Aug 17, 2018  
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Frank G. Zarb School of Business

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Graduate Programs Office: Third Floor, Weller Hall
Telephone: (516) 463-5683, Fax: (516) 463-5268,

Salvatore F. Sodano, Dean

Anil Mathur, Associate Dean
Rose Anne Manfredi, Executive Assistant Dean for Administration
Stuart L. Bass, Director of Graduate Programs
Barbara Church-Kattan, Director of Graduate Business Career Services
Maria C. McCarey, Director of Undergraduate Business Advisement

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. Combined B.B.A./M.S. programs, undergraduate certificates and advanced graduate certificates in business are also offered.

The School is comprised of the following departments:

Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business (ACCT/TAX/LEGL)
Business Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods (BCIS/QM)
Finance (FIN)
Management, Entrepreneurship, and General Business (MGT/ENTR/GBUS)
Marketing and International Business (MKT/IB)

Mission Statement
Frank G. Zarb School of Business
The Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University provides a quality education to future leaders in the profit, not-for-profit and public sectors. The School offers an in-depth education within a framework that includes a major field of specialization and a focus on decision making and management in a culturally, politically, socially and demographically diverse environment. A major objective of the curricula is to provide students with a perspective on the integration of the functional areas of business, while maximizing the use of analytical skills and knowledge for decision making in a contemporary global business environment.

Within a University dedicated to the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation of education, the Zarb School is committed to developing in its undergraduate students an appreciation for those disciplines. The Zarb School emphasizes to all its students the importance of lifelong learning and the social and ethical responsibility of managers toward all stakeholders in a diverse global workplace.

The academic organization is designed to foster student learning through close student/faculty interaction. Faculty are primarily concerned with excellence in teaching and are strongly committed to research and scholarship. They are also committed to service to the School and to the community at large.

The vision of the Zarb School of Business is to expand its national and international reputation for excellence by building on its strong regional reputation as a leading school of business.

Educational Philosophy to Achieve Mission

The Zarb School is committed to maintaining and increasing the quality of its educational programs through:

  1. Viewing the Mission Statement as a living document to be reviewed regularly and revised as warranted.
  2. Assessing its programs on a continuing basis by communicating with all of the School’s stakeholders.
  3. Providing an environment of fellowship among faculty, students and administrators that encourages collegiality and interaction through which a diversity of contributions are welcomed. Student advisement is an important component of this close association among faculty, students and administrators.
  4. Maintaining as its priority the recognition and reward of faculty achievements in teaching excellence. Recognizing and rewarding faculty achievements in research and scholarship is deemed critical. A balance among basic scholarship, applied scholarship and instructional development is essential. Encouraging and recognizing University and community service is emphasized as well.
  5. Attracting and retaining students with a strong commitment to learning, a sense of responsibility and the skills and academic preparation necessary to pursue a rigorous academic program.
  6. Developing in both undergraduate and graduate students a sense of the special responsibilities incumbent upon them as future leaders by stressing the value of ethical behavior and diversity in all of its forms in the global workplace.
  7. Promoting and encouraging the professional and personal development of students through sponsorship of a broad variety of student organizations, providing students with opportunities for formal and informal interaction with business practitioners and organizations. The School utilizes its proximity to New York City to better implement these interactions.
  8. Seeking active linkages with local, national and international business organizations, agencies and other appropriate partners to provide service to a variety of communities and constituents and to afford opportunities to others to benefit from participation in Hofstra’s academic community.

General Educational Objectives

At both the baccalaureate and master’s levels, the Frank G. 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 integrated across business disciplines.
  2. Proficiency in oral and written communications.
  3. Analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision making.
  4. Appreciation for the sociopolitical, demographic, economic, and environmental issues that characterize the contemporary global business environment.
  5. Understanding of information systems and other technologies and their use in both domestic and global environments.
  6. Understanding of ethical principles and social responsibility.

Beyond service to traditional students, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business seeks to increase its base of service to the business and not-for-profit communities through a variety of delivery systems such as certificate programs, consulting services, conferences, workshops, research and new course/program development for working executives, among others.

Specific Objectives of Each Program

In addition to the general education 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 programs of study:

Master of Business Administration
Executive Master of Business Administration
Master of Science
Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (a dual program offered jointly with the School of Law)
Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Science


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, (516) 463-5683; Fax (516) 463-5268; E-mail:

Academic Standing

Graduate business students are required to earn a 3.0 GPA or better to be considered in good standing and to graduate. NOTE: Majors in accounting must also have an overall GPA of 3.0 in accounting course work at Hofstra.

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 non-credit bearing Residency Workshops 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.

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