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>


    • 5 Questions with Faculty: Lisa Baranik

      Lisa Baranik is an assistant professor of Management in her second year teaching at UAlbany. She was drawn to the unique Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) program.

      “Over 74% of organizations use technology in their human resource processes,” she said. “Our students learn how to implement cutting-edge software and tools in our world-renowned HRIS program and, as a result, nearly 100% of our graduates receive job offers. I enjoy being a part of a program that prepares students to have such promising careers.”


    • President Rodriguez Visits School of Business on Listening Tour

      School of Business Interim Dean Hany Shawky said it was a pleasure to host Rodríguez. “He has a positive outlook and is deliberate in the goals and objectives the University needs to pursue,” Shawky said. “I am happy that the School of Business had an opportunity to display our excellence in teaching, research, public engagement and student success.” 

    • $500k Gift Provides Scholarships for Veterans

      Military veterans have dedicated their lives to aiding and protecting others. Thanks to a $500,000 gift to the University at Albany from a nonprofit established by Lucas K. Detor ’94, a new scholarship program will assist veterans as they return from deployment. 

    • Finance prof Louis Piccotti lecturing

      4th Financial Market Symposium Alternative Investments and Corporate Governance

      Researchers from Northeastern, Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, Boston College, RPI and the University at Albany will present at the annual symposium held Friday, October 20 in the Massry Center for Business. Papers include:

      • Hostile Resistance to Hedge Fund Activism
      • Caught in the Crossfire: How the Threat of Hedge Fund Activism Affects Creditors
      • Investor Protection and the Long Run Performance of Hedge Fund Activism
      • Third-Party Reaction to Hedge Fund Activism: Auditor’s Perspective 


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