Strategic Initiatives

Enrollment and the quality and impact of our faculty continue to be high priorities for the School of Management. We are also keenly focused on our partnerships within UB and externally, particularly in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship and health care.


Advancing research, teaching and outreach in the area of leadership is a key theme in the School of Management. Through our Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness and through innovative programs like LeaderCORE™, our award-winning leadership certification, we build upon our ongoing commitment to develop leaders at all levels of an organization and to prepare the next generation of business leaders.

The School of Management helps area entrepreneurs hone their skills through a variety of programs offered by our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL). In addition, we support a number of other entrepreneurship initiatives, including UB's Entrepreneurship Academy, the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) and the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, the region’s premier event for students seeking to win startup funding.

The School of Management is contributing to the University at Buffalo's theme of health through a number of partnerships in health care management—from health analytics to operations to increased ties with the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Our growing portfolio of health care management offerings includes dual and collaborative degree programs in business and health (MD/MBA, DDS/MBA, etc.), an MBA concentration in health care management, an accelerated MBA program for graduate medical education residents and non-credit-bearing programs in health care management.