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St. Bonaventure's MBA program is offered at the Olean campus and at the Buffalo Center in Hamburg.


Only 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.
St. Bonaventure's School of Business is proud to display the AACSB seal, signifying accreditation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
This assures that you're getting a top-quality education, and it tells employers that you're ready to perform from day one.
What's more, we're in the business of preparing our students to be not only truly outstanding professionals, but truly outstanding people as well. You'll develop skills and insights to help you compete in the global economy while learning to make decisions rooted in moral and ethical values that define our Franciscan tradition.

Flexible programs, two campuses and online

St. Bonaventure's MBA program is designed to meet the needs of the busy consumer. We offer our program in four formats – part time, full time, weekends only and an online MBA program – and at two locations: our main campus in Olean, N.Y., and at our Buffalo Extension Center on the Hilbert College campus in Hamburg, N.Y.

The Olean and Buffalo Center academic calendars can be found here.
  • PART-TIME FORMAT: Classes are generally held once a week in the late afternoon or evening at the main campus in Olean.
  • FULL-TIME FORMAT: Classes are generally held once a week in the late afternoon or evening at the main campus on a semester basis. Students with the appropriate academic background may be able to complete degree requirements in one year.
  • WEEKEND FORMAT: Classes are held on Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Extension Center at Hilbert College. Students take one course at a time in five weekend modules. (NOTE: MBA 649, the required capstone course, is offered on the main campus only; students must travel to the Olean campus to complete this course.)
  • ONLINE FORMAT: Classes are available fully online.

NOTE: For the on-campus MBA, elective and foundation courses are occasionally offered ONLINE.

Students typically enter the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semesters, though summer entrance is also possible for most students.

Students with appropriate academic background may be able to complete degree requirements in 15 months. Most students, however, are able to complete degree requirements in approximately two years.

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5-Year BBA/MBA

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Admission Requirements

How MBA candidates are evaluated and the application process.
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St. Bonaventure business students inducted into three honor societies

Apr 04, 2014 |

The Induction Ceremony for three honor societies at St. Bonaventure University’s School of Business was held April 3 at the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center.

Dr. Pierre A. Balthazard, dean of the School of Business, gave the welcome, with remarks given by Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., university president. 

Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society for business and management programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Election to a lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a business student can receive in either an undergraduate or a master’s program. 

The graduate student inductees into Beta Gamma Sigma for 2014 are Michelle Bailey of Arcade, N.Y.; Sarah Chase of Buffalo, N.Y.; Lucas Johnson of Port Allegany, Pa.; Jeremy Lons of Springville, N.Y.; Reed McElfresh of Olean, N.Y.; Cory Rickettson of West Seneca, N.Y.; Christopher Scott of Cuba, N.Y.; Larry Tosh of Allegany, N.Y.; and Chad Wanderlich of Hamburg, N.Y.

The undergraduate student inductees into Beta Gamma Sigma for 2014 are: Kaitlyn Anthony of Endwell, N.Y.; Jessica Emick of Portville, N.Y.; Rachael Hermann of Hamburg, N.Y.; David Paccapaniccia of Indiana, Pa; Grace Rooney of Syracuse, N.Y.; Sarah Shembeda of Olean, N.Y.; Darren Simons of St. Mary’s, Pa.; Matthew Socci of Fairport, N.Y.; Patty Thibodeau of Portville, N.Y.; and Steven Zimmer of Lancaster, N.Y.

During the ceremony, Rachael Herrmann was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, which was jointly presented by the School of Business and the National Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.           

Alpha Mu Alpha is the national marketing honor society recognizing and rewarding scholastic achievement of outstanding marketing students across the country. 

Inductees into Alpha Mu Alpha for 2014 are Frank Buscemi of Rochester, N.Y.; Peter Dolliver of Rush, N.Y.; Sarah Gaulin of Buffalo, N.Y.; Courtney Hoenicke of Mason, Ohio; Michael Iulianello of Webster, N.Y.; Megan Junker of McMurray, Pa.; and Lily Timlin of Amherst, N.Y.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society honoring outstanding scholastic achievements in the field of economics. 

Inductees into Omicron Delta Epsilon for 2014 are Jesse Byrnes of Oakland, N.Y.; Joseph Covley of West Seneca; Peter Eller of Sayre, Pa.; Michael Felter of Webster, N.Y.; Christopher Mackey of Bradford, Pa.; Nickalaus Padlo of Peachtree City, Ga.; and Andrew Wartella of Oneida.



About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. We are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.