Corporate Champions

Five UB MBA students standing in a work environment listening to woman in between them talking.

UB MBA students visiting Bak USA, a social enterprise manufacturing purpose-designed tablets and laptops.

What differentiates UB MBAs from other MBAs? Corporate Champions, our emphasis on real-world, action learning.

Only UB MBAs can experience Corporate Champions. Beginning in your first semester, Corporate Champions is an extensive and powerful program that provides you with the practical opportunity to immediately apply your knowledge, positively impacting actual companies and the community ecosystem.

How it Works

You will jump right into working with a corporate partner to get a better understanding of the world of business and your connection to it. Integrated into your MBA core courses, this outstanding immersion opportunity crosses into team skills, organizational behavior, statistics and communications. Representing a variety of industries and backgrounds, our Corporate Champions participate in multiple touchpoints with you and your team throughout the first full semester of your MBA experience. You will benefit from the insights, learning-lab environment and access to senior leadership provided by the Corporate Champions program and from the network of involved companies. 

  • Define goals and develop an effective relationship at an exclusive kickoff luncheon with your MBA team and Corporate Champion organization
  • Learn your Corporate Champion’s business from the inside, where you can experience strategy, process and culture firsthand
  • Deliver an enterprise project as defined by your MBA faculty and Corporate Champions
  • Apply concepts and skills from your MBA coursework in statistics, organizational behavior, communication, teamwork and data analysis
  • See the immediate impact of your work by helping your Corporate Champion be more effective at their business
  • Make a difference with your Corporate Champions organization in a volunteering or community event to experience how our Champions give back to their own communities

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

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341
som-apps@buffalo.edu

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Read more about the Corporate Champions program in Buffalo Business.

Work with Multinational, National and Regional Organizations

A cluster of logos of companies who are our Corporate Champions. Logos included are for Citi, IBM, New Era, M and T Bank, Praxair, National Fuel, Kalieda Health, Independent Health, Evans Bank, the Olmstead Center for Sight and other logos.

Just a few of the amazing companies who are our Corporate Champions.

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