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Posted: February 29, 2012

Location: Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China

Semester; Duration: January term; Two weeks (December 27-January 10)

Language of Instruction: English

Program Description: This two-week program offers the course "Chinese Culture and Business Practices," an introduction to Chinese business and culture, combined with visits to cultural sites and companies.

Eligibility Requirements: Good academic standing

Credits: 3 undergraduate (fulfills upper-level business elective or concentration)

Cost: $3,500 (projected), financial aid and scholarships apply

Application Deadline: October 1; rolling admission prior to deadline

Contact: Christine A. Lai





If you have completed English 101 (CWP 101), English 102 (CWP 102), and the math requirement* (Qualitative Reasoning - IF Program) and have earned an overall Buffalo State GPA of 2.5 or higher, you will be accepted into the program.

*The following courses will fulfill the math requirement:

 Math 103  Introduction to Contemporary Math
 Math 122  Elementary Math from an Advanced Standpoint II
 Math 126  Calculus
 Math 161  Calculus I
 Math 311  Introduction to Probability & Statistics
 Math 110 (or equivalent)  Intermediate College Algebra & Trigonometry
 Eco 305  Economic Statistics


Once the above requirements are met and you would like to declare Business Administration (0425) as your major, you must complete a Change of Major form and a Business Administration (0425) Program Sheet. The Change of Major form must be signed by the Business Department chair and then taken over to the Registrar's Office, located in Moot Hall 210. The Registrar's Office is where the official change will be made. The processing time for the Change of Major form is typically 24 hours.


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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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