Why study Management Minor at UB?
*Not a baccalaureate degree program
Managers are needed in every organization and in every profession. By gaining an understanding of the basic functional areas of management, you'll have a competitive advantage in the marketplace and throughout your career.
The minor in management, an eight-course curriculum drawn from the core courses of School of Management's existing undergraduate majors, is available to undergraduate students from any major. It provides a foundation in the basic language and principles of business and complements advanced study in engineering, social science, health-related professions and other undergraduate majors.
The University at Buffalo School of Management is designed to make a difference in the lives of our students, provide students with a business foundation that serves them no matter what their chosen career path is, and is guided by a culture of responsibility and mutual respect. The over-arching goal of our program is to develop business professionals who are capable of:
- Leading through innovation and embracing positive change.
- Applying quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to solve problems and develop opportunities.
- Communicating effectively, including both clarity of message and professionalism.
- Fostering collaboration to achieve goals in any type of organization.
- Thriving across multiple environments.
- Expose students from other disciplines to management which will serve as preparation for graduate business education.
The Learning Environment
Students take a series of prerequisite courses early in their academic careers that serve as prerequisites for the management minor. There are four prerequisite courses that are delivered primarily in the School of Management. There are four additional required courses for the minor all of which are delivered by the School of Management faculty. Many courses are project based integrating case studies. Capstone courses offer academic training with real-world exposure through experiential learning.
Some of the courses are delivered via Digital Access or in lecture halls, while the other half vary in size averaging 45 students. Recitations that accompany the core courses are taught by teaching assistants in class sizes of approximately 30 or less.
Minors take courses in some, but not all of the six departments.
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 open over 100 hours a week with access limited to just Management students.
There are nine student breakout rooms each outfitted with a large monitor for displaying laptop content. There are another 26 tables throughout the three floors of the atrium that are available as well.
The Undergraduate Learning and Community Center includes three classrooms (of the 12), a community area, tutoring facilities and a group study area—all exclusively to our undergraduates, with technology throughout to enhance their experience. The new center offers a bright, colorful space dedicated exclusively to them, to help undergrads feel at home at UB.
About Our Faculty
The School of Management includes six departments with a total of 56 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 20 full-time clinical faculty members, 20 part-time adjuncts, and 22 graduate teaching assistants who support our courses. Our faculty includes some of the most experienced and knowledgeable teachers you will find on any business school campus. Their research is published frequently in leading academic journals and textbooks, and their expertise and advice is sought regularly by the business community and mainstream media.
In the classroom, this expertise enables them to illustrate the theoretical side of business concepts and bring them to life with practical industry examples. Our faculty's commitment to teaching, along with their contacts, availability and friendliness, makes them a powerful and highly approachable resource for our students.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the School of Management department website for additional information about our faculty.
Minors should seek career advice in their majors or from the Career Services office in 259 Capon Hall or through their major department.
Information about how and when to apply for the minor is available on our website by navigating to our Minor Information page. Advisement for the Management Minor is available on a walk-in basis.
Academic Advising Contact Information
Scholarships and Financial Support
There are no School of Management Scholarships available to students minoring in management. Students are encouraged to check with their major departments and also explore scholarship opportunities posted on the University Admissions website.