M.B.A. in Management

LIU Post's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program combines the highest levels of academic rigor and real-world impact. Accredited by AACSB International, it offers several flexible options to support individual interests, career objectives, and busy schedules. Pursue your education on a full- or part-time basis during weeknights and/or on Saturdays. As a diverse business degree with multiple avenues of professional development, electives are available in the areas of finance, management, marketing, and international business.

LIU 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.

Check out the LIU Post Graduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.

Admissions Requirements

The College of Management Business Program has established the following criteria as the most critical in the evaluation of candidates for graduate study:

  1. Scholastic achievement and a desire to excel as evidenced by previous academic work.
  2. Aptitude for graduate study as indicated by scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
  3. 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 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. The GRE-GMAT Conversion Table may be found at A LSAT Exam taken within the past five (5) years with 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 the one of the standardized tests listed no later than the completion of the second course in order to continue their MBA program.

Course Descriptions

Core Courses

GBA 520 Economics for Business Decisions

Key micro and macroeconomic concepts and issues are used to equip students to analyze economic problems and appreciate the implications of global economic events. The course develops key microeconomic concepts, such as the construction of supply and demand curves, elasticity and marginal analysis. The course then develops key macroeconomic concepts and tools to examine key policy issues as: National Income Accounting, the aggregate supply and demand curve, the supply and demand for money, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and the impact of changes in exchange rates.
Fall/Spring, 3 credits

GBA 521 Financial Accounting and Reporting

This course examines basic accounting concepts and methods and their significance to management and other users of financial statements. Topics include an introduction to fundamental accounting concepts; the measurement and reporting of income, financial position, and cash flows; and the measurement and reporting of assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity. Ethical issues are considered throughout this course.
Every Semester, 3 credits

GBA 522 Corporate Financial Management

This course focuses on wealth maximization and managerial decision making in a global market setting. Basic principles by which the modern corporation manages its assets, controls its liabilities and raises new capital are addressed. Topics include the time value of money, valuation and rates of return on securities, financial statement analysis, capital budgeting techniques, as well as cost of capital, capital structure and leverage considerations.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: GBA 521 Fall/Spring, 3 credits

GBA 523 Management and Leadership in a Global Society

This course addresses contemporary global management challenges stemming from changing organizational structures, complex environmental conditions, new technological developments, and increasingly diverse workforces. Highlighted are critical management issues involved in planning, organizing, controlling, and leading an organization. The course focuses on leadership and addresses the complex issue of business ethics inherent in decision making. Students will apply theoretical management concepts to organizational situations with the use of current business headlines and case studies. This synergy of theory and practice will help students gain analytical skills for professional assessments. Students will also make research-based oral presentations to further develop their communications skills.
Every Semester, 3 credits

GBA 524 Marketing Management

This course is an analysis of the operations of marketing systems. It familiarizes students with marketing principles and enables them to adapt marketing operations to opportunities in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Focus is placed upon the principal decision components that include market segmentation, marketing research, consumer behavior, product development, promotion, pricing and distribution. International and ethical issues are discussed.
Every Semester, 3 credits

GBA 525 Statistics for Managers

The course is designed to give a fundamental knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques involved in the application of probability and statistics to business research and managerial decisions. The range of applications covers various functional areas such as finance, marketing, accounting, management, economics and production. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability concepts and techniques applicable in risk assessment and decision theory, statistical inference (estimation and hypothesis testing), and some basic forecasting models including regression.
Every Semester, 3 credits

Management Perspectives Courses

MBA 620 Managing Information Technology and e-Commerce

This course is devoted to the management of information resources in an organization. It will emphasize management concepts and strategies essential for the selection, development, design, implementation, use and maintenance of information and e-commerce technologies and information systems in today’s organizations. Business cases will be extensively utilized to facilitate classroom discussion.
Co-requisite: GBA 520, GBA 521, GBA 524, GBA 525
Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 621 Financial Markets and Institutions

