Hofstra’s Master of Science in Finance program is ranked 43rd nationally by The Financial Engineer. One of the more successful tracks of Zarb’s MS Finance program is its Risk Management concentration. Dr. Karagozoglu hopes that this success will encourage financial regulators – the SEC, CFTC, OCC, FINRA and the Fed- as well as the exchanges to hire top ranked risk management degree holders from Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business.
Hofstra’s Zarb School of Business and Department of Finance offer students the opportunity to obtain Bloomberg Essentials designation by completing a self-study designed and provided by Bloomberg in the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room which is equipped with 34 Bloomberg Professional terminals. For the last 10 years, Hofstra students are trained in the state of the art trading room utilizing the resources of the facility which include various finance databases and analytical applications in addition to its centerpiece Bloomberg system.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, record number of students participated in Bloomberg workshops. Undergraduate and graduate Hofstra students from BBA, MBA and MS in Finance programs as well as from the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program successfully completed the BESS program.
As a reward for those Hofstra students’ dedication and performance, at the end of every academic year in the Spring Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu arranges a visit to the Bloomberg Headquarters in New York City which includes a tour of the Bloomberg’s high-tech building and the BESS Ceremony. Students who successfully completed their Bloomberg Essentials Program receive the acknowledgement of their designation during the ceremony from Bloomberg staff.
Finance Department in the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University treats its graduating class of Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) students with its Annual Wall Street Trip which is organized by Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu and Dr. K.G. Viswanathan, who is the Chairperson of Finance Department.
3rd Annual Wall Street Trip took place on Thursday May 22nd, following the Sunday May 18 commencement ceremony where 50+ MSF and MSQF students graduated with their masters degrees. This year finance professors Dr. Sinan Cebenoyan and Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu accompanied their students.