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Master of Business Administration?

Brian C. McAllister, C.P.A.
MBA Director
School of Business
Phone: (716) 375-2193
Fax: (716) 375-2191
Email: bmac@sbu.edu

Mary Jo Brockel
Academic Coordinator
School of Business
Phone: (716) 375-2079
Email: mstetz@sbu.edu

 

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, Zahid Y.

Titles/Responsibilities Professor, Management
Professor, Industrial Management
Academic School
School of Business
Academic Department Management
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 375-2093
Email: zyk@sbu.edu 
Office Location 104A Swan Business Center
Courses Taught
  • MGT 322. Introduction to Management Science 
  • MGT 306. Production & Operations Management 
  • MGT 422. Applied Management Science 
  • BIS 420. Information and Decision Support Systems 
  • MBA 614. Introduction to Management Science 
  • MBA 624. Production Management
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Management, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York
  • MBA, Management Science, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.Tech. Engineering; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Personal Interests/Community Involvement
  • Chair, St. Bonaventure University Faculty Senate Finance Committee and member of the University Faculty Senate July1984 to July 1987 and July 2009 to present.
  • Member, St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees Finance Committee, July 1984 to July1987 and July 2009 to present.
  • Chair, St. Bonaventure University Faculty Recommendations Committee November 2002 to 2006 and November 2011 to present
  • Chair, School of Business Faculty Evaluation Committee, January 1999 to present.
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Academy of Business Disciplines, April 2012 to present.
  • Track Chair, Applied Management Science & Decision Support Systems Track of the Annual Conferences of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, each year, 2003 to present.
  • Elected to the Graduate Council as a School of Business representative 1999 to 2007.
  • Serve on the Study Abroad Committee of St. Bonaventure University, 1990 to present.
  • Chair, Faculty Composition and Development/Intellectual Contributions Committee for AACSB accreditation, February 2002 to present.
  • Served on the University Faculty Recognition Award Committee For Excellence In Research And Publication, 2007 to 2013.
  • Served as Faculty Advisor for the Delta Mu Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society, from 1994 to 2004.
  • Established the St. Bonaventure University Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Honor Society for AACSB accredited Business Schools in 2005; serves as Chapter President 2005 to present.
  • Co-Founder and Member of the “United Faith Communities” of Olean & Allegany, New York, November 2003 to present.
  • Member, Board of Directors of “Genesis House” community project, 2004 to 2012.
  • Chair (2004 to 2011) & Member (1983 to present) of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Society of the Southern Tier.
Other Education
  • CPIM {Certified in Production and Inventory Management} American Production & Inventory Control Society
  • Certified by the Advanced Information Systems Faculty Development Institute of AACSB 
Professional Background

Present Academic and Professional Positions

  • Chair, University Faculty Committee on Recommendations
  • Chair, University Faculty Senate Finance Committee
  • Member, St. Bonaventure Board of Trustees Finance Committee
  • Chair, Applied Management Science & Decision Support Systems Track of IABD Conferences
  • Chair, School of Business Faculty Evaluation Committee
  • Chair, School of Business Faculty Composition & Development/Intellectual Contributions Committee
  • Faculty Advisor & President, Bonaventure Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member, St. Bonaventure Study Abroad Committee
  • Member, Southern Tier YMCA Foundation Board
  • Member, Board of Directors of International Academy of Business Disciplines
  • Editorial Board Member of Three Scholarly Journals


Past Academic and Other Professional  Positions 

  • Dean, School of Business, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York
  • Chair, Management Sciences Department, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York
  • Chair, Management Sciences & Marketing Departments, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
  • Design Engineer, Secure Enterprises, Inc., Buffalo, New York
  • Junior Officer, In-Charge of Annealing & Pickling Departments, Special Steels Ltd., Bombay, India
  • President, PennYork Chapter of the American Production & Inventory Control Society
  • Member, Board of Directors, Genesis House, Olean, New York
Accomplishments

