Release Date: September 12, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Entrepreneurship is the focus of a new Undergraduate Academy launched this fall at the University at Buffalo.
Forty students have enrolled in the Entrepreneurship Academy, a community where students interested in entrepreneurship can share meaningful experiences throughout their college years.
Participants can be involved at many different levels, such as attending sponsored seminars, workshops, speaking engagements, special trips, community-building events and even living in the Academies’ residential community.
Yong Li, associate professor in the School of Management’s Operations Management and Strategy Department, is the academy director.
Other entrepreneurship initiatives include the $525,000 investment by UB and the School of Management in the school’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership to expand both the scope and reach of its activities.
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 has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal 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 and 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.