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Finance, Master in Business Administration

36 Credits
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Queens Campus, Manhattan Campus


Driven by a challenging global economy and the need to identify new approaches to financial regulation, high quality financial professionals are in strong demand.   

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts employment for financial analysts will grow by 20 % through 2018 – surpassing the average rate for all occupations. The BLS also expects job growth for financial managers to rise by 8% during the same time period.

You can prepare for this thriving field through the Master of Business Administration Program’s Finance Concentration at St. John’s University. Offered by The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, the concentration prepares students for leadership positions in banks, securities and other financial services companies as well as with government and not-for-profit agencies.

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Economics and Finance faculty.


All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. Applicants to the M.S. in Accounting program must have been an undergraduate business major.

In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended
  • Official Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) scores, taken within the last five years*
  • Typewritten statement of professional goals
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English

*Students applying to the M.S. in Management of Risk, M.S. in Enterprise Risk Management and M.S. in Investment Management programs may submit the official results from either the GMAT or the GRE. The GRE is not accepted for admission to any other graduate program within the Tobin College of Business.

**Applicants to the M.S. in Taxation program who have passed the CPA exam are permitted to waive the GMAT requirement.

For additional information, please contact:

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Office of Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
111C Bent Hall
Queens, NY 11439


Global Approach to Education

The emergence of the global market and continual integration of the European Community introduces new challenges to today's business executives. The opening of the Rome campus is proof that St. John's realizes the need to train future executives to be better prepared in the global marketplace. Through case study analysis, you learn to confront complex issues containing a global dimension, similar to those facing today's business executives.

Complete Your MBA in Rome, Italy

Did you know that you can complete all or part of your MBA degree at St. John's University's Rome, Italy campus? In Rome we offer the same AACSB accredited MBA program as the NY campuses, allowing MBA students the opportunity and the flexibility to study at the different campuses and experience the different cultures of Rome and New York City.


Additional Information

Reflecting our M.B.A. Program’s interdisciplinary approach to business, all finance concentrations emphasize the interrelationship between international finance, government policy and global economic issues.  Students gain hands-on investment management experience by participating in the Student Managed Investment Fund and by being able to make investment decisions using use real-time market information available in Tobin’s state-of-the-art Financial Information Lab.