A. In the PMBA program, you can expect to spend an average of 10 hours per week on activities outside of class.
A. Classes for the PMBA program are primarily held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. late August through June. Mini-course electives are typically offered the week before the semester starts and are scheduled for three weeknights and one half day on Saturday.
A. All PMBA program applicants are required to take the GMAT exam as part of the application process, without exception. The GMAT is a computerized test that is offered worldwide and is a proven measure of a student's potential for success in an MBA program.
Test scores must be sent to the University at Buffalo School of Management directly from the testing agency. The test is offered year-round and can be taken at a time that is convenient for you. Keep in mind that appointments to take the GMAT may be more difficult to schedule as the application deadline approaches. To make an appointment to take the GMAT or for more information visit www.mba.com.
A. Students in the PMBA program need at least one year of full-time work experience after completing their undergraduate degrees. Preference for admission will be given to those with more work experience.
A. You will need regular access to a computer. If you do not currently have access, we can provide you with guidelines for purchasing a computer. Many of your courses in the PMBA program will require familiarity with word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
A. The PMBA program is designed as a general MBA program. However, if you have flexibility in your work hours, you may substitute electives offered during the day for electives that are selected in the evening as part of your program. Most students decide to pursue general knowledge in a variety of business disciplines rather than specialize. Contact the PMBA office if you have questions on a specific area of concentration.
A. You are eligible for the PMBA program with an undergraduate degree in any discipline. We recommend that you take at least one semester of college calculus before enrolling, but this is not required.