Changed My Life,” Says Scientist-Turned-Entrepreneur

Kira Sheinerman (MBA, ’03) already had a PhD in molecular biology when she enrolled in the Zicklin MBA Honors Program. “I figured I would would work in marketing at a pharma company, using my scientific and business backgrounds,” she says. But the lessons she learned in the program pushed her to dream bigger – much bigger.

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Watch: The Price of Being Unprepared: COVID-19 and Healthcare

Our benefactor Larry Zicklin led a lively discussion about supply chains and other topics with JC Alejaldre, an alumnus of the Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration (EMBA HCA) program and a practice administrator at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; and Alex Mills, academic director of the EMBA HCA program and Associate Professor of Operations Management.


Zicklin in the Media

The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College was named the #1 “Best College for Business Majors” on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” list.

In a decade-long review of business school rankings by Poets & Quants, the Zicklin School’s MBA program improved the most, rising 34 places.

Associate Professor Raquel Benbunan-Fich, Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics, was quoted in an article on the site Grow by Acorns about staying productive while working from home.

Professor Douglas Carmichael, Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal about Ernst & Young’s new stance—taken in the aftermath of the Wirecard scandal—that auditors should do more to prevent fraud.

Professor Marc Edelman, Department of Law, wrote in Forbes about U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka’s unique racial justice message, and also about the University of North Carolina’s football schedule.

Professor Debbie Kaminer, Department of Law, was the guest expert on an AMA (American Medical Association) Journal of Ethics videocast about vaccine mandates, and was cited in a NEWSMAX article on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines.

Professor Richard Kopelman, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management, published a textbook on improving organizational performance.

Professor Marios Koufaris and Associate Professor Nanda Kumar were quoted extensively in a BusinessBecause article about the school’s data science programs.

Adjunct professor Noel Lateef, president of the Foreign Policy Association — the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to citizen education in international affairs — has co-authored a special COVID-19 edition of America in the World, a collection of essays by policymakers and experts from diverse political perspectives. For more information and to order a copy, click here.

Assistant Professor Heemin Lee, Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, had her research on corporate whistleblowing was discussed in the National Law Review and in Zicklin News.

Lecturer Chris Meyer, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management, co-wrote two articles in 2020: one in the Journal of Service Management and another in the Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

Assistant Professor Jihwon Park, Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, co-wrote an article in the Journal of Accounting and Economics on common ownership and disclosure incentives.

Alumnus Darren Riegler (MBA, ’03), a professional engineer who is senior vice president at with Michael Baker International in Ontario, CA, has been promoted, and now oversees additional offices in southern California.

Alumna Sheryll (Pang) Yu (BBA, ’14) was interviewed for a motivational podcast about how her experience at the Zicklin School helped her achieve upward mobility despite numerous obstacles in her early life.

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.

Entrepreneurial Lunch & Learn Webinar: Automating Your Business: Use a Computer to Execute Specific Business Processes
Offered by the Field Center for Entrepreneurship
October 8, 12:30 pm

Graduate Admissions Live Chat Q&A
Wednesdays (October 7, 14, 21, 28), 10 am

Executive MS in Information Systems Virtual Information Session
October 14, 12:30 pm

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
October 14, 7:00 pm

Graduate Finance Programs at Zicklin
October 15, 10 am

Executive MS in Finance Virtual Information Session
October 15, 11:30 am

Entrepreneurial Lunch & Learn Webinar: The Key Differentiator for A Flourishing Business
Offered by the Field Center for Entrepreneurship
October 15, 12:30 pm

Climate Change Solutions Simulator 
Offered by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity 
October 15, 12:30 pm

Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration Virtual Information Session 
October 19, 12:30 pm

Webinar: Zicklin’s Full-Time MBA & Evening MBA Programs 
October 20, 2 pm

Executive MS in Human Resource Management Virtual Information Session 
October 20, 6:30 pm

Doctorate of Professional Studies in Business Virtual Information Session 
October 22, 11:30 am

MBA/MS Programs Application Workshop 
October 27, 10 am

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