Community Engagement Report

Center for Executive Development

Companies both large and small, local and international have benefitted from the training expertise within UB’s Center for Executive Development (CED). Executive and Professional MBA alumni, along with alumni from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), are the greatest advocates for training projects.  Alumni know first-hand the value of the knowledge sharing offered at the School of Management.  

Leadership development is a common training request that CED fulfills through custom training and open enrollment programs. Substantive increases to the bottom line are concerns for most companies in this volatile economy, therefore demand for accounting and finance training programs continues and includes ongoing contracts with numerous national and multinational companies in such industries as retail, manufacturing and healthcare.The global draw of the Online Mini MBA program has also increased and has resulted in interest for other custom training initiatives from organizations around the world. 

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), which is part of CED, continues to help a large number of WNY entrepreneurs identify and achieve critical goals for growth and succession planning.