Contact Us

Have a question about the
Master of Business Administration?

Kristen Ryan
Interim MBA Director
Phone: (716) 375-2175
Fax: (716) 375-2191

What Can I Do With This Major?

 MBA Program Now Available Online 
Same rigorous program, same outstanding faculty, 100% online

Learn more at or by calling 1-844-424-4960

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.

MBA Fact Sheet

We're ready to serve you

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.

      APPLY NOW (on-ground program)



5-Year BBA/MBA

Earn your BBA and MBA through our Five-Year Accounting program. Learn more from our Accounting site.

Admission Requirements

How MBA candidates are evaluated and the application process.
Learn more

Chinese Students:

A welcome from Dr. Zhang Xiaoning, assistant professor of biology at St. Bonaventure University. Watch video

News, Publications & Research

More News

Sport Studies major addresses classmates at St. Bonaventure's December Recognition Ceremony

Dec 17, 2013 | ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2013 — Chelsea Ann McBee, a sport studies major from Glenville, N.Y., addressed her classmates at St. Bonaventure University’s December Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The annual event recognizes graduate and undergraduate students who complete their degree requirements in the fall semester of the academic year.

McBee told her classmates that the university’s “Becoming Extraordinary” marketing message aptly describes the St. Bonaventure experience.

“I believe in extraordinary,” said McBee. “I believe we are all put here on Earth to become extraordinary, with our own unique gifts and talents.” St. Bonaventure helps cultivate those gifts while encouraging their use for the “greater good,” she said, providing positive role models and a vast family of like-minded alumni.

Doing what’s right isn’t always easy, she cautioned. “Being servant-leaders will test us, but this is where the network of extraordinary will catch us, stand us up, and give us the encouragement we need to continue on being great leaders of character, and being extraordinary in our communities,” she said.

McBee will now pursue a master’s degree in mental health counseling at St. Bonaventure. She hopes to eventually join the Army as a mental health counselor, working with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Also at the recognition ceremony, Dr. S. Alan Silliker, associate professor of counselor education, gave the faculty address.

Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., welcomed the graduates and their families. Dr. Michael Fischer, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, served as master of ceremonies.



About the University: As a leading Catholic 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. Our students are becoming extraordinary.