Congratulations on your acceptance to the UB School of Management's MBA program.
The checklist and resource links below will help you with your transition. If you need additional help, contact the Graduate Programs Office. We look forward to meeting you at MBA Advantage in August.
1. Join the UB Community
MyUB is a one-stop online destination for UB students, where you can access the HUB Student Center and find the latest news and events. Watch this video series to learn more about activating your UBITName, email and downloading computer software.
Once you have your UBITName, person number and one-time use password, you can activate your UBITName account. Returning grads and previously accepted applicants will not receive a one-time use password and should contact the CIT Help Desk if they do not remember their old password.
2. Accept our rules and regulations
The State University of New York (SUNY) requires all UB students to acknowledge receipt of and affirm our UB Rules and Regulations. You may do this by logging on to the HUB Student Center through MyUB and reviewing your "holds" box. Click on the hold for rules and regulations to see the affirmation screen, where you can view and affirm them. We also recommend reviewing the MBA Handbook as well as the Graduate School policy library.
3. Complete the online education requirement
The University at Buffalo requires all new graduate students to pass "Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students," an online education requirement, in addition to coursework for your field of study. Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students is available on the Student Life Gateway.
4. Prepare for course registration
Course registration, course information and schedule – MBA Advisor will register the MBA students in third week of August. What is a "service indicator/hold"? UBlearns (the online course management service used by many professors)
5. Get your UB Card
Once your course registration is complete for classes you can get your UB Card. Your UB Card is your official University at Buffalo ID and is used across campus: Getting into your residence hall, buying food on campus, working out at the gym and attending campus events are all made easy with this multi-purpose card. Having your UB Card before you begin classes is not required, but highly recommended. Learn all the key uses for a UB Card and how to get yours.
6. Billing and financial aid
The HUB Student Center is your self-service online tool for billing, financial aid and course registration transactions.
Tuition e-bill notifications will be emailed to your @buffalo.edu account. Check your @buffalo.edu email account regularly to view your UB business-related correspondence
1Capen, located on the ground floor of Capen Hall (North Campus) is the customer service office for the Financial Aid, Registrar and Student Accounts offices.
Orientation - Updated 6/18
For the safety and health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, summer orientation will move to a virtual platform.
This year’s Advantage program will launch virtually, on Monday, August 10th. The program will span across three weeks and feature a variety of live and recorded sessions. This self-guided orientation model is designed to provide you with the flexibility to navigate a robust arrangement of programming at your own pace that will prepare you for your new UB MBA experience.
Additional information will be posted here and emailed out in the coming weeks.
It’s time to launch your graduate school experience with MBA Advantage, our more-than-orientation program that continues throughout your entire two years as a UB MBA. MBA Advantage engages you in a customized, personal development journey to enhance skills that differentiate you, and equips you with the relationships, tools and knowledge to be successful.
The MBA Advantage program, required of all students, provides you with a series of shared experiences and challenges to help establish your MBA network and define your personal goals. Please note the following dates for 2020. MBA Advantage is required. If you do not attend, you will not be able to start MBA classes.
August, MBA Year One
Robust experience that builds your cohort teams before you start classes, familiarizes you with the program and available opportunities, and engages you with the community.
Calendar Impact: All UB MBAs are required to attend all Advantage sessions. We will update this page on a regular basis, so please check back frequently for potential changes.
Billing Impact: There will be an MBA Advantage Fee of $1,300 US on your First Semester Tuition and Fees bill from the University. This fee will cover your entire two years’ worth of MBA Advantage. There will be no additional MBA Advantages. Please plan your funding accordingly.
Fall Semester, MBA Year One
You will work with an Academic Advisor and Career Advisor to customize and develop your academic journey. The student-run Graduate Management Association (GMA) also provides important information and opportunities to help you achieve success as an MBA student. We will register you for MGG600, which will then be in your Fall Semester course schedule on either a Monday or a Wednesday.
Spring Semester, Year One
Prior to the beginning of classes, you will participate in a two-day semester kick-off focused on your career development on January 21 & 22, 2021.
Fall Semester, Year Two
At the start of your fall semester, you will participate in an MBA Advantage event designed to enhance key skills needed as you focus on your job search.
You may have questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could impact your impending enrollment, especially if you are traveling to us. If you are in the process of enrolling in a School of Management graduate program in summer 2020, fall 2020 or spring 2021, visit and bookmark our COVID-19 Admissions FAQ page.
We want you to know that we are busy preparing and planning an impactful academic experience for you, and eagerly awaiting your arrival. If you would like to know more about how the University at Buffalo is preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 issue, visit this site.