School of Business Academic Departments
The UAlbany School of Business academic programs are organized around the five academic departments within the school.
The Department of Accounting and Law prepares undergraduate (BS) accounting and graduate (MS) accounting students to begin or continue careers in public accounting. Our graduate accounting program can also allow students to meet the 150-hour CPA education requirement. Our dedicated faculty actively pursues research in the field and brings a wealth of experience as practitioners into the classroom.
Undergraduate and Graduate students with an interest in the fundamentals of valuation models, financial statement analysis capital leveraging and management and a host of other topics of interest on Wall Street and throughout corporate America can study with well-respected faculty at the UAlbany School of Business. Top undergraduate Business Administration students can join our Financial Analysts Honors Program and prepare for exciting careers in finance. Evening MBA students can choose an elective track in Finance to prepare them for a career in the corporate sector.
Information Technology is critical to every corporate enterprise. Undergraduate B.S.in Business Administration students can concentrate in Information Technology Management. Full-time MBA students with an interest in information systems can take a concentration that specializes in Information Systems. Evening MBA students with an interest in information systems can choose an elective track to help them focus on this interest. All students will study with faculty whose experience in business and professional contacts in the field are outstanding.
The Management Department focuses on teaching, conducting and disseminating research in the areas of entrepreneurship, human resource management, human resource information systems, organizational behavior and strategic management. Our undergraduate combined concentration and graduate concentrations offer courses that enhance a student’s potential to reach senior management positions in a chosen functional area such as finance, human resource management, information technology or marketing. At a graduate level, faculty teach courses in our nationally ranked full-time MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Information Systems and in our part-time evening and weekend MBA programs’ management or new ventures elective tracks. Undergraduate and graduate courses in management cover topics such as how to strategically manage businesses, motivating and leading people, how to source, develop, and compensate global talent, managing human resource technology, diagnosing organizational effectiveness and managing change, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.
Students with an interest careers in advertising, product development, channel relations can look to the School of Business Marketing Department to provide them with a firm foundation in the field. Undergraduate Business Administration students can choose a concentration in Marketing to help them understand at buyer behavior and overall marketing strategy. They can also combine a Marketing concentration with one in Finance of Management. Evening MBA students can choose an elective track that focuses on Marketing and will help them find a career in marketing or enhance the one they already have.
Find out more about our School of Business faculty and their individual research interests, or take a look at the undergraduate and graduate opportunities available to you.