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Dean Assad named Coach of the Game

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Release date
Oct-18-2013

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Arjang Assad, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management, was named honorary UB football Coach of the Game on Sept. 14, when the Bulls defeated Stony Brook University 26-23.

Accompanied by Danny White, UB director of athletics, Assad was recognized on the field at UB Stadium for leading a comprehensive revision of the MBA curriculum, for launching a Master of Science program in accounting and for significantly enhancing the Master of Science program in finance.

In addition, Assad was recognized for establishing the Arjang A. Assad teaching award with a personal endowment gift, which helps to promote excellence in research while recognizing and valuing outstanding teaching.

“It was a thrill to be recognized by UB athletics, but it was an even bigger thrill that the Bulls were able to pull off a win over Stony Brook after five overtimes in that game,” said Assad.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system that is its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.