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    Hofstra University
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Frank G. Zarb School of Business


Graduate Programs Office: Third Floor, Weller Hall
Telephone: 516-463-5683
Fax: 516-463-5268
Email: gradbusiness@hofstra.edu

Patrick J. Socci, Dean
George J. Papaioannou, Vice Dean
Gioia P. Bales, Associate Dean
Brian Caligiure, Assistant Dean for Administration

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers day and evening undergraduate and graduate study. The School offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration , the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration , the Executive Master of Business Administration , and the Master of Science degrees , and also offers minors in business subjects. A full-time day M.B.A. program , online M.B.A. program , combined B.B.A./M.BA. programs, combined B.B.A./M.S. programs, combined B.A./M.B.A. programs, combined B.A./M.S. programs, combined B.S./M.B.A. programs, combined B.S./M.S. programs, undergraduate certificates and advanced graduate certificates in business are also offered.

Hofstra University, in cooperation with Erasmus University, offers an exchange program for graduate students majoring in finance. Under advisement, Zarb School students may register for courses offered as part of the Master in Financial Management program at Erasmus University, and Erasmus students may register for courses in the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program  and other graduate finance courses at Hofstra. For further information about Hofstra’s Exchange Program with Erasmus University, please contact the Department of Finance, 221 Weller Hall, at (516) 463-5698 or MSQF@hofstra.edu.

The School is composed of the following departments: 


I. Frank G. Zarb School of Business Mission

Educating for Personal and Professional Achievement

II. Educational Philosophy

The Zarb School is dedicated to a student-focused education that provides students the foundational knowledge and decision making skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our educational mission is driven by our commitment to academic excellence and is enriched by the opportunities of our location.

III. Values, Principles and Practices

We realize our Mission and Educational Philosophy by offering multiple-degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and adhering to the following Values and Principles:

  1. Maintaining a collegiate setting dedicated to the advancement of learning and knowledge.
  2. Supporting high standards of ethical conduct among all members of the Zarb School community.
  3. Valuing diversity and creating a supportive and collegial environment.
  4. Maintaining a culture of academic excellence by supporting and rewarding faculty achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  5. Cultivating close faculty interaction with students to develop their personal and professional skills.
  6. Attracting motivated students who will be respected for their personal and professional success and contributions to society.
  7. Bringing cutting-edge business practices and current academic insight to our students.
  8. Striving for continuous improvement through regular assessment of our mission, educational philosophy and educational outcomes.

IV. Core Educational Goals

The Zarb School of Business is committed to a rigorous and relevant curriculum that seeks to achieve the following core educational goals:

  1. Strong functional knowledge in the student’s area of specialization.
  2. Proficiency in communication.
  3. Development of analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision making.
  4. Understanding the issues of the contemporary global business environment.
  5. Knowledge of current information and communication technologies.
  6. Awareness of the ethical and the social responsibility issues in business.

Specific Objectives of Each Program

In addition to the core educational goals listed above, each graduate program in the Zarb School of Business has specific objectives.  See each program for its objectives.

Programs Offered

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers the following graduate programs of study:

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.  (Full-Time Day, Evening, and Online)
Executive Master of Business Administration, E.M.B.A. 
Master of Science Programs 
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.)  (a dual program offered jointly with the School of Law )
Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration or Master of Science
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.), Dual-degree Program 
 

Accreditation

All graduate programs offered by the Zarb School of Business are professionally accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business  has received a separate accounting accreditation from AACSB International. These accreditations ensure that faculty, academic programs, and facilities meet the highest professional standards.

Courses in these programs are open only to those students who have been accepted for matriculation. For information, contact the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office, Third Floor, Weller Hall:
Phone: 516-463-5683
Fax 516-463-5268
Email: gradbusiness@hofstra.edu

Academic Standing

Graduate business students are required to earn a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in both overall and in their major to be considered in good standing and to graduate.

The academic performance of all students is reviewed at the conclusion of every semester. Any student with a GPA of less than 3.0 at the end of a semester will be subject to academic probation. 

