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Business Graduate Advanced Certificates

Offered by the Zarb School of Business, the advanced certificate business programs are suited for individuals who wish to either focus their careers or update and expand upon specific business skill sets. All courses are master’s level and taught by Zarb School of Business faculty.

The Zarb School of Business offers two types of Advanced Certificates: those for students who are looking to pursue a future MBA or MS program and those for students who already hold graduate degrees.


Advanced Certificate (Pre-Master’s)

Advance your career or prepare for enrollment in the MBA or MS programs by earning an Advanced Certificate in one of three specialty areas. Upon successful completion of the 12-credit certificate, students can apply the credits towards a Zarb School’s MBA or related MS program and the GMAT can be waived with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

Applicants for this certificate must hold a bachelor’s degree with minimum 3.0 GPA.

Advanced Certificate (Post-Master’s)

Each of the following programs consists of six graduate-level courses for a total of 18 credits (exclusive of prerequisites in some programs); at least 12 credits must be taken in-residence.

Applicants for this certificate must already hold a graduate degree.


For additional information, contact the Zarb Graduate Business Department at (516) 463-ZARB (9272) or via email at gradbusiness[at]hofstra.edu.