Our MBA is offered as a traditional in-person, on-campus program, which may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. We also offer a fully online format.
Our badge of honor
What sets our MBA program apart from many others? Let's start with the our accreditation by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.
It's a designation claimed by only 5% of the world's business schools. It assures that you're getting a top-quality education, and it tells prospective employers that you're ready to perform from day one.
Our MBA program comes with something else companies desire in employees today: a skill set resting on pillars of compassion and integrity. As a St. Bonaventure graduate, your decision-making will be influenced by the moral and ethical values that define our Franciscan tradition.
Our MBA program is open to eligible students from all undergraduate majors. It is a 42 credit (14 course) program consisting of foundation courses (9 credits), business core courses (12 credits), graduate electives (14 credits) and a capstone course (3 credits).
The opportunity of a lifetime awaits those who enroll in our China Studies program, a two-week summer course that takes you to Beijing and Shanghai in mainland China.
In addition to attending briefings, lectures, cultural visits and sightseeing excursions, you will complete the course MGT/MBA 646. International Business/China Studies, earning three credits toward completion of your MBA. Learn more at China Studies
Students are encouraged to apply to the MBA program at least six weeks before their desired start date. Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:
- a satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE (see test waiver information below)
- a résumé
- official transcripts of all previous college work
- a completed bachelor's degree by the time your MBA studies begin
- for International applicants: a score for the TOEFL or IELTS (English proficiency tests). International applicants should Online & International Student Services for additional requirements.
Accelerated programs for SBU students
Students who earn an undergraduate general business degree from St. Bonaventure can earn an MBA in an accelerated time frame, based on their academic record. In many cases, these students can earn their MBA in as little as one calendar year (summer, fall & spring).
We also offer a 4+1 BBA/MBA in accounting program, enabling students to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and an MBA in five years. Learn more on our accounting website