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.
- Niche programs in Digital Forensics, Financial Analyst Honors, Financial Market Regulation, Forensic Accounting and Human Resource Information Systems join quality programs in traditional business subjects. In five years, the school has hired 15 young established faculty to join the already strong foundation of faculty excellence.
- 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.
The University at Albany Master’s in Taxation program was named #9 in the country by Value Colleges. Graduates of the one-year program can expect higher salaries than other entry level accounting professionals. They work at Big Four accounting firms, small and mid-size firms, for New York State government and in private practice. Their skills also support the unique needs of small entrepreneurial firms.
The School of Business’s dual accreditation in business administration and accounting has been extended by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) through 2020. It is one of only 186 schools in the world to be dually accredited in both its business administration and accounting programs by AACSB, a distinction held by fewer than 1.2 percent of all eligible programs in the world.
In some ways, Zainub Amir ’17 is a typical student. She takes classes, belongs to clubs and works hard. Like many UAlbany students, she was not born with connections. What sets Amir apart is her ability to make her own connections. When she was 14, Amir created a twitter account to honor Taylor Swift. This summer, she begins work in financial analytics for Bloomberg Media.
Sixteen students, a business club, a professor and an advisor were selected as the best of the university at the President's Leadership Award ceremony.
In an Op-Ed for The Hill, School of Business Dean Hany Shawky writes that rising interest rates may be a good thing, "Rising rates may be the kick in the pants the economy needs."
U.S. News and World Report ranks the University at Albany MBA among the top 100 programs in the country. The 2018 ranking places the MBA in the top 20% of AACSB accredited business schools, at #91 among 471 schools in the U.S.