Become a member of our intellectually rich community fully engaged in research and conversation about some of the world’s most important challenges.
Culturally diverse and internationally minded, we are committed to providing an educational experience that will enhance your career and enable you to make an impact in the world. Your classmates, faculty mentors, professional staff, alumni and industry connections become your community, supporting you during your PhD program and long after. We call this your UB Forever Network™.
Be part of a business school that represents the real world and welcomes diversity across all dimensions.
We are an active participant in The PhD Project, a national organization whose mission is to expand workplace diversity by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Today, The PhD Project's expansive network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps Black/African Americans, Latinx/Hispanic Americans and Native Americans attain their business PhD and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders.
The School of Management and UB are committed to supporting all students at UB by creating a sense of belonging and celebrating our differences just as we celebrate our commonalities.
Empower yourself and others in UB's supportive community.
According to the Council of Graduate Schools, women earned the majority of doctoral degrees (53%) awarded by U.S. institutions in 2017-18; however, women earned only 46.8% of the doctoral degrees awarded in business. To support women in our PhD program, we participate in the following:
UB is dedicated to interdisciplinary research to discover new knowledge. We are home to more than 120 research centers, institutes and collaborative projects. Topics range from the environment to evolving materials and technologies in applied manufacturing, and from big data analytics to addictive behaviors. Learn more about UB's active research centers.
Connect with UB faculty members to receive guidance and support through the Network for Enriched Academic Relationships (NEAR), a transdisciplinary online mentoring directory for students to find faculty mentors and allies beyond their substantive research areas.
Faculty mentors provide insight on topics, including minority status experiences, personal life circumstances and questions about academia. These are issues that can have a significant bearing on the quality of graduate students' well-being, research and careers. NEAR is wholly committed to providing UB graduate students with equal access to thoughtful and rich mentoring.
Join a network of education professionals dedicated to advancing excellence and innovation in teaching in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) network.
CIRTL@UB is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UB.