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B.S. in Business Administration (Finance)

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance prepares you for a diverse career in all aspects of global financial management. Specialized courses cover corporate financial management, management investment and stock portfolios, banking, investment banking, and the management of financial institutions.

Our Department of Finance faculty members bring real-world experience into the classroom, guiding you through the challenges of the global, 21st-century marketplace. Learn to master and apply financial concepts, including the valuation of assets, the present and future values of cash flows, the value of currency, and the application of interest rates.

Outside the classroom, you will enjoy a wealth of experiential learning opportunities via our student-run businesses, financial trading floors, and the LIU Post student chapter of the Financial Management Association International, where you will meet leaders of the finance industry as well as develop your own networking and organizational skills. 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 to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.

Admissions Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college G.P.A. of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Post at My LIU or by using the Apply Now button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. For more information on the application process, visit the Admissions Office home page.

Course Descriptions

ACC 11 Accounting Principles I

This course presents an introduction to fundamental financial accounting principles, concentrating on identifying, recording, and communicating the economic events of a business organization. This course studies the theory and practice of accounting. Topics covered during the semester include the balance sheet, income statement, and principles required to understand financial accounting systems.
Every Semester, 3 credits

ACC 12 Accounting Principles II

This course is the second in the accounting principles sequence. The first part of the course focuses on partnerships and the corporate form of business organization, including financial statement analysis and cash flow statements. Students are then introduced to managerial accounting concepts and how they can be used in fostering internal business decision-making. Information concerning the behavior of costs, profit planning, and budgeting is analyzed to enhance meaningful comprehension of managerial accounting.
Prerequisite of ACC 11 is required
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 12 Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on human behavior within organizations, including such topics as: motivation, communication, leadership, formal and informal organizations, implementing change, and organizational development.
Prerequisite: MGT 11
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 18 Introduction to Business Information Processing

This course is an introduction to information processing. Emphasis is on computer hardware and software and how it is integrated by end-users for management information systems. Personal Computer packages (spreadsheets, database management systems, and word-processing) will be used to illustrate the tools available to managers.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MAN 71 Business Policy

This is a capstone course in which the disciplines of management, finance, marketing and accounting are integrated to focus on policy decision-making to solve business problems. Computer based business simulations may be used to make essential policy decisions.
Prerequisites: MAN 11, 18, FIN 11, MAN 11 and Senior status
Every Semester, 3 credits

MKT 11 Marketing Principles and Practices

This is a survey course of the field of marketing with particular emphasis on segmentation and target marketing, differential advantage, product life cycles, positioning, marketing mix decisions and product development.
Every Semester, 3 credits

MKT 14 Consumer Motivation and Behavior

This course studies consumer behavior from a psychological and sociological perspective stressing consumer motivation, personality, psychographics and lifestyle research, social class and culture, learning theory, attitude formation and change, opinion leadership and diffusion of innovations.
Writing Across Curriculum
Prerequisite of MKT 11 is required
Every Semester, 3 credits

FIN 11 Principles of Finance 1

This course covers basic principles by which the modern corporation manages its assets, controls its liabilities and raises new capital. Topics covered include the mathematics of finance, valuation and rates of return on securities, financial statement analysis, forecasting, planning and budgeting, working capital management, introduction to capital budgeting techniques, and cost of capital considerations.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite of ACC 11 or permission of chair is required
Every Semester, 3 credits

FIN 12 Principles of Finance 2

This writing across-the-curriculum course is an analysis of corporate policy with respect to internal financial control, capital budgeting, dividend policy, and the issuance and sale of new securities. Emphasis will be placed on corporate decision-making under uncertainty in areas of investment and financing alternatives, both domestically and internationally. Tools and techniques for risk assessment and risk management will be explored using financial calculators and spreadsheet models.
Writing Across Curriculum
Prerequisites of FIN 11 and ACC 11 are required
Every Semester, 3 credits

FIN 31 Investments

The course focuses on security markets and investment opportunities. Students are exposed to the concepts of markets efficiency and risk and return in the context of valuations of equities, fixed income securities, and derivative securities. The objective is to provide a systematic method of analyzing investment portfolios.
Prerequisite of FIN 11 is required
Annually, 3 credits

FIN 81 Seminar in Financial Services

This course explores the relationship between corporate financial flows and financial market, industry, and aggregate economic data.
Prerequisite of FIN 12 is required
Fall/Spring, 3 credits


College of Management
Robert Valli, Dean
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