Business Administration : About The Program

About Our Degrees

All students must apply for admission to the School of Management for upper-division admission to the Business Administration or the Accounting major. Admission to the School of Management majors is competitive and highly selective.

Acceptance Criteria - BS in Business Administration

Students may apply for admission to the School of Management when they enter the university as freshmen, transfer students, or later in their academic careers. To remain in the School of Management Business Administration Program and to be permitted to take restricted upper-level (300/400 level) School of Management courses, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of seven management foundation courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the seven courses. If a course is repeated, the School of Management will only look at the grade earned the second time, even if the grade is lower than the grade earned the first time. Students may not enroll in any major-related course for a third attempt.
  2. Minimum transfer, overall, and UB GPA of 2.5.
  3. Junior standing.


Acceptance Criteria - BS in Accounting

Students may apply for admission to the School of Management when they enter the university as freshmen, transfer students, or later in their academic careers. To remain in the School of Management Accounting Program and to be permitted to take restricted upper-level (300/400 level) School of Management courses, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of seven management foundation courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the seven courses. If a course is repeated, the School of Management will only look at the grade earned the second time, even if the grade is lower than the grade earned the first time. Students may not enroll in any major-related course for a third attempt.
  2. Minimum transfer, overall, and UB GPA of 3.0.
  3. Minimum of B in MGA 201 and MGA 202 (Principles of Accounting I and II.)
  4. Junior standing.


Current Acceptance Information

Current UB students and transfer students not yet admitted to the School of Management may apply for admission according to the following application deadlines:

BS in Business Administration
Spring admission: October 1 (rolling admission for transfers)
Fall admission: March 1 and June 15 (rolling admission for transfers)

No supplemental application is required for new transfer students.

BS in Accounting
Fall admission only: March 1 and June 15

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching have been presented to Professors Ronald Huefner, Arun Jain, Kenneth Kim, Frank Krzystofiak, Arlene Hibschweiler, Jerry Newman, Philip Perry, and Natalie Simpson.

The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Professional Service have been presented to Diane Dittmar, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, and Arlene Bergwall, former Assistant Dean for Academic Programs.

See a list of our Undergraduate Faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Awards and honors presented to majors include: Beta Gamma Sigma, the Challen Family Scholarship, the Charles Pearson Fellowship, the Michael Christopher Scholarship, the Hsinchun Chen & Hsaio-Hui Chow Scholarship, the Dean's List, the John G. and Elizabeth Gibbons Scholarship, the Amena and Hatim Nakhoda & Family Scholarship, the Adriana I. Thaler Marketing Scholarship, and the Arthur and Louise Wasserman Scholarship.

Extracurricular Activities

Student Organizations

A wide variety of student associations and clubs are open to business administration and accounting students. There are UB chapters of several national organizations: the American Accounting Association (UBAA), the American Marketing Association (AMA), and Beta Alpha Psi, along with Delta Sigma Pi and Pi Sigma Epsilon (national honor societies).

Students may also participate in the Financial Management Association (FMA), the Minority Management Society (MMS), the Society for Human Resources in Management (SHRM), Women in Management (WIM), Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and the Management Information Systems Association (MISA), and the Undergraduate Management Association (UMA); see Student Resources for these clubs' Web sites.

See the UB Student Association.

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:31 EST