Shields School of Business in Schwab Hall

Saint Francis University

Shields School of Business

Preparing ethical leaders for careers in finance, accounting, management, analytics, marketing, communications, criminal justice, and more.

Focused on Values-Based Leadership

The Shields School of Business

The Shields School of Business offers high-caliber, professional education blended with an integrated liberal arts foundation, all grounded in Franciscan ethics and values.


Located in Schwab Hall, you’ll find our business school’s culture is dynamic, engaging, relationship-oriented, and focused on learning by doing. We believe that professional education should not be limited to what takes place in the classroom and what is written in textbooks. Education needs to be “experienced” in a much deeper and more realistic manner inside and outside the traditional classroom. Our leaders today are destined to become the leaders of tomorrow!

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Degree Programs in the Shields School of Business

With accredited undergraduate, graduate, and online degrees, the Shields School of Business affords your every opportunity to obtain a high-caliber, student-centric, and values-based business education. Dedicated faculty, staff, and accomplished alumni will mentor you every step of the way, preparing you for careers in finance, accounting, management, analytics, marketing, communications, criminal justice, and more.


Choose your Program

High-caliber, professional education blended with an integrated liberal arts foundation, all grounded in Franciscan values.


A personalized approach to learning and leading

The Shields School of Business faculty provide an advantageous mix of accomplished practitioners and academicians experienced in teaching adult learners. They teach subjects within their areas of professional expertise and represent the best blend of theoretical and practical knowledge appropriate to professional graduate education. Guest speakers and site visits augment the instruction in several courses to enrich the value of the program. 


Dr. Randy Frye
Dean, School of Business

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What sets the Shields School of Business apart from the rest?

  • Fast Track: Undergraduate students have the option to complete their masters degree (MBA degree, MHRM degree, Online MBA or Online MHRM) within five years. Double majoring is also possible within four years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 

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