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Buffalo, NY 14260-4010
Paul E. Tesluk
Faculty Director, Undergraduate Program
Director of Undergraduate Programs and Student Services
Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.
The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:
Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.
Freshmen are admitted directly to the business administration program by selecting the appropriate major on the UB application. Students need to apply directly to the MBA program during the junior year when taking the required courses (300 and 400 level). Admission to the MBA program is competitive.
We encourage high school students interested in the accounting or business administration majors to apply early for admission to UB. Because of the quantitative nature of these majors, we recommend you complete pre-calculus and be calculus-ready before enrolling at UB.
Transfer students must first gain admission to the university. After accepting admission to UB and submitting a deposit, new incoming transfer students who select business administration on their application will automatically have their transcripts reviewed by the School of Management. Students must meet the minimum standards to be considered. Students need to apply directly to the MBA program during the junior year when taking the required courses (300 and 400 level). Admission to the MBA program is competitive.
If you are a current UB student in a non-management major and wish to add or change your major to business administration, submit a change of major request. Your request will be reviewed by the School of Management and you will receive an email with your admission decision and instructions for making an academic advisement appointment. Please see our admissions standards for more information. Students need to apply directly to the MBA program during the junior year when taking the required courses (300 and 400 level). Admission to the MBA program is competitive.