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U.S. News & World Report Names Baruch College to the “2021 Best Graduate Schools” List



 

Zicklin School of Business and Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Among Top Ranked Public and Private Institutions in New York

Baruch College continues to earn national recognition for its graduate programs, as the Zicklin School of Business and Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs once again receive high rankings on U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Graduate Schools” list.

Both Zicklin and Marxe graduate programs placed within the top three spots among public institutions—and ranked among the top six among public and private colleges and universities—in New York State.
Nationally, Zicklin ranked in the top 13% of all institutions for its Full-Time MBA program, and Marxe received its highest ranking to date—#17—for non-profit management.

Zicklin School of Business: “Many opportunities to get real world experience”

All three of Zicklin’s graduate MBA programs—Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA and MBA Accounting—rank #1 among public institutions in New York City. Part-Time MBA and MBA Accounting programs were determined as the best among public institutions in New York State.

“As one of the top ranked business schools in the nation, Zicklin continues to attract working professionals to our MBA with the innovative curriculum and flexibility of our programs,” said Fenwick Huss, PhD, Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business.

U.S News and World Report called attention to Zicklin’s prime New York City location in its profile of the school—“since classes are in Manhattan, students in the Zicklin School of Business have many opportunities to get real world experience in the nearby Wall Street and Midtown regions, and at New York’s myriad company headquarters.”

Successful career outcomes are one of the hallmarks of a Zicklin graduate degree. According to Dean Huss, recent Zicklin graduate students have secured positions at some of the nation’s most sought-after firms, including EY, Morgan Stanley and BlackRock.

Marxe School of Public and International Affairs: “Transformational Gift to Deepen Curricular Offerings”

Marxe’s MPA, non-profit management, and urban policy programs are all #1 in New York City among public institutions. Nationally, U.S. News & World Report ranked Marxe’s non-profit management #17— its highest ranking to date, a peer-determined specialty based solely on input from educators and deans at other institutions.

“The Marxe School is proud to retain its position among the nation’s top-50 programs and the #1 public institution in New York City,” said David Birdsell, PhD, Dean of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.

“Our rankings reflect the continuing influence of Austin W. Marxe’s transformational gift and the benefits it conveys to distinguished faculty, including newly endowed chairs, domestic and international students pursuing their studies on scholarship, and an outstanding set of co-curricular activities.”

In 2016, the School received a $30 million gift from Baruch alumnus Austin W. Marxe—the largest in the College’s history. Dean Birdsell added, the School is planning several new initiatives that will “deepen Marxe’s curricular offerings as well as our capacity to conduct outstanding, policy-relevant research.”

Rankings At-A-Glance:

Zicklin School of Business

Full-Time MBA
• #62 nationwide (tie), among 477
• #33 among public institutions (tie)
• #1 in New York City among public institutions
• #2 in New York State among public institutions
• #3 in New York City, overall
• #6 in New York State, overall

Part Time MBA
• #61 nationwide (tie), among 272
• #37 among public institutions (tie)
• #1 in New York City among public institutions
• #1 in New York State among public institutions
• #3 in New York City, overall
• #3 in New York State, overall

Accounting
• #25 nationwide (tie)
• #11 among public institutions (tie)
• #1 in New York City among public institutions
• #1 in 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 - MPA
• #49 nationwide (tie), among 276 programs
• #34 among public institutions (tie)
• #1 in New York City among public institutions
• #2 in New York State among public institutions
• #3 in New York City, overall
• #6 in New York State, overall

Non-Profit Management
• #17 nationwide
• #12 among public institutions
• #1 in New York City among public institutions
• #2 in New York State among public institutions
• #2 in New York City, overall
• #4 in New York State, overall

Public Management & Leadership
• #36 nationwide (tie)
• #25 among public institutions (tie)
• #2 in New York City among public institutions
• #3 in New York State among public institutions
• #4 in New York City, overall
• #6 in New York State, overall

Urban Policy
• #18 nationwide (tie)
• #11 among public institutions (tie)
• #1 in New York City among public institutions
• #1 in New York State among public institutions
• #2 in New York City, overall (tie)
• #3 in New York State, overall (tie)

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Methodology:
U.S. News & World Report annually ranks higher education institutions in the U.S. in business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, and public affairs, plus specialty categories within each industry. The Best Graduate Schools rankings 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. The data used in the rankings are based on in-depth statistical surveys conducted in fall 2019 and early 2020 of each program in these six largest graduate school disciplines. Read more about calculations for each ranking here.

 

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 (Story published on 3/20/20)

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