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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Labor Studies (BA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA), Dual-degree Program


Qualified undergraduate students may elect to enroll in a dual-degree program, combining their undergraduate bachelor’s degree in labor studies (BA) with a Master of Business Administration. The dual-degree program requires successful completion of 154 semester hours, including at least 110 semester hours at the undergraduate level and 44 semester hours at the graduate level. The dual-degree program can be completed in five years. Students who are admitted to the MBA portion of the dual degree program may substitute up to 14 semester hours of MBA-level graduate 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 Program


Students entering Hofstra as incoming freshmen may apply for direct admission to this 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 the dual-degree program as incoming freshmen will be admitted automatically to the MBA program at the end of their junior year provided that they fulfill the following requirements:

  1. They take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and receive a score of at least 550 before the end of their junior year, or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work.
  2. They attain a minimum 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 BA degree in labor studies.
  3. They successfully complete IT 014 , LEGL 020 , and MATH 008  or BAN 001 .
  4. They complete the first three years of the curriculum outlined below for the dual-degree program.

Admission to the Dual-degree Program for Current Hofstra Students


Qualified Hofstra students majoring in Labor Studies (BA) may apply for admission to the dual-degree program in Labor Studies/MBA prior to completing successfully 92 semester hours of undergraduate work. In order to qualify for admission to the dual-degree program, a student must have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 at the time of application. Students admitted to the dual-degree program should note that admission to the MBA portion of the dual-degree program requires the fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. they take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and receive a score of at least 550 before the end of their junior year, or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work;
  2. they 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 BA degree in labor studies;
  3. they successfully complete IT 014 , LEGL 020 , and MATH 008  or BAN 001 ;
  4. they fulfill all the undergraduate degree requirements for the BA with the exception of the semester hour and major requirements;
  5. they successfully complete a minimum of thirty semester hours of undergraduate course work in residence at Hofstra.

Undergraduate students must apply and be accepted into the MBA program before being allowed to take graduate courses as part of their undergraduate program. In addition, students must complete the BA degree before being permitted to take more than 14 semester hours of graduate courses for the MBA program. Please contact the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office for information.

See the complete MBA requirements in the Graduate Studies Bulletin.

Program Requirements


Students admitted to this dual-degree program will receive a BA in labor studies upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. The complete University  and BA Requirements  described in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of this Bulletin. In particular, successful completion of a total of 124 semester hours, including at least 110 semester hours of undergraduate course work and at most 14 semester hours of MBA graduate course work;
  2. The specific major requirements described in the BA major in labor studies  section of this Bulletin.

Students wishing to complete the dual-degree program with 154 semester hours of academic credits should note that they will have to complete 94 semester hours of liberal arts course work. Accordingly, it is advisable that:

  1. under the “Union, Management, and Dispute Resolution” category, students select either LABR 155 A-Z  or LABR 170 ;
  2. students fulfill the introductory statistics admission requirement for the MBA program by taking MATH 008 .

The MBA will be awarded upong the completion of the specific requirements for the MBA as described in the Graduate Studies Bulletin.

Suggested Five-Year Sequence


 BA Major in Labor Studies/MBA: Suggested Five Year Sequence (154 s.h.)

First Year


FALL SEMESTER
Course Semester Hour
LABR 001A  (IS Distribution) 3
WSC 001    3
Foreign Language 1  3
Humanities Distribution (AA)    3
MATH 008    3
 TOTAL  15

 

SPRING SEMESTER
Course Semester Hour
HIST 150  or 157  or 162C   3
WSC 002   3
Foreign Language 2 3
Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science Distribution 4
ECO 141C  or LABR 141C   3
TOTAL 16

 

Second Year


FALL SEMESTER
Course Semester Hours
MGT 101   3
Foreign Language 3  3
Humanities Distribution (LT)   3
Social Science Distribution (HP)   3
Natural Science, Mathematics, Computer Science Distribution   3
TOTAL  15

 

SPRING SEMESTER
Course
Semester Hours
LEGL 020   3
Historical Context Elective  3
IT 014   4
Foreign Language 4  3
Liberal Arts Elective  3
TOTAL  16

 

Third Year


FALL SEMESTER
Course
Semester Hours
MGT 172  3
Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science Distribution 3
LEGL 114  3
LABR 155 A-Z  or LABR 170  3
Cross-Cultural Distribution  3
TOTAL 15

 

SPRING SEMESTER
Course Semester Hours
Work Force Diversity Elective 3
Psychological, Sociological, and Health Issues Elective 3
Global Labor Force Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Humanities Distribution (LT)  3
TOTAL 15

 

Fourth Year


FALL SEMESTER
Course Semester Hours
LABR 180  3
Social Science Distribution (HP)  3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
ACCT 203 3
MGT 203 3
MBA 201W 0.5*
TOTAL 15

 

SPRING SEMESTER
Course Semester Hours
Social Science Distribution (BH)  3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
MGT 200 2
QM 203 3
MKT 203 3
TOTAL
17

 

Fifth Year


FALL SEMESTER
Course Semester Hours
MGT 207 3
IB 207 3
IT 203 3
FIN 203 3
Elective (M.B.A. Course) 3
TOTAL 15

 

SPRING SEMESTER
Course Semester Hours
Elective (M.B.A. Course) 3
Elective (M.B.A. Course) 3
Elective (M.B.A. Course) 3
Elective (M.B.A. Course) 3
MBA 350 3
TOTAL
15


 

Footnote (*)


*Billable credit; does not carry any credit toward degree requirements.