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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.

Admission Requirements

How MBA candidates are evaluated and the application process.
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#GivingTuesdayatBonas soars beyond goal

Dec 04, 2019 |

Passionate support from alumni, students, staff, parents and friends pushed St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC) over its $40,000 goal during yesterday’s #GivingTuesdayatBonas.

More than 425 donors contributed to the 24-hour crowdfunding event online, raising $48,516.10 for service and social justice programs.

“Incredibly generous and focused on the greater good — that’s what our Bona community is,” said Alice Miller Nation, director of the FCSC.  “Many have witnessed firsthand the hope and healing generated by our outreach ministries, and they proved their continued devotion by donating yesterday.” [Watch a thank-you video here!]

From meeting a $700 student matching gift challenge created by a trio of anonymous donors to surpassing not only the goal but the number of participating donors compared to last year, Miller Nation said the event was a “tremendous success.” An additional 162 donors contributed this year, representing a 61 percent increase.  

Student and alumni stories highlighted the day and illustrated the transformational power of the FCSC programs, she said.  

Once an at-risk youth, alumna Pamela Say-Witter is now a successful author, college administrator and small-business owner in the Buffalo area thanks in part to Bona Buddies and her mentor at the time, alumna Cindy Ostuni of Syracuse.

“When I was with Cindy, I was the only person in the world. We made each other smile,” Say-Witter said. “It’s hard to put into words what that means to a child facing challenges. Community programs like Bona Buddies may be the only counterattack a child has to heal dysfunction.”

Alyssa Levac, a 2018 graduate of the 5-year BBA/MBA program, volunteered at the Warming House throughout her undergraduate career. She also served as program manager while a graduate student.

Getting to know the guests on an individual basis was a highlight of her years of service.

“I still keep in touch with some of the guests,” she said. “Their stories and advice had a great impact on me, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity the coordinator role provided.”

Miller Nation noted that the FCSC offers internships, service experiences and leadership opportunities, several with a focus on the causes and solutions to social problems.

“Each of these programs is student organized, student run and student evaluated,” she noted. “It is because of the generosity of others that our students are able to engage with society’s most vulnerable, creating a lasting impact for all involved.”

Money raised during #GivingTuesdayatBonas will support the following FCSC ministries: 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; Farm to Table, a summer program providing students hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture and service; Bona Scouts, an after-school program that uses scouting to teach skills and form friendships; 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 food items for members of the community.

For more information about the FCSC or to volunteer, please contact Alice Miller Nation at or (716) 375-7813. To make a donation, please visit


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.