Oct 20, 2018  
2012-2013 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2012-2013 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
E-mail: 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: 

Frank G. Zarb School of Business Mission Statement 

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University provides a quality education that prepares professionals for a dynamic, globally oriented environment.

The Zarb School offers undergraduate and graduate programs with strong functional specializations, taught by faculty committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Within an environment that values diversity, the Zarb School fosters the personal and professional growth of its various constituencies and cultivates awareness of ethical issues and social responsibility.

Vision Statement

To be recognized for the quality of its academic programs and graduates.

Educational Philosophy to Achieve Mission and Vision

The Zarb School will achieve its mission and vision by adhering to the following principles:

  1. Continually reviewing and adapting its mission to ensure that it meets the standards of “quality education” and the overall educational requirements of a rapidly changing and globally oriented environment.
  2. Assessing its programs on a continuing basis with the involvement of all of the School’s stakeholders.
  3. Continually assessing student learning with the purpose of program modification and improvement.
  4. Maintaining a culture of academic excellence by supporting, recognizing and rewarding faculty achievements in teaching and scholarship consistent with an institution offering undergraduate and masters-level business programs.
  5. Promoting and encouraging the professional and personal development of students through internships and sponsorship of a broad variety of student organizations, seminars and conferences aiming at fostering interactions with business practitioners and organizations.
  6. Exposing students to ethical dilemmas and the consequences of their decisions.
  7. Exposing students to issues of social responsibility.
  8. Fostering a supportive environment across administration, faculty, and students that values diversity.
  9. Seeking mutually beneficial linkages with local, national, and international business organizations, agencies, and academic institutions to expand the variety of educational services and experiences to its students.
  10. Encouraging and expecting faculty interaction with business professionals to both elicit input for program development changes as well as insight into current relevant business practices.

Educational Objectives to Achieve Mission and Vision

General Objectives
At both the baccalaureate and master’s levels, the Zarb School of Business is committed to promoting quality teaching that requires rigor, relevance, and a thorough exploration of the application of business knowledge in an ever-changing business environment. Simultaneously, the School must impart to its students:

  1. Strong functional knowledge with an understanding of the integrated nature of business functions.
  2. Proficiency in oral and written communications.
  3. Analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision making.
  4. Understanding of the issues that characterize the contemporary global business environment.
  5. Understanding the applicability of information systems and other technologies in modern organizations.
  6. Awareness of the ethical dilemmas of business professionals and the social responsibility of business organizations.

Specific Objectives of Each Program

In addition to the general objectives 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 and Evening)
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 or Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration or Master of Science 
 

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
E-mail: 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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