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Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business Part Time MBA

The largest accredited collegiate school of business in the United States, Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business has earned a national and international reputation for excellence. In addition to a superb undergraduate business education, the Zicklin School offers an array of premier graduate business degree programs. It offers nationally ranked undergraduate, part-time, and full-time MBA programs, plus an accelerated MBA, specialized masters, and doctoral programs.



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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time



School Rankings


#22 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)



Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 47% accepted out of 1146 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.3
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 612
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $135

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Work Experience, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Information

All applicants to Zicklin MBA and MS programs must have an accredited bachelor's degree or its international equivalent (official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work is required) and must submit an official score report for the GMAT. Applications must also include a complete application form (hard copy or online), a current resume, two ...All applicants to Zicklin MBA and MS programs must have an accredited bachelor's degree or its international equivalent (official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work is required) and must submit an official score report for the GMAT. Applications must also include a complete application form (hard copy or online), a current resume, two letters of recommendation (at least one should be from a current employer), and an essay describing career goals and explaining why a master's degree in business is important in achieving those goals. Students whose first language is not English and who have not graduated from a U.S. undergraduate or graduate school must also submit an official score report for the TOEFL/TWE. In addition to the above, international applicants must also submit translated copies of all transcripts and letters of recommendation; in some cases, applicants may be required to have transcripts evaluated by an independent evaluating agency. International applicants must also obtain a student visa and must submit a Declaration and Certification of Finances and an Affidavit of Support.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 1,531
Percent International Students 22%
Total Full-Time Faculty 191
Full-Time Faculty 73%

Student Life

Everyone agrees: Baruch’s “city campus” is in a “great location in NYC.” There are “plenty of places on campus to study or meet with class groups. Student organizations are highly active and cover the spectrum of professional, academic, and extracurricular interests.” Social clubs are popular, “particularly mentoring and other professional relat­ed program[s].” Although it “could use a cosmetic make-over,” the “campus is very accessible.” “The school's library is great, and…they have a swimming pool.” Full-time MBA students have the added bonus of a dedicated lounge “which provides a nice place to be, study, and socialize.” Social life at Zicklin School of Business is plentiful. “Numerous social gatherings are organized by the graduate students and also include social gatherings co-hosted with other schools such as with NYU, Fordham, and Pace.” “Everyone is extremely friendly and approachable.” “In class there's a general sense of togetherness. We have study ses­sions together before big exams. Everyone is very smart, so it's challenging and exciting to get scores above the mean.” Cohorts prove valuable. “My cohort spends a lot of time together whether it is preparing for projects or letting loose on a Thursday night. We are all hard-workers and try to utilize the resources provided by our counselors and men­tors.” The few complaints about student life mostly come from part-time students with full-time jobs, who just don’t have the time to partake in all that is available, like this stu­dent who says, “I work full time and don't spend time on campus or doing many activ­ities. Many grad students seem to be in the same boat.”


Location definitely helps Baruch students with their job search with many graduates finding positions in the financial sector. “Being in New York is very helpful.” There are “a lot of alums in New York who are helpful resources for information.” “The network of alumni…is extremely active in helping students find employment and build connec­tions with the community.” Equally appealing is “the proximity to recruiters from all of New York City and surrounding areas.” The school regularly hosts events “to promote awareness and networking.” Many of these occur during the day when it is difficult for some part-time graduate students to attend. However, networking with fellow students can be done anytime, as a second-semester student points out. “I see many familiar faces in my classes and have been able to develop a network among students without attending club meetings or other events.” The school has a “positive environment. Students help each other. Career advisory is great!”

The Princeton Review


The Zicklin School of Business is the largest collegiate school of business in the nation and the only CUNY unit that offers business programs accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Zicklin School offers degree programs leading to the BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS, Executive MS in Finance, and the Baruch/Mt. Sinai MBA in Health Care Administration, which is accredited by the CAHME (Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education). Among its exciting new initiatives are the Zicklin Full-Time MBA program, which enrolls a select group of candidates whose credentials and average GMAT scores of 647 place them among the top students in the nation. Its combined, five-year undergraduate/MS degree program in accountancy meets the latest education requirements for the CPA exam. The Zicklin School houses the City University's PhD in business and offers a joint degree program leading to the JD/MBA degrees in conjunction with both Brooklyn Law School and The New York Law School.Zicklin undergraduate programs prepare students for careers in all phases of business. These programs are designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge they need for entry into the work force along with the analytical and communication skills essential for a successful career. One half of the credits required for the BBA degree are in the arts, sciences and general education providing graduates with a solid and broad educational foundation. Furthermore, the curriculum exposes students to ethical values that encourage participation in community affairs, and to an awareness of the relationship between business and the legal, political, and social settings in which it functions.The Zicklin MBA features a core curriculum that spans all the major business areas and a specialization that permits students to explore a specific area in greater depth.Zicklin's MS degree programs offer in-depth study in a range of areas. Unlike the broader MBA curriculum, students are often not required to do coursework in disciplines included in the MBA core. The MS is a more focused degree and usually requires fewer courses.

