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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.

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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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How MBA candidates are evaluated and the application process.
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St. Bonaventure School of Business adds new major in Sports Management

Dec 12, 2019 |

St. Bonaventure University’s School of Business will offer a bachelor’s degree program in Sports Management beginning in fall 2020.

New York state approved the program proposal last week.

St. Bonaventure has offered a popular minor in Sports Management for years and will add several new courses to elevate the program to a major. Students can still minor in Sports Management.

By the time they reach junior status, students seeking a bachelor’s degree must declare a Sports Management concentration in either Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management or Marketing.

“This is a business degree at its core,” said Dr. Matrecia James, dean of the School of Business.  “We are preparing business leaders to work in the business side of sports using the same management, financial, operational, and marketing skills as any other business or industry.”

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the sports management job market will see expansion through 2028.

The program offers a balance between business theory and sports management, preparing students for fulfilling real-world jobs in a variety of applications, including:

  • professional franchises or collegiate athletic departments;
  • sports facilities and event management;
  • sports marketing, sales, promotion and advertising;
  • ·nonprofit sports organizations;
  • and sports information.

All Sports Management majors need to complete two one-credit, 50-hour internships (called practicums) in the university’s Department of Athletics and a three-credit, 150-hour internship.

“These are invaluable experiences that provide direct exposure to the business world of sports,” James said. “The ability to work with a highly respected Division I athletics program will only make the experience more rewarding.”

The program equips students with knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles required for success in the profession, such as:

  • practical knowledge and skill competencies for facility and event management;
  • an introduction to game and event administration;
  • successful sales and promotion behaviors for meeting organizational goals;
  • sport organization management.


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.