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Master of Business Administration

Our MBA program offers the flexibility or three convenient formats: Our traditional campus-based ground program, which may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, or our fully online program.  


Master of Science in Business Analytics

Our online Master of Science in Business Analytics program is a strategically designed, competitively priced educational opportunity that prepares professionals for high-demand roles working with big data.



Only 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.
NEW AACSB LogoSt. 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, with an online option as well

To meet the needs of today's busy consumer, St. Bonaventure's MBA program is offered in several convenient formats:
  • 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.
  • ONLINE FORMAT: Four academic tracks with classes 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 12 months. Most students, however, are able to complete degree requirements in approximately 15 months.

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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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St. Bonaventure selects ‘I’m Still Here’ by Austin Channing Brown as this year’s all-campus read

Jun 25, 2020 |

By Ryan Signorino, ’19, ’21

St. Bonaventure University has selected “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by Austin Channing Brown as the All Bonaventure Reads (ABR) book for 2020-2021.

Austin Channing Brown“I’m Still Here” challenges readers to face how the institutions we live within have an inherent structure supporting whiteness. The author, who was named Austin in part to avoid preconceived ideas about black-sounding names, recounts her experience growing up in a white community and her journey working toward racial inclusivity in society.

Brown discusses how racial injustice has permeated all facets of society and in order for people to move toward understanding and equality, they must be more willing to live out their words rather than simply speak them.

“While Brown describes situations ranging from her childhood to her experiences in the workplace, and everything in between, she challenges everyone to think about race and skin color in a way that they may not have done before,” said St. Bonaventure residence director Nicole Honeysett, a member of the ABR selection committee.

“It is important to listen and learn from others, but Brown will also push students to understand themselves and their own experiences. This memoir will allow students to reflect and discuss what we see happening in the United States and in the global community surrounding race,” Honeysett said.

I'm Still Here cover The All Bonaventure Reads format will be different this year, as are many initiatives, due to COVID-19. The university’s first-year students typically receive the ABR book at Orientation in July, read it during the summer, and prepare an essay as their first college assignment.

With Orientation moving online this summer, “I’m Still Here” will be given to students when they move in during Welcome Days and will be incorporated into the curriculum of the first-year seminar course, SBU-101, along with other campus events during the fall semester. The summer assignment will instead be an essay asking students to reflect on themes found in “I’m Still Here,” St. Bonaventure’s 15th all-campus read.

“With her experiences with racism and bigotry ranging from her childhood, to university, and to the workplace, (Brown) continues to challenge the reader to ponder over the depth — or lack — of their privilege due to the color of their skin, at all ages,” said James Matthew Villanueva, a student representative on the ABR committee and a junior adolescent education and English major.

“As an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black, indigenous, person of color (BIPOC) in a predominantly white institution, discussions on race and privilege are imperative for all students to examine on their road to SBU,” Villanueva said.

“For white students, it is important (for them) to recognize their privilege but not feel shamed for it, rather understand how they can use it for good causes,” he said. “For BIPOC, Brown emphasizes the importance of embracing your diversity. Rather than trying to be a chameleon in a sea of white, she illustrates that a diverse environment can be beautiful for all parties.”

“I’m Still Here” is a New York Times and USA Today best seller. Brown graduated from North Park University and received her master’s degree in social justice from Marygrove College. She is a media producer, author and speaker.

Programming for ABR will be announced at once events are confirmed. Learn more about “I’m Still Here” and Brown at

(Ryan Signorino is a graduate assistant with St. Bonaventure’s Student Success Center.)


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