Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Accounting - About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria - BS in Accounting

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

  1. Successful completion of the seven management prerequisite 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 (including prerequisite) course for a third attempt.
  2. Minimum transfer, overall, and UB GPA of 3.0.
  3. Minimum grade of B in MGA 201 and MGA 202 (Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Management Accounting).
  4. Junior standing (60 credit hours completed).

Acceptance Information

Current UB students and transfer students who did not enter UB as School of Management majors may apply on-line for a change of major at any time. However, in order to best facilitate proper course registration, students ought to complete the change of major request on-line as soon as they are considering the accounting major. Students who entered UB as Business Administration majors and wish to change the Accounting major, need to schedule academic advisement appointments in 204 Alfiero to apply to change to Accounting. Students should also be aware that the program requires that students start the upper-division requirements in a fall semester.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Ten members of our faculty are recipients of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, which recognizes outstanding teaching ability through superb classroom performance. These scholars bring to their classes broad interests and current, far-ranging knowledge. They are:
  • Professor Emeritus Ronald Huefner
  • Professor Arun Jain
  • Professor Emeritus Jerry Newman
  • Associate Professor Kenneth Kim
  • Associate Professor Arlene Hibschweiler
  • Associate Professor Frank Krzystofiak
  • Professor Emeritus Lewis Mandell
  • Associate Professor Philip Perry
  • Associate Professor Natalie Simpson
  • Associate Professor Charles Lindsey
The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Professional Service have been presented to:
  • Diane Dittmar, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
  • Jacqueline Molik Ghosen, Assistant Dean and Director of Communications
  • Arlene Bergwall, former Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
  • Samantha Calabrese was the 2015 recipient of the Professional Staff Senate Outstanding Service Award
Please visit our department website for additional information about our 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
  • the Stewart Study Abroad Scholarship
  • the Arthur and Louise Wasserman Scholarship
  • and the Robert W. Yendell Family Scholarship

Extracurricular Activities

There are more than 20 School of Management clubs and associations open to our undergraduate 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), Buffalo Undergraduate Consulting Club, and the Management Information Systems Association (MISA), the Undergraduate Management Association (UMA), and many more; see our Student Clubs Directory for club website and contact information.

See the UB Student Association for additional opportunities to become involved in the UB community.

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39