May 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Economics (BA or BS) and Master of Business Administration (MBA), Dual-degree Programs


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Qualified undergraduate students may elect to enroll in a dual-degree program, combining their undergraduate bachelor’s degree in economics (BA or BS) with a Master of Business Administration. The dual-degree program requires successful completion of 151 semester hours, including at least 107 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 a maximum of 17 semester hours of graduate-level 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 programs (BA or BS, and MBA)


Students entering Hofstra as incoming freshmen may apply for direct admission to their selected dual-degree program. For those who choose to submit a standardized test score, a 1240 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. A score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of at least 550, taken before the end of the junior year, or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work.
  2. 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 or BS degree in economics, whichever is latest.
  3. Successful completion of IT 014 and LEGL 020.
  4. Completion of the first three years of the curriculum outlined below for the dual-degree program of their choice

Admission to the dual-degree programs for current Hofstra students (BA or BS, and MBA)


Qualified Hofstra students majoring in economics (BA), mathematical economics (BA), business economics (BS), or mathematical business economics (BS), may apply for admission to the corresponding dual-degree program in economics/MBA prior to successfully completing 92 semester hours of undergraduate course 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. 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. 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 or BS degree in economics, whichever is latest;
  3. The successful completion of IT 014 and LEGL 020;
  4. Fulfillment of all undergraduate degree requirements for the BA or the BS with the exception of the semester hour and major requirements;
  5. The successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work in-residence at Hofstra.

NOTE:


Undergraduate students must apply and be accepted into the M.B.A. program before being allowed to take graduate courses as part of their undergraduate program. In addition, students must complete the B.A. or B.S. degree before being permitted to take more than 17 semester hours of graduate courses for the M.B.A. program. Please contact the Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office for information.

See the complete M.B.A. requirements  in the Zarb School of Business section of this Bulletin.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Master of Business Administration


Students admitted to this dual-degree program will receive a B.A. in economics upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. The complete B.A. requirements described in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Undergraduate Bulletin. In particular:
    a. successful completion of a total of 124 semester hours, including at least 107 semester hours of undergraduate course work and a maximum of 17 semester hours of graduate-level course work.
    b. fulfillment of the distribution requirement in the Natural Sciences/Mathematics/Computer Science Division by successful completion of one distribution course in the Natural Sciences (three semester hours), MATH 040, and 061 or 071.
  2. The specific major requirements described in the B.A. major in economics section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics/Master of Business Administration


Students admitted to this dual-degree program will receive a B.A. in mathematical economics upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. The complete B.A. requirements described in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Undergraduate Bulletin. In particular:
    a.  successful completion of a total of 124 semester hours, including at least 107 semester hours of undergraduate course work and a maximum of 17 semester hours of graduate level course work.
    b. fulfillment of the distribution requirement in the Natural Sciences/Mathematics/Computer Science Division by successful completion of one distribution course in the Natural Sciences (three semester hours), MATH 71 and 72.
  2. The specific major requirements described in the B.A. in mathematical economics section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Bachelor of Science in Business Economics/Master of Business Administration


Students admitted to this dual-degree program will receive a B.S. in business economics upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. The complete B.S. requirements described in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.
  2. The specific major requirements described in the B.S. major in business economics section of the Undergraduate Bulletin. These requirements include:

1. Total Semester Hours: 124


Successful completion of at least 124 semester hours—including at least 107 semester hours of undergraduate course work—with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts Courses - Total Semester Hours: 51


51 semester hours in liberal arts courses, excluding economics.

3. Residence Requirement


There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: (a) 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization; and (b) the last 30 semester hours. The 15 semester hours in the major need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. General Requirements


The following general requirements:

A. Writing requirement


  • WSC 001 - Composition Semester Hours: 3-4
  • WSC 002 - Composition Semester Hours: 3
  • Hofstra Writing Proficiency Exam

B. Distribution requirements


33 semester hours in distribution courses as described in the B.A. degree requirements in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Undergraduate Bulletin. Students should note that the distribution requirement for the Natural Sciences/Mathematics/Computer Science Division must be fulfilled by taking 3 semester hours in the natural sciences, in addition to the two math courses required for the major specialization, MATH 40, and 61 or 71.

  • Distribution requirement Semester Hours: 33
  • MATH 040 - (MA) Linear Mathematics and Matrices Semester Hours: 3
  • and MATH 061 - (MA) Basic Calculus with Applications Semester Hours: 4
  • or  MATH 071 - (MA) Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Semester Hours: 4

C. Language requirement


Language requirement: LING 101, or completion of level 2 of a foreign language, or placement above level 2 of a foreign language.

  • LING 101 - (IS) Introduction to Linguistics Semester Hours: 3

5. Major requirements


A. Economics - Total Semester Hours: 33


33 semester hours in economics. Required courses include ECO 1 (or 7), 2, 130, 132, 144, and 184. Students select additional electives from among the 100-level courses in economics for a total of 15 semester hours.

