Richard J. Wehle
School of Business

Richard J. Wehle <br/>  School of Business

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Richard J. Wehle School of Business (WSB) at Canisius College. The WSB provides many of the best undergraduate, graduate, executive education, outreach, and lifelong learning programs in business throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region and beyond. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York.

We pursue excellence in all that we do, and that commitment shows in the strength of our programs and students. Our accounting students have consistently achieved some of the highest pass rates in the country on the CPA exam, and regularly finish first in New York State. Our finance students have the opportunity to be student fund managers of the Golden Griffin Fund, a $300,000 investment fund in a state-of-the-art financial markets lab. For the past six years, these students have competed in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge. After finishing at the top in New York State their first four years in the competition, the WSB team won the Global Finals in 2015, besting more than 4,000 students from 865 universities from around the world. Students in our Enactus program have regularly won regional competitions and finished in the top 16 in national competitions. Our Entrepreneurship students have won the best chapter award in national competitions five times. This program is supported by an advisory board of successful entrepreneurs who serve as mentors to our students. The College’s chapter of the American Marketing Association has been regularly recognized nationally as a “Chapter of Distinction” for its professional development programming.

The WSB benefits from hundreds successful alumni who lead businesses and other organizations that have a profound impact on the lives of others and on economic development throughout the region. The WSB is also directly engaged with the external business community through its two external-facing centers. For over 40 years, the Center for Professional Development (CPD) has been dedicated to providing lifelong professional education, developing workforce talent and promoting education in our community. The CPD offers a wide array of business seminars, custom training, and consulting, and has delivered its program to scores of firms and thousands of employees. The Women’s Business Center (WBC) is the region’s most comprehensive resource for business and professional women. Through its support from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the WBC offers a variety of programs and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.

As part of our Jesuit tradition, students in the Wehle School of Business are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others while gaining valuable, real-world business experience through course-based service learning projects. These projects allow students to contribute to the economic development and quality of life in the region, by working directly with charitable, human service, civic and cultural organizations as well as small businesses.

The Wehle School of Business is accredited by AACSB International; the premier accrediting agency for business programs in the world. We have been accredited longer than any other private business school in Western New York.

We invite you to explore our website, speak with us over the phone or tour our campus to learn more about the Richard J. Wehle School of Business and what we have to offer.

Daniel J. Borgia, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor of Finance
Richard J. Wehle School of Business
Canisius College, Bagen Hall 205A
2001 Main Street | Buffalo, NY 14208
Work: 716.888.2160 | Fax: 716.888.2145 | Email: 

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Mission Statement 

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business develops business professionals to lead within their organizations, to excel in the globally competitive marketplace and to behave as ethically and socially responsible individuals. This is achieved through teaching excellence, intellectual vigor and community involvement in the Jesuit tradition. 

Program Listings

Undergraduate Programs


Accounting Information Systems




Information Systems



Graduate Programs

MBA One Year

Evening MBA - Full or Part Time

MBA in Professional Accounting

Forensic Accounting

Business Community

Click here to learn more about our Center for Professional Development and our Women's Business Center.

Learning Goals and Objectives

Click here for the School of Business Learning Goals and Objectives.