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.
*More deliverables will be added to this checklist, so check back to this site frequently or look for emails from Julia Braun.
August 2018 MBA Advantage Schedule - please find an overview of Advantage at this link. A detailed agenda will be posted at the beginning of August.
Please REGISTER for the following three items:
*Yellow bus transportations to and from Beaver Hollow
*Yellow bus transportation to and from Buffalo RiverWorks (Tuesday, August 21)
*Attendance at the GMA student reception on last day (Friday, August 24)
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 2018. MBA Advantage is required. If you do not attend, you will not be able to start MBA classes.
August, MBA Year One
1-2 week experience that builds your cohort teams before you start classes, familiarizes you with the program and available opportunities, and engages you with the community.
Wednesday, August 8 through Friday, August 10 - non-U.S. MBAs (international students do not need to attend the UB ISSS orientation. The MBA Advantage will cover what is missed during ISSS orientation.)
Tuesday, August 14 through Friday, August 17 - all UB MBAs
Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 24 - all UB MBAs
Calendar Impact: All UB MBAs are required to attend all Advantage sessions. Please plan your arrival calendar accordingly, based on the above dates. 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 24 & 25, 2019.
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.
Spring Semester, Year Two
For your final send-off, LeaderLAUNCH propels you to success with the skills you need to jump into your new post-MBA career.