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St. John's University Tobin College of Business (Staten Island) Full Time MBA

The MBA curriculum is designed to allow for innovative approaches to in-class learning and expands on the development of a real world skill-set that students can apply immediately to their emerging careers. Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits or a maximum of 54 to graduate.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 350

Program Information

St. John's University The Peter J. Tobin College of Business Says

The MBA curriculum is designed to allow for innovative approaches to in-class learning and expands on the development of a real world skill-set that students can apply immediately to their emerging careers. Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits or a maximum of 54 to graduate.

Specializations Offered: Accounting, General Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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Program Rankings

LinkedIn

#15 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 81% accepted out of 382 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 25
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 550
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

To apply to the Tobin School of Business, students must submit official undergraduate transcripts, a current resume, and official GMAT scores, no more than five years old. Currently, the average GMAT score for accepted applicants is 540, and the average GPA is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. An undergraduate business degree is not a pre-requisite of the progra...To apply to the Tobin School of Business, students must submit official undergraduate transcripts, a current resume, and official GMAT scores, no more than five years old. Currently, the average GMAT score for accepted applicants is 540, and the average GPA is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. An undergraduate business degree is not a pre-requisite of the program; in fact, 37 percent of current students joined the program from other major disciplines.

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Important Dates

Round 1
May

1

Deadline
September

3

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 351
Percent International Students 50%
Total Full-Time Faculty 147
Full-Time Faculty 67%

Student Life

As with most MBA programs, many people commute to class since they have full-time jobs, but since the two campuses are located in major cities those who do attend find the commute “very convenient.” In New York there are campuses in both Manhattan and Queens and students love that they can choose classes in either borough. This option makes it “easier to fit [in] trips to campus” in students’ schedules. There are also plenty of opportunities to study abroad and students can sign up to visit, or even attend class­es, at the Rome campus as well. Many find this opportunity to be “a truly amazing expe­rience.” It is easier for students studying abroad as well since all of the classes are taught in English, but foreign students still get the flavor of living in a new city with other stu­dents who have “come from all over the world.” Both campuses have plenty to do for those living on campus, or just looking to hang around after class since there are “lots of different kinds of organizations.” In addition, the “random activities that take place here are great ways to battle the stress of an MBA.”Students tend to be a fairly mixed group of people; their personalities and backgrounds are all quite unique. “Some students are extremely competitive, while others are a bit more relaxed,” but the mixing of different groups really makes class discussions “vibrant.” Despite any differences, students still greatly respect one another and define the student body as “independent, hard-working, and smart.” As far as school adminis­tration goes, there seems to be a “requisite amount of difficulty when it comes to doing basically anything,” but the “administrators are accessible and generally helpful” as well as “very accommodating” to many of the students' needs. With the convenient locations and “hard-working” students, many find a “very fulfilled life” at SJU.

Career

St. John's Career Center helps students in a variety of ways: it offers them assistance in writing a resume, searching for jobs, selecting appropriate courses, and evaluating potential job offers. In addition, St. John’s promotes an on-campus group called Career Peers, which connects students to a group of other students their own age who are trained to answer any job search questions they might have. The school personalizes the center so students do not have to search through an answer database for help. There are two major campuses: one in Rome and one in New York City, and students find ample job opportunities in both. There are “good connections” in New York, “specifically in finance,” and in Rome many students intern with the UN'S World Food Program, which “offers an incredible resume boost.” Indeed the university is “very up-to-date with the job market,” and it helps it students make themselves some of the "most marketable" graduates in the tri-state area.