Students who have accumulated 25 percent or more of total attempted semester hours in INCs and Ws will also be placed on probation. Students who have maintained two consecutive probationary periods, and who have not raised their GPA to the required 3.0 by the conclusion of the second probationary period, are subject to dismissal. A graduate student with especially serious academic deficiencies is subject to immediate dismissal when such deficiencies make it apparent that the student’s continuation in the graduate program will not result in his/her successful achievement of a degree.

School of Business graduate courses may not be taken on a P/F basis, except for the noncredit-bearing Residency Workshops and ELP classes that are only offered on a P/F basis.

Further information concerning maintenance of graduate academic standing may be obtained from the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office, Third Floor, Weller Hall.

Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration or Master of Science

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers combined B.B.A./M.B.A. or M.S. programs.

Qualified undergraduate students can elect to enroll in a dual-degree program, combining their B.B.A. with either a master of business administration or master of science in any major concentration. The dual-degree program can be completed in five years.

The B.B.A./M.B.A. program requires the successful completion of at least 155 semester hours, including at least 113 semester hours at the undergraduate level and 42 semester hours at the graduate level, with the exception of B.B.A. core courses and GB 180. Students who are admitted to the M.B.A. portion of the dual degree program can substitute up to 15 semester hours of undergraduate course work for their bachelor’s degree with an equal number of semester hours of M.B.A.-level graduate course work, with the permission of the student’s B.B.A. major department chairperson.

The B.B.A./M.S. program requires the successful completion of at least 149 semester hours, including at least 119 semester hours at the undergraduate level and 30 semester hours at the graduate level, with the exception of B.B.A. core courses and GB 180. Students who are admitted to the M.S. portion of the dual degree program can substitute up to nine semester hours of undergraduate course work for their bachelor’s degree with an equal number of semester hours of M.S.-level graduate course work, with the permission of the student’s B.B.A. major department chairperson.

Direct admission to the dual-degree programs (B.B.A. and M.B.A. or M.S.)

Students admitted directly to the dual-degree program as incoming freshmen will be admitted automatically to either the M.B. A. program or the M.S. program at the end of their junior year provided that they fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 at the time of application to the M.B. A. or M. S. program or upon completion of 92 semester hours of course work toward their B.B.A. degree, whichever is later.
  2. Successfully complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) before the end of their junior year, or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work, with the following exceptions for M. S programs. Business students with overall GPA’s of 3.2 or higher applying for admission to the dual degree B.B.A/M.S. in accounting or B.B.A./M.S. in taxation are not required to take the GMAT. Business students with GPA’s of 3.2 or higher seeking admission to dual degree B.B.A./M.S. programs other than the B.B.A./M.S. in accounting or B.B.A./M.S. in taxation may request a waiver of the GMAT requirement by the chair of the department overseeing the M.S. major.
  3. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work in residence at Hofstra.

Admission to the dual-degree programs for current Hofstra students (B.B.A. and M.B.A. or M.S.)

Interested students should apply for admission into the B.B.A./M.B.A. or M. S. program no later than at the end of their junior year or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work, and before seeking admission to the graduate program. In order to be eligible for admission to the graduate portion of the dual-degree program, students must fulfill the following admission requirements:

  1. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 at the time of application to the M. B.A. or M. S. program or upon completion of 92 semester hours of course work toward their B.B.A. degree, whichever is later.
  2. Successfully complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) before the end of their junior year, or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work, with the following exceptions for M. S programs. Business students with overall GPA’s of 3.2 or higher applying for admission to the dual degree B.B.A/M.S. in accounting or B.B.A./M.S. in taxation are not required to take the GMAT. Business students with GPA’s of 3.2 or higher seeking admission to dual degree B.B.A./M.S. programs other than the B.B.A./M.S. in accounting or B.B.A./M.S. in taxation may request a waiver of the GMAT requirement by the chair of the department overseeing the M.S. major. 
  3. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work in residence at Hofstra.
    Undergraduate students must apply and be accepted into a graduate program before being allowed to take graduate courses as part of their undergraduate program. In addition, students must complete the B.B.A. degree before being permitted to take more than 15 graduate semester hours for the B.B.A./M.B.A. or more than 9 graduate semester hours for the B.B.A./M.S. programs. Please contact the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office for information.

 

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