The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Management offer a five-year program leading to a combined bachelor’s degree/master’s degree in Business Administration.
This program reduces the typical path of a four-year bachelor's degree and a two-year MBA by one year. This is possible because of a slight reduction in undergraduate courses created by overlapping electives and the substitution of equivalent graduate-level courses. When completed, students’ records will indicate two degrees individually awarded as part of a combined degree program.
Students interested in one of these programs must first be accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as an approved major. The outlines provided below for each major follow the typical sequence recommended for the standard bachelor's degree for the first three years. Students should take the GMAT/GRE and apply to the MBA program early during their junior year (third year course requirements). Students must formally apply to the MBA program by submitting the online application by May 1 (March 1 if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and want to be considered for financial aid in the form of a fellowship, scholarship, or graduate assistantship). Admissions will be limited to students who can satisfy the entrance requirements for the MBA program.
If accepted into the combined degree program, students begin standard MBA classes in the fall semester of what is typically their senior year of engineering. Throughout that senior year and the next additional year students complete the MBA curriculum and their few remaining undergraduate requirements.
The requirements in the School of Management allow students to customize their electives from nine possible tracks.
Five-year outlines for all of our combined degree programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with helpful advisement footnotes are provided here for student reference:
UB MBA information sessions offer prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the competitive strengths of the UB MBA program, community and the admissions process. Sessions generally last 30-45 minutes. As a current UB student, we ask you to register for and attend one of the many sessions offered throughout the year. Please email specific program questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our admissions staff will follow up.