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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!






MBA & MS  in Accounting – Domestic Students

December 15

March 15

July 1

MBA & MS in Accounting Programs  – International Students

November 1

Fall/Spring Admit Only

April 15

MS in Finance  – Domestic Students

Fall Admit Only

Fall Admit Only

July 1

MS in Finance – International Students

Fall Admit Only

Fall Admit Only

April 15

Applications received after these dates may be considered on a space-available basis.


Admissions Criteria

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 area. 

The following criteria are required for admissions consideration, for both full and part-time applicants:

  • 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.

Application Requirements

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.

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.  

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