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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    • 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.'"


    • NYS Senator Hugh Farley at podium

      Medallion of the University Awarded to Professor Emeritus Hugh Farley

      Former New York State Senator Hugh Farley will receive UAlbany's highest honor, the Medallion of the University, for his extraordinary public service and leadership.

      Farley served as a full professor and law area coordinator for the School of Business. After more than 35 years of teaching service, he was named professor emeritus of business law in 2000. Senator Farley was instrumental in securing $54 million in capital funding for the Massry Center for Business.


    • logo for 20th NYS cybersecurity conference

      20th Annual NYS Cyber Security Conference

      The School of Business sponsored the 20th Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference and 12th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance. School of Business Professor Sanjay Goel created and chairs  the academic symposium, featuring top researchers. Digital Forensics faculty Yuan Hong, Fabio Auffant, Justin Giboney, Victoria Kisseka and Ethan Sprissler each chaired academic sessions.

      The conference is part of a statewide effort to boost cyber security awareness and empower state and local governments, academia, organizations and citizens to take better control of their digital security.

    • School of Business Hosts Symposium on Food Deserts

      Professor Paul Miesing and his Center for Advancement and Understanding of Social Enterprises brought together community stakeholders, government and business to work on the issue of food deserts, communities that lack access to fresh food. Select papers will be published in the Journal of Public Affairs.

    • UAlbany alumnus LJ Brock

      A Collaborative Focus

      At first blush, a global financial firm might seem an odd inclusion in a list of such companies as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and other tech titans. But for L.J. Brock, chief People officer at the hedge fund Citadel and Citadel Securities, a global market-making firm, they’re all in the same league. 

    • Smiling MBA students standing on staircase

      SHRM Recognition and 100% Job Placement

      100% of the 2017 graduates of the MBA concentration in Human Resource Information Systems have obtained professional employment. In addition, the MBA HRIS has again been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management. 


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