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Undergraduate Admissions

All students must complete the seven prerequisite courses listed in the chart below.

For admission to the accounting major and for access to registration in restricted courses, students MUST meet the minimum criteria in the chart below. All students applying to the business administration major who meet the preferred admission standards below will be guaranteed admission to the major and admission consideration on a space available basis will be given to business administration applicants who are below the preferred standards but still in good academic standing.

Important note: High school students interested in the accounting or business administration major are encouraged to apply early for admission to the University at Buffalo. Due to the quantitative nature of these majors it is recommended students complete pre-calculus and be calculus-ready prior to enrollment to UB.

Admission Criteria


 Minimum Standards

Business Administration

Preferred Standards

Cumulative GPA in seven management prerequisite courses

The prerequisite courses are:
PSY 101, ECO 181-182, MTH 131, MGQ 201, MGA 201-202

How do I calculate the prerequisite GPA?



Overall Transfer GPA at entry to UB

This transfer GPA cannot be improved once you start attending UB.




This GPA is all courses completed at UB 



Cumulative Overall GPA

This GPA is all courses completed at UB and all transfer credits



Class Standing (units)

Junior standing achieved by completing 60 units

Junior Standing

Junior Standing

Minimum Grades in MGA 201 and MGA 202 (each course) for accounting majors.

Business administration majors must complete MGA 201-202 as part of prerequisite requirement.


Semester Admission and Application deadline:

Deadline to gain admission to junior-year curriculum in the major. 
Accounting major can only start junior level courses in a fall semester.

Fall only: 
March 1 or June 15

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Fall: March 1 or June 15
Spring: October 1

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