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Undergraduate Students

Prospective undergraduate students interested in studying business at Buffalo State must apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.


Transfer Students

Transfer students interested in studying business at Buffalo State must meet the department’s entrance requirements and apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.


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Business Administration

The bachelor of science degree in business administration prepares students for leadership roles in management and marketing in both domestic and international business, and public and nonprofit organizations.

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January Term

Beijing, China

This two-week program offers an introduction to Chinese business and culture, combined with visits to historical sites and emerging companies. This three-credit course will fulfill an upper-level business elective or concentration requirement.

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Course Descriptions

During the first two years of the program, students acquire a foundation in accounting, economics, and computers. The last two years are devoted to upper-division courses in management, marketing, human resources, law, finance, and production-operations management, with a capstone course in business strategy.

Course Descriptions (Undergraduate)

Course Descriptions (Graduate)

Four-Year Course Sequence (Undergraduate)

Internship Program

The Business Department at Buffalo State College graduates business men and women who will meet the challenge of regional growth and development of Western New York.

Fundamental to our mission is the sustained and appropriate support of faculty intellectual development, instructional excellence, scholarly publication, and community service. We are committed to excellence in the classroom that provides our diverse undergraduates with a foundation in business concepts, analytical skills for solving business problems, and interpersonal and written communication competence. The emphasis of our program is active learning of practical business knowledge through case analysis, class discussion, hands-on projects, internships, and service learning.

Our graduates learn an ethical lifestyle and appreciate the importance of diversity and different cultures in the modern world of business. The department maintains close relationships and partnerships with area businesses, non profits. and public agencies to ensure that internships and career opportunities are available to students.

Advisement is mandatory for all Buffalo State students. You must seek advisement from your departmental adviser before registering for classes. You will work with a faculty member in shaping your current education to achieve your future career plans. E-mails are sent to all pre-business and business majors during the normal registration period each semester.

Find Your Adviser

Contact the Business Department Ms. Carol Bradley, department secretary, at (716) 878-4239, who will provide the name and office location of your assigned advisor. You may also find your advisor listed on your Degree Works record.

Meet With Your Adviser

Seek out your adviser to schedule an advisement session during their regularly scheduled office hours, by appointment, by phone, or by e-mail.


Preparing For Your Session

Review your Degree Works report prior to your session and bring a copy of it with you.

Review the program's recommended four-year course sequence prior to your session and bring a copy with you.

Students who started their education before Fall 2006 are required to fulfill general education (GE2K) requirements. Download the GE2k Four-Year Recommended Course Sequence.

Your Career

Recent graduates have been hired by organizations such as Citibank, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Ingram Micro, UPS, Niagara Mohawk, Praxair, Rich Products, Scottsdale Securities, and many others.



Internships offer you the chance to apply your knowledge to real-world situations.

Getting Started

Review the Business Department Internship Web Page for application process, course requirements, and expectations.  Students must apply the semester prior to placement. For more information, contact Professor Lynne M. Scalia, Business Department Internship Coordinator at, (716) 878-5322 or stop by Chase Hall 335.


Assessment is not just a buzzword. Department assessment involves an ongoing process of collecting and analyzing information in order to determine if programmatic goals and objectives are being met.

What it Means


Department assessment does not mean grading or judging students, however; it means assessing the ways in which we lead students to accomplish specific learning objectives of our programs.


Our Faculty’s Role


Our faculty needs ways to determine whether we are effective in getting our students to learn what we feel they need to learn. Each of us grades and assesses students in our courses. We give tests, quizzes; we require papers and projects; we have students do oral presentations—all of these processes grade students on the work they do.

Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs. Institutional accreditation reviews entire colleges and universities.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

The Business Department at the State University of New York Buffalo State is an educational member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education. The standards of IACBE support and encourage excellence in business education worldwide.

Institutions accredited by IACBE International:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty
  • Produce graduates who have achieve specified learning goals

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