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Shields School of Business

With accredited undergraduate, graduate, and online business, communications, and criminal justice degrees, the Shields School of Business affords students every opportunity to obtain a high-caliber, student-centric and values-based business education. Our graduates have the knowledge, skills, confidence, and experience needed to succeed personally and professionally.

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    Accredited Business Degrees
    at Saint Francis University

    Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

    Accredited Degrees Offered:

    List of Accredited Business Degrees at SFU

    Student Achievement/Career Placement Results:

    IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement Form Summary Results 2019-2020

  • Undergraduate Degrees

    in the Shields School of Business 

    Accelerated BS to MBA or MHRM
    Accelerated 3+1 and five-year options  
    BS,  Entrepreneurship Concentration,  BS to MBA, Minor    
    Business Analytics
    BS,  BS to MBA, Minor  
    BS, Digital Media Concentration, Integrated Marketing Concentration, Minor   
    Criminal Justice 
    BA, BS, Cybersecurity Concentration, Criminal Justice Minor, Sociology Minor
    BS, Entrepreneurship Concentration,  Ph.D. Track, BS to MBA, Minor    
    BS,  Entrepreneurship Concentration,  BS to MBA, Minor    
    Global Business Management/International Business
    (BS, BS to MBA, Minor)    
     BS,  Entrepreneurship Concentration,  Healthcare Management Concentration, Sports Management Minor, BS to MBA, BS to MHRM, Minor 
    Management Information Systems
    BS, Cybersecurity Concentration, Entrepreneurship Concentration, BS to MBA, Minor       
    BS,  Digital Media Concentration, Entrepreneurship Concentration,  BS to MBA, Minor  

  • Graduate Degrees 

    Online and In-Person

    MBA Specializations 

    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Health Care Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Systems & Project Management
    • Leadership and Ethical Management
    • Marketing
    • Sports Management
  • School News

    • Alicia Plemmons(1)

      CSOR Announces New Research Affiliate During Annual Conference

      CSOR officially announced a fourth research affiliate during their annual occupational regulation conferenceDr. Alicia Plemmons is an Assistant Professor in the Economics & Finance Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her research uses applied spatial and econometric methods to understand how policy changes affect labor markets. Find more information under our 'research affilates' tab! 

    • Covid - 19

      Combating COVID-19 with Licensing Reform

      Director Dr. Edward Timmons, Legislative Research Analyst Ethan Bayne, and Research Analyst Conor Norris continue to compile a policy brief outlining the emergency occupational licensing reforms implemented by states for combating COVID-19. Visit our website for our April 15th revisions. 

    • Already reaching higher, striving to go far

      Desmend, an incoming freshman in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program, is no stranger to Saint Francis University. Participating in the University’s Upward Bound Program, he was one of only 1,000 scholarship recipients, out of 53,000 applicants across the U.S. 

      Read his story

    • More than just numbers

      For the past five decades Sam Ranaudo has been helping families plan for and enjoy their futures. As a chartered financial consultant, he takes pride in knowing that his advice has put generations of families through school; has prepared couples for retirement; and has provided for families in some of their most dismal times.

      Read Sam's story

    • Poland Bound: World Youth Day 2016

      Matthew Fraley (Digital Media/Marketing major) has been selected to take part in the Knights Pilgrimage to Krakow and World Youth Day 2016. Congratulations!

      Learn more about the trip.

    • Eyeing the Goal: Pablo Medina

      Pablo Medina came to Saint Francis University from Mexico City, Mexico to play Division I Soccer and now is on the cusp of leaving it as a young investment banker executive with Bank of America – Merrill Lynch. 

      Read Pablo's story

    • On a Mission

      During her time at Saint Francis University, alumna Leah Kessler was heavily involved in clubs and activities. Now, she is spending time on mission trips, serving as a representative for Bausch + Lomb, where she currently works. 

      Alumni Profile Leah Kessler

    • Nationals, here we come.

      The Saint Francis University chapter of ENACTUS is headed to the National Exposition after winning the title “Regional Champions” in the ENACTUS Regional Competition.

      Find out when Nationals are

    • Happy 10th anniversary, Spring Break in London!

      Founded 10 years ago by Dr. Frye, Dean of the School of Business, the Spring Break trip to London celebrated its 10th anniversary. Over the 10 ten years, approximately 210 students have made memories and experienced life abroad in London. 

      Read more about the trip