  • ECO 001 - Principles of Economics Semester Hours: 3
  • or ECO 007 - (BH) Explorations of Current Economic Issues Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 002 - Principles of Economics Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 130 - Microeconomic Behavior and Institutions Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 132 - Intermediate Macroeconomics Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 144 - History of Economic Thought Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 184 - (BH) Empirical Methods in Economics Semester Hours: 3

B. Mathematics requirement


Mathematics requirement: students must take MATH 40, and 61 or 71 in order to fulfill the distribution requirement for the Natural Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science Division.

  • MATH 040 - (MA) Linear Mathematics and Matrices Semester Hours: 3
  • and MATH 061 - (MA) Basic Calculus with Applications Semester Hours: 4
  • or MATH 071 - (MA) Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Semester Hours: 4

C. Statistics - Total Semester Hours: 3


3 semester hours in statistics (MATH 8 or BAN 001).

  • MATH 008 - Elementary Mathematical Statistics Semester Hours: 3
  • or BAN 001 - Introduction to Business Statistics Semester Hours: 3

D. Business courses - Total Semester Hours: 25


i. Undergraduate-level Course Work - Total Semester Hours: 16

including IT 14 and LEGL 20. Academic credits for BAN 001 can be applied toward the fulfillment of this requirement and the statistics requirement.

  • IT 014 - Introduction to Computer Concepts and Software Tools in Business Semester Hours: 4
  • LEGL 020 - Introduction to Legal Systems, Environment and Contracts Semester Hours: 3
ii. Graduate-level Course Work - Total Semester Hours: 9

9 semester hours of graduate level course work toward the M.B.A. 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Business Economics/Master of Business Administration


Students admitted to this dual-degree program will receive a B.S. in mathematical business economics upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. The complete B.S. requirements described in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.
    The specific major requirements described in the B.S. major in business economics section of the Undergraduate Bulletin. These requirements include:

1. Total Semester Hours: 124


Successful completion of at least 124 semester hours—including at least 107 semester hours of undergraduate course work—with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts Courses - Total Semester Hours: 51


51 semester hours in liberal arts courses, excluding economics.

3. Residence Requirement


There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: (a) 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization; and (b) the last 30 semester hours. The 15 semester hours in the major need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. General Requirements:


A. Writing Requirement


Satisfactory completion of WSC 1 and 2, and the Hofstra Writing Proficiency Exam.

  • WSC 001 - Composition Semester Hours: 3-4
  • and WSC 002 - Composition Semester Hours: 3
  • Hofstra Writing Proficiency Exam

B. Distribution Requirements


33 semester hours in distribution courses as described in the B.A. degree requirements in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Undergraduate Bulletin. Students should note that the distribution requirement for the Natural Sciences/Mathematics/Computer Science Division must be fulfilled by taking 3 semester hours in the natural sciences, in addition to the two math courses required for the major specialization, MATH 71 and 72.

  • Distribution requirement Semester Hours: 33
  • MATH 071 - (MA) Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Semester Hours: 4
  • MATH 072 - (MA) Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Semester Hours: 4

C. Language requirement


LING 101, or completion of level 2 of a foreign language, or placement above level 2 of a foreign language.

  • LING 101 - (IS) Introduction to Linguistics Semester Hours: 3

5. Major Requirements


A. Economics - Total Semester Hours: 33


Required courses include ECO 1 (or 7), 2, 130, 132, 144, 180, 184, and 186. Students select additional electives from among the 100-level courses in economics for a total of 9 semester hours.

  • ECO 001 - Principles of Economics Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 002 - Principles of Economics Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 007 - (BH) Explorations of Current Economic Issues Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 130 - Microeconomic Behavior and Institutions Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 132 - Intermediate Macroeconomics Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 144 - History of Economic Thought Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 180 - Mathematical Methods in Economics Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 184 - (BH) Empirical Methods in Economics Semester Hours: 3
  • ECO 186 - Introduction to Econometrics Semester Hours: 3

B. Mathematics - Total Semester Hours: 19


Required courses include MATH 71, 72, 73, and 135A. Students select one additional elective from among the following courses: MATH 114, 121, 131, and 137, or any other 100-level course in mathematics approved by chairpersons of both the economics and mathematics departments.

Required:

  • MATH 071 - (MA) Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Semester Hours: 4
  • MATH 072 - (MA) Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Semester Hours: 4
  • MATH 073 - (MA) Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Semester Hours: 4
  • MATH 135A - (MA) Linear Algebra Semester Hours:4

One additional elective from among the following courses:

  • MATH 114 - (MA) Introduction to Higher Mathematics Semester Hours: 3
  • MATH 121 - (MA) An Introduction to Dynamical Systems Semester Hours: 3
  • MATH 131 - (MA) Elementary Differential Equations Semester Hours: 3
  • MATH 137 - (MA) Mathematical Probability and Statistics Semester Hours: 3
  • or any other 100-level course in mathematics approved by chairpersons of both the economics and mathematics departments.

C. Business courses - Total Semester Hours: 25


i. Undergraduatelevel Course Work - Total Semester Hours: 16

16 semester hours at the undergraduate level, including IT 14 and LEGL 20.

  • IT 014 - Introduction to Computer Concepts and Software Tools in Business Semester Hours: 4
  • LEGL 020 - Introduction to Legal Systems, Environment and Contracts Semester Hours: 3
ii. Graduate-level Course Work - Total Semester Hours: 9

9 semester hours of graduate level course work toward the M.B.A. 

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