Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Business Administration - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS in 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
Minors:Management

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. (closed noon-1:00p.m.)

Acceptance Information

Academic performance in the freshmen and sophomore year courses is the main criterion for admission/continuation to the upper division business administration major. In the first two years, students work on the UB Curriculum and the seven School of Management prerequisite courses required to enter the junior year major courses.

All students are reviewed for academic progress each semester to ensure good and timely academic progress toward the major is achieved. To remain in the business administration major and be permitted to take restricted upper division (300/400-level) School of Management courses, students must satisfy the prerequisite and GPA admission criteria in the business administration BS degree chart below.

Current UB students who did not apply to the School of Management at entry to UB who wish to change majors to business administration will also need to satisfy these prerequisite and GPA admission criteria and may apply online. Students may visit 204 Alfiero Center to declare their interest in changing to business administration or in changing from business administration to accounting. However, in order to best facilitate proper course registration, students ought to complete the change of major request online as soon as they are considering the business administration major.

Students who do not meet these requirements must explore other majors.

Transfer Policy

Students may apply for transfer from two year and four year colleges and enter the business administration major if they qualify. Transfer students are subject to the academic review and requirements, including a minimum transfer GPA of 2.5 at time of admission to UB. Transfer students who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours and the seven management prerequisite courses (or approved equivalents) with a minimum GPA of 2.75 will be permitted to begin the junior year curriculum at entry.

The following foundation courses are prerequisites to upper level courses in the major and must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.75: introductory psychology, introduction to statistics for analytics, introduction to financial accounting, introduction to management accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and mathematical analysis for management (business calculus/calculus I). The normal requirements for a transfer student to petition for course equivalencies for MGA 201 and MGA 202 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.

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Business Administration - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Students may apply for admission to the business administration BS when they enter the university as freshmen, transfer students, or later in their academic careers. To remain in the business administration 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 prerequisite 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 (including prerequisites) for a third attempt.

2. Minimum overall (including transfer credits) and UB GPA of 2.5.

3. Junior standing (completion of 60 credits.)

Advising Notes

To graduate with a degree in Business Administration, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in upper division (300/400 level) classes, as well as meet the University Degree Requirements.

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.

The AACSB International standards mandate that an undergraduate curriculum should have a liberal arts component that makes up at least 50 percent of the student's four-year program. That is referred to as the AACSB 50% rule. Up to 9 credit hours of economics and up to 6 credit hours of statistics may be counted toward AACSB's 50% rule. In addition to the allowable 9 credits of economics and 6 credits of statistics (included in the business administration curriculum), all students must complete at least 45 credit hours of non-business, non-economics, and non-statistics credit hours to satisfy the 50 percent rule.

Free elective credit ranges from 2 to 11 hours in the junior and senior years depending upon the concentration selected.

Prerequisite Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management*
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

*Transfer students who have successfully completed a Calculus I (MTH 121, MTH 141, or MTH 153 equivalent) prior to entering UB will be waived from MTH 131. UB students who began their studies in a major outside of the School of Management who completed MTH 121, MTH 141, or MTH 153 as part of their prior academic program will also be waived from MTH 131. Entering freshmen who have earned AP credit for MTH 141 will also be waived from MTH 131. All other School of Management majors are required to complete MTH 131.

Required Courses

MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGI 301 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for Managers
MGG 298 Career Connections I
MGG 303 Communication Literacy for Business
MGG 398 Career Connections II
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management
MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGS 351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management
Three to six management concentration courses or general management electives
Completion of 45 AACSB elective credit hours

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 82
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 2
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Students need to pay special attention to the AACSB elective requirement.

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan (PDF) which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Business Administration Concentrations

Note: A concentration/elective course cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of more than one concentration.

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Financial Analysis (PDF)
Human Resources Management (PDF)
International Business (PDF)
Management Information Systems (PDF)
Marketing (PDF)
Operations and Supply Chain Management (PDF)

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS CONCENTRATION - 4 courses required
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, or MGF 439 Security Trading and Exchange Design
Credits Required for Major 78
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 6
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION - 3 courses required
MGI 415 Human Resources Strategy, Development, and Implementation
Two of the following: MGI 416 Talent Management, MGI 417 Performance Management and Rewards, MGB 425 Power and Influence in Organizations, or
MGI 496 Internship
Credits Required for Major 75
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 9
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONCENTRATION - 3-5 courses required
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 semester proficiency in a foreign language
Credits Required for Major 75
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 9
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCENTRATION - 6 courses required
CSE 113 Introduction to Computer Science I or CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors 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
Credits Required for Major 82
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 2
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


MARKETING CONCENTRATION - 3 courses required
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 420 Special Topics in Marketing MGM 483 International Marketing
Credits Required for Major 75
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 9
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - 3 courses required
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 493 Special Topics in Operations Management, MGB 425 Power & Influence in Organizations, IE 409 Six Sigma Quality, IE 408 Quality Assurance, IE 460 Lean Enterprise & Industrial Applications (IE courses by permission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)
Credits Required for Major 75
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 9
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or major requirements.

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 curriculum, the student completes no less than 60 graduate hours (excluding waivers) for the MBA degree during year four and five. Provided the student has satisfied all of the requirements for the BS degree at the end of year four, the BS degree may be awarded at that time and the MBA degree is conferred upon completion of the MBA courses at the end of the fifth year.

Advising Notes

Students can complete MGB 610 and 611, and MGO 640 as part of the MBA core rather than the corresponding undergraduate level courses (MGB 301 and MGO 403.) Students who apply and are admitted to the BS/MBA business administration program may need to take any undergraduate management core courses not completed by the end of the junior year in the summer after junior year before starting MBA courses in the fourth year. It may also be necessary for BS/MBA students to enroll in summer courses if behind on UB Curriculum or AACSB electives. See the Advising Notes section in the business administration BS degree chart for more information about AACSB elective requirements.

Students must be accepted to the business administration BS program, per the guidelines outlined above, before applying for the BS/MBA program. Admission to the BS/MBA program is very competitive. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office in 203 Alfiero for information on the BS/MBA program, including admission standards.

Prerequisite Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (minimum grade of B required)
MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting (minimum grade of B required)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management*
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

*Transfer students who have successfully completed a Calculus I (MTH 121, MTH 141, or MTH 153 equivalent) prior to entering UB will be waived from MTH 131. UB students who began their studies in a major outside of the School of Management who completed MTH 121, MTH 141, or MTH 153 as part of their prior academic program will also be waived from MTH 131. Entering freshmen who have earned AP credit for MTH 141 will also be waived from MTH 131. All other School of Management majors are required to complete MTH 131.

Required Courses

MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers
MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration (MGB 610 Organizational Behavior and MGB 611 Team Skills taken in the MBA in place of MGB 301)
MGE 302 Applied Economics
MGE 604 Business Economics
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers
MGG 298 Career Connections I
MGG 398 Career Connections II
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 (MGO 640 Business Strategy taken at the MBA level in place of MGO 403)
MGO 620 Operations Management
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions
MGO 695 Foundations of Entrepreneurship
MGO 644 Business Practice
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
Internship
Nine MBA electives

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 58
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 60
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 154

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for UB Curriculum and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Business Administration BS/MBA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

Students need to pay special attention to the AACSB elective requirement.

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