Experience the 50

Management Practices in the United States

Gain global perspective—right here in the United States.

Our Experience the 50 programs allow you to explore various industries and see how you can make an impact in major cities across the country. Past experiences have provided an inside look at the financial world in Washington, D.C., Disney’s global business model in Orlando, and the tech space in Silicon Valley—and that’s just the beginning.

"Visiting Disney was truly inspiring and allowed me to witness things about Walt Disney World that I would never have been able to discover on my own. Learning what goes into making the Disney magic every day is remarkable. Every student who has a connection to Disney or wants to learn about a thriving business should experience this."

— Danielle Zalta, BS ’19

Who Can Apply

Most Experience the 50 programs are open to:
  • School of Management undergraduates of all levels
  • Graduate students in the MBA, MS in Finance, MS in Management Information Systems and MS in Accounting programs

Application Deadlines

  • August 15 for all fall 2020 and winter 2021 virtual programs
  • October 15 for spring 2021 programs

Upcoming Programs

Experience the 50 programs are 1-credit courses that cap off with an experiential learning opportunity. 

Upon acceptance into a virtual Experience the 50 program, you will be force-registered in the course, which will meet online three to four times before culminating with a virtual experience based on the program’s theme and location. Virtual programs may include mini-cases, team projects, virtual organization tours and opportunities to network with alumni. 

Fall 2020 Virtual Experiences

Culture and Engagement in Niagara Falls (U.S. and Canada)

Note: The Niagara Falls program is offered exclusively for School of Management transfer students.

Faculty Leader

Head shot of Professor David Murray.

Dianna Cichocki
Clinical Assistant Professor, Management Science and Systems

Leadership and Culture in Chicago, Ill.

Faculty Leader

Headshot of Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah.

Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah
Clinical Assistant Professor, Organization and Human Resources
Faculty Director of Global Programs

Midwest Tech Trek in Austin, Texas

Faculty Leader

Joana Gaia
Clinical Assistant Professor, Management Science and Systems

COVID-19 Information

To ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, alumni and business partners during COVID-19, all global and Experience the 50 programs for fall 2020 and winter 2021 will be virtual learning experiences. Programs for spring 2021 are being developed with an option to easily shift to virtual learning experiences should that prove necessary.

Contact Us

Global Programs
School of Management
University at Buffalo
251 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel: 716-645-3353
mgt-globalprograms@buffalo.edu

Meet our Team

Disney: Business and Practice in Orlando, Fla.

Note: The Disney program is offered exclusively for School of Management Undergraduate Honors students.

Faculty Leader

Head shot of Professor David Murray.

David Murray
Clinical Professor, Management Science and Systems

“Leading the Business of Disney experience for a wonderful group of UB students provided me a unique opportunity to combine my professional and personal passions in a way I never imagined. Disney’s rich history, culture, innovation, exceptional guest service and a secret sauce often referred to as the 'Disney magic' makes it the perfect living case study. During our trip to Walt Disney World, valuable business lessons came alive and inspired students to take risks and pursue their dreams.”

Winter 2021 Virtual Experience

West Coast Tech Trek in San Francisco, Calif.

Faculty Leader

Robert Neubert
Clinical Assistant Professor, Operations Management and Strategy
Director, Entrepreneurship Academic Programs

Spring 2021 Experiences

Industry and Culture in Philadelphia, Pa.

Travel Dates

  • March 17-20, 2021

Accounting and Finance in Boston, Mass.

Note: The Boston program is offered exclusively for MS MIS, MS Finance and MBA students.

Travel Dates

  • March 17-20, 2021