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B.S./M.B.A. in Business Administration (Finance)


Enter the business world sooner armed with superior credentials and higher earning potential! The B.S./M.B.A. in Business Administration program offers you the opportunity to earn two AACSB-accredited business degrees in only five years—saving both time and money. Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in finance, international business, management or marketing, then seamlessly transition into the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program. 

Small class sizes guarantee individualized attention from our internationally renowned faculty. To accommodate busy schedules, M.B.A. students have the option to take courses offered on weeknights and/or Saturdays. Outside the classroom, you will enjoy a wealth of experiential learning opportunities via our student-run businesses, financial trading floors, and student organizations, where you will meet leaders of industry as well as develop your own professional network. When you're ready to intern, explore the vast professional landscape of New York City as you interact with global investment and finance firms.

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin and Graduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.

Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate students can apply for admission into the 5-year B.S./M.B.A. in Business Administration program during their junior year. Before taking the 600-level courses, as specified below, students must meet the GMAT and GPA index requirements:

  1. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (all colleges/universities attended)
  2. At least a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in all of the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents if taken at another college/university):
    - ECO 11 AND ECO 12
    - ACC 11 OR ACC 12
    - FIN 11 OR FIN12
    - MAN 11
    - MKT 11
    - ECO 72 or QAS 20
  3. Minimum GMAT score of 400; and
  4. Meet the same standards for admission to the M.B.A. portion of the program as students who apply from other schools, or who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at LIU Post.

Course Descriptions

MBA 620 Managing Information Technology and e-Commerce

This course is devoted to the management of information resources in an organization. It will emphasize management concepts and strategies essential for the selection, development, design, implementation, use, and maintenance of information and e-Commerce technologies and information systems in today’s organizations. Business cases will be extensively utilized to facilitate classroom discussion.
Co-requisites: GBA 520, 521, 524, and 525
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 621 Financial Markets and Institutions

This course provides the student with knowledge of global financial markets, the institutions that operate in those markets and the manner in which various markets and institutions interrelate. Topics covered include: types of markets and of financial institutions; determinants of interest rates; the risk and term structure of interest rates: money markets and capital markets; asset-backed securities; forwards, futures, options, swaps, and other derivatives; equity markets; the role of central banks in the creation of money and in the conduct of monetary policy; and an examination of some recent developments in global finance.
Prerequisite: GBA 522
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 622 Competitive Marketing Strategy

The course focuses on competitive marketing strategy, marketing planning processes, concepts, and methods with a global orientation at the product level as well as at the corporate level. It emphasizes the relationship between marketing and other functions and draws upon perspectives from industrial economics, corporate finance and strategic management literature. Competitive marketing strategies and practices of contemporary firms are discussed as they relate to industrial and consumer products and services. The overall objective of the course is to help students incorporate and apply the skills, methods and insights they have acquired in prior marketing and other business courses in the design and implementation of marketing strategies.
Prerequisite: GBA 524
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 623 Organizational Behavior

This course examines the important behavioral issues facing individuals within organizations. Initially, focus is placed on the organizational factors that influence behavior. Next, the course examines the individual differences that influence behavior. Topics in this section include motivation, reward systems, and values and ethics. The course then focuses on the development of effective workgroups to explore communications, negotiations, teams, and the learning organizations. Selected topics in leadership conclude the course of study.
Prerequisite: GBA 523
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 624 Operations Management

Operations Management is concerned with the efficient and effective transformation of resources into goods and services. This course is designed to develop the ability to analyze and improve the performance of operations processes in organizations. Topics to be discussed include operations strategy, product/service selection and design, capacity planning, quality management, facility location and layout, inventory management, business process reengineering, and supply chain management.
Prerequisite: GBA 525
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 625 Global Business: Environment and Operations

This course introduces the student to the discipline of international business. It demonstrates the uniqueness of the international business environment and focuses on aspects of business necessary to compete in the global arena. The first half of the course focuses on the environmental context in which international firms operate – country-specific factors (sociocultural, political, legal and economic factors), the global trade and investment environment and the global monetary system. Theories and concepts associated with these factors are surveyed and the forces of regionalization and globalization are discussed, including the facilitating institutions. The second half of the course examines the strategies and structures that firms adopt, and explains how firms can perform their key functions – production, marketing, R & D, finance, human resource management – and compete successfully in the international business environment.
Prerequisites: All Core Courses
Every Semester, 3 credits

Degree Requirements

Students are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the M.B.A. Program. Students who do not maintain this standard will be placed on probation. Any student who receives grades below a B (3.0) in two graduate courses is considered to have an academic deficiency. If a student receives a third grade below a B, one of these courses must be repeated. Also, a student who earns a third grade below a B (3.0) may lose his or her matriculated status or may be dismissed from the graduate program. The Academic Standing Committee will make a recommendation to the College of Management Dean concerning the student’s potential to complete the M.B.A. program successfully. The Dean will make the final disposition of the case.

B.S. in Business Administration/M.B.A. in Business Administration - 159 Credits

Requirements for Undergraduate B.S. in Business Administration
Business Administration Requirements 39 credits
Business Discipline (specialization requirements) * 15 credits
Business Electives (any departments) ** 9 credits
Liberal Arts Requirements 66 credits
Total Undergraduate Credits 129 credits

*Includes electives in specialization.

**Accelerated B.S./M.B.A. students replace two (2) undergraduate business electives with two (2) 600-level courses.

Graduate Level Accelerated B.S./M.B.A. students will complete the following courses in the M.B.A. Program:

Management Perspectives:
MBA 620 Managing Information Technology and e-Commerce
MBA 621 Financial Markets and Institutions
MBA 622 Competitive Marketing Strategy
MBA 623 Organizational Behavior
MBA 624 Operations Management
MBA 625 Global Business: Environment and Operations
Total 12 credits

+ 6 credits previously completed as an undergraduate senior for a total of 18 credits

Electives: 15 credits

Students select five (5) elective 700-level courses which fit their needs and career goals from the following areas:

Finance, International Business, Management and/or Marketing

Capstone
MBA 820 Business Policy 3 credits

Total Graduate Credits: 30 credits

Total Accelerated B.S./M.B.A. in Business Administration Credits: 159 credits

CONTACT

College of Management
Library, Lower Level
Robert Valli
Dean

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