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Mohammed Ghriga, Dean, School of Business, Public Administration and Information SciencesStudents interested in a professional education program these days have an overwhelming number of choices available to them. When you are picking a school, you have to ask yourself two critical questions:

1. What am I going to get out of the program?

and

2. Why should I pick this program versus all of the other ones available to me?

I am going to give you some very good reasons to join us in the School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences at LIU Brooklyn.

To start with, the School offers a large number of degree-granting programs for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of fields. At the undergraduate level, we offer degrees in accounting, computer science, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, and technology management. At the graduate level, in addition to our M.B.A. program, we offer master's degrees in accounting, computer science, public administration, health administration, human resources management and taxation. Our M.P.A. program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. That means you have a wide variety of majors to choose from depending on your interests and career goals.

Then there is our location. We are in the center of Downtown Brooklyn, minutes from the Brookyln Bridge, the MetroTech business district, and the sprawling new development surrounding the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets. We are a ten minute subway ride from Wall Street, and 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, but you may find that you don't want to spend much time in what Brooklynites call "the city." Brooklyn has 2.5 million residents, which makes it the largest bourough of New York City. In fact, it would be the fourth largest city in the US on its own. And Brooklyn definitely has attitude. USA Today calls it "The New Bohemia" (7/26/12). Curbed NY says Brooklyn is "Cooler Than Manhattan" (1/12/11). Malcolm Gladwell has observed that "intelligent thought is not dead in New York. It has simply moved to Brooklyn."  Brooklyn is truly a world-class center of both business and culture. As a student here, you will benefit from our ideal location through innovative internship programs and access to diverse employment opportunities in New York and beyond.

Thirdly, there is our faculty. Our professors are superb instructors who focus on excellence in teaching, using case studies and hands-on projects to illustrate complex concepts, while devoting time to get to know their students. They also blend theory with practice, bringing their own cutting edge business, technology and public administration experience to the classroom. This means that you will graduate with the skills you need to make an immediate impact in your career of choice.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, there is our unique culture. Quite simply, we promote a fertile and supportive environment for you to learn and grow. We get to know our students, and they become part of the LIU "family." Small class sizes and a faculty and administration that encourage faculty-student interaction provides a real and valuable difference to your experience here. Outside of the School itself, you will find a small army of professionals in financial aid, career services, and student life who are completely devoted to making your educational experience enjoyable and efficient as well as useful. Meet us halfway, and you will truly find out how good you you can be.

We invite you to explore our Web site and to learn more about the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences. Please contact us if you would like more information. We appreciate your interest and look forward to having you learn with us.

Sincerely,

Ken Colwell
Dean

School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences
Dean's Office
Phone: 718-488-1130
E-mail: ken.colwell@liu.edu

LIU Brooklyn Office of Admissions
Phone: 718-488-1011
E-mail: bkln-admissions@liu.edu

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