John Elliott, Dean, Zicklin School of Business
Dear Zicklin Community,

Welcome back! I hope you all had productive summers. This newsletter will give you just a few examples of what some of our colleagues have been doing. Before you begin reading, we are excited to share some great news with you.

  • On the day of graduation in June, the Education Trust announced the result of its review of 1186 U.S. Colleges and Universities to assess which schools were successfully educating low income students. The criteria were based on having a high percentage of students eligible for federal financial aid (Pell grants) and a high percentage graduating within six years. Baruch was one of only five schools nationwide to earn this honor. To learn more see
  • For the first time, Zicklin's Full-Time MBA has been ranked among the nation's "Best Business Schools" by Forbes magazine. The Forbes ranking is based on the return on investment achieved by full-time MBA graduates from the class of 2006. You can find the full story at .
  • In 2010, US News and World Report surveyed business schools regarding the average starting salary, as well as the average debt load data for their 2010 graduates. Of the nearly 100 fully-responding business schools, the Zicklin School of Business tops the US News and World Report survey of highest first year salaries relative to debt load. To read more, please visit: "10 M.B.A.s With Most Financial Value at Graduation"
  • Achieving its highest position ever in U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings, Baruch College is ranked at #21 on the magazine's 2012 “Top Regional Universities” list. In addition, Baruch is ranked #3 on the magazine's list of “Top Public Regional Universities,” up from last year's ranking of #4. The undergraduate business program at the Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the top 100 in the nation, coming in at #55.

This newsletter highlights our hard working faculty and students and what we have been doing during the hot summer months. The articles cover two summer seminars in which our faculty work together to continuously improve our programs and two articles on ways that our students are increasing their global awareness. I hope you enjoy reading it.

In closing, I want to thank each of you for extraordinary commitment to our mission. As this semester begins we have some 18,300 students enrolled in courses. This unprecedented and unexpected load has produced larger classes, more classes, greater use of weekends, more crowded elevators and hallways. The impact is profound and the faculty, staff and students are each doing their part to make it all work.

Thank you and best regards,
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John A. Elliott
Dean, Zicklin School of Business

“Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see”

-Bernard Baruch

Undergraduate Summer Seminar 2011
The Zicklin undergraduate program has undertaken its annual faculty development initiative and as usual it is focused on improving the learning experience for our students.

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Baruch College Study Abroad Summer 2011
“Global learning, or a phrase like it, has become one of the most pervasive watchwords in higher education today.

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Greetings from “Down Under”
Ruxandra Calin – a Zicklin MBA student, spent this past summer interning at Ernst & Young in Australia.

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Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB ).

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