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Program Requirements

Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 to continue in the accelerated program. Students must successfully complete all courses required in the International Studies core with satisfactory grades (normally, a 3.5 average in major courses is required). Transfer students must have completed 60-64 credits with a grade point average no lower than B (3.0).

Admission to the Graduate Program


Prior to the start of the senior year, all eligible students are required to sit for the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT). Entrance into the M.B.A. portion of the degree is contingent upon satisfactory GMAT scores as well as maintenance of a 3.4 grade point average in all coursework. Upon successful completion of the normal 129 undergraduate credits required for graduation, the student will not receive the B.A. degree, but will be given 9 credits of advanced standing in the M.B.A. program. After completing the remaining 30 graduate credits, and meeting all graduate requirements, the student will be awarded both the B.A. and M.B.A. degrees.

Note: If the student elects to not enter or complete the Master of Business Administration program, he or she will be entitled to the B.A. in International Studies upon the completion of the required 129 undergraduate credits.

About the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies


The 129-credit Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is a flexible, interdisciplinary program built on a liberal arts foundation for the contemporary world. In their junior year, students will have the opportunity to study in China or India through Long Island University’s Global College.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies include the following:

All students must satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements. In addition, the program requirements are:

POL 1 Introduction to Political Science
POL 51 International Relations
POL 62 Research Seminar in International Studies
POL 64 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Three of the following:

POL 46 American Foreign Policy I
POL 52 Psychological Foundations of International Relations
POL 53 International Law I
POL 54 International Law II
POL 55 Politics of the Developing Nations
POL 56 World Affairs Since 1945
POL 57 Asian Religions in World Politics
POL 58 Islam in World Politics
POL 59 China in World Politics
POL 62 Research Seminar in International Studies
POL 64 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL 65 Politics of the European Union
POL 66 Government and Politics of South and Southeast Asia
POL 67 Government and Politics of East Asia
POL 68 Government and Politics of Western Europe
POL 69 Government and Politics of Eastern Europe
POL 70 Government and Politics of the Middle East
POL 71 Russian Government and Politics
POL 72 Government and Politics of Africa
POL 73 Government and Politics of Latin America
ECO 11 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 12 Introduction to Microeconomics

Three of the following:

ECO 7 Political Aspects of Economics
ECO 21 Money and Banking
ECO 25 Economic Geography
ECO 41 International Economics
ECO 42 Economics of Underdeveloped Countries
ECO 43 The Japanese Economy
ECO 44 The Transition Economies of Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union
ECO 45 Economics of the Middle East
ECO 46 Current Economic Issues
ECO 65 The Money and Capital Markets
ECO 72 Statistics

Correlated Courses (12 credits)


International Studies majors, in completing this 12-credit requirement, must take at least two relevant courses in history, plus Geography 1 and 2.

Area of Specialization (18-27 credits)


A program of study that will explore in depth a particular specialization or area must be developed with and approved by the academic counselor and director of International Studies. Students in this program must demonstrate an intermediate-level proficiency in a contemporary language other than English. This requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of a level-4 language course, or passing a test approved in advance by the director of the International Studies program.

Students who develop a specialization in Marketing or Finance are urged to take Accounting 11 and 12, and Computer Science 2.

Free Electives


A student, after fulfilling the requirements of the Core Curriculum and the program, may use the balance of credits to pursue other elective academic interests. The number of free electives may be increased to the extent that the area of specialization courses also apply to the college core requirements. In this way Computer Science can be used to fulfill the CSC requirement for the business specialization, and Foreign Language proficiency at the intermediate level may fulfill a core requirement.

Study Abroad


The B.A./M.B.A. program includes an option for a junior-year semester of study at Long Island University’s Global College centers in China or India. All LIU Post scholarships are transferable for study abroad through Global College.

About the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Program


The College of Management at LIU Post offers a flexible M.B.A. degree program that supports the wide-ranging individual interests and career objectives of our students. The M.B.A. is the gold standard of business education, and confers significant advantages to those who earn it. In recognition of the superb quality of the business education offered, all of the College of Management’s M.B.A. programs and business programs are accredited by AACSB International.

Our curriculum is evaluated regularly and revised to strengthen the value of our programs to our students while reducing the time and tuition required to earn an M.B.A. New courses and materials are continually incorporated into the course of study. Schedules are designed to accommodate evening and Saturday classes, and students are able to select the options best suited to their personal requirements.

We foster a personalized, student-friendly environment that recognizes the needs of our students to balance their professional careers, educational and personal responsibilities – it is the hallmark of the M.B.A. programs at LIU Post. We are proud of our dedication to this goal and strive to continuously improve upon it to meet the changing needs of our students.

Our diverse, domestic and international student body and faculty enrich the educational experience we provide and reflect the character of modern enterprise. The expertise and experience of our world-class faculty provide significant advantages to our students. Their scholarship is extensively published in leading professional and academic journals and business periodicals, and adds material depth to the teaching they present. Our faculty is student-accessible and is recognized for providing a thoughtful and rewarding learning experience.

We feature small, intimate classes in networked smart classrooms that promote an individualized learning experience. We offer career counseling and services to ensure that our graduates identify and secure attractive employment opportunities.