201
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Hofstra University / Programs in Finance is located in Hempstead, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Quantitative finance
(Advanced Certificate) Corporate finance
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business administration Finance
(Advanced Certificate) Investment management
Master of Science (MS) Finance Financial and risk management
Master of Science (MS) Finance Investment analysis

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 103

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT/GRE
Capstone course (for MBA), thesis (for MS), minimum GPA of 3.0

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

530
Applied
399
Accepted
71
Enrolled
75%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GMAT/GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, resume, essay
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

201
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.98%
Black or African American 2.99%
White or Caucasian 19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 3.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.5%
Unknown 1.99%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Individual investors and financial crisis; short-sale constraints and futures trading; social media and sentiment in financial markets; external monitoring of firms; CEO inside debt and insider trading
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549
United States
Contact Dr. K. G. Viswanathan
Chairperson
Email: k.g.viswanathan@hofstra.edu
Phone: 516-463-5699
Fax: 516-463-4834