St. John’s University Online Master of Business Administration 

Why St. John’s University? 

This online Master of Business Administration degree program is based at a small private Catholic university in New York City, New York. To apply for this program, you will most likely need to submit GMAT or GRE scores unless you meet the requirements for a waiver. Admission is selective, with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 being preferred by the Tobin College of Business. 

Applications are accepted from individuals with any undergraduate degree, but academic background and potential for success in the program and in future business careers are definitely valued highly when it comes to admission decisions. 

University Name St. John’s University
Location New York City
State New York Grade B+
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Tobin College of Business
Credits 36
Cost per credit 1415
Tuition for Entire Program $50,940.00
Test Requirements Standardized test scores (GMAT or GRE) are required of most applicants. However, some applicants may be able to have this requirement waived on the basis of prior academic achievement and/or professional experience. 
Minimum GPA 3.25 preferred
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations
  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Finance
  • Interdisciplinary Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Risk and Financial Advisory
  • Risk Management
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Global Financial and Managerial Reporting
  • Business Analytics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Financial Management 
  • Law, Ethics & Principled Path in Business
  • Managing for Global Success
  • Decisions in Marketing Management
  • Risk Management
  • Three courses from your area of concentration
  • Seminar in Business Strategy 
Does the Program Include a Capstone? yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique distinctive concentration in risk and financial advisory and risk management; required course in risk management; connections to NYC; experiential learning opportunities
Program Description Offering eight concentration areas with a particular strength in risk management, this program offers the advantages of links with the New York City business and finance community. Students complete. a capstone. While hands-on learning and employment pathways are stressed throughout the curriculum, there are no formal requirements for a practicum or internship. 


What will I Learn?

St. John’s University’s Tobin School of Business has a large faculty with a comprehensive and active research program, and therefore offers a wider range of electives and concentrations than many peer schools. Concentrations offered are Business Analytics, Enterprise Risk Management, Finance, Interdisciplinary Business, Management, Marketing, Risk and Financial Advisory, and Risk Management.

Students take three courses in their area of concentration, a suite of core courses, and a required capstone seminar in Business Strategy.

The core courses at St. John’s begin with Global Financial and Managerial Reporting, Business Analytics, and Industrial Economics. Students also take Financial Management, Law, Ethics & Principled Path in Business, and Managing for Global Success. Advanced topics are considered in Decisions in Marketing Management and Risk Management.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 2 years and pay $1415 per credit for a total of 36 credits, or just under $51,000.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

St. John’s offers a combination of academic rigor and flexibility of curriculum and structure. The program generally takes two years to complete, and can be started in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Unlike some other prestigious programs, this program does not require a campus visit.

The courses are taught using both synchronous and asynchronous learning models. In a synchronous course, students attend class online at a scheduled time each week. In an asynchronous course, the instructor designs a course module for the week which could include a recorded lecture, plus supporting activities.


Especially considering the location of this university in New York City, and the wide range of courses offered, this program’s price tag represents excellent value for your tuition dollar. Applicants should consider this program if they are interested in risk management careers, as all students must take a course in this subject, and concentrations are also offered in risk and financial advisory, enterprise risk management, and in risk management more generally.