Strategic Initiatives

Enrollment and the quality and impact of our faculty continue to be high priorities for the School of Management. We are also keenly focused on our partnerships within UB and externally, particularly in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, health care and social innovation.

Advancing leadership research, teaching and outreach is a key theme in the School of Management. Through our Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness and innovative programs like LeaderCOREā„¢, our award-winning leadership certification, we build upon our ongoing commitment to develop leaders at all levels of an organization and to prepare the next generation for success.

School of Management students can take advantage of our burgeoning entrepreneurship ecosystem through initiatives like the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) course and the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, as well as UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by TechStars and collaborations across the Buffalo Niagara region. In addition, area entrepreneurs hone their skills through a variety of programs offered by our Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

With the health care industry facing growing challenges in cost, efficiency and access, the School of Management offers a robust portfolio of programs and partnerships in health care management. Our faculty research improves policy, practice and design, while our collaborative programs in business and health-related fields arm leaders in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other sectors with the business skills needed to manage today’s complex health care organizations.

All around us, organizations in the private, public, nonprofit and government sectors are coming together to tackle some of society's greatest challenges through social innovation—and the School of Management is helping to lead the way. We’ve embarked on several truly interdisciplinary partnerships within UB and our global community to make an impact through student service, faculty research, conferences, workshops and other collaborative opportunities.

Through our Global Programs, School of Management students become citizens of the world, developing the skills and perspective to meet the demands of the international business market and make the world a better place. Our experiences abroad prepare students to lead in an increasingly global world through a variety of faculty-led, short-term programs in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and across North America.