From the School

A university large enough to have extensive, state-of-the-art resources yet small enough to give students individual attention, on a campus just miles from New York City’s cultural and business opportunities. Find your edge at Hofstra University.

A university large enough to have extensive resources yet small enough to give students individual attention — this is Hofstra University. With an outstanding faculty, advanced technological resources, and state-of-the-art facilities, Hofstra has a growing national reputation. Yet our average graduate class size is just 13. Hofstra offers a dynamic, vibrant campus life on a 240-acre campus that is a registered national arboretum. A suburban university just 25 miles from New York City and all the cultural and business opportunities it has to offer. Find your edge at Hofstra University.

Overview

From The School

Admission is selective. Candidates are required to complete the graduate application and all supporting forms and to submit two letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of professional objectives, official transcripts from every college or university attended, and scores obtained on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). International students are also required to submit scores obtained on the TOEFL. For the most recently admitted class, the middle 80 percent range of GMAT scores was from 450 to 630; the average undergraduate grade point average was 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. All credentials submitted in support of the application for admission are carefully considered in making the admission decision. Hofstra subscribes to a rolling admissions policy, with suggested filing deadlines of May 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Candidates are generally advised of admission decisions no later than four weeks after the application is completed.

Applicants
1,811
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.29
Years Work Experience
4.6
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
520 - 610
GPA
2.98 - 3.67

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

From the School

Degrees Offered

M.B.A. in Accounting, Business Computer Information Systems, Finance, Health Services Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Quality Management, Sports and Entertainment Management, and Taxation. Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.). Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.) (with the Hofstra School of Law). M.S. in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Marketing Research, Quantitative Finance, and Taxation. Combined B.B.A./M.S. in Accounting, Marketing, Marketing Research and Taxation.

Academic Programs

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business’ accounting and general business programs are accredited by AACSB International. The school offers a challenging 41-48 credit M.B.A. program that includes a 15-credit concentration in a major discipline. Our unique curriculum focuses on analysis, decision making and management, through which students gain the knowledge they need to succeed in business. The Hofstra M.B.A. program provides students with broad exposure to the functional areas of business, opportunities to gain hands-on experience in a specific field and specialized instruction in the leadership aspects of business.

Special Academic Programs

The Zarb School of Business offers a number of special programs designed to meet the needs of its students. We recently added M.B.A. programs in Health Services Management, Quality Management, and Sports and Entertainment Management, and an M.S. in Quantitative Finance. Other innovative programs include a J.D./M.B.A. program, offered in conjunction with the Hofstra School of Law; and an Executive MBA program, which features a schedule designed to allow working professionals to complete their degrees. The school’s internship program takes advantage of the proximity of New York City, allowing students to gain on-the-job experience in areas such as finance, business, media, advertising, and entertainment.

Faculty

The Zarb School employs more than 85 full-time, highly credentialed faculty — 90 percent of whom hold the highest degrees in their fields. At the Zarb School every course is taught by a member of the faculty. Students benefit from their teachers’ years of experience in business and research and their understanding of the day-to-day challenges of business.

Students Say

“Located on Long Island…near New York City,” Hofstra University is “a growing school that is ever improving its facilities and academic standing.” This location “is perfect” and provides “a quiet learning condition” for business students. The proximity to America’s largest city provides students with easy access to internships and post-MBA work connections. The Frank G. Zarb School of Business “has a good reputation, especially in marketing field,” and is well-known in the tri-state area. Like nearby NYC, Hofstra’s student body is very “diverse” with a large number of international students, especially from China. Academics are focused on post-school success. “Teamwork, networking, and mentorships are encouraged and integral parts of the MBA program,” one student explains. A Retail major reports that “professors encourage all of us to bring WSJ articles that we think are related to the course topic and we [talk] about real world examples.”

While the “administration is doing its best to improve the program and enter the top 100 rankings,” by far the most common student complaint was the “terrible” administration. “It is impossible to get a hold of any advisors and when you do it takes another two weeks to get answers,” one student opines. “ Hofstra has been attempting to rectify this situation by institutuing enhanced registration and advisement support. In contrast, students give high marks to the “friendly, rigorous, and professional” faculty. Hofstra professors are “obviously subject matter experts” with “strong background[s] in their professional fields.” Most are “accessible outside of class for further help.” “The professors here tend to have extensive industry experience, and many are based out of NYC,” giving students a direct connection to the gigantic business community in America’s greatest city. “My academic experience has been above expectations,” one happy student says. “Overall, Hofstra University administration and professors show an active interest in the success of each student,” another explains.


