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Master of Business Administration?

Kristen Ryan
Interim MBA Director
Phone: (716) 375-2175
Fax: (716) 375-2191

Fischer, Carol M.

ACADEMIC SCHOOL School of Business
CONTACT INFORMATION Office phone: (716) 375-2092
OFFICE LOCATION Office: 202C, Swan Business Center


  • ACCT 201. Introduction to Financial Accounting 
  • ACCT 202. Introduction to Managerial Accounting 
  • ACCT 361. Intermediate Financial Reporting I
  • ACCT 362. Intermediate Financial Reporting II


  • MBA 615. Contemporary Accounting Theory
  • MBA 635. Accounting Theory & Research
  • Ph.D. in accounting, The Pennsylvania State University, 1993
  • M.B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985
  • B.B.A. in accounting, St. Bonaventure University, 1980
  • Have published articles in Advances in Taxation, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Accounting Education, The CPA Journal, The Tax Advisor and others
  • St. Bonaventure University Professional Excellence in Teaching Award (2004)
  • Fred Brand Jr. Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award (1991)
  • Conference Presentations at numerous national and regional conferences
  • Associate Editor of The Journal of the American Taxation Association (2004-2007)
  • Served on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for several publications (additional details available on vita)

Every student has something to teach me. I am always learning about new teaching techniques and updating my course material in an effort to provide current knowledge in an engaging way.

Each of my students is important and my goal is to help each one become not only a good business person, but a good person. Through my teaching, I hope that my students become competent and compassionate, and learn that they have much to contribute to their community and to the world.

  • Annual tax software survey (has been published in The CPA Journal for several years)
  • Impact of Pathways Commission on Accounting Education
  • Integration of Technology in the Classroom
  • Financial Advisory Board (Sisters of Saint Mary, Buffalo, NY)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, SBU serving Cattaraugus County
  • First Year Experience Program, including "All Bonaventure Reads"
  • Enjoy reading, needlework, golf, travel, and spending time with family

What Can I Do With This Major?

 MBA Program Now Available Online 
Same rigorous program, same outstanding faculty, 100% online

Learn more at or by calling 1-844-424-4960

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.

MBA Fact Sheet

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We invite you to learn more about the MBA Program and to join the next class of enthusiastic and committed students who are becoming extraordinary at St. Bonaventure University.

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5-Year BBA/MBA

Earn your BBA and MBA through our Five-Year Accounting program. Learn more from our Accounting site.

Admission Requirements

How MBA candidates are evaluated and the application process.
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