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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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A legacy of possibility

May 18, 2020 |

By Susan Anderson

As a walk-on for the Bonnies men’s basketball team in the 1990-1991 season, Chris Hagstrom played a total of maybe 10 minutes.

He loved every second of it.

“Coach Chapman invited me back to play the next year, but I told him ‘I think I’m gonna pass,’” he said with a laugh. “I just really appreciated being invited back again.”

Chris HagstromSetting a goal and achieving it appears to come naturally to Hagstrom, who now resides in Manhattan.

He began his academic career at Jamestown Community College, receiving a full scholarship and walking on the basketball team. From there he headed to Bona’s, graduating in 1992 with a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in finance.

Fast forward a few years to Wall Street, where he eventually earned an executive spot at UBS overseeing the bank’s prime brokerage business in the Americas for more than 15 years.

And this month he launched Kayenta, a treasury technology firm for which he serves as CEO.

“I would not have been able to get where I am now if not for Bonaventure,” he said. “The network and the people I’ve met along the way have affected my ability to grow and to learn and to try new things.”

He also points to the consistent and positive influence of his mother, Karen Hagstrom, who taught in the Falconer Central School system and studied at St. Bonaventure. She passed away in 2007, leaving a legacy of possibility.

“She encouraged me to always aim high and never be afraid to fail,” he said.

He and his wife, Erin, established the Karen J. Hagstrom Memorial Scholarship as a way to honor the positive influence she had on so many students, friends and family members throughout her life and career.

Hunter Ehrenberg, a rising junior finance major from East Aurora, New York, is a recipient of the scholarship.

Pictured: Hunter Ehrenberg“This means the world to me,” Ehrenberg said. “The generosity of the Hagstrom family is helping me through college while making me feel that the hard work I’m putting in is paying off.”

A member of Students in Money Management, Ehrenberg also makes time to meet with friends at the Richter Center several days a week to play basketball.

Hagstrom enjoys hearing about the students, what they are doing in the classroom and how they are making the most of their time at Bona’s.

His best advice for them?

“Have the confidence to try whatever you are passionate about. Do not sell yourself short and don’t be afraid to go the distance.”

Sound advice from someone who does exactly that each day.