Managerial Sciences

Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.)


If you are seeking an M.B.A. program that offers you a comprehensive and challenging business curriculum combined with convenient scheduling, excellent instruction, dynamic networking, continuous personal advising and a convenient, popular location, the M.B.A. program at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is the right choice for you.

The 36 to 63-credit Master’s of Business Administration (number of credits is based on your undergraduate coursework) provides the knowledge base and skills that enable professionals to become leaders in business by offering a comprehensive program which meets the needs of an ever-changing, global business environment. The program is offered on a part-time basis during the evenings and weekends with 15- and 7-week semesters, to accommodate the schedules of busy working professionals who are interested in advancing their careers. When you enroll in the program, you will join students representing every continent and possessing a variety of professional backgrounds, including those who work in corporate entities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

You will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of business through the required courses. In addition, you will develop expertise and mindset in a specific field by focusing in an area of concentration. This will provide you with a powerful combination of in-depth knowledge and skill set development that is designed to increase your marketability and to serve you throughout your career.


Program Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credits

Required Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Courses
General Business Core 
(Up to 18 Credits)|
Courses may be waived subject to prior undergraduate or graduate academic coursework.
GBA 510  Financial Accounting 3
GBA 511 Corporate Financial Management 3
GBA 512 Principles of Management and Leadership 3
GBA 513 Marketing Management 3
GBA 515 Managerial Communications 3
GBA 517 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems 
     
 Required of Business Basic and Advanced Courses 
(36 Credits)
GBA 516 Business Statistics 3
GBA 520   Managerial Economics 
GBA 521 Legal aspects of Business Administration 3
MBA 612  Marketing Strategy
MBA 621 Service and Operations Management 3
MBA 625  Management of Innovation and Technology  3
MBA 660  Managerial Accounting 
MBA 662  Principles of Corporate Finance 
MBA 664  Leading and Managing Teams
MBA 666  Data Analytics and Strategic Decision Making

MBA 668

Intro to Startups & Entrepreneurship 3
MBA 800  Strategic Management Capstone
3

Specialization Electives
(9 Credits)
M.B.A. students must take three (3) advanced courses in the specialization of choice. Available specializations are: entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management information systems, management, marketing and accounting.


Credit Requirements
Total General Business Core 0-18
Total Major Requirement Credits 36 
Total Specialization Electives 9
Total Degree Credits 45-63


Courses

ACC 501, GBA 510 Financial Accounting

A study of basic accounting concepts and methods and their significance to management and to the financial analyst. Topics include an introduction to financial statement analysis the measurement of income and capital, accounting for fixed assets, inventory costing and price level changes, measuring and accounting for corporate debt, corporate investment in securities, and computer applications in accounting. This course does not require previous training in accounting.

Credits: 3
Every Fall and Summer


GBA 511 Corporate Financial Management

A study of the methods by which firms and individuals in a risky global environment evaluate stocks, bonds and investment projects, combine those elements in optimal portfolios, and determine the best level of debt versus equity. The basic tools are risk versus return and the evaluation of future cash flows. Pre-requisite of GBA 510 is required.

Credits: 3
Every Spring and Summer


GBA 512 Principles of Management and Leadership

An analysis of current management theory and practice that includes a discussion of its historical foundations and an investigation of various approaches to the management discipline. Primary emphasis is on the administrative functions of planning, decision making, organizing, staffing and controlling.

Credits: 3
Every Spring


GBA 513 Marketing Management

A survey analysis of the operations of marketing systems. The course emphasizes strategic planning, coordination and adaptation of marketing operations to opportunities in profit and nonprofit organizations. Focus is placed on the principal decision-making components of national and international marketing, including product.

Credits: 3
Every Fall


GBA 514 Money, Banking and Capital Markets

An effort to analyze and understand the principal forces that are shaping U.S. world money and capital markets. Money creation, the demand for money, and the relation of money to inflation and financial flows are each examined. Interest rates are analyzed in the context of portfolio choice, and their behavior is carefully examined. Emphasis is also placed on the changing role of competitive financial institutions and the effects of those changes on the flow of funds and monetary policy.

Credits: 3
Every Fall and Spring


GBA 515 Managerial Communications

An investigation into improving the way people within organizations communicate. The course includes the interpretation and application of organizational communication theory for the working or aspiring manager. Topics include personal communication styles, media and tools for the manager/communicator, organizational communications climates, one-to-one communications, meetings and conferences, speaking before groups, written managerial communications, planning and producing business reports, and advertising managerial communications.

Credits: 3
Every Summer


GBA 516 Business Statistics

An examination of the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques involved in application of probability and statistics to business research and managerial decisions. The range of applications covers such various functional areas such as finance, marketing, accounting, management, economics and production. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability concepts and techniques applicable in risk assessment and decision theory, and statistical inference (estimation and hypothesis testing).

Credits: 3
Every Fall and Summer


GBA 517 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems
A survey analysis of the role of information systems in business strategy. Information systems are shown to be facilitators of market penetration, competitive advantage and organizational change. The material is presented within an integrated framework, portraying information systems as being composed of organization, management and technology elements. Topics include: organizational and technical foundations of information systems; applications of information systems in all levels of decision making, including operational, tactical and strategic decision making; management of information as an organizational resource and various information architectures; emerging new information systems technologies; various approaches to building information systems; and issues related to management of information systems.

