MBA Enrollment Up 40 Percent at UB School of Management

School has benefited from recognition by Wall Street Journal, Business Week

Release Date: September 24, 2001 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- MBA enrollment in the University at Buffalo School of Management is up 40 percent this fall.

A total of 258 new students have enrolled in the full-time, Professional and Executive MBA programs in the UB management school, compared to 184 students last fall.

The increase can be attributed largely to the school's rise in national ranking, complemented by its strategic marketing and recruitment efforts, says Jerry M. Newman, interim dean of the School of Management.

"We certainly have benefited by recognition we've received from The Wall Street Journal and Business Week as one of the world's top business schools," says Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. "Not only are we enrolling greater numbers of students, we're also enrolling more students who have outstanding academic and professional backgrounds."

According to Newman, 165 new students have enrolled in the school's full-time MBA program, an increase of 39 percent from last year. The students hail from 16 countries and four U.S. states. Their average score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test is a very competitive 609.

"We truly have become a global business school, which means our students play an important role in educating one another about how business is conducted around the world," Newman says.

The school's Professional (part-time) MBA program, for managers with at least one year of professional experience, has enrolled 63 new students -- an increase of 65 percent from last year. Possessing an average of 5 years of managerial experience, the students are employed at a host of companies throughout the area, including M&T Bank, Casino Niagara, HSBC, Rich Products, Tops Markets and Computer Task Group.

The School of Management's Executive MBA program, for high-level managers, has enrolled 30 new students -- up 11 percent from last year. Possessing an average of 13.5 years of managerial experience, the students are employed at Praxair, Niagara Mohawk, EDS, Independent Health, Lockheed Martin, Sterling Fluid Systems and Honeywell, among other area companies.

In addition to its Buffalo-based MBA programs, the School of Management offers two Executive MBA programs in Beijing and another in Singapore. Collectively, 353 students are enrolled in those programs.

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