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Why is the University at Buffalo School of Management a great place to invest your time, money and energy? 

The answer is simple: Our undergraduate programs provide you with an educational experience that offers both quality and value. The school's programs are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Our majors prepare you for eventual managerial roles in both the private and nonprofit sectors. The curriculum emphasizes both a broad exposure to quantitative reasoning, social sciences, soft skills and a general education in management studies required to become competitive in today's global market.

To view the curriculum requirements, select one of the degree programs below:

How to apply

The process for applying to the School of Management depends on the type of prospective student you are.

Prospective Freshmen

The School of Management admits new incoming freshmen directly to the accounting or business administration major. For direct admission, prospective freshmen are required to select either accounting or business administration on the University at Buffalo application. As a freshman who is admitted to the major, you must maintain the minimum standards required to advance to the upper-division curriculum. No additional application is required unless you are applying to change from business administration to accounting or vice versa. Academic performance in the freshman and sophomore courses is the main criterion for continuation to the upper-division of the School of Management. In the first two years, students complete the university writing requirements, general education courses and seven prerequisite courses for the major.

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 precalculus and be calculus-ready prior to enrollment at UB.

Prospective Transfers

Students transferring to UB must gain admission to the University at Buffalo as a fiest step. After accepting admission to UB and submitting a deposit, new incoming transfer students who select business administration or accounting as their intended major will automatically have their transcripts reviewed by the School of Management. To be considered an intended major or to gain junior-year admission in the major, you must meet the minimum standards for the business administration or accounting major before starting the junior-year curriculum.

Important note: Transfer students are required to meet the minimum overall transfer GPA at entry to UB to be eligible for either the accounting or business administration majors in the School of Management. If your overall transfer GPA is below the minimum requirement, you will need to select an alternative major for which you qualify. However, you may consider exploring the minor in management as a complement to your non-management major.

Getting ready to start your first semester at UB?

If you are a new student preparing to attend the University at Buffalo for your first semester, visit our Entering Students page for more information.