Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin

Frank G. Zarb School of Business


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Janet Lenagham, Dean
K.G. Viswanathan, Vice Dean
Brian Caligiure, Senior Associate Dean
Kaushik Sengupta, Associate Dean of Graduate Education
Lutisha S. Vickerie, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs​
Lisa Welch, Assistant Dean of Graduate Advisement
Adrienne Stoller, Assistant Dean of Outreach & Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs Office: 135 Leo A. Guthart Hall for Innovation & Discovery
Telephone: 516-463-5683
Fax: 516-463-5268
Email: graduatebusiness@hofstra.edu

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 (see the Hofstra University Undergraduate Bulletin), the Master of Business Administration, MBA , 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 (see the Hofstra University Undergraduate Bulletin). The online MBA program , combined BBA/MBA programs , combined BBA/MS programs , combined BA/MBA programs, combined BA/MS programs, combined BS/MBA programs, combined BS/MS programs, undergraduate certificates (see the Hofstra University Undergraduate Bulletin) and advanced graduate certificates in business  are also offered.


Departments


Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships

  • The Bernon Family Endowed Distinguished  Professorship in Business.
  • The Brodlieb Distinguished Professorship in Business is held by Dr. Anil Mathur, Professor of Marketing and International Business.
  • The Chaykin Distinguished Professorship in Accounting is held by Dr. Jacqueline Burke, Professor of Accounting.
  • The Chaykin Endowed Chair in Accounting is held by Dr. Ralph Polimeni, Professor of Accounting.
  • The Cypres Family Distinguished Professorship in Legal Studies in Business is held by Professor Victor López, Professor of Legal Studies in Business.
  • The Robert F. Dall  Distinguished  Professorship in Business is held by Dr. Andrew Spieler, Professor of Finance. 
  • The Walter H. “Bud” Miller Distinguished Professorship in Business is held by Dr. Janet Lenaghan, Professor of Management.
  • The RMI Distinguished Professorship in Business is held by Dr. Boonghee Yoo, Professor of Marketing and International Business.
  • The Honey and Arthur Sorin Distinguished Teaching Fellow in Business. 
  • The Robert E. Brockway ‘46 Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Marketing is held by Dr. Yong Zhang.
  • The C.V. Starr Distinguished Professorship in Finance and International Financial Services is held by Dr. Ehsan Nikbakht.
  • The C.V. Starr Distinguished Professorship in Finance and Investment Banking is held by Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu.
  • The Mel Weitz Distinguished Professorship in Business is held by Dr. Debra Comer.
  • The Lawrence A. Stessin Distinguished Professorship in Business History is held by Dr. Edward Zychowicz, Professor of Finance.

For additional information, see Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professors .


MISSION 

The mission of the Zarb School of Business is to prepare our learners to be agile business leaders in a dynamic global environment. We are focused on providing our students with critical knowledge and skills, developing their ability to adapt to technological advancements, and affording opportunities for achieving career success. We are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship, delivering high-quality learning experiences, enhancing and nurturing lifelong learning.

VISION

The Zarb School of Business strives to leverage its accomplished faculty, varied delivery models, and superior facilities to foster teaching excellence and scholarship. We seek to infuse our business curricula with a deeper focus on business technology, coupled with the expansion of experiential learning opportunities, to advance the careers of the School’s diverse learners. Most particularly, the Zarb School seeks to be a change agent for healthcare innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable business.

VALUES

Learner Focused
  • Maintain a nurturing collegiate setting dedicated to the advancement of learning and knowledge. 
  • Cultivate close faculty interaction with learners to develop their personal and professional skills.
  • Provide an innovative curriculum to prepare learners for the jobs of tomorrow.
  • Foster a research-rich environment for faculty with opportunities to share their expertise and inform their teaching.
  • Offer exceptional experiential opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge.  
  • Leverage the collaborative building design to foster opportunities for team learning.
Inclusivity, Integrity, and Responsibility
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion by maintaining a supportive and collegial environment in which all members of the Zarb community are welcomed. 
  • Support high standards of ethical conduct among all members of the Zarb community. 
  • Engage in sustainable business practices. 
Capitalizing on Our Resources
  • Infuse the technology and resources available in our state-of-the-art buildings into the curriculum to afford learners the opportunity to develop the skills and technical agility required in the global business environment.  
  • Leverage our close proximity to New York City to enhance the learner experience. 
  • Promote engagement via student organizations and the many educational and academic events offered by Zarb. 
  • Enhance learner networks and opportunities through strong relationships with over 40,000 alumni. 
  • Engage our Dean’s and department advisory boards to create additional experiential learning opportunities including internships, co-ops, student consulting projects, and post-graduate employment. 
  • Provide mentorship via our Executives-in-Residence and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence programs.
Striving for Excellence
  • Strive for continuous improvement through regular assessment of our mission, educational philosophy, and educational outcomes
  • Maintain a culture of academic excellence by supporting and rewarding faculty achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service. 
  • Enlighten learners on cutting-edge business practices and current academic insight. 
  • Foster varied high-quality delivery modes of learning including in-person, online, and hybrid modes of instruction.

