Category Archives: Zarb Departments

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.

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Zarb Scores THREE Times on TFE Times’ 2016 Best Lists

The Zarb School family has been recognized through national and international rankings by various organizations, so much so that we have a separate blog category for these rankings.

Here are three Zarb School rankings for 2016 — MS Marketing, MS Finance, MBA — by TFE Times. Just click on the badge to visit the specific site.


Internship Opportunities and the Zarb School

To enhance the student experience, the Zarb School of Business actively strives to broaden their graduate and undergraduate education with the real world perspective. Therefore, the Zarb School strongly supports executive speaker series, corporate visits, professional organization memberships and, especially, internships. Internships significantly augment coursework, allowing students to explore different career options; test their functional knowledge and business acumen; access varying corporate cultures; and hone their communication skills. Internships also allow students to begin that crucial networking process and often interns are offered full-time employment by sponsoring companies.

Internships are strongly supported and encouraged by all departments within the Zarb School. Whatever your major area of concentration, there is an internship coordinator in each department ready to assist in internship planning. Internships can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis during the fall, spring, and summer. The Hofstra Career Center and Graduate Business Career Services are also important resources, with an extensive database of internship listings and professionals to help with all aspects of the internship process. On the graduate level, a three-part internship search workshop is available, offering students internship resources, individualized action plans and practical training. We urge you to consider an internship early in your studies at the Zarb School.
Below are short video clips of SEVEN of the Zarb School’s recent interns. 


Zarb School Contact Information

The Zarb School prides itself on the easy access to the Dean’s Office and each of our five departments. 🙂

Here are links to many of the  Zarb School Web sites; there is a lot of information there (including contact information):


Hofstra American Marketing Association

We’re almost ready to kick off the Fall 2015 Semester! We hope to see you at some of the exciting Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business events, as well as our FIRST MEETING of the semester on September 9!


Consider a Zarb School Graduate Program

Throughout all Zarb School of Business graduate programs, the importance of lifelong education, ethics in business, an awareness of global issues, and concern for the environment are emphasized. Students will find that each program is designed to prepare individuals to meet their responsibilities as business leaders.

Did you know…?

  • All Zarb School of Business graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business boasts “Best Business School” rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review, and more.
  • The Zarb School is home to two prestigious research centers: the Center for International Financial Services and Markets and the Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies.
  • The Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room is equipped with the latest in Bloomberg terminal technology.
  • Hofstra’s Online M.B.A. was the first of its kind on Long Island.
  • The Zarb E.M.B.A. program’s small cohorts of business managers and professionals allow for frequent networking opportunities with fellow E.M.B.A. students, faculty, and alumni.
  • M.B.A. students have the option to study part-time or full-time.

Click the image to see the large number of graduate programs offered  at Zarb.

And click here to get more information.


First Meeting of the New Department of Finance Advisory Board

Remarks by Professor Ehsan Nikbakht, Faculty Liaison of Finance Department Advisory Board, at the inaugural reception on Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015:

“Initiated and encouraged by Chairperson Professor Viswanathan, we now have a wonderful group of Finance Department Advisory Board Members. Thank you for having accepted our nomination. The nominating committee consists of Professors Ahmet Karagozoglu, Anoop Rai, Nancy White, Ed Zychowicz, and myself. We worked together closely and I will serve as your faculty liaison.”

“To give you a general idea about the Department, we have 95 students for Master of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Quantitative Finance, 175 MBA Students, 240 BBA Students, and about 30 students with a minor in Finance. The focus of our Department is teaching excellence combined with sustained scholarly work. Officially, the mission of our department reads, “Dedicated to the transmission and advancement of knowledge through the pursuit of teaching excellence and professionally respected scholarship”. This philosophy has recently led to more scholarly and professional activities. In teaching, as an example, our Martin Greenberg Trading Room with 34 Bloomberg terminals, under the directorship of Professor Karagozoglu, is extensively used by faculty in our classes towards experiential learning and reducing the gap between theory and practice.”

“Now, what do faculty and students expect from our highly regarded and carefully selected members of the Advisory Board? Simply, we suggest that you help us in the three areas as listed in the mission of the Advisory Board:

  1. Curriculum Content and Development: The Advisory Board will periodically review the curriculum in the various programs and courses offered by the Finance Department, and recommend modifications for consideration by the department.
  2. Student Development: The Advisory Board will facilitate student development activities through occasional mentoring students, identifying guest speakers for events, facilitating internship and placement opportunities, and facilitating networking opportunities for students and student groups.
  3. Visibility of the Finance Department: The Advisory Board will provide input into policy and programming that will showcase the faculty, students, department activities and department initiatives that will enhance the profile and visibility of the Finance Department.”

 Finance Department Advisory Board Members

• Reginald Andre, Goldman Sachs and Co.
• Maya Benson, New York Life and NYLIFE Securities
• John Bisack, Performance Improvements Partners
• David Blitzer, S&P, Index Committee
• Timothy A. Braun, AXIS Financial Institution
• Diane Garnick, Clear Alternatives LLC
• Howard Gerringer J.P. Morgan Chase
• Martin Greenberg, Sterling Commodities
• Jodie Gunzberg , S&P Dow Jones Indices
• Alvin Kressler, Brinson Patrick
• Ram Meenakshisundaram, OpenLink Financial
• Frank A. Melaccio, Emblem Health
• Robert L. Meschi, Intertrust (Walkers Management Services)
• Matthew Moran, Chicago Board of Options Exchange
• Esmeralda O. Lyn Worldwide Capital Advisory Partners, LLC
• Greg A. Roeder, Adirondack Funds
• Joel Simkins, Credit Suisse Securities
• Salvatore F. Sodano, Worldwide Capital Advisory Partners, LLC
• Frank G. Zarb, Promontory Financial Group, LLC
• Stewart Zimmerman, MFA Mortgage Investments

Here is a photo montage.

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