Message from the dean


It is an honor to be writing to you as dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management and to be joining the school at such an exciting time. With UB’s recent designation as SUNY’s flagship campus and our ambition to become a top-25 research university, the school is keenly focused on the markers critical to those ambitions: disciplinary excellence, research funding, diversity of our faculty and student body, and overall impact. 

We have a strong foundation to build upon and, to that end, we are expanding our collaborations across campus and throughout the business community. As we continue to nurture faculty research and teaching success, we are also growing our programs in innovative ways while maintaining the excellence that is the hallmark of a School of Management degree.

In addition, we are focusing our efforts in key areas to maximize our impact. You’ll see those efforts in several initiatives across the school, including looking at climate change through the lens of business; advancing and improving society through the social impact of management; leveraging technology and information to solve problems; and inspiring innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. 

You’ll see evidence of our impact in these areas of focus throughout this issue of Buffalo Business — from our cover story on data privacy to our debut ranking in Entrepreneur magazine to stories of how our alumni are making an impact in their fields.

You’ll also see how quickly we are adapting to the demands of today’s marketplace with the launch of two new programs: An Online MBA and an Online MS in Business Analytics

Throughout 2023, the School of Management will celebrate its 100th year of educating leaders, and I look forward to working with many of you and your organizations as we move forward with these ambitious plans.


Ananth Iyer
Dean and Professor