May 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business and Economics

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Interim Dean: B. Neureuther
Assistant Dean:  J. Parmelee
AoL Director: K. Petrova

The business program within the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International. SUNY Plattsburgh is the first non-Ph.D. granting SUNY institution to have its business program be a member of the group of prestigious business programs that are accredited by AACSB International.

Currently, approximately 777 business programs are accredited by AACSB International. 

Accreditation by AACSB International certifies that the SBE provides a high-quality business education supported by strong and continuously improved curricula, faculty, and instructional facilities. Accreditation also ensures that the SBE’s mission is appropriate and meets the high standards of prestigious business schools: “We provide our diverse student population with an internationally recognized, high-value and AACSB accredited business education. We foster competencies for successful careers in the global economy, with a commitment to developing ethical and technologically proficient graduates. We emphasize teaching excellence and scholarship, complemented by experiential learning and exceptional mentoring, with impact on the regional and global community.”

The SBE offers the following undergraduate and graduate degree programs:

  1. Accounting, B.S. (main campus program; online completion degree program)
  2. Accounting/Data Analytics and Accounting, B.S./M.S.
  3. Business Administration, B.S.
  4. Data Analytics, M.S.
  5. Economics, B.A. and B.S.
  6. Entrepreneurship, B.S.
  7. Finance, B.S.
  8. Global Supply Chain Management, B.S.
  9. Healthcare Informatics Certificate
  10. Hospitality Management, B.S.
  11. Human Resources Management Certificate
  12. International Business, B.S.
  13. Management, B.S.
  14. Management Information Systems, B.S.
  15. Marketing, B.S.


The business programs develop competence and skills in such functional fields as accounting, marketing, human resource management and financial management, international and comparative management, business law, and quantitative analysis. The curricula include decision-making leadership principles, writing, communication, and problem-solving strategies. The programs also help students prepare for graduate study in business or specialized areas and related disciplines, such as law, economics, and international business.

Admission to SBE majors is competitive and is contingent upon academic qualifications. A cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better is required for a student to be considered for transfer admission, readmission, or internal transfer into any major in the SBE. A student who does not have a GPA of 2.3 can be admitted to and can complete any SBE minor. Upon completion of a minor, with a GPA of 2.3 in the minor classes, a student could then be considered for admission to a major in the SBE. The School of Business and Economics also offers minors in accounting, business, economics, finance, global supply chain management, international business, management information systems, and marketing, as well as a more quantitative minor in business analytics. A specialized joint minor in broadcast management is also offered to broaden career opportunities for students. 

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