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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, with an online option as well

To meet the needs of today's busy consumer, St. Bonaventure's MBA program is offered in several convenient formats:
  • 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.
  • ONLINE FORMAT: Four academic tracks with classes 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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Ten #Bonas Family Business Club students attend Cornell conference

Nov 06, 2017 |

SBU Family Business Club trip to CornellTen students from St. Bonaventure University’s Family Business Club attended the 2017 Families in Business Conference Oct. 26-27 at Cornell University.

Hosted by the Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell, the conference brings together current students, owners from a diversity of businesses, and the collective wisdom of leading academics and practitioners.

The focus of this year’s conference was “The Future of Family Business” and featured keynote speakers, breakout sessions and extensive networking opportunities. The conference showcased family businesses across the economic spectrum. 

SBU students attended one session led by alumnus John Engels, ’75.

In 1996, Engels founded Leadership Coaching Inc., based on the integration of three cutting-edge research disciplines: neuroscience, Bowen Family Systems Theory, and the evolution of leadership in non-human species.

“Our students gained valuable insight from sessions and networking events with Cornell and Wells College peers from family firms, family business thought leaders and owners. They also contributed significantly to discussions,” said Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management and adviser to the Family Business Club.

“While they are young, many of them started working in their firms as teenagers. … They understand the special opportunities and challenges they will find on their family business journeys and they are working hard to be thoughtful future stakeholders,” she said.

Betty Ramming and Cornell’s Smith Family Business Initiative underwrote the trip for SBU’s students.  

“I’m so grateful to them both for their generosity in making this experience possible for our students,” Wittmeyer said.

Pictured (from left to right) are:

Cornell Family Business Fellows Holly Isdale and Ann Dugan (also from the Emerson Foundation that funded St. Bonaventure’s projects), Dann Van Der Vliet, director of the Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell, Julie Jamieson, James Barry, Noelle Anzivine (JCC student), Steve Felter, Jacob Clark, Nick Inglisia, Taylor Douglas, Danny Urban (MBA grad assistant and project leader), Amelia Bailey, Victor Blanco (Family Business Club president), Dr. Carol Wittmeyer (Cornell Fellow and SBU club adviser), Emily Certo and Victoria Certo (Penn State student).

The Certos are fourth-generation cousins and last year hosted a Family Business Club tour of their family’s 105-year-old Certo Brothers Distributors.


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