A Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) opens doors to career opportunities far beyond the financial sector. In fact, information technology, energy, pharmaceuticals, and health care are among industries that saw double-digit growth in M.B.A. hiring last year and the employment outlook for M.B.A. graduates is up worldwide, according to the 2014 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey.
The College of Management offers flexible and customizable M.B.A. programs that support the wide-ranging individual interests and career objectives of our students. Convenient evening classes enable you to pursue your degree at your own pace, either full- or part-time. Students in our M.B.A. programs represent a blend of professional responsibilities—from senior managers to recent undergraduates—cultural backgrounds, career, and life experiences. These diversities, also reflected in our faculty, provide for an enriched learning experience, both within and beyond the classroom, and reflect the increasingly globalized business environment. All of our M.B.A. and business programs are accredited by AACSB International.
The Master of Business Administration(M.B.A.) degree is a comprehensive, integrated, 36-to-48 credit program, which combines the highest levels of academic rigor and real-world relevance. Ethics is embedded throughout the program. Accredited by AACSB International, the M.B.A. Program offers several flexible options to support individual interests, career objectives, and busy schedules.
Students may pursue their education on a full or part-time basis in the Campus Program with all classes conveniently offered during weeknights and some classes offered on Saturdays or online. In May 2018, the first cohort of the new One-Year Accelerated Global M.B.A. graduated and this M.B.A. offering continues to grow. Students earn the same M.B.A. degree and take core courses on the L.I.U. Post Campus, but have the opportunity to take electives in Europe, North America and Asia. The first cohort of students lived in Cambridge, England (U.K.) and Shanghai, China while receiving instruction from faculty at world-renowned academic institutions and engaging with real companies in each of the times zones.
L.I.U. Post also offers a dual J.D./M.B.A. Program and Corporate M.B.A. Program, where classes are presented onsite at sponsoring corporate offices. Our accelerated B.S./M.B.A. and B.A./M.B.A. programs allow qualified students to complete their Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree and M.B.A. in only five years.
The College of Management Business Program has established the following criteria as the most critical in the evaluation of candidates for graduate study:
- Scholastic achievement and a desire to excel as evidenced by previous academic work.
- Aptitude for graduate study as indicated by scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
- Motivation, leadership potential and maturity as evidenced by prior work experience and extracurricular activities.
Applicants to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) must submit the following items for admission.
- Application for Admission
- Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
- A bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 from an accredited college or university. Students who do not meet these requirements are welcome to discuss their options for admission with the graduate advisor. No specific undergraduate major is required for an application. Applicants who are in their senior year at an undergraduate institution may apply for admission to the College of Management, but acceptance will be made contingent upon submission of final grades and receipt of the bachelor’s degree. Applicants who have attended institutions outside the United States must hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
- Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
- The following standardized tests may be used for admission into the MBA program: GMAT, GRE, and LSAT. The minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score of 400 is required for full admission. A higher score is needed if the overall undergraduate GPA is between 2.5-2.7499. The GRE Exam is accepted if taken using the 130-170 scale (August 2011 to present) with a minimum GMAT equivalent score of 400. An LSAT Exam taken within the past five (5) years with a minimum score of 141 is also accepted. Prospective students are exempt from standardized testing if they meet the following criteria: hold a CPA license, or either a JD, doctorate or a Master’s degree in (most) Engineering concentrations.
- Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation on company letterhead that address the applicant’s potential in the profession and ability to complete a graduate program.
- Personal Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing graduate work in this area of study.
- A current résumé.
- Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 85 Internet-based (213 computer-based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 7.0.
Students who have not reached the standardized test qualification are invited to enroll in the Personal Enrichment Program as non-matriculated students and may enroll for a maximum of two (2) 500-level MBA core courses. The student is expected to successfully pass one of the standardized tests listed no later than the completion of the second course in order to continue their MBA program.
Students are expected to maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in the MBA Program. Students who do not maintain this standard will be placed on probation. Any student who receives grades below B minus (B-) in two graduate courses is considered to have an academic deficiency. If a student receives a third grade below a B minus, one of these courses must be repeated. A student who earns a third grade below B minus (B-) 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 Dean concerning the student’s potential to complete the MBA Program successfully. The Dean will make the final disposition of the case.
The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT) Exam measures basic analytical writing, mathematics and verbal skills that have been developed in one’s educational and work environment. The exam starts with the Analytical Writing Assessment, which requires two separate writing tasks. The next part is the Quantitative section, which consists of problem-solving tasks. The Verbal section includes reading comprehension and critical reasoning questions. The score range for the test is 200-800.
While our typical MBA student has scored at least a 500 on the GMAT, L.I.U. Post requires a minimum score of 400 on the GMAT for admission into the MBA program (higher if the overall undergraduate GPA is between 2.5-2.75). However, students who have not yet taken the GMAT or scored within the acceptable range are invited to enroll in the Personal Enrichment Program as non-matriculated students and take up to two 500-level MBA core courses. It is expected the student complete the GMAT Exam and achieves an acceptable score no later than the completion of the second course.
The GMAT is not required if a student has taken the LSAT Exam within the past five (5) years and has received a minimum score of 141. Those students holding a CPA license, JD degree, doctorate degree, or a Master’s degree in Engineering also are exempt from the GMAT. The GRE is not accepted for admission into the L.I.U. Post MBA program.
The College of Management at L.I.U. Post offers flexible, feature-rich MBA programs that support the wide-ranging individual interests and career objectives of our students. The MBA degree is recognized by every industry and provides the competitive tools necessary to succeed in dynamic environments. In recognition of the superb quality of the business education offered, all of the College of Management’s MBA and business programs are accredited by AACSB International.
