MArch/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 high-level managerial 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) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program provides the combination of architectural, managerial and administrative skills that 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 on UB North Campus.

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

Department of Architecture
School of Architecture and Planning
112 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus
Tel: 716-829-3483 x105

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. Consult the graduate handbook for information on concentrations available in the program and necessary prerequisites.

Search School of Management courses and descriptions.

First Year - Fall Semester

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 students¿ 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


 • ARC 575 Environmental Controls 2 (3 credits)

First Year - Spring Semester

MGA 605LEC Acctg for Mgmt Decision Making

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603


MGE 604LEC Business Economics

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


MGO 620LEC Operations Management

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611


MGO 640LEC Business Strategy

Business Strategy

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611 And MGM 615


MGS 605LEC Information Technology for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Co-Requisite: MGO 630 Or Pre-Requisite: MGO 630


 • MGT elective (3 credits)
 • ARC xxx Cognate (3 credits)

Second Year - Fall Semester

 • ARC 607 Foundation Studio (7 credits)
 • ARC xxx Intellectual Domain (3 credits)
 • ARC xxx Technical Methods (3 credits)
 • MGT elective (3 credits)

Second Year - Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642


 • ARC 608 Thesis (7 credits)
 • ARC 582 Professional Practice (3 credits)
 • MBA Electives (3 credits)

Summer between second and third year

 • MBA credit-bearing internship (3 credits)

Third Year - Fall Semester

 • ARC 555 Structures III (3 credits)
 • ARC xxx Cognate (3 credits)
 • MBA Electives (9 credits - includes 3-credit internship)

Third Year - Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642


 • ARC 608 Thesis (7 credits)
 • ARC 582 Professional Practice (3 credits)
 • MBA Electives (3 credits) 

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