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2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.


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

 

Objectives of the Master of Business Administration Program


The M.B.A. program prepares students for managerial positions in various types of organizations.  The program builds on core business competencies and functional specialization to impart to its students decision analysis skills and a strategic perspective of business problems.

Objectives of the Master of Business Administration in International Business


  • To provide students with broad-based strategic tools, skills, and analytical techniques in the field of international business management – as well as general management skills – to enable them to obtain an appropriate managerial level international business position leading to a successful career.
  • As an interdisciplinary program, to enable students gain integrated knowledge across functional business areas in a range of country environments that aid them in understanding the unique nature of business operations in a contemporary global setting.
  • To prepare students to work in more progressively senior positions in multicultural business environments through course offerings that help them to effectively deal with the dynamic and complex global/international business environment.

Objectives of the Master of Business Administration in Marketing


  • To provide students with broad-based strategic marketing tools and skills – as well as general management skills – that enable them to obtain an appropriate managerial level marketing position leading to a successful career.
  • To develop students’ analytical and strategic skills through course work, case analysis and projects that will help them to manage various marketing functions.
  • To prepare students to move into more progressively senior marketing positions in a variety of small and large and for profit and not-for profit organizations.

Objective of the Master of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy


To prepare students who do not have an undergraduate business background to obtain licensure in public accounting in New York state, as well as for managerial positions in various types of organizations.

Admissions Criteria


Applicants for admission to the M.B.A. program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. No specific undergraduate course of study is required for admission, nor is any specific course of undergraduate study recommended for those students planning to pursue these degrees. Undergraduate majors represented in the M.B.A. program include, but are not limited to, business, education, the natural and social sciences, engineering, the humanities and nursing.

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.

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 mba.com. Scores obtained on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are also acceptable in lieu of the GMAT. In addition, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination is required of international applicants and typically cannot be waived.

For admission to the full-time day M.B.A. program, applicants are required to have attained a minimum score of 550 on the GMAT or an equivalent score on the GRE and have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above. To be admitted to the full-time day M.B.A. program as an honors scholar, applicants are required to have attained a minimum score of 600 on the GMAT and have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.3 or above. The full-time day M.B.A. program is a two-year contract program that begins each fall term. Applications for this program are accepted year-round on a rolling admissions basis.

For admission to the online M.B.A. program, applicants are expected to have 2-3 years of work or related experience. The GMAT requirement may be waived for candidates with significant years of progressive work experience. All other criteria for admission are the same as for the M.B.A. program. The online M.B.A. program can be taken as a two-year cohort program. Students have to start in a cohort but can switch to a non-cohort basis after at least one semester as a cohort student in the program. Applications for this program are accepted year-round on a rolling admissions basis.

 

Transfer Credit


Opportunities to transfer credit from other institutions into the M.B.A. program are extremely limited, and only course work completed at AACSB-accredited schools will be considered. A maximum of 9 semester hours beyond the core competency levels will be considered for transfer credit. Graduate transfer credit in this program is always limited to ensure that a minimum of 30 post-core competency credits are taken in-residence.

Statute of Limitation


All credits applied toward the M.B.A. degree must be earned within the period of five years starting from the date of completion of the first course applicable to the degree. Exceptions will be made for any period of intervening military service. M.B.A. students in the Zarb School of Business who have no record of attendance in the School for a period of 15 months or more after the last semester completed, including summer sessions, may be required to file for re-admission and follow the requirements set forth in the Graduate Studies Bulletin in effect upon such re-admission.

Full-Time Day Master of Business Administration Program (M.B.A.)


Dr. Andrew M. Forman, Executive Director of the Full-Time Day M.B.A. Program, (516) 463-5331, DayMBADirector@hofstra.edu  
Within its M.B.A. offerings, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers a full-time day M.B.A. program. M.B.A. day students, as a cohort, complete a two-year program with a rigorous core curriculum and advanced specialized work in a professional field. The program requires a 41-48 credit course of study in the fundamental areas of accounting, finance, information technology, marketing, international business, operations, communications and leadership skills, global decision making, economics, and the legal environment. Qualified students have the opportunity to receive the designation of honors scholars. Students must maintain a 3.3 grade point average in the program to continue with this designation and have it noted on their transcripts. See the Master of Business Administration section in the Graduate Studies Bulletin for admissions requirements and course requirements.

Footnotes


* ECO 200  may be waived if a student completed two undergraduate courses or one graduate course inclusive of both microeconomics and macroeconomics with an average grade of at least B within the past five years. *Note: B+ or better within the past five years is required for full-time day M.B.A. students.

** LEGL 200  may be waived if a student completed equivalent course(s) inclusive of all topics listed in the course title with a grade of at least B within the past five years. *Note: B+ or better within the past five years is required for full-time day M.B.A. students.

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