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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First Semester

  • MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers (2 credits)
  • MGB 610 Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • MGB 611 Team Skills (1 credit)
  • MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers (2 credits)
  • MGO 695 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
  • MGG 635 Management Communication (1.5 credits)
  • MGM 615 Marketing for Managers (2 credits)
  • MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers (2 credits)
  • MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers (1 credit)

Second Semester

  • MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making (2 credits)
  • MGE 604 Business Economics (2 credits)
  • MGO 620 Operations Management (2 credits)
  • MGO 640 Business Strategy (2 credits)
  • MGS 605 IT for Managers (2 credits)
  • MBA Electives

Third Semester

  • MBA Electives

Fourth Semester

  • MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions (1 credit)
  • MGO 644 Business Practice (1 credit)
  • MBA Electives

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