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Corporate Champions

As a UB MBA, you'll participate in the Corporate Champions program, a unique opportunity that will help you become more involved in business and the community as you gain a real-world perspective on what you learn in your classes. Corporate Champions are representatives from the Western New York business community who partner with the School of Management for a full semester to provide a learning lab environment and access to senior leadership to a team of first-semester MBA students.  View a Corporate Champions 2012 celebration here.

Throughout your first semester, Corporate Champions work with you in a series of activities, including MBA Advantage, a Learning Lab Experience (that incorporates three core courses), a company site visit, a community service activity and an end-of-semester reception.  These distinctive interactions allow you to build relationships that will assist you with your career for years to come.

Read more about the Corporate Champions in Buffalo Business

2014 Corporate Champions

American Steamship
Cameron International
Curbell Inc.
Erie County Medical Center Corporation
Eric Mower & Associates
irst Niagara
Fisher Price/Mattel
Independent Health

Ingram Micro
M&T Bank
Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo
New Era Cap Company, Inc.
PCA Technology Group
Pepsi Beverages Company
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
SoPark Corporation

What others are saying about the Corporate Champions program...


"The Corporate Champions program provided a setting for our student teams to apply their knowledge of organizational behavior, several teams, in their class presentations, talked about how much they learned by seeing organizational behavior theories and concepts in action in real organizations."

Jo Zubek
Adjunct Assistant Professor 
Organizational and Human Resources 

Corporate Champion

"We were excited for the opportunity to meet these students, as they are potential future associates for Rich's. It also gave us  the opportunity to showcase why Rich's is a great place to work in Buffalo."

Erika Marabella
2004 JD/MBA
Associate Corporate Counsel
Rich Products Corporation

UB MBA Student

"The Corporate Champions program is a definite asset to the MBA program. The best part for me was simply the opportunity to work with another corporation.  Although I have many years of work experience, most of those years have been spent with relatively few organizations.  It is invaluable to experience as many corporate cultures and industries as possible."

Christopher Bodkin
2010 MBA
Team IBM 

Corporate Champions Board Members

Chris Eglin, 2014 MBA, Graduate Management Association President
Jaimie Falzarano, Associate Director of Graduate Programs
Cynthia Shore, Senior Assistant Dean, Alumni & External Relations
Ezra Staley, 2009 JD/MBA, Director of Finance-Buffalo Promise Neighborhood at M&T Bank
Daniel Wolfe, Employee Relations Manager
Josephine Zubek, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Organizational and Human Resources

Corporate Champions comprehensive list 

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

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