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graduate prograMs

in business, CoMMuniCation & leadersHip and sport adMinistration

Move up in business, Move forward in life. With a degree from the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College, you’ll face your professional future with confidence and experience. You might learn to detect financial fraud, and help bring honesty to industry. You might travel abroad with our international business program, or accelerate your career through the only one-year MBA program in Western New York. Whatever field you choose, you’ll pair research with field experience. And our Jesuit tradition will add ethical studies to your coursework, so you’ll learn to face professional challenges with a positive, change-oriented attitude.

AACSB International Accreditation

prograMs of study The Richard J. Wehle School of Business graduate programs: • One-Year MBA • Evening MBA • MBA in Professional Accounting • MS in Forensic Accounting • MS in International Business College of Arts and Sciences: • MS in Communication & Leadership School of Education and Human Services • MS in Sport Administration

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a recognition fewer than 5% of the world’s business schools attain. So when you show them your degree, employers will recognize its quality at a single glance. Faculty & Staff Our faculty members understand business intellectually and practically. They bring experience to every course they teach, and many hold PhDs in their fields. This balance between theory and practice gives our professors an edge. In every course, they combine quality instruction with flexibility designed for working adults. So – online or in person – you’ll get a world-class education with a real-world point of view. Get to know them at Masters of Business Alumni Association (MBAA) Graduating from Canisius with a degree in business will place you in an elite community. Our Masters of Business Alumni Association (MBAA) includes middle and senior managers from a diverse range of organizations. Our membership reaches across the globe. The connections you form as part of this network will last throughout your career. And the friendships you form will last throughout your life.



tHe first rule of business: INVEST WISELY. Master of Business Administration, One-Year MBA – 51 credit hours

In our One-Year MBA program, you’ll learn to solve problems. Our two-phase curriculum is rooted in real business experience. First is the Formulation Phase, when you’ll identify business problems, recognize the key issues involved, and develop solutions. Second is the Implementation Phase, where you’ll introduce solutions to organizations and evaluate your results. All the while, you’ll build relationships with classmates and faculty that will strengthen and bolster your career.

Note: Our One-Year and Evening MBA programs are open to students with any undergraduate major. Program Highlights • Begin your program in late August and graduate in mid-August the following year. • Attend daytime classes full time during fall, spring and summer semesters. • Study in a quiet, dedicated classroom that’s available 24 hours a day. • Interact with guest speakers from the Buffalo business community through our Professional Leadership Series. • Explore local, national and international internship opportunities. • Learn from a member of the Buffalo business community, who will mentor you throughout the program.

wHere our aluMni are working Senior Financial Analyst – AIG, New York City Marketing Representative – Largo, Toronto Key Accounts Manager – Mentholatum Vice President – Key Bank Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery – Catholic Health

advanCe your Career WITHOUT LOSING MOMENTUM. Master of Business Administration, Evening MBA – 48 credit hours

Our Evening MBA program is designed to be flexible, making it as convenient as possible for you to pursue your education without interrupting your career. Here, you can study at your own pace. Take as few as three credit hours per semester, or as many as 12. You can complete your studies in as few as 16 months, or just take your time. The choice is up to you.

Note: Our One-Year and Evening MBA programs are open to students with any undergraduate major.

Specialized Concentrations • • • • • • •

Program Highlights

Accounting Financial Services Global Supply Chain Information Technology International Business Leadership and Change Marketing in the New Economy

• Attend classes once a week from 6 pm to 9 pm. • Interact with the business community in our capstone course. • Take some of your courses at our Main Street campus and others at the Canisius Center for Professional Development. • Receive course waivers for qualifying undergraduate business coursework.

wHere our aluMni are working Senior Director of Donor Services – United Way Senior Manager – M&T Bank Interactive Marketing Manager – Coca-Cola, Atlanta Partner – Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP Project Coordinator – Sparkable, Germany

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aCCount for YOUR FUTURE. MBA in Proffessional Accounting – 70 credit hours

Through our MBA in professional accounting, you’ll gain everything you need for your career. You’ll study theory and practice. You’ll pair field experience with analytical courses. You can earn an MBA and qualify for the New York CPA exam in a single program of study. And you won’t simply qualify; CPA exam results rank us the #2 medium-sized program in New York state. While industries rise and fall, businesses will always need exceptional accountants. Our program will set you up for success in a profession that’s always in demand.

Note: The MBA in Professional Accounting is designed for students without an undergraduate degree in accounting.

Program Highlights • Attend classes part time in the evenings or full time with evening and day courses. • Interact with over 50 accounting professionals in our Council on Accountancy. • Intern in public accounting, industry or government.

wHere our aluMni are working Partner – Dopkins & Company, LLP Internal Audit Officer – First Financial Group Comptroller – City of Buffalo Deputy Comptroller – City of Buffalo Controller – eMeter Corporation, San Francisco Supervisor – Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.

