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.

Student Services Action Items

  1. Getting Started with IT at UB (Activate your UB email account)
  2. What is a "service indicator/hold"?
  3.  Course registration, course information and schedule – MBA Advisor will register the MBA students in third week of August.
  4. Immunization requirements
  5. 1Capen - essential student services in one location (suggested items to view: Student medical insurance, Parking, UBCard - you will need your UB person number to obtain UBCard)
  6. MyUB Portal (Your one stop on-line destination: deadlines, schedules and more)
  7. UBLearns (The online course management service used by many professors
  8. Review MBA Advantage (orientation) Overview
  9. Register for MBA Advantage by Friday, June 21 (please review  item 8 - Advantage Overview first)
  10. Complete the three career deliverables (1. CareerLeader & Vision, 2. Career Idol, 3. Résumé) by July 14; instructions on the MBA Career Checklist
  11. Complete Myers-Briggs Assessment by July 15 (should take approximately 20-30 to complete)
  12. Complete DiSC Assessment -  look for an email invitation to complete the DiSC assessment due by July 15.
  13. Complete the Accounting Boot Camp – look for an email invitation that includes instructions as well as a personalized access code for Accounting Boot Camp
  14. 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.
  15. MBA Advantage Activities Survey due by Friday, August 2.

Admissions Action Items

  1. Tuition deposit - Your person number is required to pay your deposit. We will email you instructions to retrieve your UB person number from GrAdMIT. You can then log into the Epay system and pay your deposit with a credit card.
  2. Transcripts
  3. Contact the Graduate Programs Office with any email or mailing address updates
  4. Immunization requirements
  5. Student medical insurance
  6. Additional steps for international students
  7. Register for the Accepted Student Welcome Reception (details and registration link below).

Accepted Student Welcome Reception

Please join us at the Accepted Student Welcome Reception* 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Filling Station at Larkinville (745 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14210)
Recommended dress is business casual.
Parking: parking ram ($5) or the Seneca Street lot (free). 

Please register at this link: REGISTER NOW        

*Registration is required. Please register by June 21. We plan to stream via Facebook Live for any incoming students who are unable to attend. By registering for this event, you are also confirming your participation in the Facebook Live event.        

Resource Links

MBA Advantage Overview

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 2019. 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.

Non-U.S. MBAs - Friday, August 9 and Monday, August 12 thru Tuesday, August 13 - (international students do not need to attend the UB ISSS orientation. The MBA Advantage will cover what is missed during ISSS orientation.)
All MBAs- Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, August 16
All MBAs - Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23  

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 23 & 24, 2020.

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.