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Business Administration BS/MS Finance

(HEGIS: 05.06 BUSINESS MGT & ADMINISTR, CIP: 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General)

Why study Business Administration BS/MS Finance at UB?

The combined Business Administration BS – Financial Analysis Concentration/MS provides a full-life-cycle educational pathway students. Our program provides you with an educational experience that offers both quality and value and provides a path seamlessly completing your undergraduate and graduate degrees. This program provide a cost and time efficient means to increase a student’s career potential.

This is a five-year program combining undergraduate and graduate coursework that will help you to accelerate your business career with a focused graduate-level education where you will gain strong analytical skills, academic training and practical tools that financial market employers are seeking in their ideal candidates. At the graduate level, students choose an academic and career track from the following options:

-Financial Risk Management
-Quantitative Finance

For more information on the MS in Finance, please visit the School of Management website.

Learning Outcomes

Our Undergraduate and Graduate Programs are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students, guided by a culture of responsibility and mutual respect. Learning outcomes for the programs are determined and continuously updated through discussion with the faculty group responsible for delivery of the courses in the program, as well as external stakeholders such as the School of Management’s Deans Advisory Council and recruiters of our students.

In a volatile financial economy, employers seek future leaders like you with advanced knowledge to make sound financial decisions. You will gain the strong analytical skills, academic training and practical tools that financial market employers are seeking in their ideal candidates.

UB’s MS Finance qualifies as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program in Financial Mathematics, which provides an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 visa holders who begin their programs in fall 2016 or later. For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security Study in the States website or UB’s International Student and Scholar Services Office.

The Learning Environment

Courses in the program are delivered by highly qualified faculty using instructional approaches that ensure the learning outcomes of each course. Students take a series of prerequisite courses early in their academic careers that serve as a foundation for the upper-level core curriculum. There are 11 upper-level (300/400 level) core requirements cutting across multiple management disciplines providing a comprehensive understanding and application of contemporary management practices. Many courses are project-based integrating case studies.

About half of the 11 courses are delivered via Digital Access or in lecture halls, while the other half average 45 students. Recitations that accompany core courses are taught by teaching assistants in class sizes of approximately 30 or less.

The class size for additional required concentration courses and graduate level courses typically average 45 students or less.

About Our Facilities

The Jacobs Management Center and the adjacent Alfiero Center offer a complete home for management students, faculty and staff. Together, they are among only a few buildings at UB that commingle classrooms and offices, creating an interactive community of professionals, students and scholars. The School has a computer lab with exclusive access for School of Management students.

There are nine student breakout rooms each outfitted with a large monitor for displaying laptop content. There are numerous tables and work spaces throughout the three floors of the atrium for group work, studying, networking, and socializing with peers. Take a virtual tour.

The Undergraduate Learning and Community Center includes classrooms, a community area, tutoring facilities and a group study area — all dedicated exclusively to our undergraduates, with technology throughout to enhance student experiences. The new center offers a bright, colorful space dedicated exclusively, to help undergrads feel at home in the School of Management.

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the program consists of ladder faculty and clinical faculty. Both types of faculty have the highest academic degree required for their appointment. Ladder faculty members hold doctoral degrees and maintain an active research record by publishing in the top and leading academic journals in their area of expertise. Clinical faculty members hold one or several professional certificates (e.g., CPA) in addition to academic degrees required for their appointment. Academically qualified clinical faculty also publish in their area of expertise. Our faculty frequently attend conferences, workshops, and other professional meetings to update their knowledge and develop professional networks. Our faculty is actively engaged in mentoring students (e.g., serving as faculty advisor of student clubs and coaching student teams in case competition) and ensuring a high-quality learning environment.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the School of Management faculty and staff directory for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

The Career Resource Center (CRC) in the School of Management serves as the primary resource for students and alumni, helping them to effectively leverage CRC tools and services in career exploration and job search. The CRC is also a key link between the school and employers, offering programs that bring these groups together, such as job fairs, networking events, the Career Passport Program, internships, campus recruiting, professional speakers for student clubs, industry presenters in the required career planning/strategies classes, t as well as career development workshops and seminars.

The mission of the CRC is to create an environment that enables and motivates students to be successful in reaching their career goals. Please contact the CRC in 308 Alfiero Center for further information.

To learn more about where alumni of our program have been employed, visit our Career Resource Center Student page.

Academic Advising

The School of Management’s Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Programs offices provide guidance and support to students pursuing the BS/MS Finance program. The office have full-time, master’s educated, professional academic advisors who work with a designated student caseloads. This model enables our advising staff to work with a student from backpack to briefcase throughout the academic career helping to create a sense of community and connection right from a student’s first day on campus. Our advising staff assists with course planning, helping students understand academic policies and procedures, and serves as a resource for students navigating their way through the university environment.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Undergraduate Academic Programs Office
204 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
Ph: 716-645-3206
Fax: 716-634-2341
Email the Undergraduate Academic Programs Office

Graduate Academic Programs Office
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
Ph: 716-645-3204
Fax: 716-634-2341

Scholarships and Financial Support

The School of Management offers a variety of opportunities for supplemental financial support including scholarships for juniors and seniors, study abroad scholarships, travel to professional association conferences or national competitions through our annual WOW fund program, and opportunities through various undergraduate competitions such as our annual Undergraduate Poster Competition and Target Case Competition.

Be sure to also see the Undergraduate Admissions website for additional scholarship opportunities.

At the graduate level, students ought to pursue a number of funding opportunities including discussing with the graduate programs office about how to apply for graduate assistantships.

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Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:40:57