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


Applicants
262
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.42
Years Work Experience
4.1
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
540 - 610
GPA
3.25 - 3.74

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
2:1
Total Faculty
57

56
Full-time
44
Part-time
30
Female
28
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Located just twenty-five miles outside of New York City, Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers students six different MBA options in order to accommodate career goals and work experience, including a Flex MBA, a Co-Op MBA that provides students the opportunity to work full-time in a paid position within their field of study, and a variety of Hybrid MBA options that include online courses. The school’s MBA in Manhattan also allows working New York City professionals to complete the program through a mix of online classes and onsite evening courses scheduled back-to-back in the heart of the city. In addition to the panoply of degree formats and “affordable tuition,” there are specializations offered in fifteen different areas, including Business Analytics, Sports Entertainment & Management, and Strategic Healthcare Management. The school has one of the country’s largest academic trading rooms (which features a whopping thirty-four Bloomberg terminals), a Student Managed Investment Fund, and an Executive Speaker Series that draws in high level c-suite executives from all industries to come speak to students every semester.

“Great professors with vast experience in the subject matter” lead the charge in the classroom, and while students admit that they can be “hit and miss,” some are truly “inspiring.” “There are professors who really lead you to a new land,” says a student. Case discussions pepper the curriculum, and ensuing classroom discussions among students are “very professional, and actually contribute to subject matter.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Real Estate

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics
Finance
Human Resources
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Finance
Human Resources
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Taxation

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Accounting & Taxation

Finance & Quantitative Finance

Information Systems, Business Analytics & Quality Management

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

Marketing, International Business & Marketing Research


Zarb Graduate Business Career Services

Center for Entrepreneurship

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://bulletin.hofstra.edu/search_advanced.php?cur_cat_oid=85&search_database=Search&search_db=Search&cpage=1&ecpage=1&ppage=1&spage=1&tpage=1&location=33&filter[keyword]=mgt+228

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Hofstra has a dual degree MA/MBA program in Sustainability Studies, The URL is http://bulletin.hofstra.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=85&poid=12189&hl=ma%2Fmba+sustainability&returnto=search

School's environmental commitment 2:
A new addition to the School of Business is being built to achieve minimum LEED Silver Certification.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Hofstra received a grant of $100,00 to help fund the construction of an incubator space in the new Business School building that will support CleanTech programs.

Career Overview

From The School



Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

50%
Finance/Accounting

Students Say

Make no mistake about it, Hofstra has an “excellent reputation” in the business world and there is a dedicated Graduate Business Career Services office to aid and assist students in their job and internship searches. In particular, the finance fields at the Zarb School “are really competitive and successful.” Some students here also come directly from the school’s noted business undergraduate program via an abbreviated dual degree program, so Hofstra blood often runs deep: there is a massive web of 30,000 alumni in the area and beyond who are available for networking, mentorship, career preparation and employment opportunities. The school arranges corporate site visits and networking in New York City, and mentorship opportunities with alumni and Hofstra connections abound.

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 50%

Prominent Alumni

Yujie (Doris) Dai
Tax Supervisor - Grassi & Co.

Samantha DiTucci
Manager, Technology Product Management-Innovation - The NPD Group

Aroon Rustemi
Client Services Account Principal - Conduent Legal and Compliance Solutions

Ruben Portelli
Senior Auditor - GC Consultants, Inc.

Laura Martin
Partner-ship Matters Analyst - Shearman & Sterling

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$13,546

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,760

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
98%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
97%

New Students Receiving Loans
27%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$24,750
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,750
Fees (In-State)
$970
Fees (Out-State)
$970

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,375
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,375

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$19,428
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$20,323
Academic Expenses
$3,358

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
91

In State
40.0%
Out of State
60.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

15.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
54.00%
International

40% female
60% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

While “the location is perfect and the environment of school is wonderful,” graduate life at Zarb is “mainly academics.” As the school is mainly adult students with careers and families, there are “not a lot of social interactions,” and since almost everyone here is a commuter, “most grad students do not remain on campus for activities.” However, while in class or cohort, students are “very friendly and help…a lot,” whether it’s study-related or pertaining to career opportunities. The school itself has “clubs, Greek life, and job opportunities on campus,” “a superb gym for sports lovers,” and is “small enough to know people when you walk around campus, but big enough to always be meeting new people.” When it’s nice out and the “really pretty flowers” bloom on the “beautiful campus,” everyone likes “to hang out on campus on the grass, sometimes in hammocks eating Red Mango.”

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



Contact
Monica Conforti
Dean of Graduate Admissions

Address
126 Hofstra University
105 Memorial Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549
United States

Phone
516-463-4723

Fax
516-463-4664

Email
graduateadmission@hofstra.edu


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