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BS in Business Management 


The Business Management Major is designed for students who wish to enter the business arena with substantial knowledge and skills across the full spectrum of business disciplines. The major will prepare students for diverse and innovative managerial and professional positions in all areas of business. Business Management major requirements combined with Stony Brook’s liberal arts education, will prepare students to manage effectively in the world’s competitive marketplaces. Students have the opportunity to specialize in one of four major business areas: accounting, finance, operations management, and marketing

Click here for major requirements. 

Acceptance to the Major

Qualified freshman and transfer students who have indicated their interest in the major on their applications are accepted directly into the major upon admission into the University. Students who did not apply for the major and those who were not accepted into the major when they entered the University may apply to the major provided that their cumulative grade point average (including, for transfer students, course-work complete at other institutions) is 3.2 or higher. Applications from current Stony Brook students must be completed and submitted online in accordance with the Registrar's deadlines for processing major/minor declaration forms. Please complete this document: Business Management Major Application.  Students whose applications have been approved will have their records updated automatically.

Business Management Major Advisement 

Business Management Major Checklist 

Business Major Suggested Semester Schedule 

We recommend that when Business majors need help with semester scheduling, they should first see their COB Advisor for core course requirements and then see an Academic Advisor in  Academic and Transfer Advising Services.

Students who wish to see a COB Advisor for help with semester scheduling should do so in plenty of time (i.e., about 1-2 months) before an upcoming registration period. This is particularly important for students in the first or second semester of their Senior Year. It is not unusual for Business majors to see an Advisor every semester, especially after their Sophomore Year.     Make an appointment with a Business Advisor    

Appointments will continue to be conducted through Zoom as well as in-person by appointment. Alternatively, we are happy to help you through email. Please email directly for assistance.  

Please note that appointments are very limited this time of year, and we encourage students to email us with more urgent questions and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.