Philanthropy helps us fund opportunities for our ambitious students to test their ideas, take the lead and become part of the global business world. Gifts from our dedicated alumni and friends provide hands-on learning experiences, nurture students’ entrepreneurial drive and help us make an impact in our community and beyond.
To help remedy the inequity he has observed throughout his executive career, Jeff Jacobson, BS ’81, and his wife, Irene, endowed the Irene and Jeffrey Jacobson Fellowship for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the School of Management. The two-year fellowship will fund a first- and second-year MBA student annually. In addition to receiving full cost of education support, Jacobson Fellows will build leadership skills by participating in the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Throughout his distinguished career, Frank Krzystofiak, associate professor emeritus of organization and human resources, shaped the lives and careers of students for generations. In honor of his retirement, alumni, faculty and friends created “Frank’s Fund" to advance faculty and graduate student innovation and academic creativity throughout the School of Management.
Our faculty believe in the UB School of Management—and back it. At 81%, we have the highest faculty giving rate by far of any academic unit at UB and soar high above the national average of 26%. Here's why they give back.
To honor his wife’s memory, Russ Agrusa, BS ’76, provided a gift to build Paula's Plaza, which will be a peaceful, welcoming space filled with beautiful flowers, benches and walking paths outside the School of Management, Paula's alma mater.
As our researchers question theories and make startling discoveries, external funding from federal and state agencies, foundations and industry is critical. Right now, our faculty are using these resources to investigate topics related to cyberinfrastructure, risk management financial systems, health care—and much more.
With every data breach, the need for cybersecurity leaders grows. Through the CyberCorps program, Professor Lawrence Sanders and UB’s Center of Excellence in Information Systems, Assurance, Research and Education (CEISARE) are training scholars to protect the nation from cyberattacks. Graduates from the program, which is funded by a $2.39 million National Science Foundation grant, have gone on to work for the FBI, CIA and other agencies.
Each summer, Laura Amo and David Murray, both faculty members in our Management Science and Systems Department, lead a weeklong cybersecurity camp for middle and high school students, thanks to contributions from several organizations, including the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation.
Look closely in virtually any corner of the world and you will find successful alumni from the UB School of Management. We offer many ways for our 44,000 graduates to stay involved, and we strive to expand opportunities for engagement, especially outside of Western New York.
In the new Role Model Speakers Series, hosted by the school's Diversity and Inclusion Office, alumni share how they leveraged their experiences, skills and credentials to achieve career success. At right, the inaugural speakers were Maj. Virginia Best Bailey, AuD/MBA ’11, hearing program manager and chief of audiology, United States Army, Alaska, and Rody Damis, JD/MBA ’13, senior legislative analyst, Executive Office of the President of the United States.
UB's free webinar series features top career experts and members of the UB community—including School of Management faculty and alumni—who give our graduates smart strategies for success and help them find a new job, move ahead in the one they have, transition to a whole new field or develop new skills.
For more than 20 years, we have connected enthusiastic alumni with talented students through our Network New York event to help them prepare for careers in the Big Apple. Students mingle with alumni, receive résumé critiques and learn what it takes to succeed in the concrete jungle.
At the UB School of Management, we are a vibrant and inclusive community where ambition is a virtue, tenacity is a given, and discovery happens everywhere, from the classroom to the boardroom. We continuously seek new ways to tell our authentic story and strengthen how we communicate our brand.
Stories that embody the mission, vision and values of the UB School of Management.
Read about business trends, interesting alumni, school news, innovative research and more in Buffalo Business, the award-winning magazine for UB School of Management alumni and friends.
Research is a key pillar of the School of Management brand, and our Two-Minute Tuesdays video series puts a spotlight on emerging thought leaders and their groundbreaking studies.