The Princeton Review

About

For over 80 years, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business has offered future business leaders a strong foundation in management education. Our flexible curriculum, network of over 35,000 alumni worldwide, talented and dedicated faculty, outstanding resources and commitment to a values-based business education all make the college unique in providing business leadership skills.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

St. John’s University’s business school, the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, enjoys quite a reputation, and deservedly so. Many students say they applied to the school on its “good reputation,” let alone the fact that it offers students many unique perks through­out its program. One of the main academic draws to the school is its Risk Management Program. The School of Risk Management is a 10-story campus located in one building in downtown Manhattan. In addition to their “very strong curriculum,” the School of Risk Management building also houses the Center for Professional Education, the divi­sion of the School of Risk Management that provides custom and non-degree granting programs, the Insurance Hall of Fame and the world famous Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library.One of the true hallmarks of any good university includes its professors, and St. John’s follows this precedent. While there are some teachers at SJU that the occasional student identifies as, “not helpful and stressful,” the vast majority of professors here “convey a true commitment and investment in the university and the students,” and provide "excellent lectures." Many teachers are “experienced in the fields they teach or oversee,” which allows them to “provide the latest information” from the business world and “apply [the] concepts in class [to] real world examples.” This kind of teaching provides “valuable insight” into the business world, which is useful since most students either work full-time or are looking for a job. By offering real world experience, instead of only tests, the school demonstrates that it is “more focused on [the] growth of its students than it is on what grade they get at the end of the year.”

The Princeton Review

Academic

The M.B.A. curriculum offers enhanced flexibility for students to design a program that best meets their own professional and personal objectives. Courses in social responsibility, managing in today's complex environment, and the ethics of management are required of all students and serve as its foundation.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The Main Library of the University is in St. Augustine's Hall, located on the Queens Campus, which hosts a "Graduate Commons" specifically dedicated to our graduate population. Together with the collections of the Loretto Memorial Library on the Staten Island Campus, the Law School Library, the Oakdale Campus Library, and the Rome Campus Library, the total University Libraries collections number 1.7 million volumes and include more than 6,000 periodic subscriptions. These materials support course offerings as well as student cultural and recreational interests. Collections include government documents and audiovisual materials. There is also an extensive collection of indexes, abstracts, and full text databases.

    The Financial Information Lab in Marillac Hall enhances the education we deliver through the establishment of a learning environment that brings real-time news, market information, financial data and industry-class analytical tools to our students and faculty.” This type of facility enables our students to learn about and live in the financial markets in business environments and situations throughout the world.

    The Tools: The Financial Information Lab offers state-of-the-art software systems and databases to support hands-on, real-world student learning as well as faculty research. Its core application is FactSet, an extremely flexible set of applications which processes accounting data, securities prices and performance, portfolio analysis, earnings estimates, expansive economics data series, fixed income, and information on mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, and private placements.

    Computers:

    All 33 computers upgraded in 2011 and equipped with dual display, side-by-side monitors. FactSet (www.factset.com) software, a premium suite of financial analytical tools and databases, installed on all 32 stations on the floor and at the podium. 12 stations equipped with both the Bloomberg system and FactSet. Two printers with ID swipe control. Wall-Mounted LCD Screens:

    Full screen mode for DirecTV, or A multi-windowed presentation with DirecTV broadcast in the largest window, stock tickers running along the bottom, and market highlights and St. John's announcements displayed in the side window. DirecTV Channels:

    Bloomberg CNBC CNBC World Court TV Discovery Health Fox News Channel CNN MSNBC Headline News Current TV Travel Channel Weather Channel C-SPAN C-SPAN2

    Audio/Visual Features:

    A podium is equipped with a computer, dual monitors, a microphone, laptop connector, and DVD/VCR player, along with a control panel. The microphone and audio feed through six speakers set into the ceiling. There are three ceiling projectors...one for each of the PC monitors and the third (nearest to the podium) for either a laptop, DVD or VCR image. World Clocks: A digital strip of clocks sits above the main entry/exit door between the FIL and Marillac microlab and displays the time in six different parts of the world, starting with New York and moving east to London, Beirut, New Delhi, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

    Tracker Board: The Tracker Board conjures up images of the "big board" at the NYSE. It displays, on a scrolling basis:

    The list and current prices of the holdings of The Tobin College of Business undergraduate and graduate Student-Managed Investment Funds (SMIFs). Values of major domestic and international stock indices. Futures contract prices. Currency exchange rates. Treasury security rates and quotes. Market prices of major sector ETFs (consumer discretionary, consumer staples, healthcare, utilities, energy, telecommunications, information tech, industrials, materials, financials.) Competitive Advantage: Building on our traditions of producing business practitioners who recognize opportunities and use these to competitive advantage, the College is moving in a direction that will further build visibility for programs in all of our major areas of study.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    The International Student Office provides special orientation and support services for these students.

