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Welcome to Stony Brook University's College of Business.  Congratulations on your decision to pursue your MBA degree at Stony Brook!

MBA orientation will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Chapel.  At orientation, you will get a chance to meet your new classmates, faculty members, current MBA and MS students, and the staff of the College of Business. All efforts should be made to attend orientation. It really will make a difference as you start your program.  

Please complete this form to let us know you are coming:  Orientation RSVP.

This orientation is designed to be a networking event. Faculty from various areas will be represented, as well as representatives from different departments on campus. We want to get to know you and allow you the opportunity to get to know the community that you will be spending the next 1 to 2 years with so we plan to keep the "lecture" portion of the orientation at a minimum. 
Attached is the MBA pre-orientation PowerPoint. This will get you started with the program and provide answers to questions such as:
  • Where do I park?
  • How do I get my ID card? (you might want to plan to do this before orientation)
  • Where can I buy books?
  • When and how do I register for classes?
  • Where can I find information on important dates and deadlines?
Most questions will be answered in the PPT so it is a good idea to save this for future reference.
One extremely important note: From this point forward all University notifications and emails will be sent to your Stony Brook email address. Please access this account and set up your forwarding preferences if you would rather have emails sent to your personal email account.
You can sign in at:
Use your NetID and password to log in (you can find this on SOLAR) 
After reading through the PPT presentation, please bring any of your questions to orientation. There will likely be other new students with the same questions. We will try our best to answer them.
Things to do this Summer before you start your program:
  • Brush up on basic algebra and statistics
  • Review citation formats
  • Practice entering data, formulas and creating graphs in Excel
  • Update your resume to reflect graduate education in progress
  • Visit the Career Center website ( and set up an account on Handshake
  • Like the College of Business on Facebook ( so you can stay up to date on news and events. 


Once you are processed for enrollment by the Graduate School and you have a NetID and password you will have a multitude of resources available to you: 

Google Apps

Google Apps for Education is the primary email system for everyone at Stony Brook University except Hospital employees and members of the School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. Stony Brook's Google Apps suite of products includes Mail, Calendar, Drive, Contacts, Sites, Groups, Hangouts and a host of other applications to enhance communication and real-time collaboration across campus.


Microsoft Office

Microsoft office is available to matriculated students at NO COST:


Virtual SINC site & Software Programs

Virtual SINC site allows you to access site-licensed academic software titles from your personal computer on or off campus.

Software programs are available at no cost or a reduced cost for matriculated students.


Library Resources

As an SBU student you will have full access to the University library which includes digital resources. They also offer a variety of workshops for students.


Career Center

We encourage you to visit the Career Center as early in your graduate career as possible.  You can get signed up for Handshake, Campus Tap, and learn about all of the great resources offered by our award-winner Career Center staff.


We look forward to seeing you on January 18!  If you have any questions about the orientation program, please email or call 631-632-7476.

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