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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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Stevens, John B.

Titles/Responsibilities Lecturer; Director, M.B.A. Program
Academic School
School of Business
Academic Department Management
Contact Information Phone: (716) 375-7662
Email:  jstevens@sbu.edu
Fax: (716) 375-2191
Website:  www.jbstevens.com 
Office Location/Hours Office: 201C, Swan Business Center
Courses Taught
  • MBA 613. Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 401. Personnel/Human Resource
  • MGT 413. Business Policy
Academic Degrees
  • M.A., Business and Policy Studies, Empire College, State University of New York
  • B.A., Journalism, St. Bonaventure University
Other Education
Professional Background

John is an organizational development, training and human resources consultant. In addition to his position at St. Bonaventure University he owns and operates JB Stevens Organizational Solutions.

John has over 30 years of experience in positions involving organizational development, administration, human resources, communications and public relations. He provides services to meet the performance needs of business, industry, organizations, and nonprofit agencies.

His career includes:

  • VP for Human Resources at a 500+ employee non-profit institution
  • Director of the Achievement Center for Continuous Learning at St. Bonaventure University 
  • Manager of Training and Employee Development at the CUTCO Cutlery Division of Alcas Corporation, the leading manufacturer of household cutlery in North America  
  • Training Manager for AVX Corporation in Olean, NY (maker of ceramic capacitors
    used in the electronics industry)
  • Training Specialist for Dresser-Rand Corporation, Olean, NY, a multi-national
    manufacturer of compressors and turbines used in the gas transmission industry

He is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) - the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

John is a past president of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce.  Her serves on the Cattaraugus-Allegany County Workforce Investment Board, and is president of the Leadership Cattaraugus program.

He is certified to deliver training in problem-solving and decision-making, performance appraisal, coaching skills, and the AchieveGlobal library of Management courses.  He has presented/delivered training programs to agencies throughout the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania area.

He has taught continuing education and/or college courses at Cornell University, Jamestown Community College, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and Penn State University.

He is published monthly, writing a business column for the Olean Times Herald, a daily newspaper. He has been instrumental in helping Olean-area schools develop partnerships in education with business, industry and non-profit organizations.

Accomplishments
Teaching Philosophy There is no such thing as a dumb question; asking is how we learn.
Current Research Interests/Projects
Other Interests/Community Involvement He is a board member of the Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board. John is president of the Leadership Cattaraugus program, which he helped found in 2003.