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What are the School of Management freshman and sophomore management prerequisite courses?

Freshman Year
First Semester Second Semester
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (calculus) Psychology 101
Economics 181 OR 182 (Macro or Micro) Economics 182 OR 181 (Macro or Micro)

Students who feel that their algebra and trigonometry skills are weak are advised to take ULC 148 at the University at Buffalo or an equivalent precalculus course at another institution before MTH 131.

Sophomore Year
Third Semester Fourth Semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics

Can I transfer credits from another school?

Transfer evaluations will be completed by the School of Management in conjunction with the University Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Business administration courses will be evaluated for equivalency upon submission of the appropriate petition form, which is available from the Undergraduate Academic Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center and should be submitted to this office by the student. Petitions are reviewed on a periodic basis. New incoming transfer students will be directed if they need to complete the course waiver request process.

Procedure for submitting a waiver petition for an MG* course

Complete the Course Waiver form [PDF] and return it to 204 Alfiero Center. The form will be reviewed by the appropriate department and one of the following actions will be taken:

  • Approved.
  • Denied. (If equivalency is not granted, free-elective credit will be allowed.)
  • Examination required. (In some cases an oral or written examination may be required. The student is responsible for making arrangements with the appropriate department for the examination.)
  • Other requirements as established by the department in individual cases.

When and where are the meetings for freshman registration and advising?

Freshman registration meetings and Freshman Advising Week information will be sent by email from the School Of Management. You can check your enrollment appointment (registration window) in your HUB Student Center (Access the HUB from your MyUB).

Where do I go for academic advisement?

Students seeking advice, assistance and information concerning the program should visit or call the School of Management Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center for an appointment. Student service hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office telephone number is 716-645-3206; the fax number is 716-645-2341. Newly enrolled students must establish their curriculum requirements with the School of Management Undergraduate Programs Office before they start the program. At that time, course schedules and potential advanced standing will be determined.

What is the AACSB standard "50 percent rule"?

Accreditation standards from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business mandate that an undergraduate curriculum have a liberal arts education component that encompasses at least 50 percent of a student's four-year program. Up to nine semester hours of economics and six semester hours of statistics may be counted toward the AACSB requirement. Therefore, all students must complete at least 45 credit hours outside of business, economics and statistics. See a list of AACSB Arts and Sciences courses by interest areas [PDF].

What student organizations/clubs are offered through the School of Management?

The School of Management offers more than 20 student organizations and clubs related to a functional area of management or interest group. Learn more about the school's student organizations by visiting the student clubs directory.

What are the upcoming School of Management events?

Please check your university email, the student organization offices in 206 Alfiero Center, the screens in the Alfiero Center and the bulletin boards in the Jacobs Management Center. Students can also view the School of Management online event calendar.