Zarb School of Business
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dean’s Business Scholars Testimonials
Why participate in the Dean’s Business Scholars program at the Zarb School of Business? Hear first-hand from some students in the program.
“Being a member of the Dean’s Business Scholars program has created so many opportunities for me here at Hofstra. I’ve been able to attend networking events where I’ve learned from and connected with businessmen and women of all kinds, as well as been provided with a community that supports me in making the best of my academic and extracurricular career at Zarb.” –Amanda Nastasi
“The Dean's Business Scholars program has helped me bridge the gap between classroom learning and the finance industry. Having access to exclusive guest speakers and events has allowed me to network with industry professionals and learn about changes in the industry.”
“The Deans Business Scholars program has provided me with ample opportunity to grow as a student and an individual in society. I have been able to meet and network with amazing, influential individuals and leaders from a variety of different businesses. In addition to this, I have met students through the program with different backgrounds, goals, and passions. This program has aided me in furthering my education at Hofstra and I will continue to use the lessons I have learned from the program to prepare myself for my future career in business management.” - Shafeena Sharak
“I have enjoyed my time in the Dean’s Business Scholars program. It provides many aspects of business that will help anyone who desires to be successful in the real world. The program's culture is that of an inviting and calming atmosphere; and the deans push us to excel and reach our potential as burgeoning individuals. This energy is evident throughout the organization, and I am grateful to be acknowledged as a Dean's Business Scholar.” –Ervin Young