Forge highly capable, engaged and ethical leaders

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Leading-edge curricula

We continuously evaluate and revise our programs to provide students with the latest in management knowledge and experiences that prepare them to be the next generation of leaders.

Examples

Tech leaders of tomorrow

Blue and red cables coming off of a board.

Organizations are driven by and depend on data — and they need leaders who can protect that information and strategically analyze it to achieve business goals. As companies demand innovators who understand big data, cloud computing and cybersecurity, opportunities in tech-related roles will grow by more than 500,000 jobs by 2026. Our new Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Management will provide students with both technical and business skills, enabling them to leverage technology and deliver results.

Undergraduate honors

Undergraduate honors students.

In this elite program, exemplary students strengthen leadership skills through a customized development plan, specialized courses and opportunities to complement and enhance the classroom experience.

New ways of learning

For decades, we’ve pioneered new learning experiences that meet the changing needs of our ambitious students, providing them with the education to define their path, realize their potential and make an impact on society.  

Examples

New Professional MBA model

In our hybrid, cohort-based Professional MBA program, working professionals enjoy a better work/life balance by blending face-to-face instruction and web-based collaboration. Face time with faculty, small group discussions and flexible scheduling are integrated with staff support and a strong professional network to give our students everything they need to get ahead in their careers. 

A place to thrive

Students in the Undergraduate Learning and Community Center.

Our Undergraduate Learning and Community Center includes three classrooms, a community area, tutoring facilities and a group study area — all dedicated exclusively to our undergraduates, with technology throughout to enhance their experience.

Global learning experiences

Discovery happens everywhere. Through experiences abroad, our students become citizens of the world, developing the perspective to meet the demands of the global business market and make the world a better place.

Examples

Changing hearts and minds

Children at the Bawaleshie School in Ghana.

In a study abroad experience in Ghana, students dig into their creative problem-solving skills to develop systems that help a community thrive.

Sun, startups and skill-building in Central America

During an experiential learning program in Costa Rica, School of Management students explored the history, culture and business of Latin America through the lens of social innovation and entrepreneurial leadership.

Strengthening careers

By connecting talented students and top employers, we help make education and real-world learning pay off in business.

Examples

Building leaders

Corporate leaders want business school graduates with skills beyond industry knowledge and technical ability. Through LeaderCORE, UB MBAs focus on the real world, developing the skills employers have identified as critical for future leaders. 

Investing in the future

Terese Kelly Investment Group.

The money is real. The investors are serious. The Terese Kelly Investment Group is a student-run, real-money investment fund that educates on global capital markets. Students serve in leadership and analyst roles and earn elective credits while gaining valuable experience running an investment management company. Their experience is enhanced with exciting visits to financial capitals in New York City, Boston and Chicago.

Partnering with business

Students at a Corporate Champions site.

UB MBAs get involved in the business world from day one, as they engage with local companies, build their networks and gain new perspective from corporate leaders.

Exclusive career services

Student interviewing.

In addition to the university’s Career Services Office, business students have exclusive access to the School of Management Career Resource Center. There, they can develop career strategies and hone the tools for an effective job search and a successful career.

Interdisciplinary learning experiences

Through our robust and innovative interdisciplinary degrees and learning experiences, students bring business acumen, leadership, team skills and problem-solving to any role. 

Examples

Better with business

Bisi Aiyelabowo, PharmD/MBA ’17.

With a dual degree, many students in other disciplines complement their passion with an MBA.

A summer of impact

SIF students at GoBike Buffalo.

In the Social Impact Fellows program, action-oriented MBA and Master of Social Work students work together to address pressing social issues and make an impact on our community.

Custom programs

Through our Center for Executive Development, we deliver high-quality programs customized to any organization’s needs, such as our Executive Development in Health Care Management program.