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Management & Supply Chain Management

Overview

Do others look to you when it comes time to organize an event, a team, or a class project? Are you that person who has a knack for spotting the kink in the system, and knowing just how to fix it?

But even natural-born leaders need training to make the most of their talents, and a degree in management or supply chain management from Hofstra will teach you the strategies behind the effective management of people and operations, and give you lots of opportunities to put those lessons to work.

Because Hofstra is just 25 miles from New York City, you'll have access to internships at the world's biggest companies and organizations in virtually every industry.

As a management major, you're also eligible for a summer internship in China as part of our unique, dual-degree program with a top business university there. And our management clubs regularly field teams that compete at national and international competitions, which means you'll get to meet and network with students and professors from other business programs all over the world.

You'll study in a brand-new business school building that features high-tech facilities like a Center for Entrepreneurship and a behavioral lab, along with space designed to encourage collaboration among students and between students and faculty outside the classroom.

Outside the classroom, you'll have chance to learn from and network top executives and entrepreneurs who regularly share their experiences, insights and journeys as part of the Zarb School of Business Executive Speaker Series.

Career opportunities in management vary, depending on the industry and your role. But in the New York region, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/management operations earned an average annual salary of $73,007 and job growth for this major is projected to increase 15 percent by 2026, according to New York area labor market data retrieved in July 2018 by Burning Glass Technologies.

Whether you see yourself in the C-suite of a multinational corporation, starting your own business or running complex logistical operations for a manufacturing giant, you'll find professors and classmates at Hofstra who will support, mentor and challenge you.

 
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Curriculum

All business students take core courses that include the fundamentals of finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, international business, information technology, management and marketing. Management majors also dig into the theory and practice in human resources, organizational behavior, ethics, leadership, innovation, strategy and sustainability and supply chain.

Hofstra offers two management degrees, general management and supply chain management.

  • BBA in Management:  This is a versatile degree that prepares you for many types of leadership roles in the public or private sector. It's also a great foundation for graduate school.
  • BBA in Supply Chain Management:  This management degree focuses on operations, what it takes to get products and services smoothly into the hands of consumers, from supply and distribution to transportation and logistics.  You'll take classes in subjects like e-commerce, service operations management and purchasing.

Management majors also have the option of pursuing dual degrees:

Hofstra also offers minors in management and supply chain management as well as in entrepreneurship, general business and human resources management.

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Recent Alumni Outcomes

Many of Hofstra's management and supply chain management majors hold positions with prestigious companies, while others go on to pursue advanced degrees at top graduate schools.

Among the organizations where our graduates are working include:

  • Amazon
  • IBM
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • GEICO
  • Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Northwell Health
  • RXR Realty

Our recent alumni also are pursuing advanced studies at such institutions as:

  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • Duke University
  • University of Notre Dame
100% are employed, grad school or both
94% accept a position within six months
$55K median salary
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Internship

Through internships, management majors experience real-world work environments, while establishing a professional network that provides a competitive advantage in the job market. Through faculty guidance, students identify internships at top organizations. Most Zarb School of Business students complete at least one internship before graduating.

Students have interned in such fields as insurance, pharmaceutical, professional sports, manufacturing, retail, public administration and marketing. Management majors have interned at institutions including:

  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS Financial Services
  • New York City Council
  • New York Jets
  • GEICO
  • Pfizer
  • Young & Rubicam

Experience

The Zarb School of Business offers more than 40 student organizations that cover a variety of business interests, including clubs that field student teams for national competitions, work with community organizations as business consultants and with local high school students as mentors.

The Society for Advancement of Management and the American Production and Inventory Society (APICS) host guest speakers and panels, professional workshops, networking events, as well as fielding teams for competitions.

The Hofstra chapter of 180 Degrees Consulting, the world's largest university-based consultancy and membership, gives students the opportunity to work on real life consulting projects for area nonprofits.  

Our executive speaker series has recently brought in high-powered business leaders including, Roger Ferguson, president and CEO of TIAA, Jill Schlesinger, Editor-at-Large, CBSMoneyWatch.com, and Wynne Nowland, chairwoman and CEO of Bradley & Parker Insurance and Financial Services. The Dean's Business Scholars program also offers students access to special networking opportunities and corporate visits to top companies like Buzzfeed, BNY Mellon Bank, Canon and Bloomberg.

Business students also are encouraged to study abroad, to get exposure to, and experience with, different business cultures while improving foreign language skills. Hofstra offers a one-of-a-kind dual-degree program with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics - one of the top-ranked finance schools in China. The business school also offers programs and classes in countries such as Israel, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and France.

Meet Lerthon Theuma

 
 

A management major, Lerthon Theuma and two of his teammates on the Hofstra soccer team - all international students - founded a start-up called CountryBox, a company that brings ex-pats goods from their home countries.The company won first place and $20,000 in seed money in the 2017 Hofstra-Digital Remedy Challenge entrepreneurship contest.