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As an institution, Buffalo State backs its commitment to undergraduate research by putting substantial financial resources behind faculty-mentored undergraduate research. The Undergraduate Research Office promotes, supports, and funds undergraduate research in all academic areas—from the sciences to the arts—and for all committed students. More than 400 students present their research through posters and performances each year at the Student Research and Creativity Celebration. They also compete for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships, which support eight weeks of paid research activity.
Business administration students are required to work a total of 150 hours at an internship placement site to earn three internship credit hours. To earn additional credits, a student can work 120 hours for six credit hours and an additional 100 hours for nine credit hours.
The Business Department Internship Program is intended to assist students in obtaining practical business experience that will complement and enhance the traditional educational process. The experience will aid students in the exploration of potential career opportunities and assist in clarifying personal, educational and career goals. Graduates have landed recent internships at several local businesses and organizations including:
Distinctive Program Features
Buffalo State’s bachelor of science degree in business administration prepares students for leadership roles in management and marketing in domestic and international business and public and nonprofit organizations.
Our curriculum focuses on three dimensions: content, skills, and practical experience and prepares students for careers in a world where leadership, acceptance, communication, and team-playing traits are as important as technical skills.
Upon acceptance into the program, students must choose and complete a 15-hour concentration in management, marketing, or international business. During the first two years of the program, students acquire a foundation in accounting, economics, and computers, as well as in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. The last two years are devoted to upper-division courses in management, marketing, human resources, law, finance, production and operations management, and a capstone course in business strategy.
Following are just some of the reasons why Buffalo State is an excellent choice for business administration majors:
- Strong affiliation: The business administration program is part of Buffalo State’s School of the Professions, which is filled with award-winning faculty, professional accreditations, and a vibrant student body.
- Excellent faculty: Our faculty is committed to teaching and learning as its primary responsibilities, with secondary emphasis on applied scholarship and instructional development. Due to small class size, students receive plenty of individualized attention.
- Unique campus centers: Business State is home to both the Small Business Development Center and the International Center for Studies in Creativity, which offer workshops and other opportunities that benefit business administration students.
- Advanced technology: Students are educated in the use of a broad range of software used for academic research and by government and business.
- Asian opportunity: Students have the opportunity to travel to Beijing, China for two weeks in January as part of a three-credit course. The trip introduces students to Chinese business and culture, combined with visits to historical sites and emerging companies.
- Scholarships: The Business Department offers a few scholarships specifically for BA majors, including the Kratus Entrepreneurship Scholarship and the Michael T. Morrisey Memorial Scholarship. Also, Buffalo State awards hundreds of scholarships based upon academic merit, financial need, field of study, or a combination of criteria. Contact the Financial Aid Office.
There are countless opportunities available in the business, finance, and management industries. Job titles most often acquired by business administration graduates include:
- Account Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- Bill Collector
- Business Plan Writer
- Contracts Manager
- Event Planner
- Food Service Manager
- Fundraising Specialist
- Human Resources Specialist
- Insurance Sales Agent
- Investment Broker
- Marketing Director
- Office Manager
- Plant Manager
- Production Manager
- Product Manager
- Real Estate, Property, or Housing Association Manager
- Purchasing Agent/Manager
- Real Estate Agent/Broker/Manager
- Retail Manager
Local and regional organizations that have recently hired our business administration graduates include:
City of Buffalo
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise