B.A. in International Studies/M.B.A.
This exciting accelerated degree program offers a 21st century
alternative to traditional business education. Designed for today’s
interdependent world – where political and economic forces operate in a
global arena – the 5-year program combines an undergraduate education in
global studies with a comprehensive M.B.A. preparation in management,
marketing, finance and world business. Upon graduation, students will be
uniquely equipped for careers in multinational corporations, government
and international organizations.
To further their understanding of world politics, global
environmental issues and international business planning, students have
the option of studying abroad for a junior-year semester at Long Island
University’s Global College centers in China or India.
The only program of its kind on Long Island, the B.A. in
International Studies/M.B.A. draws on the strengths of LIU Post's
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – renowned for its international
studies offerings – and LIU Post’s College of Management, which is one
of the elite 5 percent of M.B.A. programs accredited by the Association
to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and is regularly listed in
The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools.”
Upon successful completion of the required courses, students are
awarded both a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and the Master
of Business Administration – a full year less than if the degrees were
pursued separately. Because students take some graduate courses as
undergraduates, this option offers significant savings in time and
The combined bachelor’s and M.B.A. degree program requires the
completion of 159 credits – 129 undergraduate credits and 30 graduate
credits for the M.B.A.