Contact Us

Have a question about the
Master of Business Administration?

Mary Coombs
Mary A. Coombs
MBA Director
Phone: (716) 375-2145
Fax: (716) 375-2191
Send an Email

What Can I Do With This Major?

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

Learn more at online.sbu.edu or by calling 1-844-424-4960

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



MBA Program

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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.

      APPLY NOW (on-ground program)

      APPLY NOW ONLINE

      SBU ACADEMIC CALENDAR
request-info-button

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
MBA Fact Sheet

News, Publications & Research

More News

For guests and volunteers, #Bona’s Warming House nourishes body and soul

Nov 25, 2019 |

By Susan Anderson

For Paul Nana Afful, a lifetime of generous acts has paved the way to a passion for helping others.

Paul Afful and others in Warming House kitchen“My whole life has been filled with people I’ve never even met helping me out. Now I want to do the same,” Afful said.

Born and raised in the large port city of Takoradi in the western region of Ghana, Afful arrived in the United States through the help of others. A soccer scholarship brought him to St. Bonaventure University, where a host family welcomed him into their home. He earned an undergraduate degree in sport studies and is currently enrolled in the MBA program.

Six days a week Afful can be found at the Warming House, the university’s student-run soup kitchen in Olean, where he serves as manager. He plans and prepares meals, plus buys groceries and supplies.

Afful said he creates dinner for about 30 people each day, making enough so that there are leftovers for the guests to take home. He also makes certain to visit with all who gather together to eat.

“We welcome our guests each and every time and ask how they are doing,” Afful said. “We want everyone to feel at home.”

While demanding, the work is also fulfilling. 

“My life is an example of what can happen when you show kindness to others,” he said. “I really love helping here. It feels good to cook for others and help by putting food on the table.” 

Bona professor of theology Dr. Christopher Stanley and his wife, Laurel, have volunteered frequently on Sundays at the Warming House for the past 20 years.

For Stanley, who enjoys cooking and regularly prepares dinner at home, his time at the Warming House is more than community service. 

“We’ve always found it deeply rewarding,” Stanley said. “It's amazing how the mundane task of preparing a meal becomes a sacred act when one does it for those whom Jesus called ‘the least of these.’ We count it a privilege to be able to serve there.”

Paul Afful and Sr. Barbara Bartkowiak, O.S.F., are pictured at the Warming HouseFounded in 1974, the Warming House provides an early evening meal six days a week, serving between 5,500 to 6,000 meals annually. It is managed by a small staff of paid student interns and a volunteer pool of students, faculty, staff and community members.

Many of the guests experience challenges beyond just hunger, which is why the site offers health screenings, various forms of counseling, and organic foods to take out. 

“The community and fellowship shared at the Warming House is vital,” said Alice Miller Nation, director of St. Bonaventure’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC). “It is an important refuge for our guests, many of whom have nowhere else to turn for a hot meal. And a number of our student volunteers discover a real passion for social work and service.”

To help raise money and awareness for the program, the FCSC will host #GivingTuesdayatBonas, a one-day fundraising event on Dec. 3.

“Our goal is to raise $40,000 for our social justice, advocacy and service programs such as the Warming House,” said Miller Nation.

She encouraged the community to visit www.sbu.edu/GivingTuesdayatBonas to learn more and to make a donation.

For Afful, being part of the Warming House has taught him more than just how to cook for a large number of people — he’s learned the power of compassion and the rewards that come through patience.

“The best feeling you can ever get is when you show kindness to others,” he said.

______________

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.