Business Administration : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS in Accounting; BS in Business Administration
Business Administration Concentrations: Financial Analysis, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Combined Degrees: BS/MBA
Graduate: MBA, MS, PhD

Advisement

Academic advisement is available in the Undergraduate Academic Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center (716-645-3206). The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Acceptance Information

Freshmen who declare an interest in accounting or business administration will be admitted provisionally to the School of Management Accounting or Business Administration Major. In the first two years, students will complete the university writing requirements (ENG 101 and ENG 201), general education courses, and the seven School of Management foundation courses.

All students go through an academic review at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. To remain in the School of Management and be permitted to take restricted upper-level (300/400-level) School of Management courses, the student must satisfy the requirements noted in the accounting and business administration BS charts. It is particularly important that accounting majors stay on track to enter the junior year accounting courses in a fall semester.

Current UB day-division students who are intended School of Management majors and students wishing to change majors into the School of Management will also need to satisfy these requirements. Students may stop by 204 Alfiero Center to declare their interest in changing to the School of Management and to pick up appropriate application materials. For upper-division students, applications to the major should be made in the semester in which students satisfy the requirements previously stated. The application deadlines are March 1 and June 15 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission for business administration majors only. Please note that accounting applications for junior year admission are only accepted for fall admission.

Students admitted to the business administration major may apply to the accounting major in the spring semester of the sophomore year providing all of the prerequisites will be completed by the end of the sophomore spring semester. Applications to the Accounting Degree Program require completion of MGA 201 and MGA 202 with minimum grades of B. This is in addition to the minimum GPA of 3.0 in the seven foundation course requirements and an overall, transfer, and UB GPA minimum of 3.0. Accounting applications are available in 204 Alfiero Center.


Students who do not meet these requirements must select another major.

Transfer Policy

Students may apply for transfer from two year and four year colleges and enter the School of Management Accounting or Business Administration Programs as intended majors; they are subject to the academic review and requirements previously stated. Transfer students who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours and the seven management foundation courses (or approved equivalents) with a minimum GPA of 2.75 are admitted to the upper division of the BS in Business Administration Program.

The following foundation courses are prerequisites to upper level courses in the major and must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (3.0 GPA minimum for accounting): introductory psychology, computer applications, and statistics, accounting principles I, accounting principles II, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and calculus I & II (or one semester of an equivalent MTH 131 course). The normal requirements for a transfer student to petition for a course equivalency for MGA 201-MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting I-II is the successful completion of two semesters of accounting courses, including financial and managerial accounting. Upper level management related courses should be deferred until the junior or senior year at the university.

All admissions decisions and other policies and regulations established by the School of Management are subject to review by the written petition procedures.

Business Administration - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

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 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 the 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.

Advising Notes

Students entering in the spring semester should be aware of possible course sequence problems that may necessitate registration in summer school or waiting additional semesters to take specific courses.

Free elective credit ranges from 9 to 15 hours in the junior and senior years depending upon the concentration selected.

Required Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics*
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics*
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I*
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II*
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning, and Management
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management
MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics*
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management*
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology*
Three to five management electives
Completion of the 50% AACSB rule

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 120
See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall ECO 181*, MTH 131*
Spring ECO 182*, PSY 101*

SECOND YEAR
Fall MGA 201*, MGQ 201*, AACSB elective (1 credit)
Spring MGA 202*, AACSB electives (9 credits)

THIRD YEAR
Fall MGQ 301, MGS 351, MGM 301, MGI 301, AACSB electives (3 credits)
Spring MGO 302, MGB 301, MGF 301, MGG 300, AACSB electives (3 credits)

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MGE 302, Two management electives**
Spring Two management electives**
Fall or Spring MGO 403, MGT 401

*One of the seven School of Management foundation courses
**The number of MG electives varies depending upon the concentration selected.

Students need to pay special attention to the AACSB non-business requirement (See About the Program).

Business Administration Concentrations

The 300/400-level courses are taken to fulfill management electives.

