QCC-Baruch College Business Academy

About The QCC-Baruch Business Academy

The QCC-Baruch Business Academy provides a smooth path for you to transition from QCC’s Business Administration program to Baruch College

This program includes conditional admission to Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Students who meet the graduation requirements for the program (see below) are automatically accepted into the business program at Baruch. Students in the program will also receive support from Baruch College while at QCC.


Some of the advantages are:

  • Dedicated support to complete the requirements for the Business Administration A.S. program at QCC and then Baruch’s Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program.
  • Cross-campus co-curricular activities, including panels, clubs, and networking events.
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring support provided by Baruch students. After transfer to Baruch, you will receive mentoring from Baruch alumni, including support for internships and employment.
  • Access to Bridge to Baruch (B2B), a leadership program created to support transfer students in the early development of career skills and success.
  • Priority registration in required courses once you transfer to Baruch.
  • Seamless admission to Baruch College and the Zicklin School of Business without having to file a CUNY transfer application, provided students meet the required academic criteria (see below)
  • At Baruch, you will be able to apply for financial support to help cover the cost of attendance and underfunded internships.

Requirements and Application Process

The Baruch Business Academy is a program for A.S. in Business Administration students who plan to transfer to the Zicklin School of Business and pursue a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (B.B.A.) after graduating from Queensborough Community College. 


Students in the program will be admitted directly to the Zicklin School of Business if they meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Apply and be accepted to the Baruch Business Academy Program
  2. Graduate with an A.S. in Business Administration from QCC with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  3. Have a GPA of 2.3 or above for all business courses
  4. Complete SP-217 (Business Communication) and both ECON-101 (Microeconomics) and ECON-102 (Macroeconomics) at QCC. These courses may be used to satisfy flexible core requirements for the A.S. in Business Administration degree.

Students can use the Zicklin Transfer Explorer to see how their QCC courses transfer to Baruch and calculate their business GPA.


To apply to the Baruch Business Academy program, students must:

  1. Have declared the A.S. in Business Administration degree as their major and completed no more than 24 credit hours of college work at time of application (not including College Now and AP Credit). Students who are not A.S. in Business Administration majors, but are willing to change to that degree program and have not completed more than 15 credits hours are also eligible. 
  2. Attend an information session about the program. The information sessions will be offered multiple times during the semester and advertised on the QCC Campus Calendar of Events
  3. Complete a short application form.


Students in the program will receive:

  1. Conditional admission to Baruch College and the Zicklin School of Business (assuming all of the requirements above are met)
  2. Transfer maps and transparency on Zicklin entry requirements
  3. Cross-campus co-curricular activities
  4. Peer-to-peer mentoring
  5. Priority registration at Baruch after graduation from QCC
  6. Continued support through completion of the Bachelor’s degree at Baruch


Students who are not eligible for the program or do not meet the requirements listed above upon graduation from QCC are still able to apply to Baruch College through their regular transfer application process.


About the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College

Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College is the largest business school in the United States, with more than 10,000 students enrolled in its programs. It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It is the #1 ranked public business school in New York. 

Undergraduate students in the Zicklin School pursue a 124-credit Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. Students who graduate with the A.S. in Business Administration degree from QCC will have completed 60 credits of the B.B.A. degree, with 64 credits remaining after transfer. 


B.B.A. students at Zicklin choose one of 18 possible majors:

  • Accountancy
  • Computer Information Systems (Three Tracks)
    • General Computer Information Systems
    • Data Analytics
    • Information Risk Management and Cybersecurity
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Management (Three Tracks)
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Human Resource Management
    • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management (Five Tracks)
    • Advertising and Marketing Communications
    • Digital Marketing
    • General Marketing
    • International Marketing
    • Marketing Analytics
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics and Quantitative Modeling

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email TransferResourceCenter@qcc.cuny.edu.


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