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MBA Program


Only 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.
NEW AACSB LogoSt. 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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Lancour finds her footing in the business world at #Bonas

Oct 16, 2017 |

By Diana McElfresh, ’18

Samantha Lancour became involved with St. Bonaventure University’s Students in Money Management (SIMM) in her sophomore year. The senior finance and accounting major from Hoosick Falls, N.Y., wanted more experience in her preferred field.

Samantha Lancour in the Swan Business Center.“I was looking to get involved with more clubs on campus, and had heard great things about the club, so I figured I would give it a try,” she explained.

She really immersed herself in the program in her junior year, and now serves as operations manager for the organization, which allows her to interact with many students, as well as alumni.

“I feel that since I have become more involved and taken over the manager role in SIMM, I have gotten to know more people, especially underclassmen who are looking to get involved,” she said. 

She noted that SIMM keeps a database of its alumni, and offers access to it to all current SIMM members.

“I have also gotten to know the faculty and alumni more, since a big part of SIMM is all the networking that goes on within the club,” she said. “Also, being the operations manager means I deal directly with the board, who are also all alumni so keeping in touch with them and getting to know them really helps to expand my network.”

Lancour added that the strong alumni network within SIMM allows students to seek advice from people with experience in their chosen fields.

Lancour said she plans on working in accounting following graduation.

“I graduate with my BBA in May but I plan to come back for my fifth year to pursue my MBA toward a Proficiency in Accounting,” she said. “After I graduate with my MBA, I hope to take the CPA exam, and hopefully work for an accounting firm in their tax department.”

Though she doesn’t plan on pursuing investment after college, she said SIMM gives her a leg up by introducing her to good connections in the accounting world.

“Although I do not plan on pursuing an investment career, I still think learning what I have in SIMM can give me a good advantage when interviewing for a job,” Lancour said. 

She said she’s loved her experience with SIMM.

“All of the students who are involved in SIMM create a special bond because they spend so much time inside and outside of class helping one another,” she said. 

SIMM recently launched a crowdfunding site to boost funding for the program, featuring a $16,250 challenge match from alumni Chris and Eileen Madigan Kinslow and the SIMM Board. To make a gift and join the challenge, please visit



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