Advanced & Continuing Studies


Maintain your edge and expertise with the business certificate programs at Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Have a bachelor’s degree? Choose from our Postbaccalaureate Business Certificates to stay competitive in your field or learn more about our graduate level pathway in Business Leadership. Hold an MBA? Explore our graduate-level Advanced Certificates and take your career to the next level. Each program offers specializations ranging from accounting to marketing. All courses are taught by Zarb School of Business faculty.

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Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at, or call 516-463-4143.

To be considered for the Advanced Certificate in Business Leadership, you must have an undergraduate degree. No GRE/GMAT required. Successful completion of this graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above will allow you to pursue an expedited application for the MBA without need for a GMAT exam, and apply the coursework to the MBA degree.

To apply for other graduate-level Advanced Certificates in Business, you must hold an MBA or professional graduate degree.

To be considered for the Postbaccalaureate Business Certificates, you must have an undergraduate degree. No GRE/GMAT required.

Start your Graduate Business Application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Current résumé.
  • Two letters of recommendation (optional).
  • Personal statement (optional). Indicate why you want to obtain this degree and why you would be successful in the program.
International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to the Advanced & Continuing Studies programs at Hofstra at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

The Business Leadership Advanced Certificate is a 12-15 graduate-credit program that can be applied towards a Zarb MBA program.

The Advanced Certificates in Investments and Financial Management are 12 credit programs that can be applied toward the MS in Finance.

The Advanced Certificates in Social Media Marketing is a 12 credit program that can be applied towards the MS in Marketing.

The post-master’s Business Graduate Advanced Certificates consist of six graduate-level courses for a total of 18 credits (excludes prerequisites required in some programs). At least 12 credits must be taken in-residence.

The Postbaccalaureate Business Certificates require you to complete 18 credit hours of undergraduate-level coursework.


Advanced Certificate Programs

Advance your career or prepare for enrollment in an MBA or MS program by earning an Advanced Certificate in Business Leadership, Financial Management, Investments or Social Media Marketing. Upon successful completion of the 12-credit certificates, students can apply the credits toward the relevant Zarb School’s MBA or MS program and the GMAT can be waived with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

To learn more, call 516-463-5683 or email our graduate admission team at

Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate Programs
Postbaccalaureate Business Certificates

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