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Undergraduate Admissions

For students new to the University, please visit the Stony Brook University Undergraduate Admissions page.  For current SBU students who are interested in applying to the Business Management major or Accounting minor, please see the information below.

BS in Business Management

The Business Management major, offered at Stony Brook since 1988, 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 you for diverse and innovative managerial and professional positions in all areas of business. Career opportunities include management positions in manufacturing companies, business and management consulting, financial planning and banking, sales management, marketing, international business and human resource management. Enrollment in the major has grown steadily since its inception, and it is now the third largest undergraduate major at Stony Brook. Leaders in all economic sectors urge business students to broaden their understanding of the world by exploring non-business subjects; the Business Management major, combined with Stony Brook's liberal arts education, prepares you to manage effectively in the world's competitive marketplaces. Students have the opportunity to specialize in one of four business areas: accounting, finance, operations management, or marketing. Students will also take classes in business statistics, decision sciences, and general management.

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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.

Minor in Accounting

The Accounting minor provides students with a strong academic foundation in the field of accounting which will serve as a basis for further advanced study in accounting at the graduate level. It is anticipated that students who declare the accounting minor will continue their accounting education by enrolling in the MS or MBA in Accounting program in order to prepare themselves for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy exam and a career in public accounting.

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Acceptance to the Minor

Students may apply to the accounting minor at any time during their academic career provided that their cumulative grade point average is 3.20 or higher. Business and non-business majors may complete the accounting minor. Please complete this document: Accounting Minor Application

*Students whose applications have been approved will have their records updated automatically.