Zarb School of Business

Summer Business Experience

Are you a rising high-school sophomore, junior, or senior interested in business? Kickstart your journey to college and career success when you join Explore - Examine - Experience: The Zarb Summer Business Experience, a weeklong introduction to the dynamic world of global business and cutting-edge technologies used by today's professionals and students at The Zarb School of Business at Hofstra Universitywhere we believe every student deserves a chance to expand and explore what is possible.

Our program gives students exposure to a value-added, higher-learning opportunity at an accessible cost.*

The Zarb Summer Business Experience



July 17-20

July 24-27

Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Interested students may apply for one of two session dates. Applications are due no later than June 30. 
*Scholarships are also available for those who qualify.


Program Benefits

The Zarb Summer Business Experience will introduce you to various business sectors, including accounting, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, supply chain, finance, and marketing, while helping to ease your transition from high school to college.  As a program participant, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in our facilities, including the Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Center, the IdeaHUb business incubator, the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, and Behavioral Research in Business Laboratory, and the new Core Skills Lab featuring software and virtual tech tools to help students enhance their communication and presentation skills.
  • Participate in simulations to learn how important corporate-to-consumer decisions are made.
  • Make valuable connections with professors, administrators, industry experts, entrepreneurs, and other students. 
  • Obtain insight into the daily life of a business student while exploring our beautiful campus firsthand. A truly unique way to #SeeHofstra.
  • Become a stronger college applicant! Stand out on your application – to Hofstra or other schools – with an enriching learning experience at a leading business school.

Program Highlights

Over four days, you will participate in interactive workshops within our state-of-the-art facilities, led by Zarb School of Business professors. Sessions will include group activities, presentations, team-building activities, and competitions, such as:

  • Exploring the Future of Accounting: Artificial Intelligence, Drones, and More!
  • Behavioral Research: What Are Consumers Thinking?
  • Cybercrime: The New Threat to Businesses Today
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Using Technology to Manage Risk in Financial Markets
  • Supply Chain: Lessons on Managing Customer Demand

In addition to workshops, you will enjoy talks featuring business experts and entrepreneurs, networking opportunities, and group meetings covering various industry topics and interests. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

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Social Distancing Precautions

Hofstra continuously monitors government-mandated social distancing guidelines and follows strict protocols for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Likewise, this program is designed with the safety of the participants in mind.

Contact Us

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Lutisha Vickerie, JD, PhD