10 Best Management Colleges of the Year 2019

Redefining Business Education for the Challenges of Tomorrow: Baruch College


Baruch College is ranked among the region's top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, and others. The campus is within easy reach of Wall Street, Midtown, and the global headquarters of major companies and non-profit and cultural organizations, giving students unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities. The College's more than 18,000 students, who speak more than 110 languages and trace their heritage to more than 170 countries, have been repeatedly named one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the United States.

Baruch College provides an inclusive, transformational education in the arts and sciences, business, and public and international affairs to students from New York and around the world and creates new knowledge through scholarship and research.

A Baruch education is a financially accessible and powerful catalyst for the social, cultural, and economic mobility of students and a strong foundation for lifelong learning and community impact. Baruch’s distinguished undergraduate and graduate academic programs offer extraordinary value. A diverse and outstanding faculty and staff are themselves lifelong learners, who continue to develop their expertise as teachers and administrators, augment their success as scholars and practitioners and exercise their talent as creators of art and facilitators of student success.

Baruch College engages in regular self-reflection and external evaluation in maintaining both its college-wide and school- and program-specific accreditation status. Such ongoing reflection and evaluation efforts, which include assessment of whether and how strategic goals are being met, guide the College in the development of new educational initiatives, programs, and services.

The institution also holds program-specific accreditation from the following independent accrediting agencies:

AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: Accredits the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS), Executive Master’s programs of the Zicklin School of Business, and Zicklin's Doctoral Program in Business (offered jointly with the Graduate Center of The City University of New York). In addition to the business accreditation, both the undergraduate and graduate accountancy curricula at the Zicklin School have accounting accreditation from AACSB.

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME): Accredits the Zicklin School’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Healthcare Administration.

Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of NASPAA: Accredits the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

Baruch College offers undergraduate and graduate programs through our three schools:

The Zicklin School of Business, the largest accredited collegiate school of business in the United States, offering nationally-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs.

Bachelor’s of Business Administration

Zicklin School’s Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree focus on arts, sciences and general education to provide graduates with a solid and broad educational foundation. The business 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. Zicklin undergraduates benefit from a very diverse student community that prepares them for today’s multicultural global business environment.

Full-Time MBA

Zicklin’s top-ranked Full-Time MBA is your connection to the business world. This program equips you with the knowledge and expertise to rise above the competition, overcome industry challenges, and grow as a business leader.

Executive MBA

The Zicklin Executive MBA is structured to meet the needs of high-potential professionals and business leaders who are ready to take their organizations and careers to the next level. The Executive MBA provides students with the tools to manage people and embrace innovation. It helps them understand and navigate the environmental, social, and ethical challenges facing organizations today. It also teaches future leaders how to think strategically about making sustainability an essential part of their business outlook.

Evening MBA

Zicklin’s top-ranked Evening MBA gives pupils the same academically challenging, real-world curriculum as our full-time MBA in a flexible, part-time format that accommodates your career. The Evening MBA positions its students for success and gives you a competitive edge in your current career while providing the foundation to explore new possibilities.

Students of the Evening MBA program will have the opportunity to learn from Zicklin’s world-class faculty of business veterans who bring their industry knowledge and expertise into the classroom. They will also learn alongside peers who come from a wide range of professional and educational backgrounds. This diversity offers a rich learning experience, limitless networking, and opportunities to develop as an individual, a teammate, and a leader.

The Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, which is widely recognized in the areas of municipal government, nonprofit and educational administration, and policy analysis and evaluation., which is widely recognized in the areas of municipal government, nonprofit and educational administration, and policy analysis and evaluation.

The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, which offers more than 40 areas of study including ad-hoc majors and minors., which offers more than 40 areas of study including ad-hoc majors and minors.

Meet the Driving Force Behind Baruch College

Mitchel B. Wallerstein, PhD, was appointed president of Baruch College in August 2010. He joined the institution with extensive experience in higher education, public policy, international affairs, and global philanthropy. Since arriving at Baruch, Dr. Wallerstein has worked to ensure the College's financial health and future, prioritized the recruitment of top faculty, and improved the academic quality and caliber of students who enroll at Baruch. In 2018, he launched his second ambitious five-year Strategic Plan: 2018-23 that calls for curricular innovations, an expanded portfolio of international programs, improved coordination and collaboration across the College, and a strengthened financial foundation and infrastructure.

A native New Yorker, President Wallerstein holds PhD and MS degrees from MIT, an MPA from Syracuse University, and an AB from Dartmouth College.

“We take great pride in our status as a dynamic and affordable college and a magnet for great faculty and staff.”