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.


Graduate Programs

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


Accreditation

All graduate programs offered by the Frank G. Zarb School of Business are professionally accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the Department of Accounting  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.


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 Pass/Fail basis, except for the noncredit-bearing Residency Workshops and ELP classes that are only offered on a Pass/Fail basis.

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


Dual Degrees

Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration (BBA/MBA)

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, MBA  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 GBUS 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.

For complete BBA requirements, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin; click here and select the current Undergraduate Bulletin from the drop-down menu on the right. For complete MBA requirements please click here .

Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Science (BBA/MS)

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

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers combined BBA/MS programs  with majors in the following areas:

Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Science in Education (BBA/MSEd)

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business and the School of Education of HCLAS  offers a combined BBA/MSEd program in:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science (MS), Dual-degree Program

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  and the Frank G. Zarb School of Business offer the following BA or BS and MBA or MS dual degree programs:

  • BA in Economics/Master of Business Administration (151 s.h.)
  • BA in Mathematical Economics/Master of Business Administration (151 s.h.)
  • BS in Economics (Business)/Master of Business Administration (151 s.h.)
  • BS in Mathematical Business Economics/Master of Business Administration (151 s.h.)
  • BS in Mathematical Business Economics/Master of Science in Finance (149 s.h.)

Dual-degree programs in economics (BA or BS) and master’s program (MBA or MS)

Qualified undergraduate students can elect to enroll in a dual-degree program, combining their undergraduate bachelor’s degree in economics with a master of business administration or master of science. The dual-degree programs can be completed in five years.

The BA or BS/MBA programs require the successful completion of 151 semester hours, including at least 107 semester hours at the undergraduate level and 44 semester hours at the graduate level. Students who are admitted to the MBA portion of the dual-degree program can use up to 17 semester hours of MBA-level graduate course work for their bachelor’s degree requirements subject to advisement and chairperson approval.

The BS/MS program requires the successful completion of 149 semester hours, including at least 116 semester hours at the undergraduate level and 33 semester hours at the graduate level. Students who are admitted to the MS 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 MS-level graduate course work.

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

  1. A score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of at least 550 taken before the end of their junior year, or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 in course work toward their BA or BS in Economics.
  3. Successfully complete IT 014 and LEGL 020.

Undergraduate students must apply and be accepted into the graduate program before being allowed to take graduate courses as part of their undergraduate program. In addition, students must complete the BA or BS degree before being permitted to take more than 17 graduate credits for the BA or BS/MBA programs or nine semester hours for the BS/MS program. Please contact the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office for information.

For complete BA or BS requirements, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin; click here and select the current Undergraduate Bulletin from the drop-down menu on the right.

Labor Studies (BA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  and the Frank G. Zarb School of Business offer the following combined BA and MBA dual-degree program:

Qualified undergraduate students can elect to enroll in this dual-degree program, combining their undergraduate bachelor’s degree in labor studies with a Master of Business Administration. The dual-degree program can be completed in five years.

The BA in Labor Studies/MBA program requires the successful completion of 154 s.h., including a minimum of 110 s.h. at the undergraduate level and 44 s.h. at the graduate level. Students who are admitted to the MBA portion of the dual-degree program can use up to 14 s.h. of MBA-level graduate course work to satisfy their bachelor’s degree requirements, subject to advisement and chairperson’s approval.

Interested students should apply for admission into the dual-degree program in Labor Studies/MBA in any major concentration no later than at the conclusion of the junior year or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work, and prior to seeking admission to the MBA Program. In order to be eligible for admission to the MBA portion of the dual-degree program, students must fulfill the following admission requirements:

  1. 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. 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, whichever is later; and
  3. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work in residence at Hofstra

Undergraduate students must apply to and be accepted into the graduate 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 graduate semester hours for the BA/MBA program. Please contact the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office for information.

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

  1. The complete 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.
  2. The specific requirements described in the MBA section of the Hofstra University Graduate Bulletin.

Business Graduate Advanced Certificates

Offered by the Zarb School of Business, these advanced graduate certificates  in business programs enable individuals who already possess graduate degrees in business to either refocus their careers or update and expand upon specific business skill sets. Individuals who possess professional degrees in other areas, e.g., medicine or law, may also find these programs of interest as an expedient means of achieving expertise in a particular business function. All courses are taught by Zarb School of Business faculty. Each of the following programs consists of six graduate-level courses for a total of 18 credits (exclusive of prerequisites in some programs); at least 12 credits must be taken in-residence:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Investment Management
  • Marketing
  • Taxation 

Study Abroad Programs Offered in Frank G. Zarb School of Business

All of the programs below are supervised by Senior Associate Dean Brian Caligiure who can be reached at 516-463-5680 or Brian.Caligiure@hofstra.edu.

