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, college course-work
complete at other institutions) is 3.2 or higher. Applications must be submitted to the College of Business
Office of Student Services in accordance with the Registrar’s deadlines for processing major/minor declaration
forms. Application forms are available on the College of Business website.
Requirements for the Major
The major in Business Management leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Completion of the major
requires 52 credits.
Transfer Credit Policy for students in the Business Major
Students may apply a maximum of 21 transfer credits toward the Business Major. Of the total 21
credits, only 6 credits may used to fulfill an area of specialization.
Note: For business majors, successful completion of the accounting minor will satisfy the
accounting specialization requirement. However, only the accounting minor will be reflected on the student’s
Note: BUS 475, BUS 476 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I, II,
and BUS 487 Independent Research will count toward the total University credit requirement, but not toward the business major.
C. Upper-Division Writing Requirement
BUS 301 contains the necessary writing components which satisfy the Upper Division Writing Requirement for the business major, and also satisfies the Stony Brook Curriculum learning objectives SPK and WRTD. This course must be taken at Stony Brook.
All courses taken to satisfy the business management major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. All students accepted to the business management major must complete all BUS courses, ECO 108, and MAT 122 with a grade of C or higher in order to satisfy the requirements for the major.