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Students Say

The City University of New York, Baruch College is an excellent choice for New York res­idents looking for “extremely affordable” in-state tuition rates. This public school offers “heavily discounted tuition” and is considered a “best value among business schools in NYC.” “While there are some minor headaches (broken escalators) they are worth the affordable tuition and the quality and variety of educational offerings found at Baruch.” Location is another factor. Many students chose the Zicklin School of Business “because it was in New York,” in close “proximity to Wall Street,” “at the center of the world of finance.” Although there are more prestigious graduate schools, some students prefer being “the underdog in NYC. We don't have as much pressure to ‘succeed’ the way that the Columbia and NYU students have, so we focus on becoming the best that we can. It's a very positive environment, which allows us to learn a lot.” The availability of a flexible program is popular among students who hold full-time jobs. This option allows students to “switch between full-time and part-time” employment. As one student currently working in the entertainment field explains, “I have a fluid but pre­dictable schedule. I needed a program that allowed me to shift between full-time and part-time class dependent upon my workload.” The school is also “well regarded in the tax and accounting fields,” and has a “highly competitive MBA in Accountancy program.” Opinions vary on the quality of professors at Baruch. “Many of the professors bring in experiences from outside of the classroom that are extremely relevant to our learning. A textbook can only stay up-to-date for so long and that's why non-classroom experience plays such a big role in our learning. For the amount of money I've paid (relatively inex­pensive compared to other good B-schools) I've been pleasantly surprised by the profes­sors and their ability to teach at such a high level.” Another student comments, “They are extremely intelligent however they do not always explain the material in an easy-to­understand manner.”Many students expressed dissatisfaction with the school’s administration. Understaffing, as well as “budget constraints, and size of the academic class” were listed as possible rea­sons for the administration’s “slow” response to students’ concerns. Registration tends to go smoothly as this student notes, “Required classes are all registered for us automat­ically. We select electives, relay them to the MBA administration, and they register them for us. It's very simple.”

The Princeton Review

Interest Areas

Zicklin MBA students can specialize in accountancy, computer information systems, decision sciences, economics, entrepreneurship, finance and investments, health care administration, industrial/organizational psychology, international business, management, marketing, real estate, statistics, or taxation.

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Besides the BBA degree, Zicklin offers the MBA degree in three different formats - the Full-Time Honors MBA, a highly selective full-time, primarily daytime program designed to challenge students to reach their fullest potential both intellectually and professionally; the Accelerated Part-Time format for those who wish to complete their degree in 28 months; and the Flex-Time format for full- or part-time students who need a wider range of options in scheduling their graduate study.

The Zicklin School also offers Master of Science programs, an Executive MBA, and Executive MS programs in finance and industrial and labor relations.

The Princeton Review

Degrees Awarded

MBA, 21 months(full-time); MBA, 3-6 years (Flexible Part-Time); MBA, 28 months (Accelerated Part-Time Program); MS, 1.5 years (full-time); MS, 3 years (part-time); Executive MBA, 2 years; Executive MS in Finance, 1 year; MBA in Healthcare Administration, 3 years (part-time); MBA, MS, Ph.D., Executive MBA, Executive MS, International MS, Weissman International Internships.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Wasserman Trading Floor; The Weissman Center for International Business; The Robert Zicklin Center for Financial Integrity; The Center for Logistics and Transportation; The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business; Steven L. Newman Real Estate Instititue; The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute.

  • International Student Support Groups:

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

  • Minority Support Groups:

  • Peer Tutoring Programs
  • Research Facilities:

    Wasserman Trading Floor; The Weissman Center for International Business; The Robert Zicklin Center for Financial Integrity; The Center for Logistics and Transportation; The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business; Steven L. Newman Real Estate Instititue; The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute.

  • Study Abroad:

    Austria, Technische Universität Wien (Vienna Technical University) Austria, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration) Denmark, Copehagen Business School Dominican Republic, Universidad Iberoamericana England, Middlesex University France, Université Jean Moulin (University of Lyon III) Germany, Handelshochschule Leipzig (Leipzig Graduate School of Management) Germany, Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin (Berlin School of Economics) India, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta India, Indian Institute of Management Indore Korea, Yonsei University Mexico, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico Sweden, Stockholm University School of Business

  • Women Support Groups:

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of City University of New York—Baruch College Zicklin School of Business include:

Hugh Panero - President & CEO, XM Satellite Radio

William Newman - Founder & Chairman New Plan Excel Realty Trust

JoAnn Ryan - President, ConEdison Solutions

Marcel Legrand - Sr. Vice President,

Larry Zicklin - Former Managing Partner, Neuberger Berman

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $30,000

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: PwC, Ernst & Young, JPMorgan Chase

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Financial Services 64% $84,095
Finance / Accounting 50% $84,615
Other 46% $84,167
Business 36% $76,800
Technical 18% $86,404
Consulting 14% $105,000
Operations / Logistics 11% $83,833

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 39%
Three Month Employment 13%
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