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS CONCENTRATION
MGA 306 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance
MGF 402 Investment Management
One of the following: MGF 401 Financial Institutions, MGF 403 International Financial Management, MGF 407 Financial Derivatives and Their Markets or MGF 420 Special Topics in Finance

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
MGI 411 Advanced Human Resources Management
Two of the following: MGB 425 Power and Influence in Organizations, MGI 418 Special Topics, MGI 420 Special Topics, MGI 496 Internship

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONCENTRATION
Three of the following: GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business, GEO 333 Bases of World Commerce, GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems, MGF 403 International Financial Management, MGM 483 International Marketing
Two semesters of a foreign language (may be waived under certain circumstances)

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCENTRATION
CSE 113 Introduction to Computer Science I
MGS 314 Applied Business Programming
MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology
MGS 404 Database Management Systems
MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design
MGS 425 Management of IT Projects

MARKETING CONCENTRATION
MGM 403 Marketing Research
Two of the following: MGM 402 Selling and Sales Force Management, MGM 404 Consumer Behavior, MGM 405 Seminar in Marketing, MGM 406 Product and Brand Management, MGM 409 Advertising and Promotion, MGM 483 International Marketing

OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
MGO 303 Supply Chain & Logistics Management
MGO 304 Service Operations & Extreme Events Management
Plus one of the following courses: MGO 330 Entrepreneurship, MGO 450 Business Forecasting, MGO 496 Internship, MGI 411 Advanced Human Resources Management, MGB 425 Power & Influence in Organizations, IE 409 Six Sigma Quality, IE 408 Quality Assurance, IE 460 Lean Enterprise & Industrial Applications

Accounting - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Admission to the junior year in accounting is fall semester only.
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 Accounting major 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 the 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 grades of B in Accounting Principles I and II.

4. Junior standing.

Advising Notes

Students entering in the spring semester should be aware of possible course sequence problems that may necessitate registration in summer school or waiting additional semesters to take specific courses. Please be aware that admission to the junior year in accounting occurs only in fall semesters.

Required Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics*
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics*
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I*
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II*
MGA 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I: Assets and Income Determination***
MGA 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II: Equities***
MGA 303 Communication for Accountants
MGA 311 Accounting Systems***
MGA 314 Cost Accounting
MGA 402 Auditing**
MGA 403 Federal and State Taxes**
MGA 404 Advanced Financial Accounting**
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGF 401 Financial Institutions or MGF 402 Investment Management or MGF 403 International Financial Management or MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance or MGF 407 Financial Derivatives and Their Markets or MGF 420 Special Topics in Finance
MGG 300 Career Planning, Strategies, and Management
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management (formerly MGQ 302)
MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (formerly MGS 403)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics*
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGT 403 Business Law I
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management*
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology*
Completion of the 50% AACSB rule

*One of the seven School of Management foundation courses
***These courses must be completed with grades of C or better to continue in the accounting program.

Students need to pay special attention to the AACSB non-business requirement (See About the Program).

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 122

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall ECO 181*, MTH 131*
Spring PSY 101*, ECO 182*

SECOND YEAR
Fall MGA 201*, MGQ 201*, AACSB elective (1 credit)
Spring MGA 202*, AACSB electives (9 credits)

THIRD YEAR
Fall MGA 301, MGA 303, MGA 311, MGQ 301, MGF 301, MGS 351
Spring MGA 302, MGA 314, MGE 302, MGO 302, MGM 301, MGG 300

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MGT 403, MGI 301, MGA 402, MGA 403, AACSB elective (3 credits)
Spring MGA 404, MGB 301, MGO 403, and MGF 401 or MGF 402 or MGF 403 or MGF 405 or MGF 407

Note: The accreditation standards of the AACSB International mandate that an undergraduate curriculum must have a general education component that makes up at least 50 percent of the student's four-year program. Up to 9 credit hours of economics and up to 6 credit hours of statistics may be counted toward AACSB's 50 percent rule.

Business Administration - B.S / M.B.A

About the Program

The BS/MBA program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a conventional four-year BS in business administration program and a two-year MBA program. Students accepted into this program must meet undergraduate requirements exactly as specified in the following course schedule for the first three years. Any deviation in the curriculum must be approved. After completion of the undergraduate portion of the degree, the student completes no less than 30 graduate hours (excluding waivers) for the MBA degree. The BS and the MBA degrees are conferred upon completion of the MBA courses at the end of the fifth year.

