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School of Business

The Shields School of Business enables students and graduates to know more, do more, and be more. Our credo is to enable you to be successful in business, while being educated in the Franciscan tradition where there is a mind for excellence, a heart for service, and spirit for peace and justice. We deliver a high-caliber, student-centric and values-based business education. Our graduates have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be spiritually fulfilled in life and successful in professional careers.


  • Accredited Degrees

    IACBE

    Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

    • Master of Business Administration (MBA), with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Information Management, Labor Relations, and Marketing.
    • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Majors in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing

    View our IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form Summary Results 2015-2016

    • Workforce Magazine August Cover Spotlight

      HR Game Changer

      2002  Management grad Jason Hite was named a  “2016 Game Changer" by Workforce Magazine. 

      Get the details

    • Family Weekend 2016_Spotlight

      A Family-Fun Weekend

      Join us for a full weekend of fun activities planned for you and your family from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2!

      Learn more and view the schedule of events

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      Back to school

      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

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      Extra, Extra!

      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

    • Bill Adamucci FareStart Spotlight Image

      Giving homeless a FareStart

      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 Phillips_MegaHERO

      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

    • ACCT Sam Ranaudo Content

      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

    • WYD spotlight

      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.

    • Jose Medina Spotlight profile

      Eyeing the Goal

      Jose 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. 

      Jose Medina Profile

    • BUS_Kessler_Spotlight

      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

    • BUS_EnactusRegional2016_Spotlight

      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

    • BUS_LondonTrip16_Spotlight

      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

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