All business majors must officially declare an area of specialization by Junior year. Please click here to review the different specializations. Please note, completing an Accounting minor will substitute for an area of specialization.
SBC Curriculum within the Business Management Major
The following groups of students will complete the general education requirements as defined by the Stony Brook Curriculum, commonly referred to as SBC.
Freshmen who matriculate in the Fall of 2014 or later
Transfer students who matriculate in the Spring of 2015 or later
All students matriculating at SUNY Korea
Students who rematriculate in the Fall of 2014 or later
Students who are not in the above groups will complete the D.E.C. D.E.C. requirements for each student are published in the bulletin that was current as of matriculation (or re-matriculation).
Some SBC requirements will be fulfilled by Business major core courses. Below is a list of courses that may overlap between Business major courses and the SBC curriculum. Please note, courses in bold are required for all declared business management majors.
BUS 220 (STEM+)
BUS 301 (SPK, WRTD)
BUS 340 (TECH)
BUS 358 (ESI)
BUS 365 (ESI)
BUS 446 or BUS 447 (CER)
ECO 108 (SBS)
BUS 475, 476, 487, 488 (EXP+) Students within the Business management major have a few options to fulfill the EXP+ requirement. Students register for an internship (BUS 488) or serve as a TA for a course (BUS 475, 476).
Any business transfer courses must be evaluated and formally approved by the College of Business Undergraduate Director before they can be applied to the Business major or minor. In many cases, a transfer course has already been evaluated in the past, and a transfer credit will be immediately assigned to your record.
If further evaluation is necessary, you should submit the course syllabus that was used when the course was taken, along with a copy of your transcript. The Director will then evaluate these business courses, and you will be contacted when the evaluation is complete. Please note: only 21 credits can be transferred into the business major, with only 6 credits in a specialization area. Only 9 credits can be transferred into the accounting minor.
Courses other than Business courses must be submitted to the appropriate department (Applied Math, Economics, Political Science, etc.) for initial evaluation, and then must be submitted to the College of Business Office of Student Services for further processing.
Transfer credit is entered on the official University transcript. Grades received for transferred courses are not shown nor are they included in the calculation of the student’s cumulative grade point average at Stony Brook University.
Retake Policy (Effective Fall 2017)
First time takers of courses have priority in registration. Students who wish to retake a course (second attempt) may begin retake registration on or about August 15 for fall classes and on or about January 15 for spring classes, pending an open seat. The second attempts for winter and summer classes are permitted during the open enrollment date noted on the Registrar’s Office academic calendar.
Students are considered to have taken a course if they remain in the course past the add/drop deadline, regardless of the grade received in the course (note that a grade of 'W' does count as a grade; see here
Credits for retaken courses will count once toward cumulative credits, but will count each time toward semester load. Each grade received in the course will be averaged into the cumulative grade point average. A retake grade does not replace the original grade.
Students who receive permission to retake a course may not exercise the G/P/NC option for that course.
Academic departments and general academic advising units may deny or deregister a student’s second or more attempt of a class(es) under certain circumstances, including:
1Not making sufficient major entry and/or major progress
2Earning below a 2.0 cumulative GPA
3Retaking two or more courses in the same semester
4Retaking a course after earning a C or better on the first attempt
Students seeking to take courses at other institutions should review course equivalencies at www.stonybrook.edu/transfer. If a course is not already included on this list, students should seek pre-approval from the department. Please contact the coordinator via email.