Awards/Grants 

  • St. Bonaventure University Faculty Recognition Award For Professional Excellence In Research And Publication, May 2006.
  • Awarded Two Outstanding Track Chair Awards: (i) at the 2004 IABD Conferences held in San Antonio, Texas, March 2004 & (ii) at the IABD Conference held in San Diego, CA, April 2014.
  • Community Service Award at the Salute To Olean celebration by the Olean-Bradford YMCA, February, 2010.
  • Received awards for research papers presented at scholarly meetings.
  • St. Bonaventure University Faculty Recognition Award for Special Services for service to the University and Community, May 1995.
  • Teaching Excellence Award by Eastman Kodak Company & Independent College Fund of New York “...in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching."; May 1993.
  • Selected for inclusion in biographical publications:
    • several volumes of (i)Who's Who in the World, (ii)  Who's Who in America, and (iii) Who's Who in the East, published by Marquis Who's Who, Inc., Chicago,Illinois
    • International Who's Who of Intellectuals, published by the International
       Biographical Center, Cambridge, England.
     
  • Honorary Member, Delta Mu Delta, National Honor Society in Business Administration
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Business Schools
  • Merit Scholar for each of the five years at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India over the 5-year Bachelor of Technology degree program

Publications 

  • Author/Co-author of more than 35 refereed publications in professional Journals and proceedings of professional conferences.
  • Presented more than 30 scholarly papers at various international and national  conferences of professional societies.

Selected Refereed Publications Include 

  • “Cultural Values in Indian Television Commercials”, with Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, Journal of Promotion Management, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 265-281, 2013.
  • “Cultural Values and Decision-Making in China”, with Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 1-12, 2013.
  • “Preferences Expressed By Asian-Indian Subjects For American Versus Asian Indian Print Advertisements”, with Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, in the International Journal of Business and Social Science, Volume 2, Number 17, September 2011.
  • “Portrayal of Gender Roles in Indian Magazine Advertisements,” with Durriya H. Z. Khairullah in Business Research Yearbook, XIII, 2006, Editors Marjorie G. Adams and Abbass Alkhafaji, A Publication of the International Academy of Business Disciplines.
  • “A Study of the Extent of Westernization in Indian Magazine Advertisements,” with Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, in the Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Volume 17, Number 2, 2005.
  • “Second Generation Asian-Indian Reactions to Asian-Indian and American Advertisements,” with Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, in International Business and Economics Research Journal, Volume 4, Number 9, September 2005.
  • “Penetrating Global Technology Markets - Two Strategies,” with Azam N. Foda, published in the “Beyond iiTechnology” Global Conference Proceedings, May 2005.
  • “Relative Importance of Attributes of Students For Securing a Job,” published in the proceedings of the 2005 International Applied Business Research Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, March 14-18, 2005.
  • “Application of Dynamic Programming to Optimal Load Scheduling of Power Generation Units,” with Rabiz N. Foda, in Business Research Yearbook, XI, 2004. Editors, Carolyn Gardner, Jerry Biberman and Abbas Alkhafaji.
  • “Use of Mathematical Models for Evaluating Research Proposals,” the Business Research Yearbook, Volume X, 2003. Editors, Jerry Biberman and Abbass Alkhafaji.
  • “Dominant Cultural Values: Content Analysis of the US and Indian Print Advertisement,” with Durriya Z. Khairullah, Journal of Global Marketing, Volume 16, Number 1/2, 2003.
  • “Relationships between Acculturation, Attitude toward the Advertisement, and Purchase Intention of Asian-Indian Immigrants,” with Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, the International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol.9, Number 3-4, 1999.
  • “Behavioral Acculturation and Demographic Characteristics of Asian-Indian Immigrants in the United States,” with Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 19, Number 1-2, January-February 1999.
  • "An Approach For Preference Ranking of Alternatives," with Stanley Zionts, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 28, number 3, 1987, North Holland Publishing Co.
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