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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.

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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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Khairullah, Durriya H. Z.

Titles/Responsibilities Professor, Marketing
Academic School
School of Business
Academic Department Marketing
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 375-2194
Office Location/Hours Office: 206D, Swan Business Center
Courses Taught Dr. Khairullah  teaches mainly in the areas of consumer behavior, international marketing, marketing management, and merchandising.

  • MKT 304. Merchandising
  • MBA 612. Marketing Management
  • MBA 644. International Marketing
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D. December 1990, School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • Major Field: Marketing
    • Minor Fields: Advertising, International Business
    • Dissertation Title: “Ethnic Perceptions of Advertisements: Attitude Towards the Advertisement and Acculturation, A Comparative Study.”
  • M.B.A. May 1980, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
    • Concentration: Marketing
  • B. COM. (Bachelor of Commerce) June 1970, Bombay University, Bombay, India
    • Concentration: Business Management
Other Education
Professional Background


  • Cited in "Who's Who In The East," 1985-1986, Marquis Who's Who Inc., Chicago, Ill.
  • Faculty Advisor Service Recognition Certificates (1992-present), The American Marketing Association 
  • Member Alpha Mu Alpha, April 1992, Honorary Society of the American Marketing Association
  • Member Beta Gamma Sigma, December 1990, National Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Business Schools
  • Silver Medal, ranked 1st in Preliminary Exam, February 1970, H. R. College of Commerce & Economics, Bombay, India.


Author and co-author of more than 25 refereed publications in professional journals and proceedings of professional conferences. Presented more than 30 scholarly papers at various international and national conferences. Examples of publications:

  • “Depiction Of Gender Roles In American Magazine Advertisements.” With Zahid Khairullah. Research Yearbook, Volume XIV(2), 2007, 715-721.
  • “A Study Of Models Appearing In Indian Print Advertisements.” Proceedings of the  2006 International Applied Business Research Conference.
  • “A Study of the Extent of Westernization in Indian Magazine Advertisements.” With Zahid Y. Khairullah. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 17(2), 2005, 2-16.
  • “Second Generation Asian-Indian Reactions To Asian-Indian And American Magazine Advertisements.” With Zahid Y. Khairullah. International Business & Economic Research Journal, 4(9), 2005, 37-43.
  • “Expansion Of Sales Operations Through Foreign Subsidiaries.” With Azam N. Foda and Zahid Y. Khairullah. Proceedings of the 2004 International Applied Business Research Conference. Applied Research Conference.
  • “Experiences in Globalization.” With Azam N. Foda and Zahid Y. Khairullah. Business Research Yearbook, X, 2003, 530-534.
  • “The Effects of Facial Symmetry and Age on Physical Attractiveness.” With Firhana Z. Khairullah and Sakhiba Z. Khairullah. Business Research Yearbook, X, 2003, 93-97.
  • “Dominant Cultural Values: Content Analysis of the U.S. and Indian Print Advertisements.” With Zahid Y. Khairullah. The Journal of Global Marketing, 16(1 & 2), 2002/3, 47-70.
  • “Relationships between Acculturation, Attitude Toward The Advertisement, and Purchase Intention of Asian-Indian Immigrants.” With Z. Y. Khairullah. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 9(3/4), 1999, 46-65.
  • “Behavioral Acculturation and Demographic Characteristics of Asian-Indian Immigrants in the United States.” With Zahid Y. Khairullah. The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 19(1 & 2), 1999, 57-80.
  • “Acculturation and Immigrant Consumers; Perception of Advertisement: A Study Involving Asian-Indians.” With Frances G. Tucker and Clint B. Tankersley. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 6(3/4), 1996, 81-104.
  • “Acculturation and Its Relation to Asian-Indian Immigrants’ Perception of Advertisements.” The Journal of Applied Business Research, 11(2), 1995, 55-66.
Teaching Philosophy
Current Research Interests/Projects Dr. Khairullah's primary research is in the areas of acculturation, and American and Asian-Indian advertising.
Other Interests/Community Involvement


  • Committee Member, ROTC Language and Culture Project, Grant Proposal for Arabic Program at SBU (August 2007-present)
  • Committee Member, School of Business Faculty Evaluation (2000-present)
  • Coordinator, Alpha Mu Alpha, Honorary Society of the American Marketing Association (1992-present)
  • Committee Member, Dean Search-School of Business (November 2006-April 2007)
  • Committee Member, Faculty Qualifications and Evaluation for AACSB Accreditation (2004–present)
  • Faculty Advisor of St. Bonaventure University Collegiate Chapter of The American Marketing Association (1992-present)
  • Member, The United Faith's Community (2004-present)
  • Member, The Islamic Society of the Southern Tier (1983-present)
  • Committee Member, University Faculty Recommendations (2006-present)
  • Committee Member, International Studies Major (2006-present)
  • Committee Member, Women's Studies (2005-present)
  • Guest Speaker on Islam and Muslim Cultures (2004-present)
  • Assist, Admissions Office (2002-present)
  • Serve as one of the Judges -- Advertising Campaign, American Advertising Federation (2002-present)
  • Committee Member, Ford Foundation Grant Proposal (2005-2006)
  • Committee Member, Grant Proposal for Middle Eastern Studies (2005-2006)

Professional Memberships (Clubs) 

  • Member of the American Marketing Association
  • Member of the International Academy of Business Disciplines


  • Reading, traveling, cooking, crafts
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