The BBA program consists of 124 credits: a minimum of 62 credits in arts and sciences and 54 credits in required business courses (30 credits in the business base and 24 credits in the major). The remaining 8 credits are considered free electives and may be used for arts and sciences and business courses.  Students must not only maintain a minimum C average (or 2.0 GPA) in their degree work, but they must also achieve at least a C average in their major and must complete a minor in arts and sciences (Liberal Arts minor). The minor requirement, which is included in the 62-credit arts and sciences requirement, consists of three courses of disciplinary study (in some instances, interdisciplinary). The first two courses are taken at the 3000 level or higher, and the final course must be a 4000-, 5000-, or 6000-level capstone course. Capstone courses are research oriented and communication intensive. Students may choose to complete a second minor in a business discipline using free electives.

Eligibility Criteria / Pre-Business Courses

In order to be eligible for admission into the Zicklin School of Business, students need to satisfy all of the following criteria:


1 Domestic transferred pre-business course grades will be used in calculating the pre-business GPA.

2 International transferred and AP credit pre-business courses will not be used in calculating the pre-business GPA.

3 New transfer students who have completed all pre-business courses will be eligible for admission to Zicklin despite the fact that they do not have a Baruch GPA.



Zicklin Admission Process

There are no applications. Students who fulfill all requirements stated above will automatically be reviewed for admission approximately 2-3 weeks after the semester ends.  

Exceptions that require manual processing:

In order to be considered for admission, students must have an intended BBA plan (major) on their CUNYfirst account prior to completing all eligibility requirements. Students can check their CUNYfirst Student Center (click “My Academics”) to see if their plan (major) is correct. If a student's plan is not already a BBA plan, they must make sure to submit an intended major change form to the Registrar's Office before the semester ends, or else the student's admission into Zicklin will be delayed.


Required Business Base Courses (30 credits)

ACC 2101

Principles of Accounting (pre-business course)


ACC 2203

Principles of Managerial Accounting For Non-accounting Majors

ACC 3202


Accounting Information Systems (for Accounting Majors)

BPL 5100

Business Policy

BUS 1000

Introduction to Business (pre-business course)

CIS 2200

Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies (pre-business course)

LAW 1101

Fundamentals of Business Law (pre-business course)

FIN 3000

Principles of Finance

MGT 3120

Fundamentals of Management

MGT 3121

Service Operations Management

MKT 3000

Marketing Foundations


24 Credits Required in the Major

The following are all the BBA majors in the Zicklin School of Business. Students are required to choose and complete one major.