From the School

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

Applicants
2,098
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.23
Years Work Experience
4.6
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT
530 - 620
GPA
3.00 - 3.53

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Overall

From the School

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.

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.


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
90

58
Full-time
42
Part-time
29
Minority
19
Female

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Accounting, Information Technology,

Marketing, Finance, International Business

Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods


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
$55,714

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
53%
Graduate Facilitated
42%
School Facilitiated
5%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
53%
Graduate Facilitated
42%
School Facilitiated
5%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

42%
Finance/Accounting
32%
Marketing
16%
General Management
5%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

84%
Northeast
16%
International

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 42% $57,000 $59,571 $40,000 $74,000
Marketing / Sales 32% $50,000 $44,333 $25,000 $58,000
General Management 16% $62,500 $62,500 $60,000 $65,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
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 47% $57,000 $52,571 $25,000 $72,000
Technology 21% $55,000 $55,000 $45,000 $65,000
Consumer Products 5% $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Manufacturing 5%
Media / Entertainment 5% $74,000 $74,000 $74,000 $74,000

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
$15,916

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$7,540

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
76%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
68%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
85%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
83%

New Students Receiving Loans
15%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$20,250
Fees (In-State)
$970

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,125

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$16,840
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$16,900
Academic Expenses
$4,195

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,133
Out of State
62%

In State
99%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

16.00%
Minorities
48.00%
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

Contact
Carol Drummer
Dean for Graduate Admissions

Address
126 Hofstra University
105 Memorial Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549

Phone
800-463-7672

Email
gradstudent@hofstra.edu
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Key Stats

2,098
Applicants
1,133
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate

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