Sep 25, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business and Economics

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Dean: R. Ortiz-Walters
Associate Dean:  B. Neureuther
AoL Director:  Kameliia 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. In addition, the hospitality management program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

Accreditation by AACSB International and ACPHA 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: “To provide our diverse student population with an affordable, internationally recognized and accredited high quality business education, emphasizing skills for successful careers in the global economy, complemented by experiential learning and exceptional mentoring, and serving as an intellectual resource center for the Quebec/New York Corridor and the global community.”

The SBE offers the following undergraduate and graduate degree programs:

  1. Accounting, B.S. (main campus program; online completion degree program)
  2. Business Administration, B.S.
  3. Economics, B.A. and B.S.
  4. Entrepreneurship, B.S.
  5. Finance, B.S.
  6. Global Supply Chain Management, B.S.
  7. Hospitality Management, B.S.
  8. International Business, B.S.
  9. Management, B.S.
  10. Management Information Systems, B.S.
  11. Marketing, B.S.
  12. Healthcare Informatics Certificate
  13. Data Analytics, M.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. Students with junior status may complete the B.S. in business administration program at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Branch Campus at Queensbury. (For more information on the Branch Campus, see Branch Campus in the Regional, Local, and Campus Overview section of this catalog.)

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