This course provides the student with knowledge of global financial markets; the institutions that operate in those markets and the manner in which various markets and institutions interrelate. Topics covered include: types of markets and of financial institutions; determinants of interest rates; the risk and term structure of interest rates: money markets and capital markets; asset-backed securities; forwards, futures, options, swaps, and other derivatives; equity markets; the role of central banks in the creation of money and in the conduct of monetary policy; and an examination of some recent developments in global finance.
Prerequisite: GBA 522 Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 622 Competitive Marketing Strategy

The course focuses on competitive marketing strategy, marketing planning processes, concepts, and methods with a global orientation at the product level as well as at the corporate level. It emphasizes the relationship between marketing and other functions and draws upon perspectives from industrial economics, corporate finance and strategic management literature. Competitive marketing strategies and practices of contemporary firms are discussed as they relate to industrial and consumer products and services. The overall objective of the course is to help students incorporate and apply the skills, methods and insights they have acquired in prior marketing and other business courses in the design and implementation of marketing strategies.
Prerequisite: GBA 524 Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 623 Organizational Behavior

This course examines the important behavioral issues facing individuals within organizations. Initially, focus is placed on the organizational factors that influence behavior. Next, the course examines the individual differences that influence behavior. Topics in this section include motivation, reward systems, and values and ethics. The course then focuses on the development of effective work groups to explore communications, negotiations, teams and the learning organizations. Selected topics in leadership conclude the course of study.
Prerequisite: GBA 523 Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 624 Operations Management

Operations Management is concerned with the efficient and effective transformation of resources into goods and services. This course is designed to develop the ability to analyze and improve the performance of operations processes in organizations. Topics to be discussed include operations strategy, product/service selection and design, capacity planning, quality management, facility location and layout, inventory management, business process reengineering, and supply chain management.
Prerequisites: GBA 525 Every Semester, 3 credits

MBA 625 Global Business: Environment and Operations

This course introduces the student to the discipline of international business. It demonstrates the uniqueness of the international business environment and focuses on aspects of business necessary to compete in the global arena. The first half of the course focuses on the environmental context in which international firms operate – country-specific factors (socio-cultural, political, legal and economic factors), the global trade and investment environment and the global monetary system. Theories and concepts associated with these factors are surveyed and the forces of regionalization and globalization are discussed, including the facilitating institutions. The second half of the course examines the strategies and structures that firms adopt, and explain how firms can perform their key functions – production, marketing, R & D, finance, human resource management – and compete successfully in the international business environment.
Prerequisites: All Core Courses Every Semester, 3 credits

Integrative Capstone

MBA 820 Business Policy

Business policy is an integrating course that prepares students for pulling together the diverse disciplines involved in organizational decision making. The course explores formal and informal aspects of policy formation, its application, and consequences. Students deal with formal decision theory and practice, organizational theory and practice, marketing and personnel policies and social conditions as they impinge upon and require new organizational thinking. This course develops students’ capabilities in strategic decision making in a changing world. Issues include the ranking and the definition and measurement of organizational objectives; the concept of organizational strategy; mission; the formulation and evaluation of alternatives; the interrelationships between quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques; the roles of personal values, ethics, and political power; product life cycle; capital allocation; and acquisitions and divestitures. A computer-based simulation, cases, lectures, and group analyses are employed.
Prerequisites: All Core and Management Perspectives Courses Every Semester, 3 credits

Degree Requirements

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, LIU 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 achieve 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 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 LIU Post MBA program.

For information about the GMAT exam, go to

MBA Programs

The College of Management at LIU 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.

For more information about the Campus MBA Program, contact the Office of Graduate Programs at 516-299-2098 or e-mail

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.

5-Year Programs

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.

For more information about these programs, please contact Cyndy Cataudella in the Office of Graduate Programs at 516-299-4182 or

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 LIU Global's world-wide centers during their junior year.

For more information about this program, please contact:

JD/MBA Program

This program prepares students for careers in law firms, corporations, not-for-profit organizations and consulting firms. The MBA degree, conferred by LIU 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.

For more information about the JD/MBA Program, contact the Office of Graduate Programs at 516-299-2098 or e-mail

Transfer Credits LIU Post Courses

Up to 9 credits earned from the following required LIU Post courses can be transferred and applied toward the 88 credits Touro Law Center requires for its J.D. degree.

