B.A. in International Relations & Diplomacy/M.B.A.
This exciting accelerated degree program offers a 21st century alternative to traditional business education. Designed for today's interdependent world – where political and economic forces operate in a global arena – the 5-year program combines an undergraduate education in global studies with a comprehensive M.B.A. preparation in management, marketing, finance and world business. Upon graduation, students will be uniquely equipped for careers in multinational corporations, government and international organizations.
To further their understanding of world politics, global environmental issues and international business planning, students have the option of studying abroad for a junior-year semester at Long Island University's Global College centers in China or India. The only program of its kind on Long Island, the B.A. in International Relations & Diplomacy/M.B.A. draws on the strengths of the LIU Post College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – renowned for its international studies offerings – and LIU Post's College of Management, which is one of the elite 5 percent of M.B.A. programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and is regularly listed in The Princeton Review's "Best 296 Business Schools."
Upon successful completion of the required courses, students are awarded both a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and the Master of Business Administration – a full year less than if the degrees were pursued separately. Because students take some graduate courses as undergraduates, this option offers significant savings in time and money.
The combined bachelor's and M.B.A. degree program requires the completion of 150 credits 111 undergraduate credits and 39 graduate credits for the M.B.A.
Freshmen: 85 high school average and minimum SAT score of 1100 (minimum 570 Critical Reading) or ACT score of 24 (minimum 24 English)
Transfers: Minimum 3.2 GPA and satisfactory completion of advancement interview
Admission to the M.B.A. Portion of the Degree Program: Requires minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.4, submission of acceptable application package and competitive GMAT score