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Brian C. McAllister, C.P.A.
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School of Business
Phone: (716) 375-2098
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What Can I Do With This Major?

 MBA Program available online in September 
Same rigorous program, same outstanding faculty, 100% online

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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 starting fall 2016

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 online – 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.
  • ONLINE FORMAT: Classes are available fully online starting Fall 2016.

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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We invite you to learn more about the MBA Program or apply now and join the next class of enthusiastic and committed students who are becoming extraordinary at St. Bonaventure University.

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St. Bonaventure to offer new major in industrial management

Aug 27, 2014 |

Drawing on the integration of technology and management, St. Bonaventure University will offer a new major in industrial management beginning fall 2015. 

The B.S. in industrial management program is designed to give students a solid science and engineering base coupled with a business preparation that will enable graduates to fill dynamic managerial roles in today’s technical industries. With courses from the university’s School of Business and the engineering physics offerings from the School of Arts and Sciences, the program draws on a broad range of faculty expertise and internship opportunities. 

“The ability to design, produce, sell and service quality products in today’s complex and competitive marketplace requires managers who understand engineering principles as well as possess the skills to manage technical projects and professionals,” said Dr. Pierre Balthazard, dean of the School of Business.  

Industrial management, he explained, is a specialized form of management that is really concerned with applying engineering principles to business practice.

“The practice of industrial management is represented by a set of emerging careers that bring together the technological problem-solving savvy of engineering and the organizational, administrative and planning abilities of management in order to oversee complex enterprises from conception to completion,” Balthazard said.

Examples of industrial management fields are product development, manufacturing, econometrics, design engineering, industrial engineering, business intelligence, analytics, technology, production, or any other field that employs personnel who perform an applied engineering function within a business context.

The industrial management major will be available to all undergraduate students beginning fall 2015.

Graduates of the program will be prepared for a wide variety of career paths, including plant supervision, project management, process engineering, quality assurance, econometrics, production planning and control, business analytics, inventory management, technical sales, research and development management, or even technology entrepreneurship in a start-up company. 

With the challenges faced on a global level — sustainability, health care, and environmental protection, for instance — there is a new need for companies and organizations to integrate technical and business skills to solve these difficult problems.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests double-digit job growth for individuals with these skills, totaling a job base of more than 1.7 million positions nationally and a growth of 335,000 positions within the next 10 years, Balthazard said.

For more information about the industrial management degree, contact the university’s Office of Admissions at 1-800-462-5050 or visit


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.     

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