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
104

58
Full-time
42
Part-time
36
Minority
26
Female

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Finance, Quantitative Finance & Real Estate

Information Systems, Business Analytics & Quality Management

Management, Health Services Management, Human Resources Management & Sports and Entertainment Management

Marketing, International Business & Marketing Research



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description
Sustainability topics are covered in the curriculum of numerous required and elective courses.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Corporate Social Responsibility Association was created in Spring 2009 to establish graduate business students' commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

Career overview

From The School

A wide variety of career placement opportunities and resources are available to graduate students at the Zarb School. The M.B.A. Career Services actively assists students with a range of services including internships, part-time employment, recruitment activities and general career counseling. These services are supplemented by the M.B.A./M.S. Resume Book and Web site.

Career Rating
82
Average Starting Salary
$56,669

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
47%
School Facilitiated
42%
Graduate Facilitated
11%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
47%
School Facilitiated
42%
Graduate Facilitated
11%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

44%
Finance/Accounting
13%
Marketing
13%
Information Technology
6%
Consulting
6%
General Management
5%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

89%
Northeast
5%
International
5%
West

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 44% $57,000 $60,386 $40,000 $83,200
Marketing / Sales 13% $42,500 $42,500 $40,000 $45,000
Information Technology 13% $58,000 $58,000 $56,000 $60,000
Consulting 6% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
General Management 6% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Other 5% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 31% $56,000 $60,240 $50,000 $83,200
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 13% $56,500 $56,500 $55,000 $58,000
Technology 13% $67,500 $67,500 $65,000 $70,000
Consumer Products 6% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Manufacturing 6% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Prominent Alumni

Kathryn Marinello
CEO & Chairman - Stream Global Services Inc.; Director - General Motors

Steven Freiberg
Senior Advisor - The Boston Consulting Group

Shawn Matthews
CEO - Cantor Fitzgerald

Daniel Henry
American Express Foreign Exchange - Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer

Michael Roberge
President and Chief Investment Officer - Massachusetts Financial Services Co.

Overview

From The School

Tuition is assessed on a per-credit basis, and is $820 for each credit for 2007-2008, with courses carrying two and three credits each. Hofstra is a private institution, so tuition is the same for residents and nonresidents of New York State. Financial aid is available in the form of fellowships, which provide partial tuition credit, and graduate assistantship positions.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$13,998

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$7,167

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
79%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
74%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
85%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
82%

New Students Receiving Loans
9%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$21,060
Tuition (Out-State)
$21,060
Fees (In-State)
$970
Fees (Out-State)
$970

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,170
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,170

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$17,410
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$17,105
Academic Expenses
$4,330

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,019
Part Time
92%

In State
29.0%
Out of State
71.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

11.00%
Minorities
66.00%
International

35% female
65% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students enrolled in the graduate programs at the Zarb School form a dynamic, achievement-oriented community. These students represent 10 states and 23 countries. About 25% are members of minority groups, 24% are international students and 37% are women. Many students in these graduate programs have previous work experience.
The Hofstra campus houses 112 buildings, including 37 residence halls and a fully computerized library containing 1.2 million volumes. C.V. Starr Hall, home to the Zarb School of Business, features a state-of-the-art academic trading room complete with Bloomberg terminals and Internet access at every student seat. Additionally, through Hofstra’s online library, students have access 24/7 to about 30 business databases.

Students Say

“Located on 240 acres of land,” Hofstra’s campus is a “quiet place. Not like a school in Manhattan.” However, the student body does “represent the melting pot that is New York.” “Our MBA program is very international,” students say, even reporting that “international students outnumber domestic students” with “fully 50 percent [coming] from China.” The student body is “friendly, but competitive” and students find their peers to be “smart, driven individuals who have clear career goals.” Campus life is “pretty vibrant” as “Hofstra is big enough to provide a lot of activities and resources for students.” “The utilities at school are really useful, and students can access to these utilities easily and free,” one student explains. “Besides, there are many activities for students to attend” and overall campus life is “flexible and interesting.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School


Campus and Location

Students enrolled in the graduate programs at the Zarb School form a dynamic, achievement-oriented community. These students represent 10 states and 23 countries. About 25% are members of minority groups, 24% are international students and 37% are women. Many students in these graduate programs have previous work experience.

Facilities

The Hofstra campus houses 112 buildings, including 37 residence halls and a fully computerized library containing 1.2 million volumes. C.V. Starr Hall, home to the Zarb School of Business, features a state-of-the-art academic trading room complete with Bloomberg terminals and Internet access at every student seat. Additionally, through Hofstra’s online library, students have access 24/7 to about 30 business databases.

Contact
Sunil Samuel
Director of Admissions

Address
126 Hofstra University
105 Memorial Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549

Phone
800-463-7672

Fax
516-463-4664

Email
graduateadmission@hofstra.edu
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Key Stats

1,811
Applicants
1,019
Size
68%
Acceptance Rate

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