About St. Bonaventure University

About St. Bonaventure University

A University with a Passion for Learning and Living

We are the nation’s first Catholic-Franciscan university, and we cultivate confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders, innovative problem solvers, caring business people and emphathetic professionals who are respectful of themselves, others and the diverse world around them. In addition to our online programs we also are proud of the St. Bonaventure University ground campus founded in Olean, NY in 1858. SBU Bonnies are members of the Atlantic 10 conference and serves as a place where more than 2,000 students are becoming extraordinary. 

We instill in students a real passion for learning and living. We encourage independent study, critical analysis and original expression. Our professors are committed and approachable faculty who dedicate themselves to making connections with each other, with their subjects and, most importantly, with their students.

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If you’re looking to earn your graduate degree from a private Catholic-Franciscan university that welcomes people of all faiths and supports students in accomplishing life-changing work, complete the form on this page or call 1-844-424-4960 to speak with an Online Enrollment Advisor.

"McKernan loves “every second” of her job as assistant marketing manager at Godiva Chocolatier, where managing social media is a large part of her workday. Pursuing her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications ignited her interest in social media as brand marketing. “At Godiva I was given the opportunity to run, develop and execute content for their social media platforms,” she said. That’s a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of a 23-year-old, and McKernan thanks St. Bonaventure for helping her meet that challenge.  “The background of the whole mission of showing forgiveness and trying to move past (conflict) and work with others is something that I’ve since strived for every day,” she said. "

Michelle McKernan
Associate Brand Manager at Labatt USA
Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications