Baruch ranks No. 1 on Money Magazine’s list of best business schools

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Farah Javed

Located in the heart of Manhattan, Baruch is situated near major business headquarters, like Goldman Sachs, Twenty-First Century Fox and New York Life Insurance. Hence, the location provides ample opportunities for students to get internships or jobs at businesses only minutes away.

This is not the first time that Baruch has received high praise for its business program. It also made The Princeton Review’s 2020 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges in America.” In U.S. News’ 2020 ranking of “Best Regional Universities North,” Baruch was 16th on the list.

Even the Zicklin School of Business proudly states, “‘Zicklin’s MBA Programs Ranked #1 Among Public Institutions in NYC,’ U.S. News & World Report.”

In the past decade, business has grown to be a popular major.

“Business is sometimes known as the ‘play it safe’ major because it is a practical choice for almost anyone. Every organization, regardless of industry, relies on business principles to prosper,” ThoughtCo wrote.

Thus, as with the other universities on the Money’s list — like the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana or the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California — students majoring in business have a higher likelihood of getting a job post-graduation.

In fact, on average, Baruch graduates earn a starting salary of $58,800 and can reach around $112,800 or more by the middle of their careers, according to PayScale.

In today’s economy, business majors are greatly coveted.

“Eight of the 10 top majors in demand by employers at the bachelor’s degree level fall in the business category continuing a shift away from high-tech majors,” according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Though coding and other computer-oriented skills are useful, computer science is actually ranked below business in terms of requested majors by employers.

Overall, Baruch worked its way up the Money ladder due to its affordability and rigor. Now, it must strive to uphold this top position and provide the strong business education these future entrepreneurs and business workers need.