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MArchitecture/MBA

The establishment of a successful architectural office requires a wide range of skills. In addition to competence in traditional architectural roles, the growing complexity of the field demands certain managerial, administrative skills.

As a practice expands, its range of services may grow to include, for example, real estate development and construction supervision of large scale projects. The Master of Architecture (MArch)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program provides the combination of architectural, managerial and administrative skills which prepares students for careers in both fields. It integrates and accelerates the educational process and enables graduates to pursue careers in public service administration as well.

Students interested in the program must apply to and be accepted by both the Department of Architecture and the School of Management. Applicants should review admissions requirements. Personal advisement is available at the Graduate Programs Office in 203 Alfiero Center, North Campus.

For additional information about the architectural component, applicants should contact:

Department of Architecture
School of Architecture and Planning
112 Hayes Hall (South Campus) 
Tel: 716-829-3483 x105
Website

Curriculum

Four of 11 MBA electives are waived in the dual program; therefore, in addition to the required courses, MArch/MBA students must take seven 3-credit electives, one being a credit-bearing internship. Students should consult the graduate handbook for information on concentrations available in the program and necessary prerequisites.

First Year

  • Fall Semester
    • MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers (2 credits - first 7 weeks) 
    • MGB 610 Organizational Behavior (2 credits - 14 weeks)
    • MGB 611 Team Skills (1 credit - 14 weeks)
    • MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers (2 credits - second 7 weeks)
    • MGG 601 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (1.5 credits - second 7 weeks)
    • MGG 635 Management Communications (1.5 credits - first 7 weeks)
    • MGM 615  Marketing for Managers (2 credits - second 7 weeks)
    • MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers (2 credits - 14 weeks)
    • MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers (1 credit - 14 weeks)
    • ARC 575 Environmental Controls 2 (3 credits)
    • Total Hours: 18
  • Spring Semester
    • MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making (2 credits - second 7 weeks)
    • MGE 604 Business Economics (2 credits - first 7 weeks)
    • MGO 620 Operations Management (2 credits - first 7 weeks)
    • MGO 640 Business Strategy (2 credits - 14 weeks)
    • MGS 605 It Management (2 credits - second 7 weeks)
    • MGT elective (3 credits)
    • ARC xxx Cognate (3 credits)
    • Total Hours: 16

Second Year

  • Fall semester
    • ARC 607 Foundation Studio (7)
    • ARC xxx Intellectual Domain (3)
    • ARC xxx Technical Methods (3)
    • MGT Elective (3 credits)
    • Total Hours: 16
  • Spring semester
    • ARC 608 Thesis (7)
    • ARC 582 Professional Practice (3)
    • MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions (1 credit - 14 weeks)
    • MGO 644 Business Practice (1 credit - 14 weeks)
    • MBA Electives (3) 
    • Total Hours: 16

Summer between second and third year, MBA credit bearing internship, 3 credits.

Third Year

  • Fall semester
    • ARC 555 Structures III (3) 
    • ARC xxx Cognate (3) 
    • MBA Electives (9 - includes 3-credit internship)
    • Total Hours: 15
  • Spring semester
    • ARC 608 Thesis (7)
    • ARC 582 Professional Practice (3)
    • MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions (1 credit - 14 weeks)
    • MGO 644 Business Practice (1 credit - 14 weeks)
    • MBA Electives (3) 
    • Total Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 96 (48 ARC; 48 MBA)

MBA Concentration Options

  • Finance
  • Global Services and Supply Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Systems and E-Business
  • International Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chains and Operations Management