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University at Buffalo’s School of Management

#59

Location: 203 Alfiero Center, Buffalo, NY 14260

Admissions Office: 716-645-3204

Email: som-mba@buffalo.edu

Website: http://mgt.buffalo.edu/programs/mba

University at Buffalo's School of Management

At the University at Buffalo School of Management, the MBA experience begins with orientation and professional development sessions, known as MBA Advantage, where students become acquainted with classmates and familiarize themselves with the team-based learning environment.

As first-year students, UB MBAs are placed in a cohort of approximately sixty students, with whom they attend most classes. Students are then grouped into six-person teams, which are assembled for their diversity. Teammates prepare projects together, deliver presentations, and study together.

While the first year functions as a strong base on which students can build their professional careers, the second year is their chance to channel that knowledge into a targeted career direction. The second year allows students to broaden perspectives on management or deepen their knowledge in specific areas. While some students choose not to specialize, many choose to focus on one (or more) of ten available concentrations.

Rankings Analysis: The University at Buffalo School of Management retained its No. 60 spot on Poets&Quants’ 2012 ranking, exactly the same place achieved a year earlier, though nine places below its 51st place finish in our inaugural ranking in 2010. The school’s international population has grown substantially over the past three years so that nearly seven of every ten graduate students comes from abroad. Indeed, after the University at Buffalo, the number one feeder school here is the University of Mumbai.

Annual Tuition: $14,410

Median GMAT: 611

Acceptance Rate: 48%

Full-Time Enrollment: 511

International: 32%

Mean Age: 25

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