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:
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.
Minimum transfer, overall, and UB GPA of 3.0.
Minimum grade of B in MGA 201 and MGA 202 (Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Management Accounting).
Junior standing (60 credit hours completed).
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.
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
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
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.