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Zarb Rankings Keep on Growing

We are proud to once again announce that the Zarb School of Business continues to garner outstanding external recognition.

Here’s the latest information from our Zarb National Recognition page“The Frank G. Zarb School of Business is among only 10 percent of business schools to earn accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International. Its innovative programs are nationally recognized by numerous national organizations and publications.”

Please note: As indicated in the list below, the Zarb School is ranked SIXTH among on online MBA programs by Affordable Colleges Online.

  • Forbes Best Business Schools (ranked 58th, 2015)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Top Part‐time MBA Program (ranked 74th nationally, 2015)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Full-time MBA Program (ranked 79th nationally, 2014)
  • Princeton Review Online MBA Program (ranked 15th nationally, 2015)
  • U.S. News and World Report Online MBA Program (ranked 55th nationally, 2016)
  • U.S. News and World Report Part‐time MBA Program (ranked 97th nationally, 2017)
  • PayScale College Salary Report Mid-career Salary for alumni of advanced degree programs (ranked in the top 30 percent nationally, 2015-2016)
  • The Best Schools Best Online MBA in Healthcare Management Degree Programs (ranked 6th, 2016)
  • Affordable Colleges Online Best Online MBA Program (ranked 6th, 2015‐2016)
  • Poets & Quants Best MBA Program (ranked 88th nationally, 2015)
  • Princeton Review Best 295 Business Schools (2016)
  • U.S. News and World Report Undergraduate Business Programs (ranked 131st nationally, 2016)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Undergraduate Business Programs (ranked 125th, 2014)
  • PayScale College Salary Report and the PayScale College ROI Report Best Schools for Business Majors for graduates with a bachelor’s degree (ranked in the top four percent nationally, 2015-2016)
  • PayScale College ROI Report Best Schools for Business Careers based on the 20-year return on investment of graduates with a bachelor’s degree (ranked in the top five percent nationally, 2015-2016)
  • PayScale College ROI Report Best Schools for Marketing Careers, based on the 20-year return on investment of graduates with a bachelor’s degree (ranked in top 21 percent nationally, 2015-2016)


German MBA Students at the Zarb School

As part of their overseas practicum, Hochshule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences MBA students recently visited the Zarb School of Business.

Their visit began with a lecture given by Dr. Richard Hayes of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department regarding Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and this was followed by a company visit to Canon’s U.S. Headquarters where they toured the product showroom and learned about sports marketing, branding, and Canon’s corporate message.

Students then met with Dr. Paul Martorana of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department to discuss Differences in Leadership in Global Companies and with Dr. Kaushik Sengupta of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department as they examined Global Supply Chain Management. Lifetime Brands in Garden City also hosted a tour and presentations for students by the controller, traffic coordinator and E-commerce marketing support officer. Class presentations concluded the visit as Dean Herman Berliner presented participants with certificates of completion.

Hochshule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences is an exchange partner with the Zarb School that also offers Zarb students the opportunity to study in Germany for a semester or during the summer break.

Below is a brief slideshow.

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Remember Our Veterans Today

Hofstra University and its Zarb School of Business salute veterans for their service and dedication. Thank you!!!

At Hofstra, veterans are very important. Here’s some of what we offer:


Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program Launches to Mentor Students

Thanks to the Center for Entrepreneurship, a new network of experienced leaders is graciously providing their time to serve as mentors for Hofstra students interested in the practical side of entrepreneurship. Their brief bios are below.

Hofstra’s Karla Schuster sums up this new program:

“Six accomplished entrepreneurs who have launched dozens of startups among them will be working with Hofstra University’s Center for Entrepreneurship this spring, mentoring students and helping them develop their ideas into successful companies.”

“The Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program will provide training and assistance through interactive workshops on a variety of topics as part of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s Accelerator program, including preparing a pitch and building a business without outside capital. The entrepreneurs also will keep regular office hours at the center’s IdeaHUb (Room 246 Axinn Library).”

“’The Center for Entrepreneurship is lucky to have assembled a world-class team of serial entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and investors who have tremendous experience to share with the community at Hofstra University,’ said Center Executive Director Mark Lesko. ‘Tapping into their experience and knowledge is an extraordinary opportunity for our students.’”

The Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are:

Aaron Foss

He is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with 5 companies under his belt. In 2011, he was a part of Techstars (NYC) with SideTour, a marketplace for unique experiences, which was acquired by Groupon in 2013. His current startup, Nomorobo, has stopped over 68 million unwanted and illegal robocalls from reaching consumers since launching in 2013. Nomorobo was chosen as the winner of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Robocall Challenge and named “Best New Product” by CableLabs. Aaron has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, CNN, CNBC, and Fox News. He lives in Port Jefferson, NY.
Kevin Hesselbirg

He is an experienced CEO in financial technology and an angel investor. He was the CEO of Primatics Financial, which addresses a financial institution’s most complex finance and risk challenges. Prior to joining Primatics, Hesselbirg spent 14 years at OpenLink Financial, where he served as CFO, COO, and CEO, growing the company from less than $20 million in revenues and 100 professionals to more than $325 million in revenues, a global team of 1,250 and 500 customers. He began his career at Ernst & Young LLP, where he ascended to the position of Audit Manager, providing both audit and business advice to high growth businesses primarily in the medical technology industry.
Peter Kestenbaum

