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2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
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Sustainability (MA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA), Dual-degree Program

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

Sustainability (MA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA), 56-63 credits

Qualified graduate students can elect to enroll in this dual-degree program, combining a Master of Arts in Sustainability  (MA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA)  allowing for a full body of course work and skill development within a variety of MBA concentrations, along with a broad and deep exposure to the field of sustainability studies.

The Master of Arts in Sustainability  integrates environmental, economic, social, philosophical, and ethical themes of sustainability. The program is designed to give students real-world, hands-on experiences solving sustainability problems. Students may attend full-time or part-time.

Sustainability is often defined as using resources wisely now to ensure the quality of life for future generations. However, this program delves deeper into the concepts of sustainability and asks students to seek different ways of analyzing and achieving sustainability in different settings. This program also takes a balanced approach in trying to understand how to make developed countries more sustainable while also addressing the real-world sustainability crisis that exists in the developing world. Students are required to complete either a thesis or an internship to complete the degree.  

The MA in Sustainability  requires the successful completion of 30 s.h., of which 15 credits consist of courses taken within the MBA Program , subject to advisement from the MA  and MBA Program  faculty advisers.  The Hofstra MBA requirements  are the same as described for all students in the Hofstra University Graduate Studies Bulletin for the MBA program , except for the course MGT 228 - Organizational Strategy for Sustainability , which is a required course as part of the MBA concentration in this dual program.

Students admitted initially to the MBA Program can start on the MA program at any point. Students admitted initially to the MA program are not allowed to take more than 9 credits of courses in the MBA program before they must be admitted to the MBA program and these students must be enrolled in at least one required sustainability course.

Students may also apply to the MBA program after graduation from the MA program. In this case, any MBA courses they take as part of electives for the MA program can be transferred to the MBA program as long as the courses were taken within the previous 5 years of their time of admission to the MBA program.

The admission requirements for the MBA Program, in all the above cases, are the same requirements as described for all students in the Hofstra University Graduate Studies Bulletin for the MBA program.

See the following links for further information on the MA  and MBA programs , and to see the requirements for application and admission, located in this Hofstra University Graduate Studies Bulletin.

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