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Admission Requirements

Full-Time Cohort Master of Business Administration

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business welcomes applications from men and women who hold baccalaureate degrees from regionally accredited institutions or the non-U.S. equivalent. Students may apply as candidates for the Zarb Full-Time Cohort MBA for August admission. To promote student interaction and teamwork, students may only start the program in August. No specific undergraduate course of study is required for admission, nor is any specific course of study recommended.

Undergraduate majors represented in the Zarb M.B.A. Program include business, education, the natural sciences, the social sciences, engineering, the humanities and nursing. In addition, many individuals with graduate degrees in areas such as medicine, law, education and the liberal arts have earned the Zarb M.B.A.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate high promise of success in graduate business study. The criteria for admission include the strength of the undergraduate program of study and performance, GMAT or GRE scores, professional experiences indicating increasing levels of responsibility, leader¬ship potential, commitment to professional education, and letters of recommendation.

Prospective candidates for admission are invited to visit Hofstra, preferably during the fall or spring semesters, when arrangements can be made for prospective students to attend classes and to speak with other students, faculty and administrators. Arrangements for such visits may be made by contacting: Graduate Programs Office, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Weller Hall, 134 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1340; telephone: (516) 463-5683; or e-mail.

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How To Apply

Applications may be obtained by contacting the Frank G. Zarb Graduate Programs Office at Hofstra University. Additional applications may be obtained by contacting the Office of Graduate Admissions at Hofstra University; telephone: 1-866-GRADHOF; or via email.

All applications are considered on the basis of their own merits and must be complete before a decision can be made. A completed application consists of:

  • the Graduate Student Advisement Record (application form), including information sheet, labels and nonrefundable fee;
  • official transcripts from all colleges attended (undergraduate and graduate);
  • a personal essay or statement of professional objectives;
  • a current resume;
  • two letters of recommendation; and
  • scores on the GMAT or GRE

Applications are self-managed, and the student is solely responsible for making sure that letters of recommendation, professional statements, resumes and other documents ire received by the Office of Graduate Programs, Zarb School of Business.

It is strongly suggested that the student assemble all parts of the application (including letters of recommendation, but excluding GMAT scores and transcripts) in sealed envelopes, and submit the completed application package to the Office of Graduate Programs. The Zarb School of Business has a process of rolling admissions. However, prospective students are encouraged to submit completed applications well in advance of the August start date for the program.