Field Experience/Internships

For more than 30 years, the hallmark of the full-time MBA program has been field project experience. Field experience helps students gain the hands-on business experience and skills desired by employers and helps differentiate our students from other MBAs.During your second year, teams of two-four students work under the supervision of a faculty member on year-long consulting project with a client business, not-for-profit organization, or governmental agency. Students define the project scope, develop formal project planning documents, write periodic status reports, and deliver a final presentation and/or report. Here's a sample of recent organizations and student projects:

HRIS

GE

  • Reviewed employee pension eligibility; COBRA Compliance and Administration

Golub Corporation

  • Analyzed onboarding procedures; Evaluation and conversion of training to e-learning

Living Resources

  • Evaluation of employee and recruitment social media strategy; Business plan development, global services design

SEFCU

  • Employee Satisfaction Surveys; Evaluation of HRIS effectiveness

ITM

SUNY CIO

  • Developed a web-based repository and catalog of Information Technology services provided to UAlbany students, staff and faculty.

 

TowersWatson

  • Deployed just in-time training for technology modules

 

Schenectady Greenmarket

  • Conducted market analysis of farmers market

 

NYSERDA

  • Developed Metrics Database for Sponsered Research