Many of your questions about the UB MBA program will be answered in the FAQs below. If your concerns are not addressed here, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-645-3204.
A. Our full-time MBA program offers fall admission only. Read our admissions requirements and application deadlines.
A. Interviews are by invitation only and are determined after an application has been submitted and evaluated. Admissions staff conduct interviews on campus or via Skype.
A. We offer several UB MBA for a Day events throughout the fall and spring semesters. Prospective students attend an MBA core course, discuss their career goals with a Career Resource Center staff member, review the admissions process with a Graduate Programs Office staff member and enjoy lunch and a tour of campus with UB MBA Ambassadors. Register now for an upcoming event.
A. The admissions committee prefers a minimum IBT target of 95 with no section lower than 22. We also accept the IELTS and the Pearson Test of English. The university minimum for the IELTS exam is an overall score of 6.5 with no section below 6.0. The PTE is also accepted. The admissions committee prefers an overall score of 73 and no section below 68.
A. Indian applicants must upload a copy of their proof of degree as a PDF. Read additional information [PDF] regarding Indian 3-year degrees.
A. Visit the UB Student Accounts page for current tuition information.
A. The first payment due is your $500 tuition deposit. Your tuition will be due according to university's schedule. Note: tuition and fees cannot be paid in cash.
A. There are multiple forms of financial aid available to applicants. Students who wish to be considered for scholarships, fellowships and assistantships must submit a completed application and all required admissions materials by February 1. Both domestic and international students are considered for these opportunities and there is not a separate application process to be considered, unless noted within individual scholarship requirements.
A. We offer financial assistance to a small number of our most qualified international students prior to the start of classes. We encourage candidates to explore all scholarship and financing opportunities available to them in their home country or country of residence. International students may apply for assistantships once they arrive on campus.
A. The MBA program generally does not accept transfer credit and will not waive any core courses regardless of previous experience or education because of our cohort/study team structure. There is potential to transfer up to 6 graduate elective credits, but must be approved by the Assistant Dean.
A. You can choose your electives beginning in the spring semester of the first year. Our MBA academic advisor can discuss options with you based on your academic and career goals.
A. Call us at 716-645-3204. If you are a prospective applicant, we encourage you to attend MBA for a Day, schedule a personalized visit day or meet us at a recruitment event near you. If you're currently attending UB for an undergraduate or graduate program, we encourage you to attend an information session. If you're an admitted student, the Graduate Programs Office will provide information over the summer prior to enrollment regarding academic advisement appointments.
A. The study teams give students the opportunity to develop team skills that are critical in today’s business world. Team skills include leadership, oral and written communication, conflict management and the ability to run effective meetings. Students work together to minimize weaknesses and maximize strengths. Additionally, each first-year team is assigned a Corporate Champion who will help you become involved in a community business and gain real-world perspective.
A. Study time outside the classroom varies greatly from student to student and fluctuates over the course of the semester based on assignments and exams. We recommend for every one hour of class, you commit two hours outside of class. Allocating time to study group meetings is critical; it is not unusual for students to spend 8 to 12 hours a week in group meetings, in addition to personal study time.
A. All classes start according to the University Academic calendar. But, you will need to pay close attention to the pre-enrollment communications you receive from the Admissions and Advising team for arrival and orientation dates, which can be 3 to 4 weeks prior to the start of classes.
A. MBA Advantage is a required professional development program that is integrated throughout the MBA program.
A. Some of your faculty use textbooks, some use cases and presentations. Your faculty will share this information in the course syllabus. You will need to buy textbooks assigned by the faculty member and will probably want to buy additional books to help you read around the subject. Some students choose to purchase books at the University Bookstore and others prefer to rent or buy from online sources. Choose what works best for you.
A. Our faculty employ theoretical, case study, applied and practical teaching methods throughout the curriculum. The teaching method used in a class is the choice of the individual professor. Most courses will combine these methods. Students are expected to participate and contribute to class and team discussions.
A. Student organizations host various activities throughout the year. You will be notified of these through the GPO weekly email and/or postings around the Jacobs Management Center and the Alfiero Center. Contact the sponsoring student organization for details.
A. While computer ownership is not mandatory for admission and computers are available through the university’s public computing sites, we strongly recommend that every incoming MBA student have a personal computer.
A. Work experience is defined as full-time employment after completing a bachelor's degree. While co-op, internship and part-time work experience is valuable to your application and in the MBA classroom, AACSB reporting standards require us to report post-bachelor's work experience.
A. Yes, we believe military experience is valuable and encourage military personnel to apply to our program, as they have proven leadership and interpersonal skills. Military experience completed before finishing your degree will positively impact your application and is often viewed favorably by employers.
A. Yes. Our Career Resource Center and Internships and Experiential Learning Office work together to develop internship opportunities for UB MBA students. Both offices share the online BizLink recruiting system. They maintain and continue to grow the list of companies that recruit at UB. Their goal is to help you get an internship and full-time job, and ensure you graduate with the skills to successfully search for positions throughout your career.
A. The Career Resource Center publishes a list of companies who have recruited UB School of Management students.