EdM/MBA

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Lead the business of higher education

Broaden your options for career success in two and four year colleges and universities, as well as policy and advocacy organizations, with our collaborative Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Education (EdM) program in higher education administration. You will have opportunities to engage with leaders, advocates and change-makers in the business and education communities.

Be Career Ready

  • Become leaders, advocates and empowered influencers who go on to improve educational practice and education quality in diverse school settings
  • Stand out in your field with complementary, specialized higher education administration skills and a solid foundation in business management
  • Learn to address critical issues and to actively discuss, practice and apply real-life theories that ultimately improve the higher education landscape
  • Develop effective leadership, teamwork and communication skills

Timeline

If admitted to both degree programs, you will blend MBA and higher education curricula, taking predominantly MBA coursework in the first year, and combining MBA and higher education in years two and fall of year three.

Admissions

Apply to Both Schools

You must apply, meet the individual admissions criteria for, and be accepted to each degree program independently. For MBA admissions, you must submit the GMAT or GRE. For Master of Architecture admissions, you may need to submit the GRE. For specific program timeline and curriculum, consult with our Graduate Programs Office before applying.


Total Hour Requirement

Higher Education Credits School of Management Credits
EdM courses


Total
27


27
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48
Higher Education Credits
EdM courses
Total
27
27
School of Management Credits
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48

Curriculum

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Third Year - Fall Semester

 • ELP XXX Electives (6 credits)
 • MBA XXX Electives (6 credits)

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341
som-apps@buffalo.edu

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To learn more about the Higher Education Administration, EdM program, visit the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.

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