May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business

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Mary Ellen Zuckerman, Dean
(South Hall 113)

HEGIS Code: 0502.00 (Accounting, B.S.), 2204.00 (Economics, B.A.), 0506.00 (Business Administration, B.S.)

Proficiency Requirements

  • After attempting 24 credits at Geneseo a student must meet the following proficiency requirements to continue in the School of Business.
  1. Meet the following cumulative GPA requirements for the selected major:

Accounting Proficiency Requirements
   A cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher.

Economics Proficiency Requirements
   A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher

All other School of Business majors Proficiency Requirements
   A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

    2.  Attend the School of Business Orientation.

  • Students admitted into the School of Business may not double-major within the school,  with two exceptions:

1. Students in the Economics B.A. program may double-major in one, and only one, B.S. degree within the School of Business.
2. Students in a B.S. program in the School of Business may double-major in the Economics B.A. degree.

Students electing to pursue a second major in one of these scenarios must abide by all standard college guidelines for second majors.

  • Students who are admitted to one School of Business major may not change their major to another one within the School of Business without meeting the proficiency requirements for that new major.
  • A Student may not take 300 or 400 level courses until they meet proficiency.
  • Transfer students transferring more than 60 credits are accepted based on their transfer GPA.


Where applicable, only three credits of internship credit may be used towards any School of Business minor. The internship should be in the subject area of the minor for the credit to apply.

Minimum Competence Requirement

A minimum grade of C- is required in ALL courses submitted in fulfillment of any School of Business program, including minors and required related courses (such as MATH 213  or MATH 221 ; PHIL 237 ; and INTD 205 ). Courses with D grades must be repeated and cannot be used to meet prerequisite requirements.

Professional Development Requirement:

Students are required to participate in and complete the School of Business Professional Development Program. Events will be selected from a variety of professional and/or career development activities, which will be categorized by class level and sanctioned by the School of Business. School of Business students should consult the department for details on fulfilling this graduation requirement.

Department Writing Requirement

The writing requirement for Business Administration and Accounting majors is fulfilled by completion of MGMT 300  and MKTG 331 . The writing requirement for Economics majors is fulfilled by the completion of two of the 300- or 400-level ECON electives (ECON 395 , 396, and ECON 399  not included). For further information, please contact your advisor or the Dean of the School of Business.

Taking Courses Away from Geneseo

Students who wish to take courses at another institution or abroad should be aware of the various policies below.

  • A minimum of 50% of all required and elective ACCT, ECON, MGMT, MKTG, and FNCE courses for the Accounting, Economics, or Business Administration majors must be taken at Geneseo. There are no exceptions to this policy
  • The School of Business accepts no courses for transfer at the 300-level or 400-level without prior approval. Students are required to submit a syllabus along with the appropriate form to the School of Business before enrolling in courses at other institutions. All study abroad forms must be approved prior to departure.

Preparation for the Master of Business Administration Degree (4 + 1 Program)

School of Business majors completing a prescribed program at Geneseo and achieving a sufficient score on the GMAT examination are able to complete the M.B.A. program at SUNY Binghamton, Rochester Institute of Technology, Clarkson University, Alfred University or Union College in one additional year of study, following a four-year degree at Geneseo. Details relating to this program may be obtained from the School of Business, Dr. Avan Jassawalla, South Hall 116B, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, New York 14454.


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