Why is the University at Buffalo School of Management
a great place to invest your time, money
The answer is simple: All of our programs are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and provide you with an educational experience that offers both quality and value. Our majors prepare you for eventual managerial careers in the private and nonprofit sectors. Our curriculum emphasizes a broad exposure to quantitative reasoning, social sciences and soft skills, and a general management education required to compete in today's global market.
To view curriculum requirements, select one of our degree programs:
The process for applying to the School of Management depends on
the type of prospective student you are.
The School of Management admits new incoming freshmen directly to the accounting or business administration majors. For direct admission, prospective freshmen are required to select accounting or business administration on the University at Buffalo application.
In the first two years, you will complete the UB Curriculum and seven prerequisite courses for your major. As a freshman admitted to the accounting or business administration majors, you must maintain the minimum standard required to advance to your major's upper-division curriculum. The main criterion for advancement is your academic performance in your freshman and sophomore courses. We don't require an additional application unless you're applying to change from business administration to accounting or vice versa.
Important note: We encourage high school students interested in the accounting or business administration majors to apply early for admission to UB. Because of the quantitative nature of these majors, we recommend you complete precalculus and be calculus-ready before enrolling at UB.
If you're interested in transferring to UB, the first step is to gain admission to the university. 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 gain junior-year admission in one of these majors, you must meet the minimum standards before starting the junior-year curriculum.
Important note: To be eligible for the accounting or business administration majors in the School of Management, you must meet the minimum overall transfer GPA when entering UB. If your overall transfer GPA is below the minimum requirement, you will need to select an alternative major for which you qualify. You may, however, explore the minor in management to complement to your non-management major.
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.