He has worked with dozens of startups in the New York area, held similar Entrepreneur-in-Residence positions or adjunct roles at several universities including Montclair, Rutgers, and NJIT. He is Managing Partner of 1099Partners, a firm with ex-senior executives that services the emerging market space. He currently advises, coaches, or is an investor in eight local firms. Kestenbaum was an early employee (1983-1998) of Sun Microsystems and held a variety of positions. Earlier, he worked directly for or with people such as Eric Schmidt (currently Chairman at Google) and Scott McNealy, founder of Sun Microsystems. He also has held an advisor role to senior staff at IBM.
Jeff Leventhal

He is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO who has built market-moving companies. He has led technology firms from idea to exit, driving the vision, product, team development, financing, acquisitions, and exit strategies. His primary focus includes SaaS technology in IT services, staffing, and human capital. Most recently, he was Founder and CEO of Work Market, a SaaS enterprise platform for managing independent workers and freelancers. Previously, he was founder and CEO of OnForce (sold to Adecco), Lansafe Network Services, Remote Lojix (sold to AvTel), and Spinback (sold to Buddy Media/ He has invested in several companies in which he has taken board and advisory roles.
Mike Quilty

He is a Managing Director at Saltaire Capital Partners, which invests in and acquires early stage healthcare organizations. He was founder and CEO of Matrix Medical Network, a healthcare firm recognized in the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in both 2009 and 2010. He grew the business to over $100 million in revenues and 500 employees before selling the firm. Previously, he was as an executive at several startup, consulting, and pharmaceutical firms. Before entering civilian life, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Care Continuum Alliance, a not-for-profit organization. He also serves on the board of Kettlebell Kitchen (Brooklyn, NY), PWN Health (New York, NY), and Integra Health Services (Owens Mill, MD).

Barbara RobertsPreviously a Wall Street executive and then serial entrepreneur, she is now an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Columbia Business School and Group Chair at Tiger 21, the peer learning group for very high net worth people and entrepreneurs She is also a member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission. She is a well-known speaker and writer on all stages of entrepreneurship, and the economic and leadership progress of women. Roberts develops and leads programs and workshops for entrepreneurs at all stages for institutions and government agencies, including Columbia Business School and University, the Women’s Presidents Organization, WBENC, the New York City Economic Development Corp., Brookhaven Labs, and Suffolk County, NY.


Product Management: A HIGHLY Rated Career Track for MBAs

One marketing career track — in product management — is gaining popularity at many MBA/MS programs (including the graduate course in product innovation and management at Hofstra’s Zarb School of Business).

Recently, Lindsay Graham — for the Wall Street Journal — wrote “Coveted Job Title for MBAs: Product Manager.” Consider this from Graham’s article:

“So much for buyout titans. The current crop of MBA students has a new dream job: Product manager. More business-school students are setting their sights on tech company product-management roles, which combine elements of marketing, design and problem-solving, students, faculty and recruiters say. Leading a product like UberEats, Uber Technologies Inc.’s food-delivery service, or Amazon Prime, home to Inc.’s streaming content, marries business strategy with ‘the thrill of building a thing,’ said Tom Eisenmann, a Harvard Business School professor and faculty co-chairman of the school’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.”

“Product managers conduct market research, propose a prototype, test it, coordinate design and engineering efforts, and market the final version. Early-career product managers can typically expect to earn in the low six-figures; the national average salary for the position is $111,650, according to job site Glassdoor Inc.

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M.B.A. students Meghan Servello, left, and Rachel Flynn at Cornell Tech, Cornell University’s New York technology campus, last month. PHOTO: KHOLOOD EID FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


Study in China This Summer

Once again, the Zarb School — led by Dr. Yong Zhang — will offer the opportunity for students to study in Beijing and Shanghai China this summer. Click here to see a slideshow of our 2014 program in China. 🙂

The 2016 China program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Program specifics are noted in the poster below.

For more information, contact: Dr. Yong Zhang; Phone: 516-463-5713; E-mail:

China 2016

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the Spring 2016 semester at the Zarb School.

As we note on our School web page:

Zarb is among only 10 percent of business schools to earn accreditation in both Business and Accounting from AACSB International, a rigorous certification that attests to how well the Zarb School prepares its graduates for today’s global business environment. Zarb students have won awards in national competitions and successfully launched their own businesses before graduation. The Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, equipped with 34 Bloomberg terminals, is among the largest and most technologically advanced academic facilities in the nation, where students access the same data and analytics used by financial professionals. Small classes taught by faculty dedicated to teaching and scholarship provide a supportive learning environment with close student-teacher interaction.

Students have access to a wealth of experiential learning opportunities. The Zarb Dean’s Business Scholars Program provides high-achieving students with enrichment opportunities designed to enhance their business education. Conferences, as well as undergraduate and graduate executive speaker series events, explore important themes facing global industries. Active involvement in the more than 40 Zarb student organizations and numerous community partnerships enhance leadership skills and provide students with hands-on experience at local businesses and schools.

Our network of over 30,000 successful Zarb alumni, coupled with a dedicated undergraduate and graduate career services team, provide invaluable connections leading to prestigious internships and full-time positions.

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