The MBA Curriculum

The University at Buffalo MBA program combines the depth of a strong management core curriculum with the breadth of career concentrations.

The full-time curriculum blends required foundation-building courses with flexible, career-targeted electives. The two-year format allows you to build extensive career networks both inside and outside of the school, gain further real-world experience and engage in a comprehensive job search. Our faculty continuously reviews the curriculum to maintain a strong foundation while keeping abreast of industry changes.

Developed with input from corporate recruiters, alumni, faculty, staff and career experts, our MBA curriculum provides the skills that individuals and organizations need for our globally integrated world of business. Team skills, quantitative analysis and integrative analysis are fundamental to the program, and the design also allows students flexibility to take advantage of our rich selection of concentrations and the LeaderCORE™ program.


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Curriculum

MGA 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGF 611LEC Fin Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGO 658LEC Entrepreneurship Foundations

This course will expose students to entrepreneurship in the context of the individual entrepreneur as well as taking the idea of entrepreneurial thinking into the environment of larger corporations. We will first experience what it takes to create a start-up; briefly examining the process of real-life entrepreneurs have used to move from having the "big idea" to the eventual company launch. During this time, we will explore the importance of teams, the process of risk mitigation, the concept of "fail-fast," the need for a relentless focus on customer buy-in and the important process of spiraling iteration. Next, we will move our focus to applying entrepreneurial thinking within the large corporate environment; considering the importance of entrepreneurial development within a company as a sustainable competitive advantage. And finally, we will look at individuals and companies that use their business skills to create innovative solutions to specific societal problems (social entrepreneurship). Together, we will discover the mindset that many entrepreneurs share.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGG 635LEC Management Communications

The purpose of this course is to emphasize the importance of effective communication techniques in an organizational setting and to provide grounding in communication skills. Team communication skills are also emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to understand leadership and communication strategies, and develop their writing skills through several assignments and class activities. Focus will be placed on improving studentsĀæ ability to communicate clearly, logically and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to develop oral skills primarily through active learning.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGQ 609LEC Analytics for Managers

This course serves as a companion course for (and is taken in conjunction with) Statistical Analysis for Managers.

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


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Selecting an MBA Concentration

In your first year, you will develop a strong base on which you can build your professional career. Your second year is your chance to channel that knowledge into a targeted career direction. Your personal interests and professional objectives come into play when you customize your program by choosing elective courses from our comprehensive offerings, allowing you to broaden your perspective on management or deepen it in specific areas. While some students choose not to specialize, you may select one or more concentrations. 

MBA Concentrations