Requirements for the Major

The major in Business Management leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Completion of the major requires 49 credits.
Transfer Credit Policy for students in the Business Major
Students may apply a maximum of 21 transfer credits toward the Business Major. Of the total 21 credits, only 6 credits may used to fulfill an area of specialization.

Core Courses

  • BUS 115  Introduction to Business for Business Majors (see Note)
  • ACC 210  Financial Accounting
  • BUS 215  Introduction to Business Statistics 
  • BUS 220  Introduction to Decision Sciences 
  • BUS 301  Business Communications
  • BUS 326  Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 330  Principles of Finance or ECO 389 Corporate Finance
  • BUS 346  Operations Management
  • BUS 348  Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 353  Entrepreneurship or BUS 383 Social Entrepreneurship or BUS 441 Business Strategy
  • BUS 446  Ethics: Critical Thinking through Film or BUS 447 Business Ethics
  • ECO 108  Introduction to Economics 
  • MAT 122 Overview of Calculus with Applications or MAT 123 Precalculus or higher

Note: BUS 115 is no longer required for the students who matriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later.

Upper-Division Writing Requirement

BUS 301 contains the necessary writing components which satisfy the Upper Division Writing Requirement for the business major, and also satisfies the Stony Brook Curriculum learning objective WRTD.



All courses taken to satisfy the business management major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. All students accepted to the business management major in the fall 2005 semester and subsequent must complete all BUS courses, ECO 108, and MAT 122 with a grade of C or higher in order to satisfy the requirements for the major. Students accepted to the business management major prior to fall 2005 must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher in order to satisfy the requirements for the major: BUS 110, BUS 210, BUS 220 (formerly BUS 249), BUS 340BUS 346, BUS 347, BUS 348BUS 440, and BUS 441AMS 102ECO 108MAT 122 or MAT 123PSY 103 or SOC 105.