Business Student ImageBuilt on the understanding that business is increasingly global, this program prepares students to lead and manage organizations in the international business environment. Gain knowledge of the economic, cultural, legal and political issues associated with conducting business in other nations. This specialized and in-depth education focuses on developing strategic solutions to global business management problems and enhancing leadership skills as they pertain to diverse business environments.

Summary of Requirements

MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

Starting Fall 2017, the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business is launching a new 36-credit MBA program. For details about a previous Program of Study, please visit the UB Catalog or speak with your academic advisor. 

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Course options include (select three):

  • ACCT 560 International Accounting (3 credits)
  • MGMT 539 International Issues (3 credits)
  • FIN 525 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 585 New Product Commercialization (3 credits)
  • MKTG 560 Global Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • Up to one course offered by a graduate program in the College of Public and International Affairs*

*This requires approval from the MBA program director

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

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