Incoming Students

You’ve been accepted into the Professional MBA Program. Congratulations! What’s next?

Take a little time to relax and enjoy your accomplishment, then take care of a few things before you start classes.

Step 1: Let us know you're coming - pay your deposit

We are looking forward to you joining the Professional MBA program. Your first step is to finalize your acceptance and confirm your intent to enroll by paying your non-refundable deposit, which will be applied your first semester tuition.

Step 2: Join the UB community - activate your UBIT account

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. 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 you do not remember your old password.

Shortly after you receive an offer of admission, you will be emailed instructions on how to access your UBITName and person number along with instructions for activating your account. 

International Credentials

You will receive your UBITName and person number 72 hours after the Office of International Admissions has verified your application materials. This may happen days or weeks after you have been accepted depending on the volume at that time of year.

Step 3: Provide us with proof of your immunizations

In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, UB requires that all students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) born on or after January 1, 1957 provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella. The state also requires that all students receive information about meningococcal disease and have made an informed decision about whether or not to receive immunization against meningococcal disease. UB students will not be allowed to register for classes until they have fulfilled these requirements. Learn more about immunization requirements.

Graduate Student Health Insurance

International students automatically have student health insurance applied to their account. If international students already have health insurance through their employer, they will need to follow the directions on the SBI Insurance website to have their insurance waived. The 2018-2019 waiver will be available after July 9, 2018. This needs to be completed following course registration and prior to October 10.

Step 4: 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 Graduate School policy library.

Step 5: Complete the online education requirement

The University at Buffalo requires all new graduate students to pass "Haven Plus - Understanding Sexual Assault", an online education requirement. After August 1, Haven Plus is available on the Wellness Education Services website.

Complete the required online education requirement.

Step 6: Orientation

PMBA orientation will be held the evening of Wednesday, August 15.
5:30 p.m. registration and light dinner. 6 p.m. orientation begins.

Step 7: Course selection and registration

Following orientation all fall incoming students will be registered for MGQ 606 Statistical Analytics and MGB 601 Behavioral and Organizational Concepts in their first semester either in the evenings or Saturdays based on the track they selected on their application or through follow-up emails with PMBA staff. Please review the in-person class schedule for fall 2018. We will discuss the details of your courses, future semester course selection and degree completion planning at orientation.

Step 8: Update your technology

Once you have activated your UBITName, you gain access to free software, UBmail, networks and other technology resources, both on and off campus. Take advantage of all of the resources and get help with technology problems at http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/start

Step 9: Request your UB Card

Once you have registered for classes you can get your UB Card. Your UB Card is your official University at Buffalo ID and is used across campus: remembering your person number, working out at the gym and attending campus events are all made easy with this multi-purpose card. The cost of your UB Card is included in your PMBA program fee.

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.

Step 10: Request your parking pass

Parking permits are not required after 3 p.m. However, you may find that there are times that you want or need to be on campus during the regular business day. We suggest that every student request a parking permit. Parking permits can only be ordered online. When you fill out the form, request that the permit be picked up at 1Capen.

Step 11: Pickup your ID card and parking pass

Order your ID card and parking permit by noon on August 20, 2018 and notify the PMBA staff by email mgt-pmba@buffalo.edu once complete. Your ID card and parking permit will be available for you to pick up with your textbooks during the first week of classes beginning Monday, August 27, 2018.

Step 12: Billing and financial aid

The hUB Student Center is your self-service online tool for billing, financial aid and viewing your semester course registrations.

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.

Helpful Links

Directions on how to forward your UB email account. Your professors will only contact you using your UB email, so check it or have UB email forwarded to you daily.

Directions on how to connect your computer to the UB wireless system.

  • How-to guides and tutorials that will help you navigate your HUB Student Center.
  • Log-in to HUB

A step-by-step PDF guide for directions on how to use HUB to view your class schedules.

Detailed map of the business school facilities.

You can pursue a federal loan at fafsa.ed.gov or you may apply for one through a financial lending institution.

Students taking fewer than 6 credit hours are not eligible for financial aid. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid.

The University at Buffalo is partnering with Nelnet Business Solutions to administer payment plans.

View Academic Calendars, past, present and future.

Easier ways to get around campus.