The University at Buffalo School of Management

Alfiero Center

A Tradition of Excellence

Since 1923, the UB School of Management has built an impressive reputation as one of the best schools of business in the world. The comprehensive range of our academic portfolio, the expertise of our faculty and the worldwide success of our graduates are the primary reasons for the school’s acclaim.

A Global Presence

Today the educational reputation of the School of Management literally spans the globe, and students at the school hail from all over the world. In any given class, a visitor to the school may find students from Buffalo or New York City sitting beside students from Asia or Germany, as they listen to a professor who recently returned from teaching undergraduates in Singapore.

In an increasingly global business environment, the diversity of our programs and our international reputation help ensure that the School of Management degree is a credential that opens doors for our graduates at any business anywhere in the world.

A Nationally Ranked Full-Time MBA Program

Our nationally ranked full-time MBA program has been preparing students for leadership positions in management since 1931. We combine a foundation-building core with flexible, career-targeted electives. Add to this the practice of learning at three levels—individual, study team and cohort—and award-winning programs like LeaderCORE™ and Corporate Champions, you have an unbeatable experience.    

Executive and Professional MBAs

Top executives from Western New York’s leading corporations benefit from the school’s MBA programming too, through enrollment in our dynamic Executive MBA program. Since its establishment in 1994, hundreds of business leaders have graduated from this intensive 20-month program, designed for the area’s most talented and experienced executives.

Those interested in an evening MBA program can enroll in our Professional MBA program—the most prestigious and least expensive part-time MBA in Western New York. The 33-month program is designed for business people who possess at least one year of professional work experience.

Strong International Presence

Internationally, we offer a bachelor's degree in business in Singapore in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Management. We also offer a master's degree in IT services in Bangalore and Chennai, India, in partnership with Amrita University.

Leading Undergraduate Programs

At the undergraduate level, more than 2,800 students enroll annually in our nationally regarded programs in business administration and accounting. Many of these students benefit from an internship program that is considered to be one of the best and largest in the country.

Prestigious Doctoral Degree

Our PhD program, with more than 65 students, is the premier PhD program in the SUNY system and recruits students worldwide. Graduates accept positions at major universities throughout the U.S. and at leading consulting and research firms.

Custom Corporate and Entrepreneurship Programs

In addition to credit-bearing programs, we also provide innovative education and professional development programs for executives, professionals and organizations through our Center for Executive Development (CED). The CED offers a host of non-credit-bearing trainings customized for companies and individuals. Such offerings include instruction in leadership, supervisory skills, marketing, lean manufacturing, project management and many others. Programs can generally be tailored to fit the training needs of any organization. A wide and diverse array of organizations participate in CED training on an annual basis.

The School of Management is also home to the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, which was created in 1987 to enhance the entrepreneurial talents of creators and managers of businesses and improve their prospects for growth.