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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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Wittmeyer moderates panel at NYS Convenience Stores convention

May 20, 2014 |

Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management in St. Bonaventure University’s School of Business, served as moderator for a family business panel Carol Wittmeyerdiscussion at the New York State Association of Convenience Stores Trade Show and Convention.

Held May 15 at the Oncenter in Syracuse, the panel included Michael Newman, executive vice president of NOCO Inc.; Joseph Mirabito, CEO of Mirabito Energy Products; and Mark Byrne, executive vice president of Byrne Dairy and president of SonByrne Sales Inc.

“It was a pleasure to work with Mike and Joe, who are humble leaders of successful multi-generational family firms in our region,” Wittmeyer said. “They shared their stories related to the three success factors we know are critical to family business transitions: governing boards, strategic planning and family meetings.”

Also, Wittmeyer is serving as strategic planning consultant to the New York Family Business Center, a not-for-profit newly located at the Madden School at LeMoyne College. 

“It’s a real honor to work with Upstate family businesses and another Catholic institution committed to our partnership of serving families in business in Upstate New York,” she said. “Such partnerships help the many students on all of our campuses who look forward to running their own family firms.”

As part of her sabbatical, Wittmeyer will serve as a professor in residence at Ellicott Development in June.  She will work with Chairman Carl Paladino, ’68, to complete a case study of the enterprise they drafted with the late Patrick Paladino and Dr. John G. Watson, former dean of SBU’s School of Business.

She will attend meetings at the company to get current business experiences and offer management training for staff. 


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. We are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.