CalCulate your future AS A NUMBERS TRACKER. MS in Forensic Accounting – 30 credit hours

With an MS in forensic accounting, you’ll expand your opportunities exponentially. Forensic accounting is more than crunching numbers. Detect and prevent fraud. Investigate financial oddities. Audit legal records. You might play a critical role in breaking down financial complexities, or you might reinforce fiscal business strategies. Either way, recent regulations have made forensic accountants widely sought after.

Note: To pursue your master’s in forensic accounting at Canisius, an undergraduate degree in accounting is required. Program satisfies New York’s 150-hour requirement for CPA certification. What You’ll Gain • Tools for detecting and preventing fraudulent behavior in financial data. • Understanding of fraud, fraud use and criminal behavior. • Ability to navigate legal matters such as bankruptcy. • Ethical decision-making skills.

wHere our aluMni are working Staff Auditor – Ernst & Young, New York City Field Examiner – Dopkins ABL Consulting Services Staff Accountant – Chiampou, Travis, Besaw & Kershner Senior Accountant – Lumsden & McCormick, LLP

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pursue a world OF POSSIBILITIES. MS in International Business – 33 credit hours

As an online program, our MS in international business will meet you where you are. At the same time, we’ll take you beyond your comfort zone and into the international business community with our integrated study abroad experience. Your study will be flexible, yet challenging. No matter your undergraduate background, an international business degree will make you highly valuable in today’s global economy.

What You’ll Gain • Understanding of international business environments. • Knowledge of international competition and its effect on business. • Strategies to manage international impact on corporations. Study Abroad • Gain business experience while spending one or two weeks in London, Brussels and Paris. • Immerse yourself in the cultural business climate of a foreign country during a full semester abroad.

wHere our aluMni are working Marketing Manager – Rich Products International Systems Analyst – Moog Senior Buyer – Johnson & Johnson Project Manager - WTS

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leading THROUGH CHANGE. MS in Communication & Leadership – 36 credit hours

An MS in communication & leadership will transform you into a leader. You’ll learn effective communication and leadership strategies. Prepare to meet global business challenges by blending communication and MBA courses with studies in human interaction, persuasion and organizational contexts. By graduation, you’ll be a creative problem solver. On any team environment, you’ll be prepared to play a pivotal role. Wherever your degree takes you, you’ll be able to pioneer innovation and inspire change.

Concentrations • Organizational Leadership • Managing Not-for-Profit Organizations • Integrated Marketing Communication Program Highlights • Blend research and theory to answer big questions about business and society in a culminating capstone project. • Choose from flexible evening, weekend and summer courses to complete your degree at the pace that’s best for you.

wHere our aluMni are working Assistant Vice President – Key Bank Director of Human Resources – Catholic Health Systems Marketing Designer – New Era Cap Marketing Manager – Fisher-Price Inc. Assistant Director of Annual Fund – Harvard Law School Director of External Relations – Buffalo Museum of Science Strategic Insights Consultant – Chicago Area Non-Profits p


BE PROFESSIONALLY COMPETITIVE. MS in Sport Administration Online – 33 credit hours On campus – 42 credit hours

The Master of Sport Administration program at Canisius College will help you step up your professional game. It’s one of a select few U.S. master’s programs approved by the North American Society for Sport Management. The program will equip you with skills to be an effective manager in a wide range of sport-related enterprises. You might manage intercollegiate athletics, or work with amateur and professional sports teams. Join a sport-marketing firm, manage special athletic events, or undertake the management of sports facilities.

Program Highlights • Start when it works best for you – fall, spring, or summer. • Learn from current leaders in the sport industry with real-world experience. • Gain valuable industry experience through internships, industry case studies, distinguished guest lectures, and trips to conferences. •

Choose from specializations including professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, and sport event management.

Partner with the community through MSA Cares, our vibrant community service program.

• Intern in the sport industry during our program’s capstone experience, anywhere in the United States or even internationally. • Study in a major league city with an array of professional sport opportunities. • Complete your degree in just two years. •

Join our network of 400 alumni that connects internship and job opportunities with sport organizations and agencies across the nation.

WhERE OuR STuDENTS LEARN AND WORK Atlanta Braves Big Ten Conference Buffalo Bills Buffalo Sabres Cenergy Sports & Entertainment Cleveland Cavaliers Disney Wide World of Sports First Niagara Center Kelly For Kids Foundation Major League Baseball (MLB) Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Miami Dolphins National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) NFLPA/NFL Players, Inc. Octagon Marketing San Francisco 49ers Toronto Raptors Tulane University Villanova University United States Olympic Committee United States Soccer Federation University of Buffalo Yale University Velocity Sports & Entertainment

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