Strategic Initiatives

Enrollment and the quality and impact of our faculty continue to be high priorities for the School of Management. We are also keenly focused on our partnerships within UB and externally, particularly in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, health care and social innovation.


Advancing research, teaching and outreach in the area of leadership is a key theme in the School of Management. Through our Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness and through innovative programs like LeaderCOREā„¢, our award-winning leadership certification, we build upon our ongoing commitment to develop leaders at all levels of an organization and to prepare the next generation of business leaders.

The School of Management helps area entrepreneurs hone their skills through a variety of programs offered by our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL). In addition, we support a number of other entrepreneurship initiatives, including the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) and the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, the region’s premier event for students seeking to win startup funding.

With the health care industry facing challenges in cost, efficiency and access, the School of Management offers a robust and growing portfolio of programs and partnerships in health care management. Through dual and collaborative programs in business and health-related fields, we’re preparing leaders in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other sectors. Our faculty conduct research that improves policy, practice and designs, while our Accelerated MBA program for UB medical residents, MBA health care management concentration and non-credit-bearing programs arm leaders with the business skills needed to manage complex health care organizations.

Globally, organizations are partnering to address society’s greatest challenges through social innovation — and the UB School of Management is helping to lead the way. We’ve embarked on a truly interdisciplinary partnership with the UB School of Social Work to provide action-oriented students with opportunities to learn from each other, work with faculty from both disciplines and make an impact. In addition, through conferences, workshops and other collaborative opportunities, we bring diverse stakeholders together to solve systemic issues facing Western New York and the global community.