Stony Brook University College of Business

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Stony Brook University’s College of Business has an impeccable reputation and is highly rivaled in the higher education world. US News and The Wall Street Journal rank SBU among the best public schools in the nation, and Forbes Magazine recognizes SBU among Best Value Public Colleges. SBU also has a history of producing business executives, including the CEO of IMAX Corporation and Shutterstock, and the creator of McIntosh and Apple manager. CoB faculty hail from the most prestigious universities in the world, including Carnegie Mellon, Yale, Harvard, the University of Moscow, and the University of Munster, and have decades of professional experience.


Undergraduate CoB students major in Business Management, and pursue a specialty field of study in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or Operations Management. An Entrepreneurship minor is also available. The faculty are involved in cutting-edge research endeavors and invite students to collaborate with them. Students also work on case studies and consulting projects for real clients and study the latest business technology. The Business Honors program is open to students who exemplify a strong work ethic. Honors students must complete a capstone project or thesis. Sponsors of past projects include Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., and Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Students can rise to the top of their careers by earning one of the many elite MBA or MS degrees from the CoB. MBA majors include Accounting, Finance, Health Care Management, and Management. Concentrations are also offered in Innovation or Operations Management. The MBA programs are open to all students but are 36-credit hours for those with an undergraduate business degree and 48-hours for other students. Highly qualified students can start MBA classes during their senior year, and complete this program in just one additional year beyond their undergraduate degree. An Executive MBA is offered exclusively for lab employees at the Brookhaven National Lab. Classes for this program are offered in the evenings at the lab. 

MS degrees include Accounting, Finance, and Technology Management. The MS in Finance program requires students to complete field-based experience with a financial institution. An 18-credit hour Graduate Finance Certificate is also offered.

Student Life

The CoB is home to nearly 1,500 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students. Students stay engaged beyond the classroom through participation in the Accounting Society, American Marketing Association, Association for Supply Chain Management, Consulting Club, Economics Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Finance Society, Investment Club, and MBA Network. Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Sigma Pi are the business fraternities available for students who excel academically. 

The Career Center helps place CoB students in internship positions. There are eight business-related centers and labs to extend learning opportunities beyond the classroom, such as the Center for Behavioral Political Economy, Center for Finance, and the Leadership and Creativity Leadership Lab. 

MBA students help start-ups bring their business plans to life through the Innovation Center. During the summer, students can participate in the 10-day faculty-led trips to Greece or Rome. These global experiences feature courses at prestigious international universities and group work on projects at real companies.

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