2 Year M.Arch/MBA Curriculum- Research Studio Track

Curriculum Effective: Fall 2021

Semester 1: Fall      
MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers 2  
MGB 610 Organizational Behavior 2  
MGB 611 Team Skills  1  
MGF 611 Financial Analsysis for Managers 2  
MGO 658 Entrepreneurship Foundations 1.5  
MGG 635 Management Communication 1.5  
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers 2  
MGQ 608  Statistical Analysis for Managers 2  
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers 1  
Total Semester Credits   15  
       
Semester 2: Spring      
MGA 605 Accounting for Management 2  
MGE 604 Business Economics 2  
MGO 620 Operations Management 2  
MGS 640 Business Strategy 2  
MGS 605  IT Management 2  
MBA XXX Elective 3  
MBA XXX  Elective 3  
Total Semester Credits   16  
       
Semester 3: Fall       
ARC 607/5  Research Studio  7  
ARC XXX Intellectual Domain* 3  
ARC XXX Technical Methods* 3  
ARC 555 Structures 3 3  
Total Semester Credits    16  
       
Semester 4: Spring      
ARC 607/608 Research Studio 7  
ARC XXX Technical Methods* 3  
ARC XXX Intellectual Domain* 3  
ARC 575 Environmental Systems 3 3  
Total Semester Credits   16  
       
Semester 5: Fall       
ARC XXX Elective  3  
ARC XXX  Directed Research or Portfolio  3  
MBA XXX MBA Elective 3  
MBA XXX MBA Elective 3  
MBA XXX MBA Elective 3  
Total Semester Credits   15  
       
Semester 6: Spring       
ARC XXX Thesis or Research Studio 7  
ARC 582 Professional Practice 3  
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions 1  
MGO 644 Business Practice 1  
MBA XXX  MBA Elective 3  
Total Semester Credits   15  
       
*MBA Between the 2nd and 3rd year, students must complete a 3 credit internship in a management firm.    
       
Total Program Credits:    96 credits (48 ARC; 48 MBA)  

Architecture Notes:

*Intellectual Domain Seminar- See below for course numbers. It is recommended that students register for the intellectual domain seminar that is affiliated with their studio, when possible. Course descriptions available on the Information for Current Student page.

*Technical Methods Seminar- See below for course numbers. It is  recommmended that studetns register for the technical methods seminar that is affiliated with their studio, when possible. Course descriptions available on the Information for Current Students page.

Directed Research must be taken the semester before Thesis. Must have minimum 3.5 GPA to register for Directed Research.

Research Methods is recommended to be taken as a fall elective for those planning on Thesis. 

Students must complete either the Portfolio course (ARC 697) or Thesis (ARC 699) as their culminating experience. Note: Previous UB undergraduate students who have already taken the Portfolio course during thier undergraduate studies may waive the course and substitute it for a 3 credit elective. However,  students must still submit their final graduate portfolio for approval to the department before graduation. 

A maximum of one independent study course is allowed each semester, with a maximum career total of two.

*Technical Methods Seminars:

Fall Semester

ARC 543 Technical Method- Material Culture

ARC 545 Technical Method- Ecological Practices

ARC 547 Technical Method- Urban Design

ARC 617 Technical Method- Situated Technology

ARC 620 Technical Method- Inclusive Design

Spring Semester

ARC 544 Technical Method- Material Culture

ARC 546 Technical Method- Ecological Practices

ARC 551 Technical Method- Urban Design

ARC 619 Technical Method- Situated Technology

ARC 621 Technical Method- Inclusive Design

*Intellectual Domain Seminars:

Fall Semester

ARC 623 Intellectual Domain- Inclusive Design

ARC 625 Intellectual Domain- Situated Technology

ARC 627 Intellectual Domain- Ecological Practices

ARC 629 Intellectual Domain- Urban Design

ARC 632 Intellectual Domain- Material Culture

Spring Semester

ARC 624 Intellectual Domain- Inclusive Design

ARC 626 Intellectual Domain- Situated Technology

ARC 628 Intellectual Domain- Ecological Practices

ARC 630 Intellectual Domain- Urban Design

ARC 633 Intellectual Domain- Material Culture