Saint Francis University classes will be operating on a 2 hour delay for Friday, November 16, 2018. View the compressed class schedule.
With accredited undergraduate, graduate, and online 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.
1. Fast track: Undergraduate students have the option to complete their masters degree (MBA degree,
Online MBA or
Online MHRM) within five years. Double majoring is also possible within four years.
2. Personal touch: Small class sizes and interactive online tools allow our
award-winning faculty to advise each student with care and concern for their success.
3. Out-of-classroom opportunities: Prestigious internships,
Spring Break in London, and our nationally-ranked
ENACTUS team are just a few of the real-world experiences available to students.
4. Top notch facilities: After a multimillion dollar renovation,
Schwab Hall is poised to be a treasured academic facility for generations to come.
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Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.
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This was the ninth year that Saint Francis has participated in this prestigious event.
Approximately 60 attendees participated in a two-day seminar co-sponsored by CSOR at the annual meeting of the State Policy Network in Salt Lake City, Utah.
More than 30 Communications, Marketing, and Management students from the Shields School of Business traveled to Pittsburgh for a day-long Business Marketplace Excursion.
Terry Laughlin was a 1977 Accounting graduate.
The Saint Francis University Communications department hosted high school students from State College, Tussey Mountain, and New Day Charter, for the Pennsylvania State Press Association student journalism competition.
Over 200 Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, and other Business majors had the opportunity to meet with the accomplished alums, many of who were in their shoes just a few years ago.
Learn more about Mentorship Day
Students from Shields School of Business traveled to San Jose, CA to attend the ENACTUS World Cup.
While in Loretto, Mr. Smith met with classes, networked with students, and caught up with his former professors and mentors.
There is major demand for new pilots. The industry will more than double in size over the next 20 years. Read about Gabby's reasons for becoming a pilot through the new Aviation program.
Read Gabby's Story
The conference featured a distinguished group of panelists and presenters including a keynote from former Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner.
Rebecca Kasun is the first Saint Francis University student ever selected for this prestigious academic award.
Dr. Kelly Rhodes presented her study, Influencing Corporate Social Responsibility Decision Making in a Major League Baseball Team: A Case Study, as part of the conference.
The Hill TV sent film crews to The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation to interview Dr. Edward Timmons about licensing and regulations.
Watch the video
Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Roxana Cazan, along with some colleagues, truly valued meeting up with SFU alumnus, successful business leader, and generous benefactor, Mr. Bill Adamucci during a recent trip to Seattle, WA.
Learn more about their incredible trip
The Saint Francis University alumnus recalls the harrowing tale of his survival of the 2010 Alaskan plane crash that killed U.S. Senator Ted Stevens.
Read his incredible story
“We look forward to our continued partnership with CSOR as we work to ease overly burdensome requirements and make licenses more portable, especially for military spouses."
Learn more about the project
Tiffany Farabaugh’s incredible drive led her to a career at one of the largest retailers in the world.
Tami Clark details what it's like to be an adult learner at Saint Francis, and how the experience changed her life.
Learn more about Tami Clark
Saint Francis University’s Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has officially proposed reforms of several state job licensing boards.
Learn more about the historic reforms
Dr. Timmons highlighted some anomalies with respect to occupational licensing laws in Texas.
Two Saint Francis University Shields School of Business Alums will open the 27th franchise location of the Meadows Original Frozen Custard.
The Shields School of Business Enactus Team is proud to announce the award of a $5000 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Project Grant.
A unique partnership between local business and the Saint Francis University Shields School of Business is providing students opportunities to learn outside the classroom and engage in community outreach.
Inside the Program
CSOR hosted Dr. Dick Carpenter, Director of Strategic Research for the Institute for Justice. He discussed his new book, Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit.
The SFU Professor in Residency Program is giving students at local Catholic high schools an opportunity to receive college credits, without leaving their classroom.
Learn more about the program
Dr. Edward Timmons' article, entitled "More and More Jobs Today Require a License. That's Good For Some Workers, But Not Always For Consumers", highlights the effects of occupational licensing.
Read the article
The Shields School of Business eight business programs fully met the IACBE's nine principles of excellence in business education without notations of improvement being required.
Learn more about accreditation
Graduate and undergraduate students from the Shields School
of Business at Saint Francis University presented their research findings on April 16th at the Dr. Albert Zanzuccki Endowed Chair 9th Annual Spring Poster Session. Students
who have conducted research on a topic related to business, marketing
analytics, human resources or economics were encouraged to submit their
School Of Business 9th Annual Spring Poster Session
Nicole Neal is the Director of Operations for the Air Force Audit Agency at Andrews Air Force Base, MD.
Read Nicole's journey from top athlete to Air Force honoree
"One one of our strengths as a university—and especially within the Shields School of Business—is the incredible success of our alumni and their strong affinity for our school and programs.”
How the SAM: Flash Forward Program works
On October 21st, CSOR collaborated with the Institute for Humane Studies' at George Mason University to host a colloquium focused on criminal justice reform. Professor Brian Meehan from Berry College facilitated the discussion entitled: "Reforming the System: Criminal Justice in the U.S."
CSOR Student Colloquim
CSOR Fellows J.J. Hazenstab and Geoff Ford presented their academcis research at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Private Enterprise Education in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Check out their SFU story
CSOR Hawaii Conference
Geoffrey Ford, recent SFU alumus and former CSOR reseach fellow, secured employment with a division of Leonardo DRS in Johnstown, PA, as a Program Finance Analyst in the Navel Electronics division. During his time at SFU, Geoff majored in economics, minored in finance, and served as the president of the Society of Economic Analysis club.
Geoffrey Ford's Spotlight
Sydney Petro loves to sing for special events, but upon her graduation in 2018, she has even bigger plans to become an event planner in Pittsburgh, using her marketing degree to help along the way.
Read her story
2002 Management grad Jason Hite was named a “2016 Game Changer" by Workforce Magazine.
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The move-in dust has settled, and our students are getting down to business with the first week of classes already under their belts!
Check out statistics, video links, photo galleries and more
The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of the Saint Francis University Magazine has hit the shelves (and is in the mail)!
Catch up on all the latest stories in this issue
What do Seattle's "most socially responsible crouton" and Saint Francis University have in common? Bill Adamucci (Economics '66), that's what.
Bill Adamucci Profile
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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