World of Business and Accounting for Transfers

The World of Business and Accounting for Transfers is designed for incoming transfer students who are planning to major in business or accounting and have been conditionally accepted into the School of Business. Students in this Transfer Community take a 1-credit transfer seminar on business and accounting with their community. Members of this community are introduced to the academic and social expectations of a career in business through co-curricular activities.

students in lounge

There is space on Alumni Quad to live with other students in the World of Business and Accounting for Transfers, however living together is optional. You can be a part of this community whether you live on Alumni, somewhere else on campus, or commute! Living with other transfers who have similar goals and interests means you will have a supportive network of peers right from the start. You can study together and attend social and co-curricular programming together. Friendships form quickly in Learning Communities!


School of Business building



Members of The World of Business and Accounting for Transfers will take a ONE CREDIT course together in the fall semester of your first year here. Members will also attend UAlbany events and functions together. Many students find them to be excellent ways to meet other students and become acquainted with their new program. Opportunities include:

  • Sessions to Learn about different tracks in the Business School
  • Resume building, guest speakers, professional etiquette, networking and interview skill workshops.
  • Meals with your friends and faculty
  • Study groups and review sessions for business and accounting classes
  • Career Services presentations on finding and securing internship opportunities
  • Meeting with representatives from major accounting firms
  • Performing community service together

We love transfers


As a member of a transfer community, you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow community members. Tackle courses with your friends by forming study groups!

Transfer Transition Leaders (TTLs): Learn the ropes from an undergraduate peer mentor who also transferred into UAlbany. Transfer Transition Leaders are highly motivated students who have successfully transitioned to UAlbany. They are terrific academic and social resources. 

If you are an active member within your community and want to help future transfer students, you could become a Transfer Transition Leader for the World of Transfer Excellence after your first semester!

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom!
World of Business and Accounting for Transfers Lead Faculty: Jason Cotugno and Susan Maloney

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the transfer communities! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the community to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.