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College of Business Fast Facts

Majors, Minors, and Specializations 

    • Business Management Major
    • Accounting Minor
    • Specializations within the major include: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Operations Management 
High-achieving students can also choose to apply to the Business Honors Program. 

 

Graduate Programs

    • MBA
    • MBA with concentrations:  Innovation or Operations Analytics
    • MBA in Accounting
    • MBA in Finance
    • MBA in Health Care Management
    • MBA in Marketing
    • MS in Accounting
    • MS in Finance
    • MS in Technology Management
    • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Finance 
    • MBA Fast Track Program

 

Undergraduate 
Enrollment

1,635

    • 1,310 Business Management Majors
    • 183 SUNY Korea Business Management Majors
    • 142 Accounting Minors

 

From 2018 to 2020, 28 undergraduate students have participated under College of Business faculty guidance in URECA (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities).
In the 2019/2020 academic year, 92 students participated in internships for credit.  The COB Office of Student Services collaborates with the SBU Career Center and employers, and provides students with workshops and events to help prepare them for internships. 

Graduate 
Enrollment

379

    • 123 MBA General or with Concentrations in Innovation or Operations Analytics
    • 14 MBA in Accounting
    • 60 MBA in Finance
    • 57 MBA in Health Care Management
    • 54 MBA in Marketing
    • 36 MS in Accounting
    • 32 MS in Finance
    • 5 AGC in Finance
    • 45 MBA Fast Track
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The MBA Fast Track is a unique program for high-achieving undergraduate students from select non-business majors to join the MBA program while they are still undergraduates.
43% of College of Business graduate students attend part-time, taking classes weeknights, Saturdays, and online.

 

57% of College of Business students
are Male and 43% are Female.

Faculty

39.43 Faculty FTE

    • 9 full professors
    • 18 associate professors
    • 5 assistant professors
    • 4 research professors
    • 5 lecturers
    • 1 affiliated professor
Research strengths in organizational and consumer behavior, operations analytics, finance, and accounting; interdisciplinary faculty with backgrounds in economics, psychology and political science.

An Engaged Student Body

COB students are involved in a wide assortment of business-related clubs and professional fraternities
    • Accounting Society
    • Alpha Kappa Psi
    • American Marketing Association
    • Delta Sigma Pi
    • Entrepreneurship Club 
    • Finance Society
    • Investment Club
    • MBA Network
    • NYSSA Campus Chapter
    • Risk Management and Insurance Club

 

 

Retention to Second Fall of Full-Time,
First-Time Students by Entering Fall

Initial Major - Business Management (BUSBS)

  Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Cohort Count 149 150 190 154  163 155 141 169 227 164
Retained to Second Fall 134 131 171 132 144 134 114 140 198 139 

Retention Rate to Second Fall

89.9 87.3 90  85.7  88.3  86.5  80.9  82.8  87.2  84.8 
A recent survey of business management majors indicates the following of survey respondents:

fast facts grad data

Companies our alumni are working at include:
  • Bain Capital
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Christian Dior
  • Deloitte
  • ESPN/Disney
  • EY
  • FactSet Research
  • Google
  • KPMG
  • Lincoln Investments
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • Sterling National Bank
  • Travelers
  • Visa
  • And More!
From Fall 2012 to Spring 2020, SBU Granted 191 Graduate Degrees in Accounting.

accounting alumni info

Of the 145 alumni we have employment data on:

accounting alumni data

 

cpa data

  • According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. 

    The NASBA Report on the CPA Exam: Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination, 2018 Edition