Business Administration : Overview

School of Management

Contact Information

204 Alfiero Center
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Phone: (716) 645-3206
Fax: (716) 645-2341
Web Address:
Arjang Assad
Katherine Ferguson
Associate Dean
Natalie Simpson
Chair, Undergraduate Program


The undergraduate program in the School of Management is designed to prepare students for eventual managerial roles in the private and the nonprofit sectors. The curriculum emphasizes a broad exposure to mathematics and the social sciences and a general education in management studies. The programs of study in management give particular attention to understanding the role of the business firm in society; the management functions of planning and control; the behavior of organizations; the tools of modern management, including accounting, economics, and statistics; and the ways in which managers perform such functions as operations and supply chain management, production, marketing, finance, and industrial relations.

The school's programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The school offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. There are six undergraduate concentrations in the Business Administration program including financial analysis, human resources management, international business, management information systems, marketing, and operations and supply chain management. Accounting, management information systems, and operations and supply chain management are only available during the day.

The AACSB International standards mandate that an undergraduate curriculum should have a general education component that makes up at least 50 percent of the student's four-year program. Up to 9 credit hours of economics and up to 6 credit hours of statistics may be counted toward AACSB's 50 percent rule.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:30 EST