Curriculum

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Maximize your ROI with foundation-building core courses and career-targeted electives. 

The Skills You Need for Success

Developed with input from corporate recruiters, alumni, faculty, staff and career experts, the full-time, two-year UB MBA curriculum provides the skills you need for our globally integrated world of business. Team skills, communication skills, quantitative analysis and integrative analysis are fundamental to the program. 

Take advantage of our rich selection of concentrations and the LeaderCORE™ program.

Make the most of opportunities to develop extensive career networks both inside and outside of the school, gain tangible experience and engage in a comprehensive, successful job search. 

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MGA 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGF 611LEC Financial Analysis for Managers

The purpose of this course is to study the financial decisions of the firm. Specifically, the course develops a theoretical framework which is then used to understand and evaluate corporate financial decisions. Topics include present value, capital budgeting techniques, the relationship between expected return and risk, market efficiency, dividend policy, capital structure policy, financial planning, and the management of working capital.

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGO 658LEC Entrepreneurship Foundations

This course will expose students to entrepreneurship in the context of the individual entrepreneur as well as taking the idea of entrepreneurial thinking into the environment of larger corporations. We will first experience what it takes to create a start-up; briefly examining the process of real-life entrepreneurs have used to move from having the "big idea" to the eventual company launch. During this time, we will explore the importance of teams, the process of risk mitigation, the concept of "fail-fast," the need for a relentless focus on customer buy-in and the important process of spiraling iteration. Next, we will move our focus to applying entrepreneurial thinking within the large corporate environment; considering the importance of entrepreneurial development within a company as a sustainable competitive advantage. And finally, we will look at individuals and companies that use their business skills to create innovative solutions to specific societal problems (social entrepreneurship). Together, we will discover the mindset that many entrepreneurs share.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGG 635LEC Management Communications

The purpose of this course is to emphasize the importance of effective communication techniques in an organizational setting and to provide grounding in communication skills. Team communication skills are also emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to understand leadership and communication strategies, and develop their writing skills through several assignments and class activities. Focus will be placed on improving students┬┐ ability to communicate clearly, logically and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to develop oral skills primarily through active learning.

Credits: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGQ 609LEC Analytics for Managers

This course serves as a companion course for (and is taken in conjunction with) Statistical Analysis for Managers.

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


MGG 600TUT MBA Advantage Discussion Group

The MBA Advantage Discussion Group is a structured course supporting students' success in the MBA program. The course meets weekly covering academic support, student expectations and fostering student engagement. The goal is to give students an environment to help their growth and success as current students and future MBA Alumni.

Credits: 0.00
Semesters offered:


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Selecting an MBA Concentration

In your first year, develop a strong base on which you can build your professional career. Second year is your chance to channel that knowledge into a targeted career direction. Integrate your interests and professional objectives and customize your program by choosing elective courses from our comprehensive offering. Broaden your management perspective or take a deep dive into specific areas.

While some students choose not to specialize, you may select one or more concentrations.

How to select an MBA concentration.

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