GBA 521 Financial Accounting and Reporting M.B.A. 621 Financial Markets and Institutions
GBA 522 Corporate Financial Management M.B.A. 625 Global Business: Environment and Operations
M.B.A. 820 Business Policy

Touro Law Center Courses

Up to 9 credits earned from the following Touro Law Center courses can be transferred and applied toward the 48* credits that LIU Post requires for its MBA degree:

LAW 704 Alternate Dispute Resolution LAW 777 Employment Law
LAW 770 Business Organizations I LAW 781 Federal Income Tax
LAW 771 Business Organizations II LAW 747 Insurance Law
LAW 770P Business Organizations Practice Module LAW 812 Intellectual Property
LAW 768 Business Planning LAW 762 International Business Transactions
LAW 816 Computer Law LAW 772 Labor Law
LAW 610 Contracts I LAW 749 Negotiable Instruments and Payment Systems
LAW 611 Contracts II LAW 948 Partnership and Small Corporation Planning
LAW 782 Corporate Taxation LAW 814 Patent Law
LAW 750 Creditors’ Rights LAW 815 Patent Practice Seminar
LAW 817 Cyber Law LAW 745 Sales
LAW 743 Drafting Commercial Documents LAW 748 Secured Transactions
LAW 776 Employment Discrimination Law LAW 766 Securities Regulation

* Number of credits required for graduation may vary due to credits previously earned. Credit requirements are reviewed on a student-by-student basis. Contact your academic advisor for further information.

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.

Corporations interested in offering the MBA program onsite to their employees may contact the Office of Graduate Programs at 516-299-2098 or e-mail Courses can be delivered on a schedule that matches the operating times of the corporation.

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.

For more information contact the Office of Graduate Programs at 516-299-2098 or e-mail

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.

For more information about the Personal Enrichment Program, contact the Office of Graduate Programs at 516-299-2098 or e-mail

You may register for up to 2 of the following core classes:

GBA 520 Economics for Business Decisions
GBA 521 Financial Accounting and Reporting
GBA 522 Corporate Financial Management (Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: GBA 521)
GBA 523 Management and Leadership in a Global Society
GBA 524 Marketing Management
GBA 525 Statistics for Managers

Personal Enrichment Form

Typical Sequence

36 - 48 Credits

The MBA Curriculum

Core (18 credits*)
Course Credits
GBA 520 Economics for Business Decisions 3
GBA 521 Financial Accounting and Reporting 3
GBA 522 Corporate Financial Management (Pre/Co requisite: GBA 521) 3
GBA 523 Management and Leadership in a Global Society 3
GBA 524 Marketing Management 3
GBA 525 Statistics for Managers 3

* Some or all Core courses may be waived if the student has taken an equivalent undergraduate course within the past five (5) years and earned a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. If five (5) core courses are waived, the student must substitute one (1) additional Elective course. If all six (6) core courses are waived, the student must substitute two (2) additional Elective courses.

Management Perspectives (18 credits)
Course Credits
MBA 620 Managing Information Technology and e-Commerce (Pre/Co requisites: GBA 520, GBA 521, GBA 524, GBA 525) 3
MBA 621 Financial Markets and Institutions (Prerequisite: GBA 522) 3
MBA 622 Competitive Marketing Strategy (Prerequisite: GBA 524) 3
MBA 623 Organizational Behavior (Prerequisite: GBA 523) 3
MBA 624 Operations Management (Prerequisite: GBA 525) 3
MBA 625 Global Business: Environment and Operations (Prerequisite: Core Courses) 3
Electives (9 to 15 credits)

Students select courses that fit their needs and career goals from the areas of Finance, International Business, Management, and or Marketing. Prerequisite: Core and Management Perspective courses

Students who have waived 5 or 6 Core courses must take 4 or 5 Elective courses, respectively.

Integrative Capstone (3 credits)

MBA 820 Business Policy
Prerequisite: Core and Management Perspective courses


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