Undergraduate Management Poster Competition

Poster Competition 2019.

Accounting student Benjamin Corbett participates in the 2019 Undergraduate Management Poster Competition.

Showcase your best research and experiential learning projects, hone your presentation skills and win cash prizes.

What’s the Undergraduate Management Poster Competition?

The Undergraduate Management Poster Competition is an exclusive competition for our undergrads to present work in poster format and compete for cash prizes. 

You can highlight class projects, research you conducted with a faculty member or experiential learning activities (like internships, jobs or other business-related experiences).

At the competition, you’ll present your project to a judging panel of School of Management alumni, faculty and staff, and display your project.


Team entries to participate in the Poster Competition are due by Wednesday, February 14.  Entries form will be available starting January 24.

Selected teams will have until March 1 to submit their posters for the competition.

So, when's the event?

This year’s poster competition will be held concurrently during the UB Celebration of Student Academic Excellence Student Showcase on Thursday, May 2 from 1-2:45 p.m. (NEW DATE) in Alumni Arena’s Main Gym. 

Poster Competition.

Groups of students have the chance to display their posters for a panel of judges.

What are the benefits?

By participating this poster competition, you'll gain valuable experience presenting your work in a professional setting that will help you in the future, whether you're defending a dissertation, speaking at a conference or addressing your company’s board of directors. Working solo or with a team, you can boost your public speaking skills, share your research with a wider audience and network with students and professionals.  

Who’s eligible?

To participate in the Undergraduate Management Poster Competition, you must be a current UB student majoring in accounting, business administration or information technology and management. If you are a student outside of the School of Management, you must be partnered with a current undergraduate School of Management major.

Here’s what past students have said:

“It is very rare that someone will randomly start telling a peer about their global experience or applied learning experience. This competition is a great way to get the conversation started on those topics and then hopefully encourage others to pursue their passions.”  — Benjamin Corbett, BS ’19, past winner for Social Innovation Poster

“It was a great opportunity to bring people together and highlight some of the amazing work our students have been involved with throughout the year. Opportunities like these make me proud to be a student and future alumnus of the school.” — Benjamin Gutsin, BS ’19, past winner for Global Experience Poster

“Each year the competition has been an engaging learning experience that has allowed me to test my career interests. Im currently interested in moving forward with social media in the entertainment industry, where being able to distinguish myself from others through well-developed presentation and collaboration skills will be essential for success.” — Jacob Schupbach, BS ’17, past winner for Best Experiential Learning Poster

“Performing research with a faculty mentor on an important issue has given me a great deal of knowledge on the challenges of conducting business worldwide. This competition brought that experience full circle and helped me recognize the skills I gained from it.” — Matthew Ricotta, BS ’16, a past winner for Best Research Poster

Poster Competition 2019.

Paige Roseman, BS '19, accepts her prize.

Did someone say prizes?

Judges award cash prizes totaling $3,000 for prize categories including Best Research Poster, Best Experiential Learning Poster, Best Global Experience and Best Social Innovation. Teams will showcase their work at the university-wide Celebration of Academic Excellence Student Showcase and will be evaluated on their poster idea, analysis, visual design, and pitch to the judges.