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U.S. News & World Report Names Baruch College Among Nation's 2019 Best Graduate Schools



Zicklin School of Business and Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Secure Top Spots Among New York’s Public Institutions

NEW YORK, NY - March 20, 2018 - Baruch College continues to be recognized among the nation’s outstanding higher education institutions for graduate studies, with the Zicklin School of Business and the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs both named in the just-released U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Graduate Schools” list. Among public institutions, Zicklin placed #1 in New York State for business, and the Marxe School ranked #1 in New York City for public affairs.

Zicklin’s Full-Time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program received its highest all-time ranking of #55 out of 480 colleges surveyed throughout the country, moving up two spots from last year. Additionally, Zicklin’s Part-Time MBA jumped 22 places to #56 nationally.

Among public institutions, both MBA programs placed #1 in New York State, and, for the third consecutive year, #1 in New York City.

The Marxe School of Public and International Affairs received a national ranking of #34 out of 282 schools surveyed in the U.S., up 11 spots from the last time U.S. News & World Report released its public affairs list in 2016. U.S. News will now evaluate schools of public affairs annually, rather than every four years.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program ranked #1 in New York City among public institutions and #2 in New York State.

Zicklin School of Business: Multiple and Diverse Graduate Programs

In addition to the Full-Time and Part-Time (called Evening MBA on the Zicklin website) MBA programs, the Zicklin School of Business offers an accelerated One-Year MBA, and MS programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, financial risk management, information systems, marketing, quantitative methods, real estate, statistics, and taxation.

Zicklin also recently launched an Executive Doctorate in Business with a customized curriculum to enable senior executives to thrive in the C-suite.

“Graduates of the Zicklin School of Business lead major businesses around the globe," said H. Fenwick Huss, PhD, Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. "Our student success is based on an ever-evolving curriculum that today includes data science and analytics, machine learning and cybersecurity along with experiential learning opportunities for real-world problem solving and strategic planning."

Marxe School of Public and International Affairs: Preparing Students for Leadership Roles

Prospective graduate students can enroll in three programs at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs: MSED in Higher Education Administration, MPA, and Master of International Affairs (MIA). The hallmark MPA program at Baruch College started 66 years ago, while the MSED program began in 1994, and the MIA launched last fall for students who want to find their success in the global arena.

“Through their dedication to evidence-based policy making, in the preparation of leaders as diverse as the populations they serve, the Marxe School’s students, faculty, and staff prove every day that excellence and access go hand-in-glove,” said David Birdsell, PhD, Marxe Dean. “Marxe grads go on to outstanding careers in the public and nonprofit sectors, lifting communities through their innovative work in public finance, philanthropy, higher education, trade policy, social welfare, public health, and the emerging complexities of global governance.”

At a Glance:

In analyzing the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings, both the Zicklin School of Business and the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs secured top spots in such key categories as New York City, New York State, and among public institutions.

Zicklin School of Business

Full-Time MBA

  • #55 nationwide
  • #29 nationwide among public institutions
  • #1: New York City among public institutions
  • #1: New York State among public institutions
  • #3 in New York City, overall
  • #5 in New York State, overall

Part-Time MBA

  • #56 nationwide
  • #34 nationwide among public institutions
  • #1: New York City among public institutions
  • #1: New York State among public institutions
  • #3 in New York City, overall
  • #3 in New York State, overall

Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

Public Affairs

  • #34 nationwide
  • #23 nationwide among public institutions
  • #1: New York City among public institutions
  • #2: New York State among public institutions
  • #3 in New York City, overall
  • Tied #4 in New York State, overall

Specialties:

Public Management and Leadership

  • #35 nationwide 
  • #1: New York City among public institutions
  • #2: New York State among public institutions
  • #2: New York City, overall
  • #4: New York State, overall

Urban Policy

  • #10 nationwide
  • #1: New York City among public institutions
  • #1: New York State among public institutions
  • #2: New York City, overall
  • #3: New York State, overall

Methodology: Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. The Best Graduate Schools rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. More information on U.S. News & World Report’s methodology for ranking graduate business schools can be seen here.  The methodology on how U.S. News & World Report ranks the graduate public affairs programs can be read here.

About Baruch College

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 168 countries and speak 104 languages, making it one of the most diverse student bodies in the U.S.  Baruch consistently ranks among the nation’s top public colleges for academic, excellence, affordability, and value. Strong career and support services also drive Baruch’s national recognition as an engine for social and financial mobility of its students.

About the Zicklin School of Business

Backed by a long tradition of excellence in higher education, the Zicklin School of Business is located within Baruch College—an institution that is consistently ranked among the top performers in areas such as academic excellence, diversity, and value. Zicklin is proud to be a leader in providing superior undergraduate, graduate, and executive business education for the twenty-first century. Our programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and our classes are taught by faculty who are thought leaders, active researchers, and experts in their fields. Integrated both physically and philosophically into the fabric of New York City, the world’s financial capital, the Zicklin School of Business is committed to delivering relevant, affordable, academically rigorous business education that is both world-class in quality and reputation and worldwide in its impact.

About the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

 The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs (Marxe) has established an unparalleled reputation for quality, capacity, and access. Among the top-50 programs in the United States and the leading public program in New York City, Marxe provides aspiring leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors with the skills and worldviews they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving, globalizing environment for policy development and service delivery. With a student body among the most diverse anywhere in the world, Marxe’s graduates are changing the face of public service leadership. Our commitment to excellence is matched by our commitment to access and affordability: students who come to Marxe know that they can receive the highest quality education, shoulder-to-shoulder with peers every bit as talented and ambitious as they are, without incurring the kind of debt that can derail a career serving the common good. Marxe prepares professionals for a wide spectrum of purposes and institutions, including government at every level, nonprofits of every mission and size, health care providers, K-12 schools, universities, and trans-national organizations.

Media Contact: Suzanne Bronski / 646-660-6093 / Suzanne.bronski@baruch.cuny.edu

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