Bóna completed his undergraduate studies in Budapest and Paris, then obtained his Ph. D. at MIT in 1997 as a student of Richard P. Stanley. Since 1999, he has taught at the University of Florida, where in 2010 he was inducted to the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.
Bóna's main fields of research include the combinatorics of permutations, as well as enumerative and analytic combinatorics. Since 2010, he has been one of the editors-in-chief of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.
- Miklós Bóna (2011). A Walk Through Combinatorics. Singapore: World Scientific. ISBN 9814460001.
- Miklós Bóna (2012). Combinatorics of Permutations. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press & Chapman Hall. ISBN 1439850518.
- Miklós Bóna (2012). Introduction to Enumerative Combinatorics. Boston: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 007312561X.
- Miklós Bóna and Sergei Shabanov (2012). Concepts in Calculus. Gainesville, FL: Orange Grove Texts Plus. ISBN 1616101709.
- Miklós Bóna, ed. (2015). Handbook of Enumerative Combinatorics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press & Chapman Hall. ISBN 9781482220858.