The best and brightest students seek out University at Albany School of Business majors and minors in business, accounting and digital forensics. Freshmen with high GPA and GMAT scores enter the School of Business through the Direct Admit program. There is also the option to begin an undergraduate program in junior year. Graduate programs in business and accounting round out our offerings.
We offer a rigorous program and amazing job prospects upon graduation.A recent study found that 82% of our undergraduates are employed within five months of graduation. The MBA Class of 2016 boasts a 98% job placement rate.
- U.S. News ranks our business program in the top 3 public colleges and universities in New York State.
- The School of Business houses research centers in finance, social entrepreneurship and digital forensics and has received more than $3 million in research funds – the highest among all business schools in the U.S.
- Niche programs in Digital Forensics, Financial Analyst Honors, Financial Market Regulation, Forensic Accounting and Human Resource Information Systems join quality programs in traditional business subjects. In five years, the school has hired 15 young established faculty to join the already strong foundation of faculty excellence.
- The University at Albany School of Business holds dual accreditation in business and accounting from AACSB, a distinction shared by fewer than 2% of world's 13,000 business schools and only three universities in New York State.
- The Massry Center for Business, opened in 2013, houses technologically advanced classrooms, a trading room, state-of the art computer labs, a career services center, advising and faculty offices,research centers, meeting rooms for the entrepreneurial Blackstone Launchpad, a café and the open and interactive environment of the Standish Living Room, where students meet for group projects, studying and just hanging out.
The University at Albany is the only SUNY school on Deutsche Bank’s short list. In fact, the global banking and financial services giant targets fewer than 30 schools in the U.S. for internships and jobs.
Dr. Marler is excited about her research on changing the way we think about human resource management through the use of information technology and data analytics. Much of this research was recently published in her new book, Making HR Technology Decisions: A Strategic Perspective.
The Dean’s Leadership Council hosted its annual Club Fair promoting upcoming informational meetings and rush events. The School of Business boasts 17 clubs initiated and managed by students, including the recently created Albany Accounting Association, Albany Sports Business Organization, Cyber Defense Organization, ISACA and the UAlbany Stock Exchange Club. The Dean's Leadership Council was formed in 2005 to establish and maintain connections between clubs and school administration. The DLC also hosts career-focused events and offers opportunities for community service.
"Accounting, as the language of business, stands at the nexus of a number of business disciplines and allows me to explore many different ideas and disciplines. So far, I have been able to explore (and publish) ideas in accounting, finance and management.
I have a project right now that examines book value of equity forecasts made by analysts. Most people I have talked to, even those well informed about the capital markets, seem puzzled by the issuance of forecasts of book value of equity. We adopt the perspective of investor demand for information to shed light on this phenomenon."
Associate Dean of Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Sanjay Goel writes on the the legacy of Chelsea Manning and impact on insider threats.