The School of Management offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Business Administration. In either major, you must complete the seven prerequisite courses and requirements listed in the chart below.
To continue to the upper-division accounting courses and for access to registration in restricted courses, you must meet the minimum criteria in the chart below. You will be guaranteed admission to our business administration major if you meet the preferred standards below. If you are below the preferred standards but still in good academic standing, we will consider you for admission on a space available basis.
Important note: If you're a high school student
interested in the accounting or business administration major, you
should apply early for admission to the University at Buffalo. Due
to the quantitative nature of these majors, you should complete
precalculus and be calculus-ready prior to enrollment.
Cumulative GPA in seven management prerequisite courses
The prerequisite courses are:
|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)
||B||Must complete both|
Major Change Requests
Read the important reminders below
|Accepted throughout the year||Accepted throughout the year|
Students can submit Major Change Request before any prerequsite courses for the major are completed. If you are in the last prerequisite course for the major, submit your Major Change Request at least four weeks prior to your enrollment date to avoid delay in registering for upper-division courses in the major.
Approved majors must complete the admission criteria to enroll in junior-year curriculum in the major.
Accounting majors can only start junior-level courses in a fall semester.