Students standing and seated in the Campbell Student Union window
Students and faculty at awards ceremony

2022 Baccalaureate Student Awards

Mark A. Morlock
Outstanding Student in the Business Administration Program

Jean C. Brito
Outstanding Student in the Business Department – Marketing Concentration

Shane McGregor
Outstanding Student in the Business Department – Management Concentration

Beckert A. Panfil
Outstanding Student in the Business Department – International Business Concentration

Kratus Entrepreneurship Award

Mariama Diallo
Intern of the Year
Internship Companies: Imagine Staffing and Buffalo State College Alumni and Visitor Center

Degree Information

Business, finance, and management industries: Job titles most often acquired by business administration graduates include:

  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Banker
  • Bill Collector
  • Broker
  • 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
  • Consultant
  • Retail Manager 

Local and regional organizations: Recently hired business administration graduates were hired at:  

  • Citibank
  • City of Buffalo
  • Buffalo Niagara Enterprise
  • Ingram Micro
  • UPS
  • Niagara Mohawk
  • Praxair
  • Rich Products
  • Scottsdale Securities

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society: Membership in this honor society for business majors is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university. The group encourages and recognizes academic, management, and administration achievements.

Center for Economic and Policy Studies: This center is an interdisciplinary center for researching policy challenges and policy options in the Great Lakes urban regions. 

INCubator: This is a space on campus where entrepreneurial students can gain support, hear from professional business owners, collaborate on business ideas, and prepare for competitions.

Circle K Club: This group focuses on service, leadership, and fellowship. Participants work on a variety of service activities and fundraising for organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Boys and Girls Club and attend conferences throughout the year.

Study Abroad: There are periodic opportunities for study abroad in addition to traditional programs. Students have studied in Beijing, China, and performed service learning in Croatia

United Students Government: USG provides activities, representation, and services for all students at the college. Students interested in gaining leadership experience can run for one of the many USG elected positions or apply for an appointed position.

Our department provides students with opportunities beyond the classroom. Internshipsservice learning, and other opportunities help prepare students for graduate school or rewarding career opportunities.

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 Conference. They also compete for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships, which support eight weeks of paid research activity.

Undergraduate Research Office

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: