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Your Advisor

All School of Business and Economics students are assigned an advisor from their major department. The advisor's name will appear on the top of your Degree Works Audit and on MyPlattsburgh. You may change your advisor at any point by obtaining a form in SBE or the Academic Advising office (Feinberg 1st floor). You only need the signature of your new advisor.

Your Major/Minor

  • Your current major(s) is listed on the top of your Degree Works.
  • You may change your major at any time by obtaining a form in SBE or from the Academic Advising office (Feinberg 1st floor).
  • You may declare a minor area of study at any time. Forms are available in SBE.

Almost all SBE majors start with the same core of classes so that you are free to change. If you are considering accounting, economics, finance, or HRTM you need to be aware of the sequence of classes so you are prepared to make the change. You will be fairly safe until the mid-point of your sophomore year.

Do you need a minor?

A minor area of study will make you more marketable in your future endeavors. You may declare a minor in any area of the college. Courses for some minors can be taken as general education electives and others can be double counted from your major program of study, so plan ahead and discuss this with your advisor.

Major and Minor Requirements and Course Sequences

We have curriculum sheets available in SBE listing all requirements and the registration sequence for each major and minor in SBE. These sheets are located across from the faculty mailboxes in Redcay.

It is VERY important that you look at this guide often. It not only lists the courses that you must complete and in which sequence, but also make yourself aware of the prerequisites involved for each class that you plan to take.

What is a prerequisite?

A prerequisite is a course (or learning experiences or class level) that must be taken or completed prior to enrolling in a given class.

For example: MGM 280 Principles of Management has the prerequisites of ENG 101 (English 101), either ECO 101 (Principles of Economics) or both ECO 110 (Macroeconomics) and ECO 111 (Microeconomics). This means that you must have completed or be in the process of completing these listed prerequisite courses to enroll in MGM 280.

Questions or Concerns

Questions or concerns about advising, registration, transfer credit, degree completion and or academic policies and procedures can be directed to:

Dr. Robert Christopherson, Interim Associate Dean
Office: Au Sable Hall 203
Phone: (518) 564-4195

SUNY Plattsburgh
School of Business & Economics