Overview

Applicants
214
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.25
Years Work Experience
3.4
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
468 - 568
GPA
2.94 - 3.58

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
97

53
Part-time
47
Full-time
22
Underrepresented Minorities
22
Female


Students Say

Saint Joseph University’s proud “Jesuit tradition” challenges students “intellectual abilities” while providing “a holistic business education.” “Saint Joseph’s University has a solid academic reputation and offers scheduling flexibility for working students.” The Finance program in particular has a “great reputation” especially in the Philadelphia area. SJU has “strong alumni ties in the region” and students love the location in one of America’s most famous Eastern cities. Students are very pleased with the “fairly priced” and “reasonable” tuition. “The part time MBA is flexible and recognized,” and the school offers the “freedom to attend classes online or on campus.” The Jesuit tradition is infused in the culture of SJU, something many students love. “The idea of social responsibility and teaching individuals for the greater good of society is a real focal point,” one student declares, “and I think that is something our country needs at the moment.”

“Course offerings have been plentiful and variable (allowing the available times to easily fit your work/home schedules),” one Project Management student reports. “Professors and Faculty are excellent,” although some complain the administration “sometimes makes questionable decisions related to the quality of students accepted into the program.” Others say “the administration is extremely helpful particularly regarding picking classes.” “Almost everyone is helpful and informative” and “you can tell the faculty and staff really care and are passionate about the school.” Courses at SJU “[integrate] past and present business techniques and concepts.” As at many schools, your academic experience “really comes down to which professors you have that make or break your experience.” Still, “generally the Professors are well rounded” and “very supportive of students.” “So far so good,” reports a Business and Finance student. “I am about to begin my third semester and have only great things to say about Saint Joseph’s University.” Another likens SJU to “the picture of a well-oiled machine” and says “from the moment I showed up at an information session until now, my ninth week of my first semester, every experience has been a positive one.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics
Finance

Certificate Programs

Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Marketing


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
We offer a Marketing course entitled "Sustainability: A Global Perspective." This course is a Gateway level course that students can choose at the start of their MBA program. We also offer a Management elective course entitled "Leading for Sustainability."

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
The guidance given to students is based on their expressing interest during a career counseling appointment (or discovering it through their occupational research) http://www.sju.edu/int/studentlife/studentresources/careers/students/related/environment.html

School's environmental commitment 1:
Net Impact chapter at Saint Joseph's University http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/hsb/grad/mba/students/current/netimpact.html/

School's environmental commitment 2:
Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics https://sites.sju.edu/arrupe/

School's environmental commitment 3:
Saint Joseph's University Sustainability http://www.sju.edu/int/resources/sustainability/index.html

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$77,666
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
67%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

50%
Finance/Accounting
25%
General Management
20%
Marketing
14%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

11%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

“SJU has a great reputation in the Philadelphia area and a strong alumni base,” and does a great job of helping students find work in the area. The professors, who “have more than twenty years of industry experience,” help create “a good base for a breadth of careers in business.” The career development center “serves the entire university and has no department specifically for graduate students” and some students suggest they do not put enough work into placement. Still between the large alumni network, the location in Philadelphia, and “companies recruiting on campus,” SJU students tend to find great work in Philadelphia and elsewhere.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 50% $80,000 $87,200 $55,000 $155,000
General Management 25% $90,000 $90,000 $55,000 $125,000
Marketing / Sales 20% $105,000 $105,000 $105,000 $105,000
Other 14% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 40% $72,500 $88,750 $55,000 $155,000
Consulting 25% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000
Other 25% $100,000 $100,000 $75,000 $125,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 14% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000

Prominent Alumni

Robert J. Caruso
Founder & Chairman, the Impact Republic Company

Mark A. Casale
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Essent Group, Ltd.

Michael F. Erbick
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President IT, Chick-fil-A

James J. Maguire, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Lynn B. McKee
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, ARAMARK

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$12,469

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$3,285

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
49%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
33%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
76%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
62%

New Students Receiving Loans
34%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$18,414
Tuition (Out-State)
$18,414
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,023
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,023
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$800

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
351
Part Time
72%


Demographics

20.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
39.00%
International

43% female
57% male

Campus Life

Students Say

SJU “is a warm friendly community” of “mainly working professionals that take class at night. Though some full-time younger students are also involved.” Students are “kind,” “friendly,” “ambitious, and eager to learn something new.” Because of this, “conflicts during group projects have been minimal.” “As a foreign student with some trouble to understand the US culture and language,” one international student says, “I get a lot of help with my patient fellow classmates and professors.” The SJU experience will vary depending on if you are a full-time, part-time, or online student. “Life at school allows students to network however due to the part-time nature of the program students try to be as efficient as possible with their time on campus,” one student reports. Although the “neighborhood is a little rough,” students generally feel safe on campus. One stu- dent sums the SJU experience up thusly: “I find that I am comfortable on campus, I feel welcomed, and I absolutely enjoy studying at the library and Post Learning Commons.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jeannine Lajeunesse
Director

Address
5600 City Avenue
Mandeville 280
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

Phone
610-660-1690

Fax
610-660-1599

Email
sjumba@sju.edu


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