Executive MBA

Executive MBA


Distinguish yourself as a proven leader with an Executive MBA (EMBA) from Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Designed for experienced professionals, the EMBA can be completed in just 11 months through an efficient combination of online courses and select on-site classes on Saturdays, either on-campus or in New York City. Build on your career achievements with a rigorous leadership assessment and individualized executive coaching. Take part in a global practicum to places such as Portugal, Spain, Japan, China, and South Africa, where you will have hands-on experience with global economies. Network with your high-achieving peers in a variety of industries. No GMAT required. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates and professionals are encouraged to check with their employer for additional tuition benefits.

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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.

Qualified applicants for the Executive MBA (EMBA) program must have a bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of managerial or equivalent professional experience and demonstrate the potential for executive-level leadership. No 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.
  • Résumé that includes at least 7 years of managerial and professional experience.
  • Two contacts for professional letters of recommendation.
  • Essay that gives insight into your managerial responsibilities, work ethic, business philosophy, and motivation for pursuing this degree.

After submission, all qualified applicants will be contacted for a interview conducted by a member of the EMBA admissions committee.

Visit the Executive MBA program page to learn more.

International students:
An F1 Visa may not be issued for this program. Students who have earned undergraduate degrees abroad may find additional information about applying on our International Students page.

Applications will be accepted for the fall semester only. We encourage you to submit your application well before the Fall start date in early September as there are limited seats available in the cohort.

Early Application Deadline: May 1st

Preferred Application Deadline: June 15th

Following this date, applications are reviewed on a space-available basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the cycle for scholarship consideration.

The Executive MBA program is organized to allow working managers the opportunity to continue their professional commitments and maintain a work-life balance while simultaneously participating fully in a lockstep, MBA program that is 11 months in length. The program is designed to be delivered in a hybrid format with online courses and five on-site classes on Saturdays, either on-campus or in New York City.

The program is divided into five integrated themes culminating in the mandatory global capstone. At the end of each learning module, students will apply their knowledge of each theme through one-day, in-person residencies. These consist of consulting projects on campus, in conjunction with the Center for Entrepreneurship, and executive directed discussions on current global business topics in New York City.

Experiential learning forms a key component in the in-person sessions where students work on business cases and company sponsored projects to apply the concepts to practice. The program and courses are structured as follows:

Theme 1: Leadership - How does effective leadership drive organization success?

Incorporating the Executive Coaching component, included in the EMBA program, students will study leadership while learning about their own leadership style. Topics include leadership strategies and theories; ethics and legal issues; negotiation and conflict resolution strategies in a global setting; and the importance of self-awareness in developing one’s leadership skills.

Theme 2: Analytics - How do you incorporate analytical tools and accounting/financial reporting information in your business decisions?

Students will learn how to apply cutting edge models to make data-driven decisions from a managerial perspective. Topics include financial reporting, accounting basics, analytical models, predictive techniques, and spreadsheet-based modeling tools.

The program begins with an on-campus two-day initial residency and culminates with an international experience through the one-week Global Practicum.

Theme 3: Resource Management – How do you evaluate and manage an organization’s resources in terms of its financial, marketing, and operations resources?

Students will discover how to efficiently utilize resources to make strategic marketing and operational decisions while managing market constraints. Topics include concepts in finance and economics; marketing and advertising; operations; and the supply chain.

Theme 4: Innovation and Investment - How do you evaluate an organization’s strategies for innovation?

Students will learn how to evaluate strategic alternatives incorporating aspects related to innovation, sustainability, and financial investment. Topics include sources of innovation; strategies for exploiting innovations; the business environment facing innovation, including competition and the rate of technological change; sustainable strategies; and socially conscious strategies.

Theme 5: Strategy - How do you develop an overall business strategy from a multifunctional perspective?

Students will learn how to develop a business strategy by examining critical issues that managers face across the globe. Topics include information technology, domestic and international conflict management, negotiation, and ethical and legal considerations.

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Dominique Outlaw

Dominique Outlaw

Dr. Dominique Outlaw is an Associate Professor of Finance. She serves as the Director of the Executive MBA program and Associate Director of the Center for International Financial Services & Markets at Hofstra University.

As a passionate educator and mentor, Dr. Outlaw teaches various undergraduate and Master's courses focusing on corporate finance and investment banking. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the University Student Affairs Committee, Hedge Fund Association, and Hofstra Investment Banking Association. She is a member of the PhD Project (KPMG Foundation), Financial Management Association, Long Island Center for Professional & Business Women, and the NAACP Brooklyn Chapter's Economic Empowerment committee.

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