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

  • Students who were admitted to the major as freshmen must meet the standards below before entering the junior year and do not need to complete an additional application unless applying to change from business administration to accounting or vice versa. To apply to change majors within the School of Management, visit the Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center in person.
  • Current UB students, including students who entered UB as transfer students, who are not yet approved majors in the School of Management and are applying for junior admission may apply according to the application deadlines and standards below.
  • New transfer students who have completed all prerequisites for the major at the time of entry to UB will automatically be considered for admission and do not need to file a separate application.

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. Admission consideration will be given to business administration applicants who are below the preferred standards but still in good academic standing on a space available basis.

Important note: High school students interested in accounting or business administration majors 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 precalculus and be calculus-ready prior to enrollment to UB.

Admission Criteria Accounting
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?

3.0 2.75
Overall transfer GPA at entry to UB
This transfer GPA cannot be improved once you start attending UB.
3.0 2.5
This GPA is all courses completed at UB
3.0 2.5
Cumulative overall GPA
This GPA is all courses completed at UB and all transfer credits
3.0 2.5
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
Fall: March 1 or
June 15
Spring: October 1
  • Admission requirements and policies are set by School of Management faculty and are subject to change.
  • If a prerequisite course for the major is repeated, the grade that is counted is the grade earned the second time, even if the grade is lower than the grade earned the first time. Students may not take a course for a third time. 
  • Applications will be accepted after the standard March, June or October deadlines, but students should make every effort to apply on time based on the deadlines. It is to the student's advantage to be on track and apply on schedule according to application deadlines.

Having trouble submitting an online application? Print and complete the Application [PDF] and fax or mail it to the address on the form.