The establishment of a successful architectural office requires a wide range of skills. In addition to competence in traditional architectural roles, the growing complexity of the field demands high-level managerial skills.
As a practice expands, its range of services may grow to include, for example, real estate development and construction supervision of large scale projects. The Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program provides the combination of architectural, managerial and administrative skills that prepares students for careers in both fields. It integrates and accelerates the educational process and enables graduates to pursue careers in public service administration as well.
Students interested in the program must apply to and be accepted by both the Department of Architecture and the School of Management. Applicants should review admissions requirements. Personal advisement is available at the Graduate Programs Office in 203 Alfiero Center on UB North Campus.
For additional information about the architectural component, applicants should contact:
Department of Architecture
School of Architecture and Planning
112 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus
Tel: 716-829-3483 x105
Four of 11 MBA electives are waived in the dual program; therefore, in addition to the required courses, MArch/MBA students must take seven 3-credit electives, one being a credit-bearing internship. Consult the graduate handbook for information on concentrations available in the program and necessary prerequisites.
Total Credit Hours: 96 (48 ARC; 48 MBA)