Graduate Education at Baruch
A senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch College has a long tradition of excellence in graduate education, dating back to the establishment of its first MBA program in 1920 and continuing today with programs that are recognized for their quality, innovation, and superiority. These include the highly selective Zicklin Full-Time Honors MBA Program, which "sets a new standard" according to Crain's New York Business; a part-time MBA program that is ranked 13th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report; an MPA program that was the first in New York City to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and is ranked among the top 50 MPA programs nationwide; and a master's program in business journalism with more veteran business journalists on the faculty than any other program of its kind in the nation.
Baruch offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study through its three schools: the School of Public Affairs, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business. Total enrollment is more than 15,000, including nearly 2,500 graduate students, who hold degrees from nearly 200 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
The School of Public Affairs offers the master of public administration (MPA) in four specializations (nonprofit administration, public management, health care policy, and policy analysis and evaluation), and master of science in education (MSEd) in higher education administration and in educational administration and supervision, as well as an advanced certificate in school administration and supervision (SAS).
The Weissman School offers the master of arts (MA) in business journalism, master of arts (MA) in corporate communication, master of science (MS) in applied mathematics for finance, and master of science (MS) in industrial/organizational psychology.
The Zicklin School offers graduate degree programs leading to the master of business administration (MBA) (with a variety of available business specializations and concentrations), master of science (MS) in business specializations (accountancy, business computer information systems, marketing, operations research, quantitative methods and modeling, statistics, and taxation), and master of science in industrial and labor relations (MSILR). In addition, Baruch and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine jointly offer the executive-style Baruch/Mount Sinai MBA in Health Care Administration.
Executive Education Programs
Baruch also offers executive education programs designed for managers and other practicing professionals: the Executive MBA and the Executive MS in Finance at the Zicklin School of Business and the Executive MPA at the School of Public Affairs. Joint degree programs offered in conjunction with both Brooklyn Law School and the New York Law School lead to the JD/MBA and JD/MPA degrees. The City University's PhD programs in business and in industrial/organizational psychology, offered through the CUNY Graduate Center, are based at Baruch.
The College is centrally located on Lexington Avenue near the thriving Flatiron District of Manhattan. Baruch's landmark building at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue is on the site of the Free Academy -- the nation's first institution of free public higher education, founded in 1847. In 1919, City College established a School of Business and Civic Administration, which was renamed in 1953 in honor of alumnus Bernard M. Baruch, the noted financier and statesman. In 1968, the school became an independent college offering the only fully accredited business programs within CUNY. In 1997, Baruch's school of arts and sciences was named for benefactors Mildred and George ('39, LLD [Hon.] '82) Weissman, who believe that a strong grounding in the liberal arts is essential to every graduate's future. In 1998, with an endowment from alumnus and financier Larry Zicklin ('57, LHD [Hon.] '99), Baruch designated its business school the Zicklin School of Business.
In Fall 2001, Baruch opened its high-tech 17-floor Vertical Campus, which occupies nearly an entire square block between Lexington and Third Avenues and 24th and 25th Streets and now serves as the campus hub. Directly across from the Vertical Campus is Baruch's Information and Technology Building. It houses the 1,450-seat William and Anita Newman Library; the Subotnick Financial Services Center, which features the Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor, a fully equipped simulated trading environment; and the Baruch Computing and Technology Center.