We offer assistantships, fellowships and scholarships for highly qualified MBA applicants to help offset our already competitive tuition cost. Both domestic and international applicants are considered for these opportunities. There is not a separate application process for scholarships, fellowships and scholarships, with the exception of the Arthur A. Schomburg Graduate Fellowship, the Robert Balk Scholarship and the Western New York Prosperity Scholarship, as detailed in the links below.
For priority consideration of assistantship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, submit your completed MBA application by the February 1 deadline.
Examples of these awards include:
- Do you have outstanding credentials? Demonstrated leadership experience? Excellent communication skills? Strong analytical and quantitative skills? Through generous partnership with M&T Bank and Rich Products, our Connection to Excellence (C2E) Scholarship is awarded to highly qualified full-time UB MBA candidates with 3 or more years work experience, competitive GMAT/GRE scores and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater.
The C2E Scholarship provides full tuition and fees, as well as significant individual career development benefits beyond what you would normally receive in our top-ranked MBA program. There is no separate application process for the C2E Scholarship, but if you meet the above profile, contact us and let us know you are interested in fully funding your UB MBA education and launching your career to new heights.
- UB MBA Scholarships are awarded to up to 15 students each year and renewable for a second year, provided the recipient maintains a GPA above 3.25. These are merit awards based on academic and employment history and are available to domestic and international students.
- Western New York Prosperity Scholarship program assists undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in Western New York.
- CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program, through the National Science Foundation, awards stipends of up to $25,000 for master's degree students.
- The William C. King Scholarship is offered through the generosity of William C. and Gloria K. King. It is a merit-based MBA scholarship of $15,000 awarded to high achieving School of Management undergraduates pursuing a School of Management full-time MBA. This scholarship is awarded in the first year of the full-time MBA program and is renewable for the second year, based on performance. This scholarship is limited to US domestic students only. Eligible students will be UB School of Management undergraduates, in good standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a GMAT score of 600 or better (or a combined GRE score of 310 or better) and either seniors admitted to the full-time MBA program or juniors admitted to the joint BS/MBA program.
- UB School of Management Veterans – The Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation, Inc. has announced funding opportunities for 2017. The Foundation will award up to 50 $1,000 scholarships to U.S. citizens who are matriculating in an AACSB-accredited School of Business. Scholarships will be awarded in two categories: (1) The Foundation will award scholarships to worthy students choosing to pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree in marketing. (2) Given the particular interest in supporting education of U.S. veterans, the Foundation seeks to award scholarships to U.S. veterans and especially seeks students holding a Combat Infantry Badge, suffered serious injury due to combat action, received a Purple Heart, served or continues to serve with honor and distinction, or were honorably discharged from military service. Candidates pursuing scholarships on the latter basis need not be majoring in marketing or business as a condition of candidacy for a scholarship. Applications must be submitted after May 1, 2017 but before August 29, 2017. An electronic scholarship application form can be accessed by visiting the Foundation website, www.berkmanfoundation.org.
The Harold and Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation, Inc.® is founded by Harold W. Berkman and his wife, Muriel. Dr. Berkman previously served as Vice Dean and Professor of Management and Marketing at the University of Miami. He is the founder of the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) as well as the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS). Since the inception of AMS he has served as Executive Vice President and Director. Dr. Berkman has authored or co-authored 18 textbooks and numerous scholarly articles in the marketing research literature. Dr. Berkman is a WWII veteran and earned his combat infantry badge by seeing action from the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Campaign, the Rhineland Campaign and the Central Europe Campaign. He received multiple recognitions for his service including a recognition from the President of the Republic of France naming him a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the Empire).
- The Robert Balk Scholarship provides assistance to students with a physical disability. To be considered for this award, contact Disability Services via email or call 716-645-2608 to set up an appointment with the director.
- Other grants, including the Helen Crosby Scholarship, A. Neville Procter Memorial Fellowship, Elizabeth M. and Joseph P. Ivers Management Scholarship, Emily J. Bernacki Mathewson Memorial Scholarship and the Stephen J. Zielinksi Management Scholarship, are available on a rotating basis.
- Graduate and teaching assistantships are offered each year to a select number of qualified full-time MBA students. These students assist with school or university administration or teaching or undertake research with faculty members. Although responsibilities vary by assignment, assistants generally work 20 hours per week. Graduate and teaching assistants receive a stipend plus a $7,500 tuition scholarship.