BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Incoming MBA students in the University at
Buffalo School of Management will provide hundreds of hours of
community service to local nonprofit organizations on Aug. 21 as
part of their entree into the MBA program.
Nearly a hundred new MBA students will be divided into groups
and will provide hands-on service to four nonprofit organizations:
Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy, Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding
Center, the International Institute of Buffalo and Buffalo ReUSE.
Service will include painting fences and barns, setting up refugee
homes and organizing donations.
The service project is one component of MBA Advantage, the
School of Management's innovative professional development series.
Beginning with orientation and continuing throughout the two-year
MBA program, MBA Advantage helps students become quickly involved
in the team-based learning environment that is the backbone of the
UB MBA curriculum and develop skills that others might obtain only
through years of corporate experience.
"We added a community service aspect to MBA Advantage this year
to further strengthen our team-building goals, with the added
benefit of assisting organizations that provide much-needed
services to the people of Western New York," says David Frasier,
assistant dean and director of graduate programs in the School of
Management. "In addition, companies today are very civic-minded,
and this is yet another experience that helps our graduates make an
impact on the firms that hire them."
MBA Advantage continues throughout the students' MBA experience,
with informative and interactive seminars and workshops on such
topics as case analysis, team building, globalization, innovation
and creativity, sustainability, professional image management and
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has
been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes,
U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the
quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides
its graduates. For more information about the UB School of
Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.