Campus MBA Program
The Campus MBA Program is the flagship offering of the College of Management. Both full-time and part-time students attend the program and represent an attractive blend of professional responsibilities, ranging from senior managers to recent undergraduates just beginning their professional careers. Students come from both domestic and international backgrounds with varying ages, career and life experiences. These diversities, also reflected in our faculty, provide for an enriched learning experience, both within and beyond the classroom, and reflect the increasingly globalized world in which we live.
The Campus MBA program is a 48-credit course of study. Students with appropriate undergraduate coursework may qualify for a reduction to a 36-45 credit program.
Convenient evening classes offer great flexibility for students to pursue their degree at their own pace, on either a full-time or part-time basis. Two class sessions are offered each evening, Monday through Thursday: the first from 6:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the second from 8:40 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Students may also take courses in the Saturday MBA Program to either accelerate their progress, supplement their course load, or to attend classes that may be more convenient for their schedules.
Saturday MBA Program
This program is designed for students who prefer to take their classes on Saturdays. Most courses are scheduled for five consecutive Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 1/2 hour lunch break. Students who wish to take Saturday-only courses can complete their MBA degree in 23 months.
If you earned a bachelor's degree in business within the past five years and maintained a B average in your business courses, you may be eligible to waive up to 12 credits in the Saturday MBA program. Please contact Cyndy Cataudella, Graduate Recruiting Manager, at 516-299-2098 to see if you qualify.
Students may also combine Saturday classes with the traditional Monday - Thursday Campus MBA Program.
B.S. in Business Administration/MBA
The 5-year, 159 credit, AACSB-International accredited B.S. in Business Administration/MBA degree program offers a well-rounded, cost-effective learning experience. You earn your Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business Administration with optional concentrations in Finance, International Business, Management and/or Marketing, then seamlessly transition into graduate courses in pursuit of a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
B.S. in Accountancy/MBA and B.S./M.S. in Accountancy
The 5-year, 159 credit, B.S. in Accountancy/MBA program offers a well-rounded, cost-effective learning experience. You earn your Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accountancy, then seamlessly transition into graduate courses in pursuit of a Master of Business Administration (MBA). This program allows you to enter the business world sooner, armed with two high-demand degrees.
The 5-year, 153 credit, B.S./M.S. in Accountancy program offers a well-rounded, cost-effective learning experience. You earn your Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accountancy, then seamlessly transition into graduate courses in pursuit of a Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.), with a choice of either a Professional Accounting or Taxation concentration.
Both the B.S. in Accountancy/MBA and B.S./M.S. in Accountancy qualify you for the 150-credit hour requirement for CPA licensure in New York State and reduce your practical experience requirement by one year.
B.A. in International Studies/MBA
The accelerated B.A. in International Studies/MBA program combines the advantages of a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum of study with the professional preparation of an MBA. The bachelor’s portion of the degree emphasizes economics and international relations supported by the study of culture, language, geography, and history. Students have the option to study abroad through L.I.U. Global's worldwide centers during their junior year.
This program prepares students for careers in law firms, corporations, not-for-profit organizations and consulting firms. The MBA degree, conferred by L.I.U. Post, is accredited by AACSB International and the JD degree, offered by Touro Law Center in Central Islip, New York, is ABA-accredited. The number of credits required ranges from 109 to 118, and up to 9 credits from each program can be transferred to the other. The J.D. and MBA degrees are awarded separately by their respective institutions upon the successful completion of requirements. Students must apply and be admitted to each institution separately.
Corporate MBA Program
The College of Management combines the convenience of classes at corporate locations with its highly regarded campus-based MBA program. Hundreds of students have benefited from this program from firms such as Symbol Technologies, Verizon, Olympus America and Northrop Grumman as well as Nassau County government. The curriculum balances the best of contemporary managerial theory and practice and is adaptive to the specific needs of the client company.
Students progress through the program as a team. This structure complements the collaborative corporate experience and reinforces the challenging educational experience of the program.
MBA Bridge Program
This program is designed for international students who have earned three-year undergraduate degrees, and wish to earn an MBA. The first year of this program is designed to diversify students’ undergraduate studies with appropriate undergraduate course work. Following the successful completion of this first year of study and qualifying GMAT score, students are formally accepted into the MBA program to pursue the particular program of their choice. All MBA admissions requirements must be met for admission to this program.
Personal Enrichment Program
The Personal Enrichment Program offers prospective non-matriculated students an opportunity to take MBA courses while they complete all application materials needed for matriculated acceptance. It also benefits prospective applicants who may be unsure if they wish to commit to the MBA program’s course of study, but wish to take one or two Core courses to help their decision-making process. Many students have found this option to be extremely helpful in deciding to formally enroll in the program.
This program permits prospective applicants to register for up to two courses and earn graduate credits on a non-matriculated basis. Before the completion of their second course, students must submit all required application materials and be accepted as a matriculated student in order to continue their studies. Upon acceptance into the program, the credits earned under the Personal Enrichment Program will be applied toward their course of study.
In order to sign up for classes under the Personal Enrichment Program, students will need to submit the Personal Enrichment Application (see link below) to the Office of Graduate Programs, Roth Hall, Room 300. This will allow the student to enroll in classes as a non-matriculated student.
Professionals with M.B.A.s find employment in every sector of the economy, including privately held companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Some examples of industries requiring advanced degrees for employees and consultants include luxury retail, marketing, advertising, public relations, nonprofit organizations, international business, media and entertainment, sports, health care, technology, and energy.