Testimonials

Student 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.

Testimonials

Military

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

Leadership

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

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

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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

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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

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Sports Journalism

Some of the best opportunities I’ve had in my career have been through St. Bonaventure. The baseline of accuracy, fairness, thoroughness—those stay with me every day. They are the elements of my process I do every day on the job.

- Adrian Wojnarowski
NBA Senior Insider, ESPN
Class of 1991

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These journalism programs are grounded firmly in the real world and have a close eye on continued evolution for both the programs and the students in them. Talented alumni at the top of their fields contributed to an equally talented and dedicated faculty to ensure the right mix of academia and real-world applications.

- Chris LaPlaca
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
ESPN

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Sports journalism, like all journalism, relies on the fundamental skills of developing sources, writing or broadcasting engaging stories based on a wealth of reporting. In the SBU sports master's programs, those key areas will be addressed and highlighted.

- Donna Ditota
Sportswriter
The Post-Standard

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It's exciting to see the new Sports Journalism master's program being offered at SBU. It’s a rapidly changing business, but with the advancements in technology and evolution of digital media, there are more job opportunities than ever. Some of the nation’s best sports journalists have come through the Jandoli School, so I am proud to see SBU’s commitment to advancing its learning opportunities.

- Rayna Banks
Senior Managing Producer
ESPN

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Not only will the program set you up for success, but you'll have access to an alumni base that will actually talk to you. Being a small school has its perks.

- Stephon Johnson
Staff Writer
New York Amsterdam News

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Integrated Marketing

I put together presentations every other day here… the volume of data I can sift through, put into a presentation, and present out without practicing is now a seasoned tool in my tool belt!

- Beth Moore
Senior Marketing Associate, Fischer-Price
Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications

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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

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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

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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

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MBA

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

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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

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Digital Journalism

St. Bonaventure is a special place that nurtures and develops a student's whole self, and not just their career skills. There are lot of places where one can prepare for a career, but St. Bonaventure is uniquely positioned to develop students who are then prepared to both do well and do good in the world.

- Eric Fisher
US Editor
SportBusiness

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The greatest part of the academic experience was the preponderance of professors who weren’t content merely saying they cared, but showed it.

- Michael Vaccaro
Lead Sports Columnist
New York Post

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My greatest mentors come from SBU. I could reach out to a professor at any time and ask if I was making the right choice or presenting myself in the right way. I am mostly grateful for being pushed constantly to better myself by many professors.

- Shannon Shepherd
Buffalo Bills beat reporter
Sports Illustrated

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Not only will the program set you up for success, but you'll have access to an alumni base that will actually talk to you. Being a small school has its perks.

- Stephon Johnson
Staff Writer
New York Amsterdam News

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