Why is the University at Buffalo School of Management a great place to invest your time, money and energy?
The answer is simple: our curriculum emphasizes a broad exposure to quantitative reasoning, social sciences and soft skills, and a general management education required to compete in today's global market. All academic programs are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and provide you with an educational experience that offers both quality and value. Our newest bachelor’s degree program in information technology and management is the only undergraduate program in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that focuses on both technical and business skills.
To view curriculum requirements, select one of our degree programs:
The process for applying to the School of Management depends on the type of prospective student you are.
The School of Management admits new incoming first-years directly to the Accounting, Business Administration, or Information Technology and Management majors. For direct admission, prospective first-years are required to select Accounting, Business Administration, or Information Technology and Management on the University at Buffalo application.
In the first two years, you will complete the UB Curriculum and prerequisite courses for your major. As a first-year student, you must maintain the minimum standard required to advance to your major's upper-division curriculum. The main criterion for advancement is your academic performance in your first and second-year courses. We don't require an additional application unless you're applying to change to a different undergraduate major within the School of Management.
Important note: We encourage high school students interested in the Accounting, Business Administration, or Information Technology and Management majors to apply early for admission to UB. Because of the quantitative nature of these majors, we recommend you complete precalculus and be calculus-ready before enrolling at UB.
If you're interested in attending UB, the first step is to gain admission to the university. After accepting admission to UB and submitting a deposit, new incoming transfer students who select business administration, accounting, or information technology and management will need to complete an Orientation Data Form before being reviewed for their intended major in the School of Management. All students must meet the minimum standards before starting the upper level curriculum:
|Business Administration||Complete the seven business administration prerequisite courses||Need to satisfactorily complete all prerequisite courses with a passing grade ||2.5 prerequisite GPA |
2.5 UB GPA
2.5 overall GPA
|Accounting||Complete the seven accounting prerequisite courses||Minimum B grades in MGA 201 and MGA 202||3.0 prerequisite GPA |
3.0 UB GPA
3.0 overall GPA
|Information Technology & |
|Complete the eight prerequisite courses||Minimum B grades in MGS 101, MGS 102, and MGG 150||3.0 prerequisite GPA |
3.0 UB GPA
3.0 overall GPA
**School of Management courses are quantitative in nature and require a strong mathematics background. Students are required to complete MTH 131 or a calculus equivalent. Starting at a lower Trigonometry, Algebra or Pre-calculus level can delay starting your upper division requirements.
**In order to move into 300 upper level courses ALL prerequisite courses must be completed and students need to have earned 60 completed credits.
If you think you have transfer courses that satisfy UB requirements you can check your transfer courses through the TAURUS - Course Equivalency Guide. If a course that you took is not listed and would like it to be reviewed for a specific course, you can send a PDF of the syllabus to firstname.lastname@example.org to have the completed course reviewed for articulation to a specific course at UB.
Important note: To be eligible for the accounting, business administration, or information technology and management majors in the School of Management, you must meet the minimum overall transfer GPA when entering UB (see above). If your overall transfer GPA is below the minimum requirement, you will need to select an alternative major for which you qualify. Here are some alternative majors to Management that you can look into. You may explore the minor in management to complement to your non-management major.
The best way to learn about our undergraduate programs and opportunities is to visit us.
If you are a new student preparing to attend the University at Buffalo for your first semester, visit our Entering Students page for more information.
Undergraduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
204 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010
Student Service Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - noon, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Summer and winter sessions:
9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 4 p.m