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 SAT 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. 

Overview of programs, alumni success, and research centers>


    • Marketing Prof Hillary Weiner

      5 Questions with Faculty: Hillary Weiner

      Assistant Professor of Marketing Hillary Wiener received her Ph.D.from Duke University.
      Her research focuses on the link between consumption behavior and the social connections between people, and the role of conversation and gift-giving in forming relationships. This is Dr. Wiener's first year at UAlbany. 

    • Mohammad G. Jamakzai, MBA student from Kabul, Afghanistan

      Drawn from Across the Seas

      Three Evening MBA students share what it’s like to juggle classes, work and transition into life in the U.S.

      Moving to a foreign country is daunting, especially if you add starting a full-time job and a master’s degree program in your second language. UAlbany students in the evening MBA program show it is both doable and meaningful.


    • Aleksandra Kovacheva, an assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business

      5 Questions with Faculty: Aleksandra Kovacheva

      Aleksandra Kovacheva, an assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, is in her first year at UAlbany. A Ph.D. graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Kovacheva teaches marketing analytics and researches customer decision making

      "I love marketing because it involves a mix of creativity, ingenuity and strategic insight and requires making decisions in complex and uncertain situations"


    • Digital Forensic student Elisabeth DuBois

      Channeling a Passion for Digital Forensics to Change Lives

      Digital Forensics student Elisabeth Dubois is working on a digital lab business proposal for The Global Child,a non-profit school in Cambodia for children who otherwise would be working on the streets. Elisabeth developed the plan based on what she had learned in the classroom as well as through her research. See story and video.

    • Aaron Brauner, assistant professor of Finance

      5 Questions with Faculty: Aaron Brauner

      Assistant professor of Finance Aaron Brauner, the son of two UAlbany alumni, is thrilled to be back home.

      "My area of research is international corporate finance. This field examines the impact of legal, economic and political environments on corporate policy decisions. Specifically, I explore the effects that these national institutions have on firms’ use of financial markets and their choices of funding sources."


    • Jamal Rasoully with Spin Sauce display

      Rasoully ’11 Opens Halal Shack in Campus Center

      Jamal Rasoully, who studied accounting at UAlbany, already knew a thing or two about running a successful food joint from growing up in a family of established restaurateurs. Despite that ingrained knowledge, he still credits his time at UAlbany for his success. 


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