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?

 Earn your MBA Online 
Same rigorous program, same outstanding faculty, 100% online

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

Online MBA Today ranks our program sixth-best in New York

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.

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

Community College of Beaver County signs transfer agreements with #Bonas

Nov 21, 2017 |

Dr. Chris Reber of CCBC and Dr. Joseph Zimmer of SBUCommunity College of Beaver (Pa.) County has signed transfer agreements with three academic departments and the schools of Business and Communication at St. Bonaventure University.

The agreements afford CCBC students the opportunity to pre-plan their college careers and to facilitate the transfer process to St. Bonaventure University, a highly regarded Franciscan university in the Southern Tier of New York, about 3.5 hours from Beaver County.

Administrators from CCBC and St. Bonaventure signed the transfer articulation agreements at a brief ceremony Monday afternoon.

“Today’s celebration is the culmination of over a year of planning that has been inspired and supported by our great friend and former CCBC Board of Trustees Chair Del Goedeker,” said Dr. Chris Reber, CCBC president. “Del has created an endowed scholarship at both institutions and is enthusiastic about providing life-changing, transformational opportunities for students.”

The agreements pave the way for students to turn their associate’s degrees from CCBC into bachelor’s degrees from St. Bonaventure in either English, history, biology, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or journalism and mass communication.

In fact, students who graduate from Community College of Beaver County with associate degrees in either business administration, accounting or business management are guaranteed acceptance into the BBA degree program at St. Bonaventure University.

Students who transfer 60 or more credit hours to St. Bonaventure University are guaranteed full junior standing.

“I am so pleased to sign this agreement because it will provide students in this region clear, affordable, and convenient pathways to careers and graduate school that will enrich and enhance the already excellent academic reputation of St. Bonaventure University,” said Dr. Joseph Zimmer, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at St. Bonaventure.

With partnerships and preparation as a strategic priority for CCBC, today’s signing also builds new relationships that provide integrated programs and teamed approaches to fostering community development, expanding the economic potential of the region, and creating opportunities for lifelong learning.

“The CCBC and SBU partnership will give our students expanded educational opportunities at a high-performing four-year institution and provide the conduit for developing future business and thought leaders,” said Dr. Roger W. Davis, executive vice president and provost at CCBC.

Goedeker, SBU class of 1962, was instrumental in deepening his alma mater’s ties with Beaver County. A former CCBC Board of Trustees Chairman and Beaver County native, Goedeker is currently chairman of McDanel Advanced Technical Ceramics in Beaver Falls.

Through the generosity of his Goedeker Foundation, high school students from Beaver County are now eligible for substantial need-based scholarships — up to 95 percent of the cost of attendance, in some cases — if they enroll at St. Bonaventure.

“So much of what I’ve accomplished in life is because of the values I learned at St. Bonaventure,” Goedeker said. “What those scholarships can do for high school students, I sincerely believe the same holds true for CCBC students who decide to transfer there.”

CCBC students must achieve a 2.5 grade point average in the programs covered by the transfer agreements to be guaranteed acceptance into the corresponding majors at St. Bonaventure University and full junior standing.

To learn more about course requirements for each transfer agreement, contact CCBC’s Counseling Office at 724-480-3421 or email

About Community College of Beaver County

CCBC transforms lives through personalized education, dynamic partnerships, and high impact practices. The college has an annual enrollment of 6,000 credit and non-credit students. CCBC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and offers 75 degree, certificate and diploma programs, hundreds of Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs, seamless transfer to a wide variety of baccalaureate and graduate institutions, and a nationally distinctive high school academy dual enrollment program. The Aspen Institute named CCBC one of America’s Top 150 community colleges in 2017.

About St. Bonaventure University

The nation’s first Franciscan university, we believe in the goodness of every person and in the ability of every person to do extraordinary things.  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. Named the #5 best college value in the North by U.S. News and World Report, we are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition.