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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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#Bona community steps up for students; posts best year ever for unrestricted annual giving

Jun 16, 2020 |

By Susan Anderson

How can we help?

This was the question asked and answered by St. Bonaventure University’s alumni and friends as they pooled their resources in support of today’s students, raising more than $2.78 million for The Bonaventure Fund and posting the best year ever in unrestricted annual giving at the university.

Even with lives upended by the COVID-19 crisis, many in the Bona community made second gifts or increased their overall level of giving.

photo from candlelight ceremony“In my three years as president of St. Bonaventure, I have witnessed countless ways our community members reach out to each other,” said Dr. Dennis R. DePerro, university president. “I am so gratified that the phrase ‘How can I help?’ is something I hear almost daily within our Bonaventure family.”

John V. O’Connor Jr., a member of the Class of 1979 and managing partner of O’Connor and O’Connor CPAs in Albany, New York, is one of hundreds of alumni who dug deeper and augmented his donation.

“We were fortunate that our business was deemed ‘essential’ during the shelter-in-place phase,” O’Connor said. “I felt I could do a little more because of that.”

When the shutdowns first began, O’Connor said his thoughts turned to the St. Bonaventure community. 

 “I was concerned that the pandemic would affect the students and their parents as they struggle with the tuition cost on top of job losses. I wanted to help in a small way to ease some of that burden for them,” O’Connor said.

He joined more than 5,000 donors who contributed gifts between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020.

Volunteers for the Reunion Class Challenge also stepped up, rallying support from classmates even though the 2020 Reunion Weekend was rescheduled for next year due to the pandemic. The challenge raised more than $570,000 for the fund.

“We are extremely grateful to our alumni and friends for their support of Bona’s under these extremely difficult circumstances,” said Bob Van Wicklin, vice president for University Advancement. “We are also proud of our team that rose to this unique challenge and persevered to get the word out to our supporters, letting them know about our needs and how to help. The Bona Family has always risen to the occasion, and this is just another example of that devotion to our university’s vision and mission.”

Since 1888, The Bonaventure Fund has served as the primary vehicle through which alumni support the university. A top priority for the fund this year has been scholarship assistance, which is especially needed now given the economic fallout from the pandemic, Van Wicklin noted.

During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, St. Bonaventure also:

  • Raised more than $14.3 million overall for the university;
  • Enjoyed the support of more than 1,500 Devereux and Young Grotto Society members who invested more than $14 million in the university; and
  • Celebrated the fifth-annual #BonaGiving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event that inspired more than 790 donations worth $280,953.90.