From the School

Since 1923, the UB School of Management has built an impressive reputation as one of the best schools of business in the world. The comprehensive range of our academic portfolio, the expertise of our faculty and the worldwide success of our graduates are the primary reasons for the school's acclaim. Learn more about our culture of academic excellence and great results.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
272
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.38
Years Work Experience
2.43
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
570 - 660
GPA
3.07 - 3.71

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 1

Regular Application Deadline
February 1

Round 1
October 1

Round 2
February 1

Round 3
April 1

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information


Students Say

Offering AACSB-accredited graduate programs since the 1930s, the University at Buffalo School of Management has a long history of excellence, operating both a full-time and part-time MBA, as well as a twenty-month executive MBA for seasoned professionals. The academic programs are “very well-organized” and “the school does a great job of emphasizing ‘management’ as an underlying factor in each course” in the core curriculum. While covering business fundamentals like finance and marketing, the curriculum moves ahead with the times, and “courses are constantly updated and altered to reflect real-world experience based on current events,” and integrated ethics. Getting a strong practical perspective isn’t a problem: UB complements the academic offerings with “great opportunities outside the classroom,” including “professional speakers, networking events, country forums, [and] community service,” as well as case competitions and special offerings, like business projects with corporate partners. To further augment the curriculum, UB operates several formal exchange programs with business schools overseas, as well as shorter “trips to China for international business classes.”

Along with affordable tuition, UB offers a “smaller, more intimate MBA experience” with an “emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills” throughout the curriculum. Within each incoming class, full-time students are divided into fixed cohorts then assigned to a fixed study group of five to six students. “Group meetings outside of class require a lot of time and commitment” and can be among the most challenging aspects of the program. A student elaborates, “The curriculum is difficult and pushes students to their limits in all realms, especially in regards to working in a team environment with people you may not know to start out or who have very different perspectives than you.” Despite the challenges, the focus on teamwork “simulates the real world” and “provides for a great learning environment.” A student admits, “I have created a great network here, both with the students, professors, alums and other community members.” Adds another, “The students are all very close and the faculty and administration are extremely involved.” While the environment is friendly, the teaching staff can be “hit and miss” in the classroom, and some professors are universally disliked. Fortunately, “professors are very good overall” and “many are leaders in [their] fields.” Even more importantly, “the professors have been great and are always accessible if needed, whether…after class, during weekly office hours, or by setting up a special time to meet.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Operations
Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Leadership/Management

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Accounting & Law


Management Systems & Science


Operations Management & Strategy

Organization and Human Resources


International Management

Accelerated MBA for Medical Residents

Dual & Collaborative MBAs

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MBA Core and elective courses contain a theme of ethics, social responsibility and sustainability; electives in sustainability are available on a regular basis.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$60,751
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
85%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
49%
Graduate Facilitated
47%
School Facilitiated
4%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

29%
Operations/Logistics
28%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Marketing
13%
Information Technology
7%
Consulting
7%
General Management
3%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

67%
Northeast
10%
Mid-Atlantic
8%
South
7%
West
6%
International
3%
Midwest

Students Say

At UB, career planning begins—quite literally—before you even step on campus. As a requirement of graduation, all students must complete MBA Advantage, a comprehen- sive professional development program in August before your first year (with additional sessions in January and September). In addition to MBA Advantage, the Career Resource Center (CRC) helps students prepare for the job hunt through career development work- shops, practice interviews, career advising and more. The CRC also hosts various net- working and recruiting events to link current students with local employers and alumni. UB is “very well-known in Western New York,” and students benefit from the school’s “great reputation and strong regional recruiting” program. For those who plan to stay in the area, UB has a “strong alumni network, especially locally.”

In recent years, MBA graduates report an average base salary of more than $63,000, with a range between $35,000 (internationally) and $115,000 (U.S.). Eighty-six percent of stu- dents were employed within three months of graduation. More than 45 percent of the class took positions in Western New York. Over the past few years, the top employers of MBA graduates have included M&T Bank, Citi, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Mattel (Fisher-Price), Deloitte, IBM, New Era Cap, and Rich Products.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Operations / Logistics 29% $62,000 $61,369 $41,600 $78,000
Finance / Accounting 28% $56,500 $58,213 $41,000 $85,000
Marketing / Sales 14% $43,920 $51,440 $34,320 $95,000
Information Technology 13% $65,500 $65,153 $55,000 $76,000
Consulting 7% $75,000 $81,000 $60,000 $105,000
General Management 7% $56,750 $64,375 $54,000 $90,000
Other 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 18% $56,000 $59,667 $41,000 $90,000
Manufacturing 14% $66,450 $62,738 $35,000 $75,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 14% $68,000 $68,989 $59,000 $85,000
Consumer Products 11% $55,000 $59,189 $41,600 $78,000
Consulting 7% $60,500 $69,500 $52,000 $105,000
Technology 7% $82,500 $83,750 $66,000 $104,000
Government 6% $55,613 $55,682 $54,000 $57,500
Media / Entertainment 6% $42,500 $43,580 $34,320 $55,000
Real Estate 6% $57,500 $57,500 $50,000 $65,000
Other 6% $50,000 $45,120 $35,360 $50,000
Petroleum / Energy 4%
Non-profit 3% $0 $0 $0 $0

Prominent Alumni

Millard "Mickey" S. Drexler
Chairman, J.Crew Group, Inc.

John R. Alm
Retired President & CEO Coca Cola Enterprises

Richard Ferranti
President and COO, Rich Products Corporation

Judy Vredenburgh
President and CEO, Girls Inc.

Robert Swan
CFO & Senior Vice President of Finance, eBay Inc.

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
71%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
31%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$14,410
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,390
Fees (In-State)
$4,361
Fees (Out-State)
$4,447

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$760
Tuition (Out-State)
$760

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$9,139
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$11,115
Academic Expenses
$1,438

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
208

Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

17.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
17.00%
International

38% female
62% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

Group work is an integral part of the UB curriculum and for many, “the variety of students from varying backgrounds/majors” and “the great presence of international students from all around the world make this academic experience tremendous both in and out of class.” While teamwork can be challenging, “Everybody gets along well and builds great relationships.” Throughout the MBA, “classes are all in one building,” a recently completed facility, complete with high-tech classrooms, conference rooms, breakout rooms, and a cafe. With everything concentrated into one space, “it has become like a family atmosphere.” While MBAs share facilities with the undergraduate popula- tion, a newly-renovated graduate lounge provides them with their own exclusive space.

Outside of course work, many full-time students are involved in extracurricular activi- ties, like case competitions, student clubs, and special programs like “alternative spring break.” The most active campus club, the Graduate Management Association hosts happy hours and daytrips, among other activities. On campus, “frequent student-fo- cused events are held, including a formal dinner with students and faculty [at] the end of each semester, in addition to charity drives and social events.” A great place to call home, “Buffalo is a small city, but many of the students are from the area and know where the hangouts are.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Erin K. O'Brien
Assistant Dean, Director of Graduate Programs

Address
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
United States

Phone
716-645-3204

Fax
716-645-2341

Email
14260


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