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Master's in Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus provides the knowledge base and skills necessary for professionals to become leaders in business by offering a comprehensive program that meets the needs of an ever-changing business world. LIU's MBA program is a part-time evening program for busy professionals interested in advancing their careers.  You will join students from a variety of backgrounds including corporate, nonprofit organizations, and government areas.

You will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of business through the required courses and also develop expertise in a specific field by focusing on a concentration, giving you a powerful combination of in-depth knowledge and skill set development designed to serve you throughout your professional careers.

If you are looking for an MBA program that offers you a comprehensive and challenging business curriculum with convenient scheduling, excellent and experienced teaching, personal advising, and at an easily accessible location , Long Island University may be the right choice for you.

What LIU can offer you:

At LIU you will find classes taught by a mix of both academic and practitioner faculty who strive to create an exciting learning atmosphere while teaching the latest in business knowledge.

The MBA program allows you to concentrate your studies in the fields of accounting/taxation, finance, management information systems, international business, marketing, or management.

When you start the program will be assigned a personal academic advisor who will assist you in designing a program that meets your needs and interests.  Career advising geared toward the concerns of the graduate students is also available.

Our convenient location in the heart of downtown Brooklyn is close to Wall Street and other Manhattan employers.  Our campus is located within a few blocks of the A, C, G, N, R, W, 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway lines.  There is also onsite parking available.

Program Concentrations:

Accounting and Taxation
The Accounting and Taxation concentration is designed to expand the knowledge of students preparing to work in the fields of financial management and control, to enter or advance in the field of professional accounting as Certified Public Accountants, or to specialize in the field of taxation.  In the advanced core, students may substitute either Accounting 770 or Taxation 745 for MBA 615.  Concentration classes must include the following: Accounting 737 and 742 and Taxation 716.

Finance
The concentration in Finance develops technical and managerial skills for global financial careers.  Courses cover global financial instruments and markets while developing analytical and strategic decision-making abilities.  The approach considers macroeconomics as well as financial aspects of individual business organizations.  A background in accounting or finance (or both) is preferable. GBA 511, Corporate Financial Management, and GBA 514, Money, Banking and Capital Markets, or their equivalents, are prerequisites to all advanced finance courses.

International Business

The International Business concentration focuses on decision-making in an international context and prepares professionals for positions within multinational organizations.  Business functions are related to the socio-cultural, political, legal and labor forces that affect global corporations.  The International Business concentration evaluates, both theoretically and practically, the opportunities and risks of doing business in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.

Management
The Management concentration focuses on the interrelated functions of business enterprises, large and small, which determine their viability in the global marketplace of the twenty-first century. Goal setting, organizational structures, management philosophies and cultures, ethics, production and measurement processes, problem analysis and decision-making techniques are all explored within a range of internal and external environments.

Management Information Systems
A Management Information System concentration provides the necessary information for managing an organization.  Moreover, an effective management information system provides decision-oriented information to assist managers in planning, organizing and controlling the organization.  The Management Information Systems curriculum teaches information system concepts within organization functions, as well as management knowledge and technical information systems knowledge.  The graduate can work within the environment of a modern organization and can interact with both organizational functions and computer technology.   Required courses are Computer Science 601, CS 633, CS 649 and 655 or 673.

Marketing
The Marketing concentration provides the student with an understanding of the operational and policy aspects of the marketing function in both industrial and consumer markets. In the marketing courses, the student experiences the multiple dimensions of the decision-making process in a marketing setting, and apply the analytical tools of economic behavior sciences and quantitative systems to problems and opportunities currently facing marketing executives.

Academic Program Structure and Content

The MBA program at LIU requires 36 - 60 credit hours to complete.  The program consists of a General Business Core, Advanced Business Core, Concentration and Capstone.

 General Business Core (top of page)

The General Business Core classes are designed for those students who lack specific business course work at the undergraduate level.  Students who have received grades of at lease B (3.0) in two undergraduate courses with the same content will have the general business core classes waived.

The General Business Core not only provides a basis for advanced study, but also offers an opportunity to explore the various fields of business before choosing a concentration.

Course

Credits

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 514: Money, Banking and Capital Markets

3

GBA 515: Managerial Communications

3

GBA 516: Business Statistics

3

GBA 517: Fundamentals of Management Information Systems

3

Total:

24

Beyond the general business core courses, the MBA program requires a minimum of 36 credits, which includes 18 credits in the advanced core, 12 credits of electives and 6 credits of capstone course work.

 Advanced Core (top of page)

The Advanced Business Core is the heart of the MBA program.  The six classes provide an integrated overview of the field of business.

Course

Credits

MBA 610: Financial Services and the New Financial World

3

MBA 611: Global Economic Environment of Business

3

MBA 612: Marketing Strategy

3

MBA 613: Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 614: Operations Management

3

MBA 615: Management in a Global Society

3

Total:

18

 

Concentrations (top of page)

 

Credits

Students select four classes from one of the concentration areas.  Each concentration area explores a particular business field in depth. One course must have an international focus.

Concentrations are available in:

Accounting/Taxation
Finance
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing

12

Total:

12

 

Capstone (top of page)

The capstone course is two three-credit classes that examine the fields of policy-making and administration and build upon and integrate the work covered in the graduate curriculum.  capstone courses must to be taken in the last semester of study.

 

Credits

MBA 800: Business Policy I

3

MBA 801: Business Policy II

3

Total:

6

 

Admissions Requirements:(Full Matriculation)(top of page)

A student may be accepted as either a fully matriculated student who has met all conditions of acceptance or as a limited matriculated student.  To be accepted as a fully matriculated student, the applicant must provide the following:

Application Requirements

1.  A completed application form.
2.  Official transcripts showing a minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) from accredited institutions.
3.  A written statement outlining the student's reasons for wishing to pursue an MBA.
4.  A current resume.
5.  Two letters of recommendation.
6.  A GMAT score.

Limited Matriculation

The applicant may be admitted as a limited matriculated student, if they received less than a 3.0 GPA but more than a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate studies.  The student is eligible to apply for fully matriculated status after completing 12 credits of graduate work in which they earned a 3.25 or higher GPA.

Students who have completed their application but have not taken the GMAT can only be accepted as a limited matriculation student.  The student then must take the test during the first semester of enrollment.  There is no required score that must be obtained, but failure to take the GMAT will result in the student not being allowed to register for classes the following semester.

Request for Information (top of page)

For more information, please email business@brooklyn.liu.edu or call 718-488-1070.

For admission material, please contact the LIU admissions office at (718) 488-1011 or apply@liu.edu.