Graduate School Bulletin

Spring 2023

Admission Requirements for College of Business Graduate Programs

The College of Business graduate programs are designed for ambitious and analytical students who are capable of applying what they learn toward the solutions of organizational problems. New students can begin the Stony Brook MBA, or MS in Accounting or MS in Finance in the Fall or Spring semester. 

All graduate applications are submitted online through the Graduate School website. Applicants are encouraged to submit a current resume along with their online application and personal statement. The requirements for the business graduate programs include:

A. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. In exceptional cases, students not meeting the GPA  requirement may be considered for admission on a conditional basis. Official transcripts can be mailed directly to the College of Business or sent electronically to We strongly encourage foreign transcripts to be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or another NACES member association.

B. Aptitude for quantitative analysis, demonstrated through previous coursework, standardized tests, or practical experience. All applicants must have successfully completed an introductory calculus course or alternate advanced math course with a grade of C or higher.

C. The GMAT/GRE are optional and should be used to enhance your application.

D. Three letters of recommendation, one of which, if possible, should be from a professional working in a private company or public agency who is capable of evaluating the applicant’s motivation and potential. The three letters of recommendation should also include at least one from a college faculty member, counselor, or administrator. Letters of recommendation should be submitted through Slate.

D. Applicants whose first or primary language is not English, must submit one of the following:

A TOEFL internet-based score of 80 or above

An IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 or above, with no sub-scores below 6.0F. Acceptance by both the College of Business and the Graduate School.

E. $100 application fee.

For additional information, please visit or email

Office of Student Services

Harriman Hall, Room 109

College of Business

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York


(631) 632-7171