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The UB MBA Curriculum

The University at Buffalo MBA Program combines the depth of a strong management core curriculum with the breadth of career concentrations. In 2012 we redesigned the two-year, full-time curriculum so it blends required foundation-building courses with flexible, career-targeted electives. The two-year format offers an excellent timeframe to build extensive career networks both inside and outside of the school, gain further real-world experience, and engage in a comprehensive job search.  The faculty are committed to continuously reviewing the curriculum to maintain the strong foundation while keeping abreast of industry changes.

The UB MBA program committee conducted a comprehensive review of our core curriculum. They looked at the latest management education trends in light of the skills that individuals and organizations need for our globally integrated world of business.   They consulted with corporate recruiters, alumni, program directors at other schools, faculty, program staff and Career Resource Center personnel to validate a new concept and content for the core curriculum. Programmatic goals such as team skills, quantitative analysis and integrative analysis were considered integral to the revised core. The result is a smaller, modular core focusing on what every manager needs to know, with renewed emphasis on delivery as well as content, with an experiential capstone. This restructuring also allows students greater flexibility to take advantage of a rich selection of concentrations and the LeaderCORE™ program.

Click here [PDF] for course descriptions.

First Semester - 15 core credits

Second Semester - 10 core credits

Fourth Semester - 2 core credits

An additional 33 credits of electives selected from concentrations or individual development courses will complete the program.

Study Abroad Opportunity

The School of Management has a formal study abroad exchange agreement with Renmin University in Beijing, China.  See the Renmin University Exchange Program link to the left for details.

Course Schedules

Spring schedule
Fall 2014

Selecting an MBA Concentration

If the first year is the strong base on which you can build your professional career, the second year is your chance to channel that knowledge into a targeted career direction. Your own interests and professional objectives come into play when you customize your program by choosing elective courses from our comprehensive offerings. The second year allows you to broaden your perspective on management or deepen it in specific areas. While some students choose not to specialize, you may select one or more concentrations. 

MBA Concentrations

Current students check with your advisor
or consult the current handbook [PDF]

For more information on each concentration reference the MBA/MS Handbook [PDF]

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Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

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