University at Buffalo

MArch Architecture

Program Description

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. The MBA is a valuable credential that can be paired with a number of professional degrees, offering advanced business training concurrently to students pursuing professional credentials. The School of Management offers six such “collaborative” offerings: the MBA/AuD for speech pathologists, the MBA/Real Estate Development MS for planners and developers, the MBA/DDS for aspiring dentists, the MBA/MPH for public health professionals, and the MBA in combination with our surgical residency, for surgeons-in-training. Contact the School of Management for more information about these time-saving “collaborative” program opportunities.

Focus Areas

  • Architectural design and theory
  • Building technology and innovation
  • Project management
  • Sustainable design and green building
  • Financial management
  • Urban economics and planning
  • Global business and international architecture
  • Innovation and technology management

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Architectural firm manager
  • Construction project manager
  • Director of design and development
  • Urban planner/ development consultant
  • Chief operating officer
  • Strategic planning consultant
  • Facilities manager
  • Academic researcher/ professor
  • Innovation and technology manager

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Bachelor’s Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes