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Management and Policy (MGT)

MGT Courses

  • The Learning Environment

    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 upper-level core requirements that cut across multiple management disciplines providing a comprehensive understanding and application of contemporary management practices. Many courses are project-based integrating case studies. The capstone course offers academic training with real-world exposure through experiential learning.

    Several of the 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.

    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.

    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 faculty and staff directory for additional information about our faculty.

  • MGT 401LEC Public Policy, Law and Management
    Lecture

    Focuses on the regulatory and policy implications of the interaction between government and private business entities, including corporations, partnerships and other business forms. Designed to help students understand the legal environment in which business organizations operate. This course also examines the role of ethics in business decision-making and the distinction between ethical and legal constraints. Includes discussion of specific laws affecting business and management, including securities regulation, antitrust statutes, and the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation of 2002.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: Senior standing in the business administration major. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses in which they have earned passing grades without consulting with an academic advisor.
  • MGT 403LEC Business Law
    Lecture

    This course introduces students to the various sources of law and the litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes. It also analyzes major legal issues in business decision-making, including intentional and unintentional torts (including negligence and products liability), contract law, agency law, and introduces the Uniform Commercial Code as it relates to sales and lease contracts.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Junior or senior standing in accounting major. Students may not repeat upper-level School of Management courses in which they have earned passing grades without consulting with an academic advisor.
  • MGT 421SEM Special Topics in Management
    Seminar

    Various topics of concern to management students are offered periodically by guest lecturers and faculty members. Not offered on a regular basis.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MGT 496TUT General Management Internship
    Tutorial

    Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom theories to real life situations. Students choose their own placement from a listing available from the Internship Program Office. The placement process is similar to that of a job search. Students have the opportunity to send their resumes to sites of their choosing and interview for placement. Each site assigns a specific project to the student to be completed within the 150 hours during the course of the semester. General management students work under the supervision of a general management professional and receive exposure to the day-to-day operations within a professional setting.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MGT 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Instructional and practical experience in the skills and techniques of research through association with a faculty member actively engaged in research. Credit up to 6 hours, depending on the type and amount of research activity. May be taken for credit more than once.

    Credits: 1 - 8
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
 
Published: Aug 31, 2020 13:27:42