Testimonials

Testimonials

Many graduates of St. Bonaventure’s online master’s programs are sounding off on their experiences, skills learned and the overall impact the master’s degree has had on their personal as well as professional lives.

"Through the knowledge I’ve gained in St. Bonaventure’s Masters of Strategic Leadership program, I’ve become a more confident supervisor, a more motivated mentor, and a more dynamic leader. In everything from breaking down the core values of a quality leader to assessing organizational performance, I’ve learned simple approaches to complex issues that I can apply in my day-to-day life at work and at home. Every step of the way, the coursework has tied in to both civilian and military life and built on itself to create a meaningful program which is helping me reach my personal and professional goals."
Dan Bradley
U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party
Captain
"St. Bonaventure's Cybersecurity master's program content is perfect for providing the necessary knowledge base for a security leader. This program has a nice pace and is appropriate for someone who is working full time. Being a remote student, having access to instructors who respond in a timely manner is critical for success. The instructors are very knowledgeable and consistently reach out to the students. They were outstanding in reassuring me, checking up on me and guiding me along the way. It is more of a family feeling than just a school."
Shawn Ellis
Engineering Information Systems Security Analyst
Thales Canada, Defence and Security
If you really want to deeply understand leadership and its implications on organizational growth or failure then the MSL program will provide you with a firm foundation of skills necessary to drive your organization to new heights.
Abraham Kiprotich
Sergeant, US Army
Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership
St. Bonaventure’s MBA program is incredible. Not only is the structure of the program accommodating for the working professional, but the class sizes allow for both one-on-one interaction as well as group participation. Because of my experience at St. Bonaventure, I have a much better understanding of the ins and outs of a business, what truly makes a business successful and where I see myself in the future. SBU was the perfect fit for me.
Christy A. Williams
Key Account Manager at Founders Brewing Co.
Master of Business Administration
My decision to pursue an MBA at St. Bonaventure University is one I will be forever grateful for and is one I recommend to anyone considering a graduate program. Some key benefits offered that made a difference to me: The flexible in-person and online class schedule A range of electives to peak your specific field of interest, including the option of a 2-week study abroad program in China through the Beijing Institute of Technology. The smaller, tight-knit class sizes that allowed an in-depth discussion to be had with peers and each professor. The communication and interpersonal skills gained in this environment are invaluable. Earning my MBA at St. Bonaventure has opened up a world of opportunities and the experience is one I will lean on throughout my professional career.
Mike Iulianello
Mondelēz International
Master of Business Administration
The two main differences I see in myself as a St. Bonaventure University graduate (compared with others in my field) are that I’m more motivated and I have a kinder spirit. I think the motivation comes from the fact that Bonaventure is a small school.
Emily Sorokes
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager at New York Magazine
Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications
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
The leadership program at St. Bonaventure offered a board curriculum to cultivate the attributes necessary to be a strong, confident and professional leader in today’s businesses.   This comprehensive program covered all aspects of business from marketing, planning, communications, and leadership. The skills I use every day. This program will nurture the instincts of a leader and teach students to focus their knowledge into the workplace to enhance their potential as a leadership professional.
Patrick Cluckey
NOCO Distribution LLC
Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership
St. Bonaventure’s leadership program was the best decision I made to help me grow both professionally and personally.   Not only did I make lasting connections and friendships, but I was provided the skill sets to further enhance my abilities in the corporate world. Shortly after completing the program, I was promoted to the international side of my company and have continued to grow.   It is true, St. Bonaventure University is the place to become extraordinary!   Sullivan, who earned her Master's in Professional Leadership from St. Bonaventure, is international business development manager (Asia) for Zippo Manufacturing Company in Bradford, Pa. 
Christy D. Sullivan
Zippo Manufacturing Company
Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership
If you want something that's helpful and marketable, this is a fabulous program [M.A. Integrated Marketing Communications].
Elaine Tooley
Executive Director of Presidential Communications at Wake Forest University
Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications
I truly believe the IMC program gave me an edge over other candidates.
Megan Wagner
Chief Marketist at MCMarCom
Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications
One aspect of the program I did not expect from an online course was the constant communication with classmates. I sometimes referred to the program as a master’s in my pocket.
Christopher T. Mardany
CPA, Vice President & Controller at Hearst Service Center
MA, Strategic Leadership