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Thriving in today's world requires creativity—and lots of it! There is a high demand for advanced creative thinking, creative problem-solving, and change leadership across industries.

Unlock your imagination, build, transform, and elevate your career. Creativity can take you anywhere in the world.

"Nothing could give me more satisfaction than to teach people how to make greater use of their most priceless possession—their creative imagination."

Alex Osborn (1888-1966) | Creative Pioneer
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Why Study Creativity?

Creativity is a crucial skill in today's changing world. Businesses, governments, and the academic community all recognize the value of creative thinking and the need for innovators who can take a new, fresh, and multilayered look at solving complex problems.

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Who Studies Creativity?

Anyone hoping to develop effective leadership skills, become a better global citizen, or transform their life can benefit from the study of creativity.

  • Educators
  • Consultants and Trainers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Scholars
  • MBAs  
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Why Buffalo State?

It All Started Here!

We were the first program in the world to teach the science of creativity at a graduate level and remain the leading academic program in the field of creativity education.

Our roots go back to Alex Osborn, the originator of brainstorming and the creative problem-solving process. It all started here in Buffalo, NY, where we are proud to carry Osborn's vision into the twenty-first century and beyond.

We have researched and taught creativity, creative problem-solving, and change leadership for more than half a century.

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