The Zarb School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS), and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) as well as a joint degree in law (MBA/JD) and tax (JD/MS). Other programs include 4-1 BBA/MS and BBA/MBA degrees in accounting, marketing, and market research, federal work-study, Hofstra assistantships, foreign exchange with 6 countries, a variety of internships at for-profit and not-for-profit firms between the first and second years and select opportunities during the academic year, and a student consulting group offering second-year students opportunities for consulting engagements with small-to medium-size companies. The strongest areas of study are management, finance, and health service. The most popular courses are Managerial Finance, Marketing Analysis and Management, Information Systems for Managers, and Global Business Decision Making. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus including the Graduate Business Executives Speaker Series, the Executive Breakfast Series, and the Corporate Connection Series (through Graduate Business Career Services).
Forty-one to 48 total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 15 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Managerial Accounting and Reporting
- Management Information Systems
- Corporate Financial Management
- Innovative Management of Contemporary Organizations
- Advanced Applications for Quantitative Analysis
- Marketing Management
- Ethics, Environmental Responsibility, and Sociopolitical Diversity
- Developing Leadership and Communication Skills
Required courses for the MS include:
- 30 credits in discipline/concentration
- Global Business Decision Making
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements through previous appropriate coursework with grades of B or better, taken within the past 5 years; residency workshops and core competency courses can be waived.
The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 1 calendar year; maximum, 5 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 2 calendar years; maximum, 5 years.
There are 41 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 93% hold a doctorate; there are 9 part-time faculty, of whom 44% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 5; average business class size is 30.