Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to commonly asked questions. You should also refer to our Prospective Undergraduates, Entering Undergraduates and Current Undergraduates pages for additional information.


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

The first and second year prerequisite courses for the accounting and business administration majors are:

Freshman Year

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

If your algebra and trigonometry skills are weak, you should take ULC 148 at UB or an equivalent precalculus course at another institution before taking 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

The first and second year prerequisite courses for the information and technology management majors are:

Freshman Year

First Semester Second Semester
MGS 101 Information Technology and Management MGS 102 Information Technology and Management 2
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (calculus) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
  MGG 150 Business and Society 

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Fourth Semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting  
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics

What kind of financial aid can I receive?

Visit the Office of Financial Aid to learn more about the financial process, types of aid available and how to contact your financial aid advisor.

What is the University at Buffalo open house? Where will it be held?

The School of Management participates in the university-wide open house each fall and spring semester. For details, visit UB's Open House page.

Why is AACSB Accreditation important?

What scholarships does the School of Management offer?

As a School of Management student, you may be eligible for one of several scholarships made possible through the generous support of alumni and friends. Visit our Scholarships page to learn about the opportunities available and important deadlines.

Can I transfer credits from other schools?

The School of Management and the University Office of Undergraduate Admissions evaluate your transfer credits. You should work with your academic advisor on evaluation of transfer credits for equivalency to UB courses. If you are a new incoming transfer student, you will be directed by an advisor whether you need to complete the course waiver request process.

Procedure for submitting a waiver petition for an MG* course

Bring the syllabus for the course you've previously taken to your academic advisor. We will review the syllabus and issue one of the following decisions:

  • Approved.
  • Denied.
  • Examination required. (In some cases you may be required to take an oral or written exam. You are responsible for making arrangements with the appropriate department for the examination.)
  • Other requirements as established by the department.

Student Support Services

Where do I go for tutoring in the prerequisite courses for my major?

Free tutoring for all prerequisite courses is available in the Undergraduate Learning and Community Center for our admitted accounting and business administration majors. The center is located in B20 Jacobs.

Where do I go for tutoring in math?

In addition to the math tutoring offered through our Undergraduate Learning and Community Center, our admitted majors can also use tutoring services across campus.

The Math Place is a free tutoring service for students enrolled in UB's Learning Center mathematics courses (ULC 147 and 148) and MTH 121, 122, 131, 141 and 142. Feel free to drop in any time The Math Place is open for help with your work.

Where do I go for tutoring in English?

Visit the Center for Excellence in Writing in 209 Baldy Hall. The center supports writing across the disciplines.

Who is my advisor and where do I go for academic advisement?

Visit the Academic Advisement page to find your advisor and learn how to make an appointment.

If I don't know where to go and need help, who should I contact?

If you are struggling academically, seek help early rather than waiting. For help with a specific course, start by talking with your professor or teaching assistant. If you're unsure of where to go for help, visit the Undergraduate Academic Programs staff in 204 Alfiero or call 716-645-3206.


What is the AACSB standard "50% rule"?

Accreditation standards from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business mandate that our curriculum must have a liberal arts education component that encompasses at least 50% of your undergraduate program. Up to nine semester hours of economics and six semester hours of statistics may be counted toward the AACSB requirement. Therefore, you must complete at least 45 credit hours outside of business, economics and statistics. The AACSB Requirement section of your Academic Advisement Report (AAR), found in your HUB Student Center, also can help monitor your progress and identify courses that may be used to satisfy this requirement.

What are the majors and concentrations offered by the School of Management?

We offer three undergraduate majors: accounting, business administration, and information technology and management. As a business administration major, you can become even more specialized by selecting a concentration below.

Data Analytics
Financial Analysis
Human Resources Management
International Business
Management Information Systems
Operations and Supply Chain Management

When do I apply for graduation?

Visit the Office of the Registrar for deadlines and graduation requirements.

When are my final exams?

Your final exam schedule is available in your HUB Student Center (via MyUB). Read more about the final exam schedule on the Office of the Registrar's website.

How do you earn Latin honors?

Learn more about Latin honors in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Student Life

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

We offer more than 20 student organizations and clubs related to a variety of management-related interests or groups. Learn more about our student organizations by visiting the student clubs directory.

How can I learn about upcoming School of Management events?

Check your university email, the screens in the Alfiero Center and the bulletin boards in the Jacobs Management Center for upcoming event information. You can also view our online event calendar.

Career Exploration and Prospects

What resources are available to explore my career interests and prospects?

Our majors have access to resources in the School of Management Career Resource Center (CRC) and the UB-wide Career Services office. The CRC is your first stop to explore career opportunities.

Can I receive credit for an internship?

Our Office of Internships and Experiential Learning will help you determine if you can receive credit for an internship.

Where can I find help with my résumé, cover letters, interviewing skills, etc.?

Access our Career Resource Center to help you plan and manage your career with résumé, cover letter, interviewing, networking and job search tools.

Which companies recruit students from the School of Management?

Hundreds of employers recruit our students through campus visits, résumé referrals, job postings on BizLink and off-campus programs. Review some of our recent recruiters.

What are the average starting salaries for each concentration?

Review the Career Resource Center's undergraduate salary and employment statistics.