Funding Your MBA

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Ryan Sullivan, MBA ’18, Connection to Excellence (C2E) Scholarship recipient.

Invest in yourself.

To enhance the University at Buffalo's already competitive tuition, we award scholarships, fellowships and assistantships for outstanding, highly motivated students. All awards are merit-based and may be funded for full or partial tuition. 

For priority consideration, submit your completed MBA application by the February 1 deadline.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Connection to Excellence (C2E) Scholarship

If you have outstanding credentials, including demonstrated leadership experience, excellent communication skills, and strong analytical and quantitative skills, you may be eligible for our Connection to Excellence (C2E) Scholarship. C2E is awarded to highly qualified full-time UB MBA candidates with three or more years of 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 exclusively for C2E recipients. 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 propelling your career to new heights. 

M&T and Rich's logos

Thank you to our C2E corporate partners M&T Bank and Rich Products. 

School of Management Scholarships

Outstanding applicants may be eligible for a UB MBA full or partial tuition scholarship.

  • UB MBA Scholarships
  • Helen Crosby Scholarship
  • A. Neville Procter Memorial Fellowship
  • Elizabeth M. and Joseph P. Ivers Management Scholarship
  • Emily J. Bernacki Mathewson Memorial Scholarship
  • Stephen J. Zielinski Management Scholarship

William C. King Scholarship

Made available through the generosity of William C. and Gloria K. King, this merit-based MBA scholarship of $15,000 is awarded to high-achieving UB School of Management undergraduates pursuing a full-time MBA. The scholarship is awarded in the first year of the full-time MBA program and renewable for the second year, based on performance.

To be eligible, you must be a UB School of Management senior admitted to the full-time MBA program or a junior admitted to the joint BS/MBA program. You must be 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). Only U.S. domestic students are eligible.

WNY Prosperity Fellowship

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship program assists undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in Western New York.

CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service

UB graduate students are eligible to receive an award of up to $34,000 through the CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service program funded by the National Science Foundation.

Harold and Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation Veterans’ Scholarship

The Harold and Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation awards up to 50 $1,000 scholarships to U.S. citizens who are matriculating in an AACSB-accredited school of business. Scholarships are awarded in two categories:

  • The foundation awards scholarships to worthy students who choose to pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree in marketing. 
  • The foundation is particuarly interested in supporting the education of U.S. veterans by awarding them scholarships, especially those who hold a Combat Infantry Badge, suffered serious injury due to combat action, received a Purple Heart, serves or served with honor and distinction, or were honorably discharged from military service. Veterans pursuing scholarships on this basis do not need to be majoring in marketing or business to be considered.

Robert Balk Scholarship

The Robert Balk Scholarship provides assistance to students with a physical disability. To be considered, contact UB Accessibility Resources via email or call 716-645-2608.

A six-time Paralympian with six medals, Robert Balk, BS ’88, is the former chairperson of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athletes’ Council, and a former member of the IPC Governing Board, the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission, and the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Athletes Advisory Council. Professionally, Balk is a venture capital investor, entrepreneur and corporate executive.

Other Scholarships

There are numerous other scholarships and fellowships available for highly qualified graduate students. Visit The Graduate School's website for more information.


Graduate student, teaching and research assistantships are offered each year in a competitive process to a select number of qualified full-time MBA students. Students assist with school or university administration, 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.

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and the Office of Financial Aid for details and information on UB financial aid programs.

Contact Us

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341

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