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Funding Priorities

"We have an incredibly loyal base of alumni, community and corporate partners. If we can align our partners with the right initiatives, we can have a significant impact, not only on our education and research missions, but also on the community as a whole."
– Dean Arjang Assad

Students hard at work in the Clement Cafe on the first floor of the Alfiero Center

The School of Management boasts a long, proud history of innovation, linking thought leaders with key decision-makers and industry experts who spark new discoveries and develop best practices. In this new century, we are focused in particular on three bold new initiatives, each closely aligned with UB 2020, the university’s ambitious plan to transform the campus in size and stature. Investment in the areas of finance, global services and supply management, and information assurance will ensure that our students are ready to serve in both conventional and new sectors of commerce throughout the world.

Distinguishing these strengths will bring additional visibility and international acclaim to the School of Management, attracting the interest of industry pacesetters, gifted faculty and students, and both public and private funders.

Futures in Finance

Information Assurance

Common Needs

To optimize their effectiveness, each of the three priority areas has need for:

The three listed priorities are not the only funding opportunities within the School of Management. Virtually every department and operating unit has unmet need and would benefit from private support, which can be designated toward the specific area preferred by the donor.

Additionally, the Alfiero Center has 30 named spaces–more than any building on campus. Prime naming opportunities remain in the Alfiero Center, in the Jacobs Management Center and on surrounding grounds and serve as a particularly appropriate way for companies and individuals to be recognized in an enduring fashion.

For a more complete discussion of the needs within each of the three priority areas and other funding opportunities, contact the School of Management Development Office at 716-645-3303.