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

Master of Science Programs

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The Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers programs leading to the Master of Science with majors in the following areas:

Objectives of the Master of Science Programs

  • Provide qualified students who already hold baccalaureate degrees with a professional perspective and an opportunity to gain expertise in a specific field of business. These programs are targeted at those who seek to develop expanded bases of knowledge in a particular area of business, as well as those who may seek a career change from one business discipline to another.
  • Serve individuals with a strong commitment to managerial careers in business, government or the not-forprofit sector who exhibit the potential for leadership in the global business community.
  • Offer M.S. degrees in several functional areas of business.

Admission Criteria

Applicants for admission to the M.S. programs majoring in either accounting or taxation must hold a baccalaureate degree in accounting or the equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants for admission to the M.S. Programs in computer information systems, finance, human resources management, marketing, marketing research and quantitative finance must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. NOTE: Previous course work is evaluated by the Graduate Programs Office of the Zarb School of Business upon a student’s admission. Students who have not taken the necessary prerequisite courses will be required to do so.

Applicants for admission are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), which is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Applicants are encouraged to take the GMAT well in advance of applying to a graduate program. To schedule an appointment to take the GMAT, applicants may call 1- 800-462-8669 or visit the GMAC Web site at www.mba.com.

Applicants for the M.S. in Taxation Program may substitute the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) if they are currently enrolled in the Hofstra Law School or have graduated from an ABA accredited law school.

All applications for admission are considered on the basis of their own merits, with weight given to the strength of a student’s previous academic performance, scores obtained on the GMAT, professional experiences indicating increasing levels of responsibility, and any other pertinent information which the candidate for admission may provide to the Committee on Admissions.

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 30-33

Thirty to thirty-three (30-33) semester hours of graduate course work are required for the M.S. degree.

NOTE: These requirements are not inclusive of course prerequisites. Please see actual course descriptions in the Graduate Studies Bulletin for prerequisites.

Residency Workshops

These workshops cover library information resources, calculus for business applications, information technology, and statistics for business applications respectively. Full-time students must complete them during the first semester in which they begin. Part-time students must complete them within the first two semesters. Documentation of completion must be submitted to the Graduate Programs Office in order for students to register for the subsequent semester. The calculus for business applications, information technology, and statistics for business applications workshops may be satisfied through previous equivalent undergraduate or graduate course work taken within a specific time frame with a B or better grade at an accredited college or university or through satisfactory performance on a proficiency examination administered by the appropriate department within the Zarb School of Business. Students will receive with their letter of admission information about which residency requirements, if any, have been met through prior course work.

The following Library Information Resources Workshop is required of all students: (No credit)

The following Workshops may be required depending upon academic preparation: (No credit)

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