2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Management and Policy (MGT)

School of Management

Office of Undergraduate Programs
204 Alfiero Center
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010
Ph: 716-645-3206
F: 716-645-2341
W: mgt.buffalo.edu
Paul E. Tesluk
Dean
BobbyJo LaDelfa
Associate Dean
David Murray
Chair, Undergraduate Program
Diane Dittmar
Assistant Dean

The Learning Environment

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. Concentration courses typically average 45 students. Opportunities for independent study and study abroad are available both during the regular semester and over summer/winter breaks.

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 Business Administration department website for additional information about our faculty.

MGT Courses


  • MGT 305LEC Legal Aspect of Sports
    Lecture

    This course introduces students to the laws, rules and regulations that apply to the sports industry. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the legal issues involved in the operation and management of organizations in the sport industry. Special attention is devoted to employment practices and employment agreements, sponsorship agreements, broadcast media and rights agreements, contract negotiation, and the economics of franchise operations.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: MGG 150 and MGG 205
  • 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
    Other Requisites: Junior or 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: November 16, 2017 08:32:59 AM