Skip to main content
COVID-19 Information

About Us

business students in classroom

What Students Learn

  • Business principles, economics, and accounting
  • Marketing principles and practice
  • Computer applications: spreadsheets, word processing, and computer presentations
  • Human resource and management principles and practices
  • Effective skills for organizational communication
  • Business strategies and entrepreneurship

A business major can expect to have an     
           average of 30 students in their class.

Our Department

The Business Department is committed to providing students with a quality learning environment where our diverse student body can learn, grow, and prepare for successful careers. With a focus on hands-on learning, dedicated faculty members work one-on-one with students, utilizing their experience, their research, and a strong curriculum designed for success.

Our faculty is committed to teaching and learning as its primary responsibility, with a secondary emphasis on applied scholarship and instructional development. Both faculty and students engage in outreach activities intended to promote economic development in Western New York.

business student in classroom   business student in classroom   business students in classroom

Our students participate in internships, leadership experiences, and a variety of campus clubs and organizations.


Assessment is not just a buzzword. Department assessment involves an ongoing process of collecting and analyzing information in order to determine if programmatic goals and objectives are being met.

What it Means


Department assessment does not mean grading or judging students, however; it means assessing the ways in which we lead students to accomplish specific learning objectives of our programs.


Our Faculty’s Role


Our faculty needs ways to determine whether we are effective in getting our students to learn what we feel they need to learn. Each of us grades and assesses students in our courses. We give tests, quizzes; we require papers and projects; we have students do oral presentations—all of these processes grade students on the work they do.

Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs. Institutional accreditation reviews entire colleges and universities.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

The Business Department at the State University of New York Buffalo State is an educational member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education. The standards of IACBE support and encourage excellence in business education worldwide.

Institutions accredited by IACBE International:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty
  • Produce graduates who have achieve specified learning goals

Back to Top


Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Chase Hall 322
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4239 •  Fax: (716) 878-3009