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Master of Business Administration

Our MBA program offers the flexibility or three convenient formats: Our traditional campus-based ground program, which may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, or our fully online program.  


Master of Science in Business Analytics

Our online Master of Science in Business Analytics program is a strategically designed, competitively priced educational opportunity that prepares professionals for high-demand roles working with big data.



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 12 months. Most students, however, are able to complete degree requirements in approximately 15 months.

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.

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5-Year BBA/MBA

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

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How MBA candidates are evaluated and the application process.
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#GivingTuesdayatBonas launches Dec. 3 to raise funds for SBU outreach ministries

Nov 15, 2019 |

SBU students at the Warming House
The Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC) at St. Bonaventure University kicks off its second annual #GivingTuesdayatBonas fundraising initiative on Dec. 3.

The 24-hour crowdfunding event aims to raise $40,000 for social justice, advocacy and service programs on campus.

“Bona students put Franciscan values into action every day,” said Alice Miller Nation, director of the FCSC. “They serve platefuls of warm meals, act as mentors to area youth and provide a hand up for the marginalized in our society.”

Miller Nation noted that the FCSC provides internships, service experiences and leadership opportunities that help transform students into community-conscious citizens. Also offered are academically credited opportunities to study both causes and solutions to social problems.

“Our students become attuned to the human and spiritual needs of our community members,” she said. “When you donate to #GivingTuesdayatBonas, you invest in people.”

Several longstanding and beloved FCSC programs will benefit from the event, including: Bona Buddies, a youth mentoring program; Silver Wolves, which connects students with elderly residents at a local assisted living home; BREAK the Bubble, a service trip program; Warming House, the nation’s oldest student-run soup kitchen; and Farm to Table, a summer program providing students hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture and service.

Two new programs will also benefit: Friends with Sisters, which offers students an opportunity to companion a retired sister at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse; and the Food Pantry, which offers a variety of fresh, frozen, refrigerated and canned/boxed food items to members of the community.

“I’ve witnessed the power of these programs — both for those who serve and for those who are served — and the results are a positive flow of hope and good,” said Miller Nation.

The community is invited to visit now through Dec. 3 to donate and use #GivingTuesdayatBonas on all social media channels to help spread the word.

New this year is an anonymous $700 challenge match to encourage student participation in the crowdfunding event. Any Bona student gift over $5 will be matched, up to $700 overall. The student must use his or her Bona email address when completing the gift form online.

“Three anonymous donors pooled their money to create this fun challenge for the students,” said Miller Nation. “They recognize that every gift matters and want to amplify the power of student giving.”

For more information or to make a gift by phone, please contact SBU’s Advancement Services at (716) 375-2330.


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. In 2019, St. Bonaventure was named the #1 regional university value in New York and #2 in the North by U.S. News and World Report.