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Accelerate Your Studies and Save Money: Earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at LIU Post in 5 Years


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

LIU_Post_PinedaBrookville, N.Y. - Parents of high school graduates seeking affordable college tuition options can find them at LIU Post, which offers more than 20 accelerated degree programs right here on Long Island.

From accountancy to political science, criminal justice and economics to law, LIU Post has programs that enable qualified students to complete requirements for both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a shortened time frame.

That’s an option which attracted Jackie Pineda of Westbury who wanted to get a head start on her goal of becoming a public accountant. In 2008 she enrolled in the five-year program at LIU Post and graduates this May with a bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration in accountancy. “The accelerated program is allowing me to complete my undergraduate and master’s-level work more quickly so I can sit for the CPA licensing exam,” said Pineda, who will begin a full-time job at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax associate this September. “LIU Post helped me fast-track my career.”

Students who take advantage of these programs can save time and realize a monetary savings equivalent to a year of full-time graduate study.

That option paid dividends for Tabetha Martinez, who earned a B.S. and MPA in Health Care Administration from LIU Post in January. “Not only did I earn two degrees in five years, but as a result of two internships, I am now working full-time as the move-in coordinator for The Amsterdam at Harborside, a continuing care retirement community in Port Washington,” says Martinez.

In September, the university will offer two new accelerated programs. The B.A. in Economics/MBA offers a unique combination of coursework in economic theory and business administration and provides the opportunity to study abroad through the LIU Global campus in China. In addition, LIU Post and SUNY Fredonia have entered a partnership to offer an accelerated “4 + 1” B.S./MBA program for Fredonia graduates.

James White, of Beacon, N.Y., is also a student in the accelerated program at the university.  “LIU Post helped me obtain three great internships, and through on-campus recruiting, I received 10-15 calls a week from prospective employers,” said White, who is pursuing a B.S./MBA degree in accountancy from the LIU Post’s College of Management. “Post didn’t just open up the door for me—it kicked it down.”

LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University) is ranked one of the best regional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report. Its historic 307-acre campus is located in the historic community of Brookville. Students have access to excellent facilities including Kahn Discovery Center, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Pratt Recreation Center and the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, one of the largest digital research libraries in the northeast. 

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Posted 04/19/2013

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