Zarb School in China (Beijing)

The Zarb School’s program in China offers Hofstra business students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge about international business/marketing gained in classrooms by exposing them to the real-life business environment in China, the fastest-growing economy in the world. Through such field experiences, students gain valuable experiential insights and perspectives that enhance and supplement their learning at Hofstra University. Students take MKT/IB 170 International Marketing in two stages: they attend three weeks of classes on campus where they learn about international marketing, and then they travel to China to experience the subject firsthand and attend more lectures at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Students visit businesses and learn about business practices in China. Local scholars and company personnel will give guest lectures to expose students to the local environment. For further information about Zarb School in China, please contact Dr. Yong Zhang, Department of Marketing, International Business and Legal Studies , 306 BSB, at 516-463-5713 or Yong.Zhang@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra University Exchange Program With the University of Amsterdam

Hofstra University and the Zarb School of Business offer students the opportunity to travel to The Netherlands to take classes either on a full-time basis during a regular semester or on a part-time basis during the summer at the University of Amsterdam. Students from the University of Amsterdam also benefit from this exchange program and may take courses at Hofstra.

The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs awards six full-tuition scholarships, for either a full year or semester of study at the University of Amsterdam. Three of the full-tuition scholarships are reserved for Zarb School of Business students. University of Amsterdam programs include European history and culture, humanities, social sciences, languages, and business. Students will receive Hofstra credit for approved courses. All courses are taught in English. The program is recommended for students who have attained junior status (a minimum of 60 credits), along with a minimum GPA of 3.4.

Interested and eligible students are requested to visit the Office of Study Abroad Programs and complete a formal application. The deadline for application submission is late February. Outstanding students are interviewed by the Amsterdam Scholarship committee and recommendations are made to the University of Amsterdam which has the final say in candidate selection. For further information about the program or to obtain an application, Brian Caligiure, Senior Associate Dean, Room 301F BSB, at 516-463-5680 or Brian.Caligiure@hofstra.edu.

The Netherland-America Foundation offers many opportunities to Fulbright Fellows and educational loans for students enrolled in exchange programs. Please take a moment to review these funding opportunities from this foundation.

Hofstra’s Exchange Program With Erasmus University

The Zarb School of Business 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, Room 456 BSB, 516-463-5698, or Brian.Caligiure@hofstra.edu.

Montpellier Business School
The Zarb School of Business has established an exchange program for both undergraduate and graduate students at the Montpellier Business School. Known as one of the best European business schools, the campus is located in the northeast of Montpellier, a city said to be the fastest-growing in France. In 2013, Montpellier Business School ranked 36th among the best Master’s programs in the world by the Financial Times. They are dedicated to helping students gain internships and excellent jobs with the help of its 32 major business partners. The business school has adopted core values of diversity, openness, and global responsibility while focusing its position on the subject of managerial innovation and entrepreneurship and has triple international accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EFMD/EPAS). Some of the many business courses taught in English include Corporate Finance, International Human Resources Management, Innovation Management, and International Marketing.

Korea University Business School
The Zarb School of Business has established an undergraduate exchange program with Korea University Business School (KUBS). This business school is located in Seoul, Korea which is considered a leading and rapidly rising global city. With double accreditation, KUBS serves as an educational hub of Asia and aims to educate students to become creative global business leaders. They are the only business school in Korea to be named the best MBA for 5 consecutive years. In 2011, KUBS was ranked #1 four years in a row by the National Business School Rankings of Hankyung Business Weekly. In addition, The Financial Times placed KUBS’s EMBA program as 23rd in the world in 2011 as well. There are 86 full-time professors teaching a wide range of programs including undergraduate, full time and part-time MBA programs. KUBS is committed to globalization and they have the largest global internship and student exchange program in Korea. Course offerings in English will increase from 63% in 2011 to 75% by 2015. Some of those courses include Organizational Behavior, Financial Management, Marketing Strategy, and Business Statistics.

Changwon National University
The Zarb School of Business along with the Student Exchange Program at Changwon National University (CNU) offers students the opportunity to spend one semester or one year abroad in South Korea. Changwon National University is located in Changwon city, the capital of Gyeongnam province which has a population of over a million people. They offer undergraduate as well as graduate business taught in English in subjects such as Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Management. Exchange students play an important role at CNU and are an important component of CNU’s relationship with many of the best universities around the world. Changwon National University strives to be an institute of substantial education and research in Korea as well as internationally.

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