Exceptional business education. Exceptional value.
Stony Brook University's College of Business admits graduate students with the talent
and drive to become business leaders. The College seeks students who have demonstrated critical and analytical skills,
a record of academic achievement, potential to excel in a challenging environment
and the ambition to grow in their careers.
If you are ready to take the next step in your career by pursuing graduate study at
an AACSB-accredited college, you could be a good fit for our MBA, specialty master's
and certificate programs.
We look forward to finding out more about you!
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Admission is open to all qualified applicants, regardless of undergraduate major.
In making admissions decisions, the College of Business Admissions Committee applies
a partially compensatory decision process, in which exceptional strength in terms
of GPA, work experience or optional GMAT scores can offset minor deficiencies in another
The following criteria are required for admissions consideration, for both full and
Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university or a foreign
equivalent. For the MBA program, this degree can be in any subject. However, applicants applying
to the MBA in Accounting or MS in Accounting programs have specific undergraduate
course requirements and should submit this form for review.
A minimum 3.0 grade point average in prior academic work. In exceptional cases, a GPA below 3.0 will be considered for "conditional admission"
to the College of Business. Conditionally admitted students must achieve a 3.0 GPA
in their first semester to continue in the program.
Three credits of calculus. Applicants must submit proof of satisfactory completion (grade of "C" or better) of
a 3-credit calculus course. An applicant may request a waiver based on undergraduate
major, business experience, and career aspirations.
English language proficiency. Applicants whose undergraduate education was conducted in a language other than English
must submit test scores. Refer to Application Requirements for details.
F1 Visa. Required only for international students who have been accepted into the program.
In addition, admitted students are expected to have access to a PC running Windows
and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
All applicants must submit the following through our online application system by
the deadline dates listed above for priority review. Incomplete applications will
not be considered.
Applicants will need to submit official transcripts from all schools attended.
Unofficial copies for both domestic and international credentials are acceptable for an admission decision
to be made. If admitted, you must submit final official transcripts/evaluations sent
directly from the college/universitou should upload unofficial transcripts to your
application for your application to be reviewed.
Please review the Official Transcript information on the Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions website for detailied
information on submitting your official transcripts.
Applicants are required to submit an updated resume and a personal statement in the
The statement should answer the following questions:
What would you consider your special qualifications, over and above those called for
on the previous pages of your application?
Discuss briefly your experience relative to the area of proposed study outside the
What do you propose to do with your advanced degree, professionally?
Letters of recommendation should be from current or former employers or professors.
These should be submitted electronically through the online application system.
Applicants whose undergraduate education was conducted in a language other than English
must also submit one of the following:
A TOEFL internet-based score of 80 or above. TOEFL iBT® Home Edition test scores
An IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 or above, with no sub-scores below 6.0
Official scores are required to have an application reviewed for possible admission.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum test scores will not be considered.
Please instruct ETS to send the official score reports electronically to the State
University of New York at Stony Brook, code 2548. www.ets.org/toefl
Note Regarding Test Center Closures:
In response to the closure of testing centers due to the Coronavirus, Stony Brook
University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English test in place
of the in-person TOEFL and IELTS proficiency exams.
The exam costs $49 (USD) and may be taken from any computer that has a camera, audio,
and reliable internet. The exam portion of the Duolingo English test contains a series
of speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises. Following the exam, there is
an interview portion that will ask you to respond to various prompts in 30 to 90 seconds.
The exam takes about 45 minutes to complete and you will need either a passport, driver's
license, or national or state ID to show the camera. The score results are generally
received within a few days of exam completion.
A verification email will be sent to you a few days after completing the exam containing
a link to send your score to SBU. Please send your scores to email@example.com
The GMAT/GRE is optional. Applicants that have below a 3.2 cumulative undergraduate
GPA are strongly encouraged to submit exam scores to strengthen their application.
Payable online by credit card (non-refundable).
Have More Questions?
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for applicants. If you need academic guidance and assistance with the application
process, reach out to our Office of Student Services (OSS). For questions about which graduate program is the best for you, please contact us
to schedule a meeting with our graduate admissions and advising team.