Advising Notes

Students can complete MGM 615, MGB 610, and MGO 640 as part of the MBA core rather than the corresponding undergraduate level courses (MGM 301, MGB 301, and MGO 403.) Students who apply and are admitted to the BS/MBA Business Administration program are advised to choose MGT 640 as an elective at the graduate level to satisfy the MGT 401 requirement and will need to take MGE 302 during the summer after junior year. It may also be necessary for BS/MBA students to enroll in summer courses if behind on general education or AACSB requirements.

Required Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MGA 201 Introduction to Accounting I
MGA 202 Introduction to Accounting II
MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers
MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration or MGB 610 Organizational Behavior
MGB 611 Team Skills
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGE 604 Business Economics
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers
MGG 300 Career Planning, Strategies, and Management
MGG 601 Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability
MGG 635 Business Communications
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management
MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management or MGO 640 Business Strategy
MGO 620 Operations Management
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions
MGO 644 Business Practice
MGQ 201 Introduction to Computers and Statistics
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGS 605 IT Management
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management or MGT 640 Legal Aspects of Business Management
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
Internship
Nine MBA electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the Business Administration BS/MBA: 150
Total required credit hours for the Accounting BS/MBA: 156

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Business Administration BS/MBA

FIRST YEAR
Fall MTH 131, ECO 181, ENG 101, UGC 111
Spring PSY 101, ECO 182, ENG 201, UGC 112, AACSB elective

SECOND YEAR
Fall MGA 201, MGQ 201, Natural Science 1, American Pluralism, AACSB elective
Spring MGA 202, Natural Science 2, Arts, 2 AACSB electives

THIRD YEAR
Fall MGQ 301, MGB 301 or MGB 610, MGS 351, MGG 300 (2 credits), AACSB elective
Spring MGO 302, MGI 301, MGF 301, MGM 301, free elective
Summer MGE 302

Students must complete university general education requirements, complete 45 credits outside of business, economics, and statistics (AACSB electives), and 90 undergraduate credit hours prior to starting the MBA courses in the fourth year.

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MGG 635, MGB 611, MGA 603, MGF 611, MGG 601, MGM 615, MGQ 608, MGQ 609
Spring MGA 605, MGE 604, MGO 620, MGO 640, MGS 605, and two MGT or concentration electives

FIFTH YEAR
Fall Five MGT or concentration electives
Spring MGO 642, MGO 644, four MGT electives or concentration courses (may include internship)

Accounting BS/MBA

FIRST AND SECOND YEARS
Follow first two years of general management BS/MBA program

Accounting students can complete MGM 615, MGB 610, MGT 640, and MGO 640 as part of the MBA core rather than the corresponding undergraduate level course and it is recommended that students choose MGI 601 as an elective to cover MGI 301. If not taking MGI 601, then students need to take MGI 301 during the summer after junior year. Students who apply to and are admitted to the BS/MBA program may also find it necessary to enroll in coursework during summer sessions if behind on general education or AACSB requirements.

THIRD YEAR
Fall MGQ 301, MGS 351, MGF 301, MGA 301, MGA 303 (2 credits) or MGG 300, MGA 311
Spring MGO 302, MGE 302, MGA 302, MGA 314, MGG 300 (2 credits) or MGA 303, AACSB elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MGQ 608, MGQ 609, MGB 610, MGB 611, MGA 603, MGF 611, MGG 635, MGG 601, MGM 615
Spring MGA 605, MGE 640, MGO 620, MGO 640, MGS 605, MGA 611, MGA 613

Since MGI 601 is an elective course at the graduate level, MGI 301 is recommended at the undergraduate level. One of the two courses must be completed to fulfill undergraduate requirements.

FIFTH YEAR
Fall MGA 614, MGA 612, MGT 640, MGT electives (may include internship)
Spring MGO 642, MGO 644, MGA 607; MGA 617 or MGA 618 or elective; Finance elective, MGT elective (may include internship)

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:31 EST