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. 

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.

Choose your path

2-yr MArch \ MBA Research Studio Track

The second part of our 4+2 track, this degree path is intended for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in architecture.

2-yr MArch \ MBA Synthesis Studio Track

This course of study ensures students from international baccalaureate programs in architecture will meet NAAB standards for an accredited professional degree.

3.5-yr MArch \ MBA Program

A passion for design is the only pre-req for UB's extended MArch track. Students from any undergraduate background are welcome to apply.

This program enables international students to apply for STEM Extension, which allows graduates to work for an additional 24 months beyond the completion of their optional practical training (OPT).

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?

Kevin P. Donovan
Director of Graduate Recruitment
129 Hayes Hall