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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA), Dual-degree Program


The Frank G. Zarb School of Business  offers combined BBA/MBA programs.

Qualified undergraduate students can elect to enroll in a dual-degree program, combining their BBA with a Master of Business Administration in any major concentration. The dual-degree program can be completed in five years.

The BBA/MBA 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 BBA core courses and IMS 180 . Students who are admitted to the MBA 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 MBA-level graduate course work, with the permission of the student’s BBA major department chairperson.

See the Zarb School of Business section on BBA/MBA dual-degree programs  for additional information.

Direct admission to the dual-degree program (BBA and MBA)


Students admitted directly to the dual-degree program as incoming first-year students will be admitted automatically to the MBA 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 MBA program or upon completion of 92 semester hours of course work toward their BBA 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.
  3. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work in-residence at Hofstra.

Admission to the dual-degree program for current Hofstra students (BBA and MBA)


Interested students should apply for admission into the BBA/MBA 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 MBA program or upon completion of 92 semester hours of course work toward their BBA 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.
  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 BBA degree before being permitted to take more than 15 graduate semester hours for the BBA/MBA. Please contact the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office for information.

For complete MBA requirements please see the Graduate Studies Bulletin; click here and select the current Graduate Bulletin.