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.


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.

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510 - 590
3.04 - 3.67

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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.


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.

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Students Say

Located just a hop and skip away from New York City, the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business provides a well-regarded degree that benefits from proximity to a thriving industry center and the student population that works within it. Individuals can choose from a Part-Time, Full-Time, Online, or Executive MBA, and the school now offers an accelerated hybrid online-onsite MBA program in Manhattan. Resources are plentiful and growing; the school has one of the nation's largest academic trading rooms, equipped with thirty-four Bloomberg terminals, and a partnership with Northwell Health feeds its strong health care program (and is a major working student source).

Students admit that "diverse backgrounds . . . enhance the learning experience," and faculty and administrators "are very responsive to any issues which students present." As far as faculty makeup, the school "has done a great job in blending high quality full-time faculty with excellent high profile leaders from the private sector in part-time adjunct roles." This has given classes a great balance of academic and real-world knowledge, and students receive "an unparalleled opportunity for a window into the current business environment at a high level and also a great chance for networking." "I feel such arrangements with the private sector provide for a tremendous learning experience as well as exposure for potential future employment," says one. "Participation is an essential component to each and every class," and professors "are very friendly and treat students as adults."

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Information Systems, Business Analytics & Quality Management

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

Marketing, International Business & Marketing Research

Center for Entrepreneurship


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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.

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Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation

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Students Say

New York is the unspoken co-captain of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, and access to the city's leaders, jobs, and internships is an automatic leg up for all Hofstra students. The Career Services department provides a great deal of support for job seekers and holders, including counseling, job and internship search coaching, career development workshops, résumé and cover letter critiques, and salary negotiation. The Graduate Executive Speakers Series offers students opportunities to network and "is a definite plus that allows students to listen and interact with business leaders." There is "a constant invitation to participate in school-sponsored activities," and the administration is "organized and collaborative" for all requests for career assistance. The average starting salary for a Zarb graduate is $55,714, with the majority of students going into the financial services industry. Recent employers of Zarb graduates include Cablevision, Charles Schwab, KPMG, the MTA, Viacom, and UPS.

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 30% $58,000 $54,333 $45,000 $62,000
Marketing / Sales 30% $50,000 $52,333 $45,000 $60,000
Other 20% $67,500 $67,500 $65,000 $70,000
Operations / Logistics 10% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000
General Management 10% $58,000 $58,000 $58,000 $58,000


Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 30% $50,000 $53,333 $45,000 $65,000
Financial Services 20% $59,000 $59,000 $58,000 $60,000
Technology 20% $68,500 $68,500 $62,000 $75,000
Consulting 10% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Other 10% $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000

Prominent Alumni

Kathryn Marinello
CEO, President & Director - Hertz Global Holdings

Steven Freiberg
Senior Advisor - The Boston Consulting Group

Shawn Matthews
CEO - Cantor Fitzgerald

Edward Watson
Partner - NYCA

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


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.


Application Deadlines
Feb 15

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41% female
59% 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.

Students Say

This group of "ambitious, self motivated business professionals" is clearly "looking to enhance their skill sets in all aspects of business and networking." The majority of students are professionals who work full-time while also taking on a full course load, so socializing outside of classroom projects is not common, and no one really has an issue with it. "Most of the American students tend to work together in groups" (as do the Chinese students), but all are "dedicated and supportive." "Students recognize that cultural competency and diversity are essential to success in the global business environment," and interactions between students are all friendly and positive.

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Campus and Location

Hofstra’s distinctive 240-acre campus, an accredited arboretum, is located in suburban Long Island, just 25 miles from New York City. With New York City just a short ride by train or car, students take advantage of the theaters, museums, concerts and professional sports as well as business internships the city offers. Students can also explore Long Island, which offers world-class beaches, museums, shopping, plus many internship and employment opportunities.


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.

Monica Conforti
Senior Associate Dean

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