Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Management

Office of Undergraduate Programs
204 Alfiero Center
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010


David Murray, MBA
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Management Overview

The School of Management offers a range of undergraduate degree options including Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and Information Technology and Management. Our + 1 combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs provide an educational experience that is both cost- and time-efficient. Minors are also available in Management and Entrepreneurship. School of Management students are also eligible to apply for the Cybersecurity minor offered through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

All academic programs of the UB School of Management are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This prestigious accreditation is considered to be the hallmark of management education.

  • Of more than 16,000 business schools worldwide, less than 5% are accredited by AACSB International.
  • Most B-school rankings start with AACSB-accredited schools, yet typically only 20-25% of those schools make the final rankings.
  • The UB School of Management is ranked in all the major rankings - Bloomberg, Businessweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report-usually in the top 10% of this elite group.

Our programs provide you with an educational experience that offers both quality and value. We emphasize broad exposure to quantitative reasoning, social sciences, soft skills, and a general management education required to compete in today’s global market.

The accounting program was accredited in 1985, one of only 190 programs in the country to achieve this level of recognition. Students interested in taking the New York State CPA examination need to be aware that the undergraduate accounting degree is not sufficient to sit for the NYSCPA exam, and need to explore graduate studies to qualify, such as the Master of Science in Accounting in the School of Management.

Information technology continues to be an important and growing part of business strategy, and individuals with a combination of business and technical knowledge will play a central role in launching and managing contemporary business systems. This combination of business knowledge and of science in Information Technology and Management (BS in IT&M) is an innovative curriculum that develops proficiency in both of these essential areas. The strong management component of the curriculum is a key differentiator of the BS in IT&M degree. The IT&M degree draws on the Association for Computing Machinery’s description of the BS in Information Technology and extends that definition to include a strong managerial component. As a graduate of the BS in IT&M degree, you will be able to analyze technical business problems and identify the information technology requirements appropriate for the business arena and end users. You will also be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, and function effectively on teams to accomplish business goals making you highly marketable.

The Business Administration BS offers formal concentrations, which are sequences of courses available to students interested in specific management areas. Gain a broad foundation of knowledge essential for a variety of positions in business, industry and government, and become even more specialized by selecting among the following concentrations: Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Analysis, General Management, Human Resources, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, as well as Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Academic Advising

The School of Management’s Undergraduate Programs office provides academic advisement to undergraduates majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, and Information Technology and Management. Our advising staff assists you with course planning, and to navigate academic policies, procedures, and resources for students at the university.

Academic Advising Contact Information

School of Management Undergraduate Academic Programs Office
204 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260