Business, School of

Office: Maytum Hall 709
(716) 673-4813
Mojtaba Seyedian, Interim Dean

Department of Applied Professional Studies

Office: Thompson Hall E336D
(716) 673-4959
Reneta Barneva, Chairperson

Department of Business Administration

Office: Thompson Hall E336B
(716) 673-3505
Julie Fitzpatrick Szpylman
, Interim Chairperson

Department of Economics

Office: Thompson Hall E336E
(716) 673-3509
Peter Reinelt
, Chairperson

The School of Business includes three departments: the Department of Business Administration which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International) for its undergraduate degree programs in Accounting, Public Accountancy, Finance, Management, and Marketing; the Department of Applied Professional Studies which offers undergraduate degrees in Music Industry and Sport Management; and the Department of Economics which offers an undergraduate degree in Economics.

In consonance with the Mission and Baccalaureate Goals of the University, our mission is to integrate excellence in instruction, relevant faculty scholarship, and proactive community service to prepare students from differing backgrounds to be successful, ethical, and globally aware business professionals. We accomplish this by:

  • Providing students with high quality educational opportunities, engaging them with faculty, local business, regional community, and university organizations.

  • Continuously improving a challenging curriculum through ongoing student learning outcomes assessments.

  • Supporting scholarly, professional, and pedagogical research that sustains intellectual vitality and enriches student learning.

  • Providing collaborative research efforts with the more capable students so as to develop their latent talents and advance their career opportunities.

  • Providing the region, university, and broader professional community with the expertise that further strengthens the academic currency of the Faculty, and that adds value to these communities.