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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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St. Bonaventure University now offering online master’s program in business analytics

Feb 27, 2020 | analytics graphic

St. Bonaventure University will begin offering a new online master’s degree in business analytics in fall 2020.

Data professionals are among the most sought-after positions in the country and the curriculum of SBU’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is aligned with the analytic, technological, and professional skill sets needed by employees to navigate big data.

“As businesses become increasingly complex and sophisticated, professionals who can navigate the convergence between big data, business and technology bring great value to those companies. The Master of Science in Business Analytics prepares professionals for those challenges,” said Joseph E. Zimmer, Ph.D., provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at St. Bonaventure.

Graduates of the online program will be prepared for a wide range of roles in the Data Science and Analytics (DSA) framework, with specific career paths depending on their industry, experience level, and technical backgrounds, from data scientists and financial analysts to marketing managers.

Students will learn what goes into collecting, maintaining, and analyzing large amounts of information at the enterprise level, while developing a deeper and broader understanding of global business topics through the lens of ethical decision-making. Students can specialize their education further with course options in cybersecurity, marketing, and finance.

“We are excited to launch the specialized Master’s in Business Analytics that emphasizes analysis application and presentation of data. Knowledge and skills obtained from this degree offering will enable students to refine and translate unprocessed data into useable information that can be utilized to make informed business decisions across all functional areas of organizations,” said Matrecia James, Ph.D., dean of the university’s School of Business.

This new degree is expected to empower professionals to change careers or to take advantage of new opportunities and expand their current career path, James said.

The courses will also emphasize embodying ethical leadership in business analytics – at a time in which technology creates new challenges to privacy, security, and sustainability. Classes will be taught by faculty in the university’s AACSB (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited School of Business.

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