A Message from the Dean

Greetings from the School of Management.

To survive and thrive in our rapidly changing business world, it is more important than ever to be nimble, to innovate and to move at (or ahead of) the speed of business. It’s also critical for business schools to do the same, as the world of management education continues to evolve.

In this issue of Buffalo Business, our cover story showcases how graduates have leveraged our expanded portfolio of dual and collaborative degree programs to complement their unique skill sets with business savvy and truly differentiate themselves, making an impact in their respective fields.

You can read about how our dedicated alumni are helping to prepare current students for the realities of today’s workplace through initiatives like the Silicon Valley Tech Trek and our 20th Network New York event.

And in Community Impact, you’ll see how the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program, offered through our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, has inspired three generations of women in their startup endeavors.

Our faculty continue to bolster the reputation of the school and add new knowledge to management practice with their cutting-edge research. You can learn if narcissistic players help their NBA teams, and how national trade policies could affect U.S. investors.

And while business is moving at an increasingly fast pace, determining what’s right and wrong can seem more nuanced than ever, as you can read in Professor Jim Lemoine’s article about business ethics.

And finally, you can learn how successful alumni like Gregg Fisher of Gerstein Fisher and People’s United Bank identified needs in the marketplace to create a successful business, and how James Cottrell of Coca-Cola uses his financial acumen to keep 1.9 billion Coke products moving every day.

As you read of our progress and the promise of things to come, I am confident you will share the enthusiasm for all that is unfolding before us. Thank you for all you do to support the school.

All the best,

Paul Tesluk