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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

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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How MBA candidates are evaluated and the application process.
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St. Bonaventure sport studies major to speak at December Recognition Ceremony

Dec 10, 2013 | ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2013 — Chelsea McBee, a sport studies major from Glenville, N.Y., will address her classmates at St. Bonaventure University’s December Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The ceremony, recognizing those who will complete their undergraduate and graduate degree requirements this semester, begins at 6 p.m. in the University Chapel in Doyle Hall.
McBee, who will also complete a minor in biology, transferred to St. Bonaventure after graduating from Genesee Community College in 2011. She is a resident assistant on campus and serves as a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions. She is also captain of the women’s club field hockey team, serves the campus Liturgy Group as a sacristan and Eucharistic minister, and volunteers as a parish intern through University Ministries, working with the youth group at St. Mary’s of the Angels Church in Olean.
McBee plans to continue her studies at St. Bonaventure, earn a master’s in mental health counseling, then join the Army and work with veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.
Also at the recognition ceremony, Dr. S. Alan Silliker, associate professor of counselor education, will give the faculty address.
University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., will welcome the graduates and their families. Dr. Michael Fischer, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Dr. Peggy Y. Burke, associate provost and dean of graduate studies, will present the graduate students. Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present the undergraduate students.