The Lawrence N. Field Program in Entrepreneurship uses a unique and comprehensive model for entrepreneurship that brings together faculty, staff, students, consultants, practitioners and entrepreneurs to provide educational programs, services and conduct and disseminate research. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked Baruch College’s Entrepreneurship program among the Top 25 undergraduate Entrepreneurship programs in the United States. The Field Programs in Entrepreneurship also have internationally recognized research, nationally ranked graduate academic programs and degrees.
The Entrepreneurship faculty within the Department of Management at Baruch College maintains and manages our BBA in Entrepreneurship , MBA in Entrepreneurship , and MS in Entrepreneurship degrees, as well the Ph.D. in Management program with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, organizational behavior and strategic management.
At the Field Center we believe in an integrated system where academics and the real world meet. That is why we strive to provide students, faculty and entrepreneurs with excellent resources where they can get the needed assistance. Students are invited to visit the Baruch College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Field Center to seek advice on how to start-up, run or grow a business. The SBDC is one of 23 Centers in the State of New York that provides one-on-one counseling and training services on all aspects of starting and operating a business. Professional experts provide assistance with a wide range of business challenges including the creation of a focused business plan, selecting funding alternatives, financial statements, developing marketing plans and complying with licensing and regulatory requirements.
The Field Fellowship Program at the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship provides valuable professional development experience for students alongside a rigorous academic program at the Zicklin School of Business. Undergraduate and graduate Field Fellows work alongside business development counselors and faculty in serving approximately 1200 Small Business Development Center clients annually. They provide technical support services including assistance in developing business and marketing plans; evaluating and selecting funding alternatives, accounting systems and technology; supervising employees; and studying the implications of business decisions. In addition to client work, interns may be involved with other Center projects involving research and business analysis. Field Fellow Application
Sigma Nu Tau is a national, academic honor society in entrepreneurship whose mission is to promote, recognize, and reward academic excellence in entrepreneurship and to encourage and recognize the practice of principled entrepreneurship. The Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College is proud to be a College Chapter as of the Spring 2012 semester.
Every spring, the Baruch College Chapter of Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society identifies students from our graduate and undergraduate Entrepreneurship programs who qualify for induction into the Honor Society. Qualified students have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 and have completed, at least, all of the core coursework in their respective programs. Qualified students are notified and given the opportunity to join Sigma Nu Tau by completing the required application form and paying the application fee.
Inductees to Sigma Nu Tau are recognized at the Zicklin School of Business Honors and Recognition Ceremony, held in April. Each inductee receives an embossed, calligraphied membership certificate and a lapel pin. More information can be found at http://www.sigmanutau.org.
Through mentoring, seminars, lectures and a competition, the Baruch College Executive on Campus [EOC] program provides undergraduate and graduate students with networking, interviewing and other essential “soft skills” vital to compete in the job market. EOC mentors are current and retired corporate executives of major companies in and around New York City. Through EOC’s various mentoring programs, EOC Mentors offer guidance and support assisting students to help them conduct effective, efficient job searches, make thoughtful career decisions and/or achieve the most from internships and jobs they have or will get. Mentors are alumni and friends of Baruch College. More information can be found here: http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/eoc/
The Financial Women’s Association of New York (FWA), is a non-profit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1,000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA’s Mentoring Program is housed in the Lawrence N. Field Center at Baruch College.
The FWA’s mission is “to encourage women to seek career opportunities in finance and business,” and its primary focus is personal and career development; one-to-one mentoring and networking opportunities with mentors and other FWA members at FWA receptions and panels. Building a personal relationship between mentor and mentee is at the heart of the program, and has helped mentees win internships and challenging positions at prestigious firms and major financial institutions.