Hofstra University

Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Hempstead, New York

Hofstra University – the host of two, consecutive presidential debates – is located 35 miles from New York City, the business capital of the world, on a beautiful 240-acre suburban campus which includes a national arboretum. Students enjoy easy access to the academic and cultural life of an exciting metropolitan area.

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business, founded in 1952, capitalizes on its close proximity to New York City by offering many opportunities for experiential learning allowing students to enhance their leadership skills, gain a real-world perspective and effectively navigate the career planning process. Throughout the year, the Zarb School hosts conferences and symposiums, featuring leaders in government, industry and academia, familiarizing students with the key themes shaping business today. Student involvement is strongly encouraged in the 20 active, Zarb undergraduate organizations; in a wealth of community service projects and many national business competitions. Instruction is delivered in technologically-advanced classrooms and include the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, one of the largest and most sophisticated Bloomberg-based academic facilities in the world.


Small class size and lively debate is a hallmark of the Zarb experience. In the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program, students choose from a broad selection of concentrations and courses taught by outstanding, engaged faculty. The curriculum augments the study of business fundamentals with a focus on decision making and management, skills crucial for success in a dynamic, global business environment. These concentrations include:

  • Accounting, including 152-credit program for C.P.A. licensing requirements.
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Legal Studies in Business
  • Supply Chain Management

The B.B.A. program consists of three components:

  1. Liberal Arts Core Courses, which includes course in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics.
  2. Business Core Courses, which includes courses in all of the major business disciplines.
  3. Concentration Courses, which includes an internship option.

For over 40 years, the Zarb School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), placing it among the top 30% of business education programs. Additionally, the school is one of only 10% of business schools to earn AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

For more information, please visit hofstra.edu/zarb