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

MBA/MS orientation  will be held on  Thursday August 24th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Tabler Center.  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 the the 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/MS 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

Our career center liaison is Taylor Kircher. She will have office hours specifically for business students, and you can make appointments to see her in the Career Center. Contact her at  Throughout the year the Career Center will be hosting networking events, job fairs, resume reviews, mock interviews, etc. You can view available on and off campus jobs and internships on Handshake. Make sure to register for Handshake and upload your resume!  Be sure to update your resume first to indicate reflect graduate education in progress.


We look forward to seeing you on January 19!  If you have any questions about the orientation program, please email or call 631-632-7476.

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