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B.A. in International Studies/Master of Business Administration

International Studies/M.B.A. StudentThis 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 money.

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.

Automatic Scholarship and Tuition Discount


Freshmen accepted for the program will qualify for at least $12,000 of scholarship annually for four years of undergraduate study. Transfer students entering the program will qualify for at least $6,000 of scholarship annually for two years of undergraduate study. Continuing students must meet G.P.A. standards to maintain their scholarship awards. Tuition for the last year of the program is one-third less than regular graduate rates.

Course Sampler


The B.A. in International Studies/M.B.A. is comprised of challenging courses from a wide range of disciplines. The undergraduate program includes core courses in economics, geography, history, languages and the arts. Electives in international studies and political science include “Modern China: Political Doctrines and Society,” “American Foreign Policy,” “International Law,” “Politics of Developing Nations” and many others. Undergraduate business courses include such subjects as “Global Financial Markets” and “International Business – The Firm and the Environment.” The M.B.A. program includes required course work in marketing, organization behavior, finance, management and information technologies.

Program Goals


  • To graduate students with extraordinary awareness of the interconnectedness of global cultures and the role of government, and their application to business and development
  • To combine a broad-based liberal arts education in world affairs with a top-quality business degree
  • To deliver fully accredited undergraduate and graduate education in less time and for less money than traditional separate programs

Career Opportunities


  • Emerging Markets
  • Foreign Service
  • Development Agencies
  • International Trade
  • Multinational Companies
  • Media
  • Banking
  • Global Financial Services
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • United Nations

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.


For more information about the B.A. in International Studies/M.B.A., contact the Office of Graduate Programs at 516-299-2098 or e-mail