School of Management (SOM)
Transfer or double degree
Those applying to SOM prior to March 15 of the freshman year are highly encouraged (but not required) to complete one or more of the SOM prerequisites as described here: https://www.binghamton.edu/admissions/apply/current/iut-som.html
Those Scholars applying to SOM after March 15 of the freshman year, must complete the prerequisites in order to be competitive in the application process. Additionally, GPA is a critical component of the approval process and must typically be 3.5 or higher. Details regarding prerequisites are available here: https://www.binghamton.edu/admissions/apply/current/iut-som.html
1. Speak with an advisor from SOM Academic Advising (mandatory) and relevant faculty (optional) from the program you are applying to.
2. Adhere to Deadlines:
a. The deadline to apply is March 15 of the freshman year for fall entry or November 15 for those wishing to start the new program in the Spring semester of the freshman year.
b. Depending on when an application is submitted, SOM will not admit students until fall and/or spring grades have posted.
3. Information and instructions for submitting an application are available at the following link http://www.binghamton.edu/admissions/apply/current/.
4. As soon as the required application form is submitted, then immediately email Professor Ziegler firstname.lastname@example.org and provide
a. Your full formal name
d. Current GPA as stated on your transcript
e. Current degree program
f. Desired degree program
g. Indicate if you will be transferring OUT of a program, or if you wish to enroll in a double degree or double major with your current major. If applying to enroll in a double degree or double major, please list both.
h. Name of the SOM Academic Advisor you spoke to prior to applying. This is mandatory to ensure you understand where you will stand in the new curriculum)
i. Indicate your desire regarding honors (see details below):
i. please indicate if you wish to remain in the BU Scholars Program
ii. please indicate if you plan to apply to the PWC Scholars Program
iii. please indicate if you plan to enroll in both BU Scholars and PWC Scholars Programs (if accepted to PWC Scholars)
Registering for Fall SOM Courses prior to completion of the transfer:
Registering for SOM Classes:
Scholars students are not permitted to register for SOM classes until after final grades have posted for the Spring semester. The minimum cumulative GPA for the guaranteed transfer is 3.25. Scholars should discuss with an SOM Advisor, which SOM courses to register for in the following semester. Immediately upon the posting of final grades, Scholars must send an email to Katherine Collette, SOM Advisor, email@example.com with the title, course number, and CRN number of each SOM course being requested, and Ms. Collette will register you for those courses. SOM holds seats in classes for transfer students and Scholars are to leave room in their schedules for those classes. Ms. Collette can only register Scholars for SOM classes, but can drop courses from other schools (ie. Harpur, Watson, etc.) if necessary. When contacting Ms. Collette, be very clear that you are a BU Scholar, have submitted your IUT, and indicate which courses you are requesting (and which you are dropping, if applicable).
The Price Waterhouse Cooper Scholars Program
1. Qualified students are only invited into one Scholars/honors program upon entry
to Binghamton University as a freshman
a. PWC Scholars Program - Qualified students applying to the School of Management (SOM) will be invited to join the PWC Scholars Program (by invitation only)
b. BU Scholars Program - Qualified students applying to Harpur, Watson, CCPA, or DSON will be invited to join the BU Scholars Program (by invitation only)
2. PWC Scholars Program for BU Scholars:
a. Within the restrictions outlined above, BU Scholars are guaranteed transfer into, or enrollment in a dual degree program with SOM or any other BU school/college. However, entry into the PWC Scholars Program is by application only, and is not guaranteed.
b. Under certain conditions, as described herein, students may be allowed to be in either, or both the BU Scholars Program and the PWC Scholars Program.
c. If a BU Scholar transfers into or enrolls in a double degree with SOM, then the student has the following options regarding BU Scholars and PWC Scholars:
i. Remain a BU Scholar (and decline to apply to PWC Scholars)
ii. Apply to be a PWC Scholar (and if accepted, decline to remain a BU Scholar)
iii. Remain a BU Scholar and apply to be a PWC Scholar (and if accepted, student can be enrolled in both programs – see curriculum accommodations below)
3. To apply to the PWC Scholars Program, complete the form at https://docs.google.com/a/binghamton.edu/forms/d/14HC8ZvIfTw2PkYR0GarmdJ4mSksgVeYk4Yd-bfFXBsA/viewform?usp=send_form.
4. Once the PWC application has been submitted, then please introduce yourself by
email (or in person) as a BU Scholar and PWC applicant to Professor Dina Layish, PWC
Scholars Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Binghamton University Scholars Program for PWC Scholars
1. PWC Scholars transferring out of SOM may apply to enroll in the BU Scholars Program.
2. Entry into the BU Scholars Program by a PWC Scholar is only available during the freshman year, is by application only, and is not guaranteed.
3. For details, contact Professor Ziegler, BU Scholars Program Executive Director.
Requirements for BU Scholars enrolled in SOM
(including those enrolled in PWC Scholars simultaneously):
PWC Scholars Program requirements: All requirements of the PWC Scholars Program must be met (even when enrolled in both Scholars Programs)
BU Scholars Program Requirements for BU Scholars enrolled in SOM (including PWC Scholars):
1. First year housing in the Binghamton University Scholars Program Learning Community
a. Required for BU Scholars (unless formally excused)
2. SCHL127 (2 cr. Hrs.)
a. Required for BU Scholars;
b. Waived for PWC Scholars who originally entered Binghamton University as an SOM student, but subsequently left SOM. Be sure to see Professor Ziegler to have Degree Works modified regarding this requirement.
3. SCHL227 (2 cr. Hrs.):
a. Required for BU Scholars;
b. For students enrolled in PWC Scholars, this requirement is met upon completion of MGMT350. Degree Works will automatically pick up MGMT350 as equivalent to SCHL227. Do not register for SCHL227
4. SCHL280/281/380 topics course (4 cr. hrs. each):
a. Two courses required for all BU Scholars and PWC Scholars
5. SCHL327 (0 cr. Hrs.):
a. Required for all BU Scholars and PWC Scholars.
b. For students enrolled in PWC Scholars, this requirement is met with the completion of MGMT350 or any of the other options available to BU Scholars. Pre and Post Scholars III approval forms must be submitted on B-Engaged (even if MGMT350 is being used to satisfy this requirement)
c. Student must register for SCHL327 in the same semester as MGMT350 (even if MGMT350 is being used to satisfy this requirement)
6. SCHL427 (0 cr. Hrs.)
a. Required for all BU Scholars
b. For students enrolled in SOM (PWC Scholars and non-PWC Scholars), this requirement is met with the completion of MGMT411or any of the other options available to BU Scholars. Pre and Post Scholars IV approval forms must be submitted on B-Engaged (even if MGMT411 is being used to satisfy this requirement)
c. Student must register for SCHL427 in the same semester as MGMT411(even if MGMT411 is being used to satisfy this requirement)