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Kristen Ryan
Interim MBA Director
Phone: (716) 375-2175
Fax: (716) 375-2191

Ryan, Kristen

ACADEMIC SCHOOL School of Business
CONTACT INFORMATION Phone: 716-375-2175
OFFICE LOCATION 108A, Swan Business Center
  • MKT 301. Principles of Marketing
  • MKT 307. Personal Selling
  • MKT 311. American Advertising Federation
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Masters of Business, Administration Marketing and International Management, 1992 
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, 1988
  • D’Youville College, Masters Level Concentration, Human Resources Management (2010) 
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland (Summer 1990) 
  • Superieure Ecole du Commerce, Tours, France (Spring Term 1992) 
  • Faculty Member, Business Program
    • Bryant & Stratton College, Orchard Park, N.Y.
    • 2008 - 201 
  • Faculty Member, Business and Marketing Adjunct Faculty Member
    • University at Buffalo, Empire State College, Daemen College and  D’Youville College
    • 2005 - 2008
  • Director of Marketing
    • Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc., Akron, New York
    • 1996 - 2004
    •  Responsible for analysis of industry data and identification of national and regional market trends to support new product launches.  Lead cross functional product development team.  Established department goals and implementation plans to meet company-wide strategic objectives. Managed advertising agency relationship. Established and managed sponsorship relationships with venues including The Buffalo Sabres, The Buffalo Zoo, and Six Flags Darien Lake.
  • Marketing Manager
    • Wegmans Brand/Daymon Associates, Rochester, N.Y.
    • 1995 – 1996
    • Responsible for coordination of design and implementation of packaging for Wegmans Brand private label products.  Product categories included Health and Beauty, Frozen Foods, Pet Food, Beverage and Salty Snacks.
  • National Marketing Coordinator
    • Huntingdon Engineering and Environmental, Inc., Middleport, N.Y.
    • 1994 – 1995
    • Responsible for development of marketing programs and printed materials for a national company comprised of 72 locations and over $120 million in sales.
  • Corporate Marketing Analyst
    • M&T Bank, Buffalo, N.Y.
    • 1992 – 1994
    • Responsible for development and implementation of corporate marketing advertising campaigns.  Prepared research reports for inclusion in management annual reports.
  • Received International Dairy Foods Association “Package Redesign of the Year” award in the Novelty Category. 
  • Lead team which established “Perry’s Ice Cream Bowl” charitable ice cream festival, which doubled attendance and raised $18,000 for Roswell Park Cancer institute in its second year.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Graduate School Fellow  
  • Awarded research grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for Joint study with Cornell University and Schichtel’s Nursery, Inc.

What Can I Do With This Major?

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St. Bonaventure's MBA program is offered at the Olean campus and at the Buffalo Center in Hamburg.


Only 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.
St. 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, two campuses and online

St. Bonaventure's MBA program is designed to meet the needs of the busy consumer. We offer our program in four formats – part time, full time, weekends only and an online MBA program – and at two locations: our main campus in Olean, N.Y., and at our Buffalo Extension Center on the Hilbert College campus in Hamburg, N.Y.

The Olean and Buffalo Center academic calendars can be found here.
  • 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.
  • WEEKEND FORMAT: Classes are held on Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Extension Center at Hilbert College. Students take one course at a time in five weekend modules. (NOTE: MBA 649, the required capstone course, is offered on the main campus only; students must travel to the Olean campus to complete this course.)
  • ONLINE FORMAT: Classes are 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 15 months. Most students, however, are able to complete degree requirements in approximately two years.

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