Zarb School of Business

Dean's Scholars

As a high-achieving undergraduate business student, we provide you with opportunities to enrich your education, encourage exploration, and help you make connections to support and advance your career.

Scholars enhance their business education by meeting and networking with top business executives from companies spanning industries such as Barclays, BNY Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, Nasdaq, the NFL, and Northwell Health. They interact face-to-face with Deans from the School of Business. If you meet admissions requirements, you can enter the program in your first year or as a sophomore or junior.


A Pipeline

Dean’s Business Scholars have access to exclusive networking and experiential learning opportunities. These include:

  • Professional development guidance from our Office of Graduate Business Career Relations, including exclusive internship and job connections;
  • Visits to hubs for trade and commerce, centers for policy making, and major corporations in the New York City metropolitan area; participation in graduate-level conferences, executive speaker events, seminars, job fairs, career and networking workshops;
  • Project collaborations with alumni, faculty, and industry partners;
  • Designation as a Zarb peer leader and student mentor.

As a Dean's Business Scholar, you will earn your degree plus a certificate and signature badge for your professional profile that will identify you as among an elite, highly competitive group of graduates who are Zarb DBS-ready for business.

Admissions Requirements

Incoming first-year students with a 3.5 minimum GPA will be invited to join the program. Current sophomore, junior, and transfer students who meet the academic requirement will also be eligible to become scholars.

Program Requirements

Maintain affiliation with the Scholars program by fulfilling program requirements each semester and academic year. Juniors and seniors must also meet with a career advisor for a resume review and submit a final resume for employers. 


Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA at the conclusion of every academic year to graduate as a Dean's Business Scholar.

Events Participation

Choose from a host of exclusive Scholars events and graduate programming, attending a minimum of three events per semester.


Student Organization Participation

Participate as a member or leader of a Zarb student organization. Submit your affiliation each semester and attend 50 percent or more of meetings. 

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