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All information in this profile is drawn and/or adapted from the self-reported data of the Center for Business Education’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2007 MBA survey. The Center for Business Education is housed within the Business and Society Program at the Aspen Institute. For more info, visit www.AspenCBE.org.
Baruch College-The City University of New York
The Zicklin School of Business / New York, NY
http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/


WHAT THE SCHOOL SAYS:
The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College educates leaders committed to global awareness, ethical practice, and responsible management. Issues of corporate governance and responsibility are woven throughout the curriculum, and are
reflected in the activities of our academic centers and students.
A QUICK LOOK
NOTE: All information is self-reported data
submitted to the Center for Business Education
COURSES*
Accounting (1)
Business Law (1)
CSR/Business Ethics (1)
International Management (1)
Marketing (2)
ACTIVITIES*
Speakers/Seminars (11)
Orientation Activities (1)
Student Competitions (1)
Clubs & Programs (2)
Institutes/Centers (5)
* Figures in parentheses indicate the
number of courses/activities that, in whole
or in part, integrate social, environmental,
or ethical perspectives


NOTABLE FEATURES
CORE COURSES:
The Societal and Governmental Environment of Business
This course is intended to explain the environment of business decision making. Emphasis is on government regulation as a growing dimension of business decision making in regards to environmental protection, occupational health and safety, and consumer regulation. The course will also deal with traditional topics such as anti-trust regulations. The impact of social problems and the ethical dilemmas of today’s business manager will be considered.


Marketing Management
In this course, students are encouraged to consider marketing management issues from two perspectives: from that of the marketing manager and from that of the consumer. In this way, ethical issues are discussed in terms of active decision making and passive receiving of products and promotions. Recent ethics debates included targeting minority consumers with high alcohol content
malt liquors, the use of potentially deceptive infomercials, privacy issues in an online environment
and the use of mouseprint disclosures.


ELECTIVE COURSES:
Intensive Survey of Business Contracts and Law of Corporations
This course covers contract law, and explores deeply what types of promises are legally enforceable, as well as what it means for a promise to be legally enforceable. With respect to both the sale of goods and services, students discuss not only the legal responsibilities of the parties but also other constraints on behavior, including market forces, social or business norms, as well as
personal moral beliefs. The course also focuses on agency law and the legal regulation of business
organizations such as general partnerships and corporations.


International Comparative Management
International Comparative Management is an international elective that seeks to introduce students to issues, theories, strategies and practices in a cross-national context. Examples of topics discussed include: Comparison of managerial goals, structures, functions, processes and behavior cross-nationally; Multiculturalism as it relates to the multinational corporation; Country-specific comparative/competitive advantages and disadvantages; and, How to accomplish business and social objectives internationally.


INSTITUTES AND CENTERS:
Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity (RZCCI)
RZCCI is a forum for discussing corporate reporting and governance, ethical behavior, accountability, responsible global business development, and the role of governmental regulation. Throughout the year, the center brings together leaders in business, government,
and NGO’s to increase the impact of ethics in the classroom.


The International Center for Corporate Accountability
The ICCA is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote good corporate citizenship worldwide. Its mission is to urge multinational corporations to create voluntary codes of conduct regarding issues such as wages and working conditions, protection of human rights, and sustainable development. ICCA also provides independent external monitoring to verify compliance by companies with their voluntarily created codes of conduct.


QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
Does any required course contain some element of Social Impact Management? YES
Is any required course entirely dedicated to social, environmental or ethical issues? YES
Is there a Net Impact Chapter on campus? YES


A Closer Look at:

Pre-MBA Employment:
2006/2007 School Year


Non-Profit Sector 14%
Private Sector 79%
Government Sector 6%
Other 1%


SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS
Number of Full-Time Students 84%
International Students 61%
Female Students 54%


ANNUAL EVENTS:
Mitsui & Company Lunch-time Forums
The Mitsui & Company Lunch-time Forums is a series of six forums over the course of the year which focus on current topics in international business and the global economy. The sessions provide value added education in global business for students, provoke campus dialogue and stimulate faculty. The series has featured many prominent experts from the worlds of business, government and academia.


The Baruch College Merrill Lynch IPO® Challenge
For this Challenge, teams submit concepts for new ventures - real ideas for real businesses. Over the course of two semesters, they develop their concepts into full-blown business plans leading to the launching of their businesses. The competition includes a social entrepreneurship track for students who are interested in utilizing business skills to achieve social goals. These businesses must have a clear focus on social benefit and a plan for achieving financial viability, rather than being profit-making enterprises.


OTHER PROGRAMS:
Globalization and the Good Corporation
The International Center for Corporate Accountability holds a semi-annual international conference, examining globalization and implications for human rights and corporate social accountability. Other issues discussed include corporate citizenship, the role of NGO's, sustainable private equity funds, and environmental protection and sustainable growth.


STUDENT CLUBS AND PROGRAMS:
Corporate Responsibility, Ethics, and Governance Association (CREGA)/Net Impact
CREGA is the Baruch College chapter of Net Impact. It creates its own programming on topics related to corporate social responsibility and ethics, and makes corporate site visits to see CSR in action. Their programming includes a seminar on social responsibility and social entrepreneurship programs, and the value-add to MBA programs.


Baruch Legacy Project
The Baruch Legacy Project is a student-devised, student-run project in which each incoming class chooses a community-based or other NGO to work with during their two years in the MBA program. Their work may include fundraising, capital projects, or strategic consulting.


FACULTY PIONEER:
2003 – External Impact Award, S. Prakash Sethi
Dr. S. Prakash Sethi has for over thirty years been established as a pioneer in the nascent field of corporate social responsibility. A prolific researcher and author, Professor Sethi is recognized as an advocate who applies theory to practice through his work with corporations. His activities have induced multinational corporations to become more accountable for their activities and their impacts on poorer workers in developing countries, on child labor practices, environmental degradation, sweatshop-like working conditions and human rights violations.


Baruch College-The City University of New York
The Zicklin School of Business / New York, NY
THE CENTER FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION’S BOTTOM LINE ON BARUCH COLLEGE-THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK:
Compared to other business schools in our survey, Baruch College-The City University of New York offers a good number of courses featuring relevant content, and requires 2 core courses featuring relevant content.