Define the future of management

Thought Leadership

Our faculty are big thinkers who are not afraid to question and upend theories. They are known worldwide for adding new knowledge in their respective fields.


Helping organizations deliver stronger diversity training

Kate Bezrukova, associate professor of organization and human resources, examined more than 40 years of data and found that the best diversity programs are integrated with other initiatives, focus on developing both awareness and skills, and take a significant length of time, demonstrating organizational commitment to diversity.

As featured in
Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today and Business News Daily.

The End of Accounting?

In his book, Feng Gu, associate professor and chair of accounting and law, argues that Generally Accepted Accounting Principles have lost their relevance, and a company’s true worth lies in its strategic, value-enhancing resources — not the variables found on traditional earnings reports.

As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, Fortune and other national media. 

Interdisciplinary Research

By collaborating with other schools and disciplines, we bring multidisciplinary perspectives to today’s most pressing challenges.


Cyber-empathic design

With funding from the National Science Foundation, marketing expert Arun Lakshmanan is collaborating with colleagues from the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to research technology that could revolutionize product engineering.

Health care

The School of Management is a key partner in the University at Buffalo’s Interprofessional Education initiative, which helps students from different professions to work in a collaborative, team environment to provide highly effective patient- and population-centered care.

Shaping the future of transportation and logistics

The Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics uses a transdisciplinary approach that integrates both engineering and managerial skills.

Innovative Initiatives

We work together to bring new ideas to find new ways to do things, lifting each other up and driving change. 


The business of health care

With the health care industry facing unprecedented challenges in cost, efficiency and access, we offer a robust and growing portfolio of programs and partnerships in health care management.

Social innovation

Through partnerships with organizations in the private, public, nonprofit and government sectors, we are working to tackle problems like poverty and injustice, access to affordable housing and quality health care, climate change and sustainable food sourcing. One organization cannot tackle these sweeping challenges alone, and business must play a role in helping to find solutions.

Give and take

Best-selling author Adam Grant will deliver the keynote presentation at a conference hosted by our Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) that focuses on the power of people-oriented leadership — how thinking of others can help you lead and succeed.

Building pathways for minority and women entrepreneurs

Through our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, we're creating opportunities for individuals leading minority- and women-owned enterprises into advanced stages of development.