Curriculum

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Maximize your experience and marketability with foundational core courses, career-targeted concentrations and life-changing action learning opportunities. 

STEM MBA

International students: UB’s STEM MBA qualifies as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, which provides an additional 24 months Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 visa holders who begin the program in fall 2021 or later. For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security Study in the States website or UB's International Student Services Office.

The Skills You Need for Success

Developed with input from corporate recruiters, alumni, faculty, staff and career experts, the full-time, two-year UB MBA curriculum provides the skills you need for our globally integrated world of business.

Make the most of opportunities to develop extensive career networks both inside and outside of the school, gain tangible experience and engage in a comprehensive, successful job search. 

You can opt for a STEM or non-STEM pathway through the MBA curriculum. Required core courses and first-year experiences give you a strong foundation and are the same for all MBA students. In your second year, you choose electives based on your STEM or non-STEM pathway. See the MBA Curriculum Planners for details.

First Year

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Prior to classes beginning and continuing throughout your program, you will participate in MBA Advantage, a personal development journey that equips you with the relationships, tools and knowledge you need to be successful.

Our robust core curriculum prepares you to lead in today’s constantly changing business environment. You will take 27 credits of required core courses and a 3-credit internship. See the MBA Curriculum Planners for details.

You will become a member of a diverse cohort as well as a small team to strengthen your communication, critical thinking and leadership skills. Teams are assigned a Corporate Champion project in their first semester. Graduates tell us that friendships and networks forged through peer collaboration often lead to a lifetime of global contacts. 

In addition, most MBA students choose to engage in other action learning opportunities, like LeaderCORE™global programs, Social Impact Fellowsentrepreneurship programs and more. 

During the summer between first and second year, most students participate in an internship for hands-on experience and professional networking.

Second Year

If you are a non-STEM MBA, you will take 15 to 30 elective credits in your second year, depending on your program. If you choose the STEM MBA pathway, you must take 21 credits of STEM electives and may choose any additional management courses to fulfill the remaining elective requirement of 9 credit hours.

Take advantage of our rich selection of concentrations and electives to create a customized academic program to achieve your goals. See the MBA Curriculum Planners for details.

Outside the classroom, you will participate in action learning opportunities while simultaneously exploring your career options. The School of Management's Career Resource Center (CRC) offers individualized career services. Participating in CRC programs will help you make the most of your UB MBA experience, create a successful job search strategy and develop the competencies you need for winning interviews.

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