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Master of Business Administration?

John B. Stevens, SPHR
MBA Director
School of Business
Phone: (716) 375-7662
Fax: (716) 375-2191
Email: jstevens@sbu.edu

What Can I Do With This Major?
St. Bonaventure's MBA program is offered at the Olean campus and at the Buffalo Center in Hamburg.

Master of Business Administration

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

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

  • 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 evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Center. Students take one course at a time in five weekend modules.

Students typically enter the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semesters.

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.
 

We're ready to serve you

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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Ryan, Kristen

Titles/Responsibilities Marketing Lecturer
Academic School
School of Business
Academic Department Marketing
Contact Information Phone: 716-375-2175
Email: ksryan@sbu.edu 
Office Location 108A, Swan Business Center
Courses Taught
  • MKT 301. Principles of Marketing
  • MKT 307. Personal Selling
  • MKT 311. American Advertising Federation
Academic Degrees
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Masters of Business, Administration Marketing and International Management, 1992 
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, 1988
Personal Interests/Community Involvement
Other Education
  • D’Youville College, Masters Level Concentration, Human Resources Management (2010) 
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland (Summer 1990) 
  • Superieure Ecole du Commerce, Tours, France (Spring Term 1992) 
Professional Background
  • Faculty Member, Business Program
    • Bryant & Stratton College, Orchard Park, N.Y.
    • 2008 - 201 
  • Faculty Member, Business and Marketing Adjunct Faculty Member
    • University at Buffalo, Empire State College, Daemen College and  D’Youville College
    • 2005 - 2008
  • Director of Marketing
    • Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc., Akron, New York
    • 1996 - 2004
    •  Responsible for analysis of industry data and identification of national and regional market trends to support new product launches.  Lead cross functional product development team.  Established department goals and implementation plans to meet company-wide strategic objectives. Managed advertising agency relationship. Established and managed sponsorship relationships with venues including The Buffalo Sabres, The Buffalo Zoo, and Six Flags Darien Lake.
  • Marketing Manager
    • Wegmans Brand/Daymon Associates, Rochester, N.Y.
    • 1995 – 1996
    • Responsible for coordination of design and implementation of packaging for Wegmans Brand private label products.  Product categories included Health and Beauty, Frozen Foods, Pet Food, Beverage and Salty Snacks.
  • National Marketing Coordinator
    • Huntingdon Engineering and Environmental, Inc., Middleport, N.Y.
    • 1994 – 1995
    • Responsible for development of marketing programs and printed materials for a national company comprised of 72 locations and over $120 million in sales.
  • Corporate Marketing Analyst
    • M&T Bank, Buffalo, N.Y.
    • 1992 – 1994
    • Responsible for development and implementation of corporate marketing advertising campaigns.  Prepared research reports for inclusion in management annual reports.
Accomplishments
  • Received International Dairy Foods Association “Package Redesign of the Year” award in the Novelty Category. 
  • Lead team which established “Perry’s Ice Cream Bowl” charitable ice cream festival, which doubled attendance and raised $18,000 for Roswell Park Cancer institute in its second year.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Graduate School Fellow  
  • Awarded research grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for Joint study with Cornell University and Schichtel’s Nursery, Inc.
Teaching Philosophy
Current Research Interests/Projects
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