Credits: 3
Every Summer


GBA 520 Managerial Economics

Key micro and macro economic concepts and issues are used to equip students to analyze economic problems and appreciate the events. The course develops key microeconomic concepts, such as the construction of supply and demand curves, elasticity and develops key macroeconomic concepts and tools to examine key policy issues as: National Income Accounting, the aggregate and demand for money, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and the impact of changes in exchange rates.

Credits: 3
Every Fall and Summer


GBA 521 Legal Aspects of Business Administration

A study of law and the legal system, applying the case study methods of learning, through which legal reasoning and analytical skills are developed.  Examples of topics covered are intentional torts, negligence, contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code, the law of sales and intellectual property.  Other major areas of study include state and federal corporate law; state and federal regulation of business, and the regulation of corporate securities; legal aspects of ethical and social responsibility of business.

Credits: 3
Every Fall


MBA 612 Marketing Strategy

An analysis of the processes that shape marketing policy to maintain profitable operations. Emphasis is on the use of planning theory, game theory and input-output analysis in devising market plans and decision-making. Application of such techniques is illustrated by cases and actual marketing problems of companies. Pre-requisite of GBA 513 is required.

Credits: 3

Every Fall


MBA 621 Service and Operations Management

This course will focus on the various aspects involved in the management of service operations within the "pure" service sector (e.g., banking, transportation, travel and tourism) and within the service functions of manufacturing (e.g., after-sales support, financing). In addition to providing an overview of the role of services in the economy and within the functioning of various enterprises, this course will explore some of the following topics: design and delivery of services, the measurement of productivity and quality, managing capacity and demand, quality management redesign of service delivery processes, management of technology, and managing human resources. The course explores the dimensions of successful service firms and helps students discover entrepreneurial opportunities.  Prerequisites: GBA 510, 511, 512, 513, 515, 516, and 517 are required.

Credits: 3
Every Fall


MBA 625  Management of Innovation and Technology

This course draws upon the economics of technical change -- for high technology businesses.  The emphasis is on the development and application of conceptual models clarifying the interactions between competition, patterns of technological and market change, and the structure and development of internal firm capabilities.  The aim of this course is to provide a solid foundation for managing innovation in high-technology industries.  Throughout, key conceptual frameworks are linked to applications in a variety of industry and case settings. Pre-requisites: GBA 517 and MBA 621

Credits: 3
Every Spring


MBA 660 Managerial Accounting

The application of accounting principles to help plan for, control operations, and assess performance. The course will focus on the use of accounting data to inform management decisions. Topics covered will include types of costing and budgeting, cost-volume-product analysis, and designing control systems. Quantitative methods that can be applied to managerial accounting will be studied and Excel will be used. Pre-requisite of GBA 510 is required.

Credits: 3
Every Spring


MBA 662 Principles of Corporate Finance

An analysis of techniques used to attain long-term corporate objectives by means of financial policy. Topics include capital budgeting; cost of financial and capital structure; sources of long¬-term funds; dividend policies; and mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations. Pre-requisite of GBA 511 is required.
Credits: 3
Every Fall


MBA 664 Leading and Managing Teams

A hands-on course about how to build and manage teams that can succeed in today's increasingly complex workplace. Topics to be addressed include developing an effective communication style; building trust and resolving conflict; establishing roles and structures; setting performance metrics and fostering a climate of accountability; managing differences; aligning individual and team goals; coaching; securing resources; and managing expectations of senior executives. Pre-requisite of GBA 512 is required.

Credits: 3
Every Fall


MBA 666 Data Analytics and Strategic Decision Making

Decision-makers rely on intelligent technology to analyze data systematically in order to improve decision-making. The ability to understand, analyze and interpret businesses from Big Data has become increasingly more important today. This course is designed to impart the concepts and the practical aspects of data analytics that support strategic decision-making. Students will understand data analytics and its role in business, and become familiar with various data analytics techniques and tools. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to, analytics and decision support, data management, data mining, visualization, descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and Big Data analytics. Pre-requisites: GBA 516 and GBA 517 are required.

Credits: 3
Every Spring


MBA 668 Intro to Startups & Entrepreneurship

This course provides an introduction to the process of planning and starting a new business venture as well as an overview of entrepreneurial thinking. Through lecture, online discussion, and group projects, students will explore entrepreneurial concepts including industry analysis, market analysis, lean start-up methodology, feasibility analysis, and value propositions. Pre requisite(s): GBA 512

Credits: 3



Every Spring


MBA 800 Strategic Management Capstone

An examination of the fields of policy making and administration that builds upon and integrates the work covered in the graduate curriculum. The viewpoint is that of a senior general manager who sets company-wide objectives and coordinates departmental policies and activities. As an integrating experience, students are expected to bring their overall business knowledge to bear on the intricacies of managerial decision-making. Through text, case analysis, and a computer-based simulation, students have an opportunity to test their skill in the use of financial, marketing, and management variables in a competitive situation. Selected guest lecturers and the assignment of a major written project round out the learning experience by providing each student with a pragmatic discussion forum as well as research and writing experience contextualized within the dynamics of a changing business world. Pre requisites: MBA 612, 613, 620, 621, 625 and 626; Any four 700 level MBA courses

Credits: 3
Every Fall and Spring























CONTACT

School of Business, Public Administration & Information Sciences

Ray Pullaro, Dean

718-488-1130
Ray.Pullaro@liu.edu