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 12 upper-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. Capstone courses offer academic training with real-world exposure through experiential learning.
About half of the 12 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 typically average 45 students. A concentration is not required, but all students must complete a minimum of three 300 or 400-level management courses beyond the core courses. Opportunities for independent study and study abroad are available both during the regular semester and over summer/winter breaks.
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 exclusive access for management students.
There are nine student breakout rooms each outfitted with a large monitor for displaying laptop content. There are another numerous tables and work spaces throughout the three floors of the atrium for group work, study, networking, and socializing with peers.
The Undergraduate Learning and Community Center includes three classrooms, a community area, tutoring facilities and a group study area — all dedicated exclusively to our undergraduate majors, with technology throughout to enhance their experience. The new center offers a bright, colorful space dedicated exclusively to School of Management majors, to help undergrads feel at home at UB.
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.
Please visit our School of Management faculty and staff directory for additional information about our faculty.