Jul 17, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business


Mary Ellen Zuckerman, Dean
(South Hall 113)

business.geneseo.edu

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

Entrance Procedures

In order to major in Accounting, Business Administration, or Economics, students must apply for and be admitted to the School of Business. The application process normally occurs during the sophomore year. Prior to being admitted to the School of Business, students are in pre-major status. As pre-majors, students are allowed to take 100-level and 200-level courses offered by the Business School; in order to take 300-level or 400-level business, accounting,finance, marketing or economics classes, however, a student must be admitted to the School as a major.

Students admitted into the School of Business may not double-major within the school.

Students who are admitted to the Accounting or Business Administration majors may not change their major to Economics without meeting the admission criteria for the Economics major. Similarly, students who are admitted to the Economics major may not change their major to Accounting or Business Administration without meeting the admission criteria for either of those majors.

For the Accounting or Business Administration majors, a pre-major may apply for admission into the School of Business by submitting an application on or before October 1 or March 1 when the following conditions are met:

  1. The completion of at least 36 credits of coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  2. The completion of the following eight courses with a GPA of 2.85 or higher:
    1. Calculus (MATH 213  or MATH 221 , 4 credits)
    2. Introductory Microeconomics (ECON 110 , 3 credit)
    3. Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 102 , 3 credits)
    4. Business and Economics Statistics (ECON 205 , 3 credits)*
    5. Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACCT 103 , 3 credits)
    6. Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 112 , 3 credits)
    7. Information Technology for Business (MGMT 250 , 3 credits)
    8. usiness Law (MGMT 263 , 3 credits)
  3. The completion of all freshman and sophomore Professional Development required events.**

*Students who have received credit for BIOL 250 , GEOG 278 , MATH 242 , MATH 262 , PLSC 251 , PSYC 250 , or SOCL 211  may use this course to fulfill the statistics requirement. Students may also use MATH 341  or MATH 361  to fulfill this requirement.

If a course is taken at Geneseo, the grade earned at Geneseo will be used to calculate the GPA for admission to the major.

For the Economics major, a pre-major may apply for admission into the School of Business by submitting an application on or before October 1 or March 1 when the following conditions are met:

  1. The completion of at least 36 credits of coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  2. The completion of for the following 16 credits of coursework with a GPA of 2.85 or higher.
    1. Calculus (MATH 213  or MATH 221 , 4 credits)
    2. Business and Economics Statistics (ECON 205 , 3 credits)*
    3. Introductory Microeconomics (ECON 110 , 3 credits)
    4. Introductory Macroeconomics (ECON 112 , 3 credits)
    5. Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 210 , 3 credits)
      or
      Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 212 , 3 credits)
  3. The completion of all freshman and sophomore Professional Development required events.**

*Students who have received credit for BIOL 250 , GEOG 278 , MATH 242 , MATH 262 , PLSC 251 , PSYC 250 , or SOCL 211  may use this course to fulfill the statistics requirement. Students may use MATH 341  or MATH 361  to fulfill this requirement.

**If transferring 60 or more credits the student will have their junior and senior years to complete the freshman and sophomore Professional Development required events.

If a course is taken at Geneseo, the grade earned at Geneseo will be used to calculate the GPA for admission to the major.

Transfer Students

Students who have transferred into Geneseo must apply for and be accepted into the School of Business to pursue a major in Accounting, Business Administration or Economics. The criteria for admission to the School of Business are the same for all students; however, there are some variations in process which depend on a student’s situation when entering Geneseo. For admission decisions in the School of Business, grades earned in the lower-division required courses at other institutions will be used to calculate the GPA as long as the course was approved for transfer into Geneseo. If a course is taken at Geneseo, the grade earned at Geneseo will be used to calculate the GPA for admission to the major.

For Business Administration and Accounting:

  1. A student who transfers to Geneseo with fewer than 60 credits will be in pre-major status and must meet the same admission criteria as described above under Entrance Procedures (that is, complete eight (8) lower-division required courses with a 2.85 GPA or higher in those courses as well as a 2.50 overall GPA at Geneseo).
  2. A student who transfers into Geneseo with 60 or more credits may be admitted as a Business Administration or Accounting major, providing the student has completed all eight (8) lower-division required courses with a 2.85 GPA or higher in those courses and has a 2.50 overall GPA.
  3. A student who transfers into Geneseo with 60 or more credits but who has not completed all of the required lower-division courses may be admitted as a Business Administration or Accounting major for the first semester. In order to continue in the major after the first semester, the student must complete all of the outstanding required lower-division courses noted above under Entrance Procedures, and earn a 2.85 GPA in the eight (8) courses as well as a 2.50 overall GPA at Geneseo. If the student does not satisfy the admission criteria of a 2.85 GPA in the lower-division required courses and a 2.50 overall GPA at Geneseo after the first semester, the student will not be permitted to continue as a Business Administration or Accounting major.

For Economics:

  1. A student who transfers to Geneseo with fewer than 60 credits will be in pre-major status and must meet the same admission criteria as described above under Entrance Procedures (that is, complete five (5) lower-division required courses with a 2.85 GPA or higher in those courses as well as a 2.50 overall GPA at Geneseo).
  2. A student who transfers into Geneseo with 60 or more credits may be admitted as an Economics major, providing the student has completed all five of the (5) lower-division required courses with a 2.85 GPA or higher in those courses and has a 2.50 overall GPA
  3. A student who transfers into Geneseo with 60 or more credits but who has not completed all of the required lower-division courses may be admitted as an Economics major for the first semester. In order to continue in the major after the first semester, the student must complete all of the outstanding requirements noted above under Entrance Procedures, and earn a 2.85 GPA in the five of the (5) courses as well as a 2.50 overall GPA at Geneseo. If the student does not satisfy the admission criteria of a 2.85 GPA in the lower-division required courses and a 2.50 overall GPA at Geneseo after the first semester, the student will not be permitted to continue as an Economics major.

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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