The school fosters an outstanding work ethic and our students are self-motivated, earning a mean GPA of 3.4. Half of our accounting students go to work for Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC.
Our students participate in many career-building activities outside the classroom, including the annual New York Business Plan Competition, where they compete against other college entrepreneurs across the state for prize money and recognition.
Our alumni connect directly with our students, mentoring prospective students, interns, and job applicants.
State-of-the-Art Learning Facility
The University at Albany Massry Center for Business provides an exceptional environment for our students and faculty to promote innovation, networking and the sharing of ideas and resources.
With technologically advanced classrooms, accounting and digital forensics labs, a trading room with Bloomberg terminals, breakout rooms for team projects, as well as a dedicated career services office, we are equipped to support research and collaborative programming for current and future business leaders from every industry
Recent News and Events
2021 New York Business Plan Competition: Capital Region
The 12th annual Capital Region Business Plan Competition will be hosted by the University at Albany School of Business on April 9th, 2021. In 2021, the regional and state-level business plan competitions will be hosted as virtual events. The top two winning teams in each track at the regional competition represent the Capital Region at the New York Business Plan Competition May 7, 2021.
Keeping Up the Good Work: School of Business Student Clubs
Student clubs are proceeding safely during the pandemic, with some clubs increasing their membership and participation. “Our student organizations have dealt with many challenges - redefining what it means to be involved in a time where meetings can only be done virtually. We are proud to see the ways our students have adapted, evolved and grown while continuing to offer ways to network with and share knowledge from alums, industry experts, and corporate partners and to support their peers,” said Damira Pon, academic coordinator and director of student services for digital forensics program.
Executives Reach Students
The School of Business offered an opportunity for students to learn from seasoned executives this fall. The program, planned as an in-person event, went virtual. The Industry Partnership Committee of the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board’s collaborated with the John S. Levato Office of Career Services to provide students with an opportunity to interact with top-level alumni practitioners.
Ron Forbes, Living Legend
Ron Forbes' impact on the School of Business is almost immeasurable. Even though he retired more than 20 years ago, Professor Emeritus Ron Forbes’ name routinely rings through the halls of the School of Business. For all the right reasons. During his tenure, Forbes established a robust training arena for municipal finance, preparing his students for impressive careers. According to finance faculty and Associate Dean for International Programs Rita Biswas, he was one of the few faculty members who could teach both theory and application with authority.
Wiener and Kovacheva Receive Drescher Award
Two marketing faculty, Assistant Professor Hillary Wiener and Assistant Professor Aleksandra Kovacheva will be spending more time on research this spring thanks to the Drescher Leave Program.