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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.
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, 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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#Bonas, UPB students teaming with area firefighters to raise money for hurricane victims

Sep 07, 2017 |

Local firefighters and university students will be working together on Monday, Sept. 11, to raise funds for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

St. Bonaventure University, the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford and the fire departments of Allegany, Bradford, Olean and Salamanca will be running a “boot drive” fundraiser at local intersections soliciting donations for hurricane victims. 

Boot drive sites are tentatively set for Salamanca, Olean, Allegany and Bradford, Pa. Firefighters and students will be manning the sites from 2 to 6 p.m.  

St. Bonaventure last teamed up with local fire departments in 2005 to raise over $45,000 for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Six months later, 287 St. Bonaventure students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends traveled to the Gulf Coast for the biggest service trip in university history. 

Members of BonaResponds and SBU’s Enactus are already planning for a relief trip next spring. 

Dr. Jim Mahar, adviser to BonaResponds, has led more than 35 natural disaster relief trips. Within two days of Hurricane Sandy hitting in 2012, Mahar led a team of 70 volunteers to start relief efforts.

Dr. Todd Palmer, SBU’s Enactus adviser, said the boot drive is “our chance to show the hurricane victims that the Twin Tiers stand shoulder to shoulder with them in their hour of need.” 

Noting that Hurricane Irma has already caused misery and is headed toward Florida, Palmer added, “And it looks like we will be dealing with a load of hurt this time around.”

Olean Fire Department Lt. Tim Richardson said, “This is a chance for us all as a community to support people truly in need. Please slow down and make a difference.”