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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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St. Bonaventure well represented at AFCU symposium

Jun 11, 2014 |

Faculty, staff and administrators from St. Bonaventure joined colleagues from 22 other Franciscan institutions for the AFCU (Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities) 2014 Symposium at Neumann University June 3-5. 

The theme of this bi-annual symposium was Catholic Education in the Franciscan Tradition: Formation, Integration and Assessment, addressing the interests of administrators, faculty, student life staff, coaches, athletic directors, and students. Neumann highlighted its Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development as part of the program.

St. Bonaventure was well represented with colleagues across disciplines along with Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., president of the university, and Br. Gary Maciag, O.F.M., director of operations for the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure and executive director of the AFCU.

Br. F. Edward Coughlin, vice president for the Franciscan Mission, opened the June 3 sessions with the keynote address “Toward a Philosophy of Formative-Education in the Spirit of St. Bonaventure.” This was followed by a morning session with Br. Ed and Sr. Suzanne Kush, C.S.S.F., director of SBU’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern, presenting with Sr. Kathleen Moffatt, O.S.F., “Strategies for the Education and Formation of the Next Generation in the Wisdom of the Franciscan Tradition.”

In the afternoon, as part of one of the main themes on Sport and Spirituality, Dr. Paula Scraba, O.S.F., from School of Education, gave the luncheon keynote address “Sport as an important tool in the advancement of your institution’s Catholic and Franciscan identity.” Participants had the opportunity to network with athletic directors and coaches from AFCU institutions as well as from Philadelphia-area Catholic colleges. This session concluded with a short video on the impact of Neumann University’s Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development.

Likewise, from St. Bonaventure’s School of Business, Joe Coate presented “Business Education, Catholic Social Teaching, and the Early Franciscans.” Colleagues John Stevens and Kathy Primo presented “Lessons Learned from Linking Franciscan Values & Social Responsibility to a Business Course involving Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling.” They were supported by their colleague Dr. Terry Moran.

On June 4, Scraba presented “Heartbeat of the Campus: Ministers in Residence Mentoring Student Leaders through Presence, Dialogue and Witness.” In the afternoon sessions, Julia

nne Wallace of University Ministries presented “Introducing Spirit and Life: A Franciscan Guide for Spiritual Reflection.”

This symposium was also a time to renew old relationships with colleagues, Bob Til, an SBU alumnus and member of the Neumann University business program, introduced Br. Ed with a picture of Br. Ed in the 1970s as a young friar in the residence halls. Christy Malone-Fleagle, former SBU lacrosse coach who is now assistant athletic director at Neumann, introduced Scraba, chaplain for the SBU women’s lacrosse team.

The next AFCU Symposium will be held June 7-9, 2016, at Marian University, Indianapolis, Ind. For more about the AFCU and its symposium, visit