Zarb School of Business

Dean's Scholars

We provide you, as a high-achieving undergraduate business student, with enrichment opportunities.

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, Northwell Health, and, and have face-to-face interaction 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. We organize corporate visits in New York City and Long Island,  speaker series events and panel discussions, and exclusive career workshops to help you meet business executives, learn about business, and gain experience setting you apart.

Admissions Requirements

At the time of your acceptance to Hofstra University, you will be offered admission to the program if you meet the following criteria:

SAT: 1260+
ACT: 26+
GPA: 3.50+
Test Optional Students: 3.80 GPA with AP Math or Science and AP English (Language or Literature) or IB equivalent

Incoming sophomores with a 3.5 minimum GPA will be invited to join the program; and incoming juniors with a minimum 3.7 GPA.

If you are a transfer student with 24 credits or more with a minimum 3.4 GPA or between 12 and 23 credits with a minimum 3.5 GPA, you will be invited to join the program. 

Program Requirements

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


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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