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. 

Overview of programs, alumni success, and research centers>


    • Dr. Sanjay Goel

      Dr. Sanjay Goel Quoted In Wall Street Journal

      Professor Sanjay Goel, chair of the department of Information Security & Digital Forensics,  was quoted in the Wall Street Journal for a story on the limitations of two-factor authentication.

    • Hillary Wiener, Ph.D., Aleksandra Kovacheva, Ph.D.,Devipsita Bhattacharya, Ph.D, Aaron Brauner, Ph.D.

      School of Business Welcomes New Faculty in Marketing, Finance and Digital Forensics

      Hillary Wiener, Ph.D. Duke University, marketing, Aleksandra Kovacheva, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, marketing, Devipsita Bhattacharya, Ph.D.University of Arizona, digital forensics and Aaron Brauner, Ph.D.University of Florida, finance.

    • Dr. William Riccardi

      5 Questions with Faculty: William Riccardi

      Assistant Professor of Accounting William N. Riccardi came to UAlbany’s School of Business four years ago.

      “After meeting with some of the UAlbany accounting faculty, I could tell that they had a supportive and cooperative department, which is hard to find,” Riccardi. “That’s one thing that was very important to me.”
      Read the rest of his profile.


    • Norman Massry, Hany Farid '92 and UAlbany President Havidan Rodriguez

      Godfather of Digital Forensics Speaks at School of Business

      The third annual Massry Lecture featured University at Albany alumnus Hany Farid '92. Farid innovated technology that verifies authenticity in digital imagery. Using an algorithm, systems can catch — and prevent from spreading — images involved in cybercrime and other illegal activities.
      Pictured here are Norman Massry, whose family makes possible the Massry Lecture Series, Hany Farid and University at Albany President Havidan Rodriguez.

    • Dr. Janet Marler

      Dr. Janet Marler Appointed Conference Chair

      Dr. Marler will chair the First Academy of Management Specialized Conference on “Big Data and Managing in the Digital Economy," in Surrey, United Kingdom on April 18-20, 2018. 

    • Dr. Lisa Baranik

      Dr. Lisa Baranik Wins Outstanding Paper Award

      Personnel Review recognized her manuscript, “Organizational citizenship behaviors and employee depressed mood, burnout, and satisfaction with health and life: The mediating role of positive affect.” 

    • Dr. Ingrid Fisher

      Dr. Ingrid Fisher’s Research Awarded Paper of the Year for Most Citations and Downloads

      Fisher's popular paper is titled  Natural Language Processing in Accounting, Auditing and Finance: A Synthesis of the Literature with a Roadmap for Future Research, published in Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management. Co-authors are I. E. Fisher, M. Hughes and M.R. Garnsey.

    • Dr. Rich Johnson

      Dr. Rich Johnson Publishes Only Textbook Focused on HRIS

       Management department chair Johnson recently published Human Resource Information Systems.


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