Overview

Applicants
311
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.29
Years Work Experience
3.8
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
490 - 570
GPA
3.03 - 3.59

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
146

68
Full-time
32
Part-time
24
Female
7
Underrepresented Minorities


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,” in addition to many unique perks offered throughout its program. One of the main academic draws to the school is its Risk Management Program. The School of Risk Management is housed in a state-of-the-art building located in the East Village, Manhattan. In addition to their “very strong curriculum,” the School of Risk Management building also houses the Center for Professional Education, the division 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.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Investment Banking
Taxation

Center for Research

Accounting
Finance


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Center for Global Business Stewardship

School's environmental commitment 1:
UN PRME

School's environmental commitment 2:
Center for Global Business Stewardship

School's environmental commitment 3:
Business & Poverty Alleviation Research Group

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$67,433
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
23%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
68%
Unknown
18%
Graduate Facilitated
14%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

24%
Finance/Accounting
24%
Other
8%
General Management
8%
Information Technology
5%
Marketing
5%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

83%
Northeast
6%
Mid-Atlantic
3%
International
3%
Midwest
3%
South
280%
Possessions and Territories

Students Say

St. John’s Career Center helps students in a variety of ways: it offers them assistance in writing a resume, searching for jobs, internship placement 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 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 four major campuses: one in Rome, Italy and three in New York City (Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island), 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.

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 24% $65,000 $70,429 $55,000 $101,000
Other 24% $78,520 $78,800 $57,000 $100,000
Non-Profit 11%
Quantitative 11% $76,000 $76,000 $76,000 $76,000
Information Technology 8%
General Management 8% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
Marketing / Sales 5% $45,250 $45,250 $35,500 $55,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Human Resources 3% $95,000 $95,000 $95,000 $95,000

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 30% $75,000 $75,143 $55,000 $101,000
Non-profit 22%
Other 16% $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Consulting 11% $40,000 $45,667 $35,500 $62,000
Technology 8% $65,500 $65,500 $55,000 $76,000
Consumer Products 5% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 5%
Government 3% $57,000 $57,000 $57,000 $57,000

Prominent Alumni

Beth A. Conroy
Senior Director, Integrated Marketing, National Hockey League

Jeffrey Alter
CEO, UnitedHealth Corp

Vincent Colman
Vice Chairman, Pricewaterhousecoopers

Pascal Desroches
Executive VP & CFO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Thomas Anderson
Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, JP Morgan

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$27,354

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$19,552

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
61%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
50%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
56%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
41%

New Students Receiving Loans
22%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$21,240
Tuition (Out-State)
$21,240
Fees (In-State)
$340
Fees (Out-State)
$340

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,180
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,180
Fees (In-State)
$340
Fees (Out-State)
$340

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$20,180
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$17,551
Academic Expenses
$833

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
302
Part Time
40%

In State
49.0%
Out of State
51.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
26

Demographics

16.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
40.00%
International

42% female
58% male

Campus Life

Students Say

As with most MBA programs, many people commute to class since they have full-time jobs, but since the four campuses are located in major cities those who do attend find the commute “very convenient.” In New York there are campuses in Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island and students love that they can choose classes in all three boroughs. This option makes it “easier to fit 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 also easier for students studying abroad 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.” All campuses have plenty to do for those living on or near 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 adminis- tration 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.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Rebekah Hanousek-Monge
Assistant Dean, Director of Recruitment

Address
8000 Utopia Parkway
Bent Hall 1st Floor
Queens, NY 11439
United States

Phone
718-990-1345

Fax
718-990-5242

Email
tobingradnyc@stjohns.edu


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