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Master of Architecture + Master of Business Administration

MArch + MBA

The MArch + MBA dual degree prepares students for the growing complexity of architectural practice and demand for managerial and administrative skills that often exceed the traditional training of the architect. 

What will you be studying?

Semester 1: Fall

MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers 2 credits - first 7 weeks
MGB 610 Organizational Behavior 2 credits - 14 weeks
MGB 611 Team Skills 1 credit - 14 weeks
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers 2 credits - second 7 weeks
MGG 601 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability 1.5 credits - second 7 weeks
MGG 635 Management Communications 1.5 credits - first 7 weeks
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers 2 credits - second 7 weeks
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers 2 credits - 14 weeks
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers 1 credit - 14 weeks
ARC 575 Environmental Controls 2 3 credits
Total Semester Credits   18

Semester 2: Spring

MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making 2 credits - second 7 weeks
MGE 604 Business Economics 2 credits - first 7 weeks
MGO 620 Operations Management 2 credits - first 7 weeks
MGO 640 Business Strategy 2 credits - 14 weeks
MGS 605 It Management 2 credits - second 7 weeks
MGT elective 3 credits
ARC xxx Cognate 3 credits
Total Semester Credits   16

Semester 3: Fall

ARC 607 Foundation Studio 7
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain 3
ARC xxx Technical Methods 3
MGT elective 3 credits
Total Semester Credits   16

Semester 4: Spring

ARC 607 Research Studio 7
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain 3
ARC xxx Technical Methods 3
MGT elective 3 credits
Total Semester Credits   16
     
Summer between second and third year, MBA credit bearing internship, 3 credits.

Semester 5: Fall

ARC 555 Structures III 3
ARC xxx Cognate 3
MBA Electives 9 - includes 3-credit internship
Total Semester Credits   15

Semester 6: Spring

ARC 608 Thesis 7
ARC 582 Professional Practice 3
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions 1 credit - 14 weeks
MGO 644 Business Practice 1 credit - 14 weeks
MBA Electives 3
Total Semester Credits   16
     
Total Credit Hours   96.0 (48 ARC; 48 MBA)

The establishment or management of a successful architectural office requires a wide range of skills. In addition to competence in traditional architectural roles, the growing complexity of the field demands a wide range of managerial and administrative skills. For instance, many architectural practices have expanded their range of services to include construction supervision, real estate development, multinational project management and public-sector consultation. The MArch/ MBA dual degree is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to assume responsibilities for these challenges.

Interested students must apply to and be accepted by both the Department of Architecture and the School of Management. Enrolled students should consult the curriculum they were given upon entering the program, copies of which are kept in their student files in the departmental office.

Would you like to learn more?

Contact:
Shannon Phillips
Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
130 Hayes Hall
716-829-5224
gradrecruitment@ap.buffalo.edu

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