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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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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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Foster Center speaker to talk about ethical and personal challenges in marketing career ​

Mar 09, 2020 | Lacey Johnson

Lacey Johnson will share lessons she’s learned from 15 years of marketing in the vice industries at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Walsh Center Auditorium at St. Bonaventure University.

Johnson’s talk is sponsored by the Foster Center for Responsible Leadership in SBU’s School of Business. Johnson, who's worked in the alcohol and tobacco industries, will discuss:

  • Starting a career in marketing: Stories from the trenches; the many facets a marketing career can take; what you can expect on entering a career in marketing; and advice on how you can steer your career/
  • Ethics in marketing: Learning how to make smart choices and learning to navigate personal ethics in tandem with organizational ethics. It’s a challenge that every professional will cross, whether they are working for a vice company or not.
  • Understanding your personal values: Balancing those values with your professional career is an essential learning curve for young professionals.
  • Challenges she encountered as a mixed-race woman in an industry dominated by older, white men.

The talk is sponsored by the SBU chapter of the American Marketing Association.

The William C. Foster ’62 Center for Responsible Leadership strives to educate and inspire leaders in business and society.

Since its establishment in 2016 and under the guidance of Dr. Michael Gallagher, the center has been committed to serving the students of St. Bonaventure with a focus on ethics and responsible leadership.

To continue development of the center, Jessie Osborne has joined the team as the new Director of Outreach. Osborne’s role will be focused on serving the business community and bringing leadership development opportunities to campus.

“An event like Lacey’s talk is just one of the many exciting things planned for the future of the Leadership Center,” Osborne said.

To stay in touch with upcoming events, the Foster Center will soon be launching a LinkedIn page that will host leadership-based content, development opportunities, events and plans for the future.


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.