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Various student organizations

  • Peer Tutoring Programs
  • Research Facilities:

    The Main Library of the University is in St. Augustine's Hall, located on the Queens Campus, which hosts a "Graduate Commons" specifically dedicated to our graduate population. Together with the collections of the Loretto Memorial Library on the Staten Island Campus, the Law School Library, the Oakdale Campus Library, and the Rome Campus Library, the total University Libraries collections number 1.7 million volumes and include more than 6,000 periodic subscriptions. These materials support course offerings as well as student cultural and recreational interests. Collections include government documents and audiovisual materials. There is also an extensive collection of indexes, abstracts, and full text databases.

    The Financial Information Lab in Marillac Hall enhances the education we deliver through the establishment of a learning environment that brings real-time news, market information, financial data and industry-class analytical tools to our students and faculty.” This type of facility enables our students to learn about and live in the financial markets in business environments and situations throughout the world.

    The Tools: The Financial Information Lab offers state-of-the-art software systems and databases to support hands-on, real-world student learning as well as faculty research. Its core application is FactSet, an extremely flexible set of applications which processes accounting data, securities prices and performance, portfolio analysis, earnings estimates, expansive economics data series, fixed income, and information on mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, and private placements.

    Computers:

    All 33 computers upgraded in 2011 and equipped with dual display, side-by-side monitors. FactSet (www.factset.com) software, a premium suite of financial analytical tools and databases, installed on all 32 stations on the floor and at the podium. 12 stations equipped with both the Bloomberg system and FactSet. Two printers with ID swipe control. Wall-Mounted LCD Screens:

    Full screen mode for DirecTV, or A multi-windowed presentation with DirecTV broadcast in the largest window, stock tickers running along the bottom, and market highlights and St. John's announcements displayed in the side window. DirecTV Channels:

    Bloomberg CNBC CNBC World Court TV Discovery Health Fox News Channel CNN MSNBC Headline News Current TV Travel Channel Weather Channel C-SPAN C-SPAN2

    Audio/Visual Features:

    A podium is equipped with a computer, dual monitors, a microphone, laptop connector, and DVD/VCR player, along with a control panel. The microphone and audio feed through six speakers set into the ceiling. There are three ceiling projectors...one for each of the PC monitors and the third (nearest to the podium) for either a laptop, DVD or VCR image. World Clocks: A digital strip of clocks sits above the main entry/exit door between the FIL and Marillac microlab and displays the time in six different parts of the world, starting with New York and moving east to London, Beirut, New Delhi, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

    Tracker Board: The Tracker Board conjures up images of the "big board" at the NYSE. It displays, on a scrolling basis:

    The list and current prices of the holdings of The Tobin College of Business undergraduate and graduate Student-Managed Investment Funds (SMIFs). Values of major domestic and international stock indices. Futures contract prices. Currency exchange rates. Treasury security rates and quotes. Market prices of major sector ETFs (consumer discretionary, consumer staples, healthcare, utilities, energy, telecommunications, information tech, industrials, materials, financials.) Competitive Advantage: Building on our traditions of producing business practitioners who recognize opportunities and use these to competitive advantage, the College is moving in a direction that will further build visibility for programs in all of our major areas of study.

  • Study Abroad:

    Rome, Italy London, United Kingdom Other countries vary each year

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of St. John's University The Peter J. Tobin College of Business include:

Thomas Anderson - SVP/Chairman, American Express

Pascal Desroches - SVP and Controller, Time Warner, Inc.

Vincent Coleman - Vice Chairman, Pricewaterhousecoopers

Kathryn Morrissey - President, Global Wholesale Markets, AT&T

Diane D'Erasmo - EVP, HSBC Bank USA

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 16%
Three Month Employment 11%
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