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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Mathematics (BA or BS) and Business Administration (MBA) or Finance (MS), Dual-degree Programs


Qualified undergraduate students may elect to enroll in a dual-degree program, combining their undergraduate bachelor’s degree in mathematics (BA or BS) with a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Science in finance. Students admitted to either graduate-level program must complete a minimum of 115 semester hours of undergraduate course work and may substitute up to 9 semester hours of graduate level course work for an equal number of semester hours of undergraduate course work toward the completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Direct admission to the dual-degree programs (BA or BS, and MBA or MS in Finance)


Students entering Hofstra as incoming freshmen may apply for direct admission to their selected dual-degree program. For those who choose to submit a standardized test score, an 1170 or better on the critical reading and mathematics sections of the SAT (or an ACT score of 25) is recommended.  Applicants must have an overall high school GPA of 3.5 (or be in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class) in order to be considered for admission. Students admitted directly to a dual-degree program as incoming freshmen will be admitted automatically to the MBA or to the MS in Finance program either at the end of their junior year, or after completing 97 semester hours, provided that they fulfill the following requirements:

  1. A score of at least 550 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) taken before the end of their junior year, or before completion of 97 semester hours of course work.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.2 either at the time of application to the MBA or the MS in Finance program, or upon completion of 97 semester hours of course work.
  3. Completion of the first three years of the curriculum outlined below for the dual-degree program of their choice.

Admission to the dual-degree programs for current Hofstra students (BA or BS, and MBA or MS in Finance)


Qualified Hofstra students majoring in mathematics (either a BA or a BS) may apply for admission to a dual-degree program in mathematics/MBA or mathematics/MS in finance either in the fall semester of their junior year or after completing 97 semester hours of course work. Students interested in applying to one of the dual-degree programs should note that admission to the MBA or MS in finance portion of the dual-degree program requires fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. a score of at least 550 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) taken before the end of their junior year, or before completion of 97 semester hours of course work;
  2. a cumulative GPA of 3.2 either at the time of application to the MBA or the MS in finance program, or upon completion of 97 semester hours of course work;
  3. successful completion of all undergraduate requirements for the BA or the BS in mathematics, with the exception of the semester hour and major requirements; and
  4. completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work in residence at Hofstra.

Note


Undergraduate students must apply and be accepted into either the MBA or the MS in finance program before being allowed to take graduate courses as part of their undergraduate program. Please contact the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office for information.

See also


See the complete MBA and MS in finance requirements in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business section of the Graduate Studies Bulletin.