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 & World Report 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. Faculty have received more than $10 million in grants and funded research – the highest among all business schools in the U.S.
  • 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. 

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    • Ioannis Kareklas

      Product Placement: "If you notice it, it's bad. If you don't notice it, it's worthless."

      Most people know that a can of Pepsi or Coke sitting on a kitchen table in a movie or TV show is product placement, an oh-so-subtle advertisement without words or action. Assistant Professor of Marketing Ioannis Kareklas quotes the Product Placement Paradox coined by Erwin Ephron in 2003: "If you notice it, it's bad. If you don't notice it, it's worthless."
      It works only when the product fits the story line and tone. 

    • Camp Introduces High School Students to Cyber Security

      Local high school students participated in UAlbany’s first annual cybersecurity summer camp “CyberExplorers” introduced students to the basics of cybersecurity by exploring topics such as emerging cyber threats, computer forensics, incident response, cryptography, social engineering and log analysis. Students also had the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and learn about degree and career paths in cybersecurity. 

    • Prof Paul Miesing at podium

      Entrepreneurs Benefit from Failure

      "Failure teaches us what works and what does not and failures may be the only way to learn about the underlying issues with a business. Failures may help improve process reliability, reduce error-related costs and improve the composition of a business’s projects through trial-and-error learning,” according to Associate Professor Paul Miesing. His paper, “How entrepreneurs can benefit from failure management,” was published in Organizational Dynamics. 

    • Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, the 20th president of UAlbany

      The School of Business Welcomes President Rodríguez

      Dr. Havidán Rodríguez has been named the 20th president of UAlbany. He has a 25-year career in higher education in the University of Texas system, the University of Delaware and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez.

      Rodríguez was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in the Bronx; his mother supported the family by driving a taxi in Manhattan. He said, "Today, by being honored with this very prestigious position, the board is honoring all those hardworking men and women throughout our country who sacrificed day in and day out, and who tell their sons and daughters, 'Si se puede, yes you can do it.'"


    • MBA student field project

      Bridging the Gap Beween Education and Industry

      Salim Kaddo Mouawad was kneeling on the floor performing chest compressions on a CPR training manikin. Little did he know that his MBA field placement with DAVIN Healthcare Solutions would include CPR basics and biometric screening.

      UAlbany has been bridging the gap between education and industry for over 30 years with the field project requirement, one of the hallmarks of the full-time MBA program


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