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UB School of Management to host first Military MBA Preview Day

Release date
Mar-18-2014

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Kevin Manne
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management invites veterans and active duty or reserve members of the U.S. armed forces to its first-ever Military MBA Preview Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 4 in the Alfiero Center on UB’s North Campus.

The event will provide guests the opportunity to attend a full-time MBA class, hear from a panel of current students and alumni with military backgrounds, meet employers interested in MBA candidates with military experience, discuss how to leverage a military background in a career strategy and meet with representatives from the UB Office of Veterans Services and the UB Student Veterans Association.

“Veterans and active-duty military personnel are a great fit for the UB MBA program,” says Erin O’Brien, assistant dean and director of graduate programs at the UB School of Management. “They bring leadership, teamwork, dedication, motivation and focus, and a UB MBA can help hone and shape these skills for successful use in a commercial marketplace.”

Reginald Sanders, EMBA ’97, colonel and deputy U.S. property and fiscal officer in the New York National Guard, will serve as keynote speaker and share how his business acumen aids his military career. Sanders is former brigade commander of the historic 369th Sustainment Brigade, better known as the “Harlem Hellfighters.” He will be introduced by Roger Woodworth, EMBA ’09, president and CEO, Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY Inc.

A reception exclusively for prospective students will follow the event, giving attendees the opportunity to network with fellow MBA candidates, faculty, staff and current students. It will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo.

To register, send an email to Meghan Felser, associate director of admissions, at mpwood@buffalo.edu by March 28.

UB is ranked No. 21 among national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s listing of “Best Colleges for Veterans.” The ranking evaluates schools that participate in federal initiatives to help veterans and active services members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

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.