Frank G. Zarb School of Business Hofstra Campus Hofstra Magazine

Groundbreaking Business

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business celebrated construction of a state-of-the-art building at a special groundbreaking ceremony this spring.

Hofstra’s Online MBA Program won accolades in 2017: The program is ranked 36th best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and 15th in the nation by The Princeton Review.

The inaugural class of graduates of a new dual-degree program between the Zarb School and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China celebrated their achievement in May. Additionally, this spring, 27 students and two faculty members traveled to South Africa as part of a new class, International Entrepreneurial Consulting.

“This is a very important day in the history of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, and in the history of Hofstra University,” said President Stuart Rabinowitz. “Today, we begin the process of unifying the business school in one building, in one comprehensive facility where faculty and students can study and work together.”

The 52,000-square-foot building, with a projected completion date of winter 2018, will be equipped with a behavioral science/market research lab; an enhanced startup business incubator; multiple areas for student independent and collaborative study; and administrative, faculty and student club offices.

Faculty and administrative offices are now located in Weller Hall, across the street from the business school’s classroom and lecture hall building, C.V. Starr Hall.

The new building will be constructed behind C.V. Starr Hall, which is home to the business school’s classrooms and lecture halls, as well as the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room. The new building will be connected to C.V. Starr Hall via an enclosed second-story pedestrian walkway.

The groundbreaking ceremony included an opportunity for students, faculty, administrators and staff to sign a beam that will be used in the construction of the new building.