From the School

A university large enough to have extensive, state-of-the-art resources yet small enough to give students individual attention, on a campus just miles from New York City’s cultural and business opportunities. Find your edge at Hofstra University.

A university large enough to have extensive resources yet small enough to give students individual attention — this is Hofstra University. With an outstanding faculty, advanced technological resources, and state-of-the-art facilities, Hofstra has a growing national reputation. Yet our average graduate class size is just 13. Hofstra offers a dynamic, vibrant campus life on a 240-acre campus that is a registered national arboretum. A suburban university just 25 miles from New York City and all the cultural and business opportunities it has to offer. Find your edge at Hofstra University.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
346
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
3.9
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
490 - 570
GPA
3.21 - 3.65

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
September 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
77

55
Full-time
45
Part-time
35
Underrepresented Minorities
25
Female


Students Say

Located just twenty-five miles outside of New York City, Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers students six different MBA options in order to accommodate career goals and work experience, including a Flex MBA, a Co-Op MBA that provides students the opportunity to work full-time in a paid position within their field of study, and a variety of Hybrid MBA options that include online courses. The school’s MBA in Manhattan also allows working New York City professionals to complete the program through a mix of online classes and onsite evening courses scheduled back-to-back in the heart of the city. In addition to the panoply of degree formats and “affordable tuition,” there are specializations offered in fifteen different areas, including Business Analytics, Sports Entertainment & Management, and Strategic Healthcare Management. The school has one of the country’s largest academic trading rooms (which features a whopping thirty-four Bloomberg terminals), a Student Managed Investment Fund, and an Executive Speaker Series that draws in high level c-suite executives from all industries to come speak to students every semester.

“Great professors with vast experience in the subject matter” lead the charge in the classroom, and while students admit that they can be “hit and miss,” some are truly “inspiring.” “There are professors who really lead you to a new land,” says a student. Case discussions pepper the curriculum, and ensuing classroom discussions among students are “very professional, and actually contribute to subject matter.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics
Finance
Human Resources
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Finance
Human Resources
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Taxation

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Accounting & Taxation

Finance & Quantitative Finance

Information Systems, Business Analytics & Quality Management

Management, Health Services Management, Human Resources Management & Sports and Entertainment Management

Marketing, International Business & Marketing Research


Zarb Graduate Business Career Services

Center for Entrepreneurship

Cybersecurity Innovation & Research Center


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
https://tinyurl.com/y569hyu4

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Hofstra has a dual degree MA/MBA program in Sustainability Studies, The URL is https://tinyurl.com/y3unn4yk

School's environmental commitment 2:
A new 55,000 square foot Business School building has been built, and it achieved LEED Silver Certification

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$76,270
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
88%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
65%
Unknown
22%
Graduate Facilitated
13%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

40%
Finance/Accounting
17%
Marketing
15%
Other
8%
Information Technology
5%
General Management
5%
Human Resources
3%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

90%
Northeast
7%
International
2%
Southwest
2%
West

Students Say

Make no mistake about it, Hofstra has an “excellent reputation” in the business world and there is a dedicated Graduate Business Career Services office to aid and assist students in their job and internship searches. In particular, the finance fields at the Zarb School “are really competitive and successful.” Some students here also come directly from the school’s noted business undergraduate program via an abbreviated dual degree program, so Hofstra blood often runs deep: there is a massive web of 30,000 alumni in the area and beyond who are available for networking, mentorship, career preparation and employment opportunities. The school arranges corporate site visits and networking in New York City, and mentorship opportunities with alumni and Hofstra connections abound.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 40% $72,000 $74,853 $45,000 $111,000
Marketing / Sales 17% $81,000 $83,667 $50,000 $115,000
Other 15% $60,000 $69,143 $49,000 $129,000
Information Technology 8% $79,000 $77,975 $59,900 $94,000
Human Resources 5%
General Management 5% $108,000 $112,667 $55,000 $175,000
Operations / Logistics 3%
Communications 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 32% $72,000 $80,800 $40,000 $175,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 25% $70,000 $80,438 $55,000 $129,000
Media / Entertainment 12% $58,500 $58,250 $49,000 $67,000
Other 8% $59,900 $76,633 $55,000 $115,000
Technology 7%
Real Estate 5%
Consumer Products 3%
Non-profit 1%

Prominent Alumni

Yujie (Doris) Dai
Tax Supervisor - Grassi & Co.

Samantha DiTucci
Manager, Technology Product Management-Innovation - The NPD Group

Aroon Rustemi
Client Services Account Principal - Conduent Legal and Compliance Solutions

Ruben Portelli
Senior Auditor - GC Consultants, Inc.

Laura Martin
Partner-ship Matters Analyst - Shearman & Sterling

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$23,725

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,950

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
48%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
34%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
73%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
67%

New Students Receiving Loans
30%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$33,458
Tuition (Out-State)
$33,458
Fees (In-State)
$600
Fees (Out-State)
$600

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,487
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,487

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$20,868
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$21,345
Academic Expenses
$3,430

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
236

In State
42.0%
Out of State
58.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

22.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
53.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

While “the location is perfect and the environment of school is wonderful,” graduate life at Zarb is “mainly academics.” As the school is mainly adult students with careers and families, there are “not a lot of social interactions,” and since almost everyone here is a commuter, “most grad students do not remain on campus for activities.” However, while in class or cohort, students are “very friendly and help…a lot,” whether it’s study-related or pertaining to career opportunities. The school itself has “clubs, Greek life, and job opportunities on campus,” “a superb gym for sports lovers,” and is “small enough to know people when you walk around campus, but big enough to always be meeting new people.” When it’s nice out and the “really pretty flowers” bloom on the “beautiful campus,” everyone likes “to hang out on campus on the grass, sometimes in hammocks eating Red Mango.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Monica Conforti
Dean of Graduate Admissions

Address
126 Hofstra University
105 Memorial Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549
United States

Phone
516-463-4723

Fax
516-463-4664

Email
graduateadmission@hofstra.edu


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