Welcome to The Peter J. Tobin College of
Business at St. John’s University. You are probably on
this website because you’re about to make one of the larger
decisions of your life: Which business school to attend.
Exciting? Yes! But the decision is not an easy one. After all, the
degree you earn, the institution from which you earn it, and what
you learn, will travel with you for the rest of your professional
life. You will want to maximize the return on your time and
financial investment. You will want to consider the “fit” of a
school with your preferred learning style. You will want the best
professors, the best classmates, and to be where the action is. You
will want a school with an engaged and dedicated alumni network.
And maybe, just maybe, you will want to have a little fun along the
way. We hope that by exploring the Tobin website you will come to
appreciate the uniqueness of the College and our innovative
approach to business education.
For more than seventy-five years Tobin has offered opportunities
for individuals from throughout the world to study in New York
City’s dynamic business and cultural environment. Our curriculum
emphasizes a strong cross-functional understanding of business
practice, experiential learning, and a global perspective, all in a
values-based context. At Tobin, we believe that operating ethically
and with a passion for high principle is a powerful business and
career strategy. It’s not surprising that our alumni lead great
Below are just a few examples of what makes our College stand
apart from the rest:
The Student Managed Investment Fund
The multi-million dollar Student Managed Investment Fund allows
students, under the supervision of an advisory committee of faculty
and distinguished alumni, to invest a portion of the University’s
endowment. Tobin students identify, analyze, and present investment
opportunities to the committee. They then become responsible for
monitoring the performance of their portfolio, and making real buy,
hold, or sell decisions. Earnings (and they’ve been strong) fund
scholarships for economically disadvantaged students.
The Executive-in-Residence Program
The Executive-in-Residence Program enables Tobin students to serve
as consultants to actual for- or not-for-profit companies.
Reporting to and guided by clients’ senior managers, students seek
solutions to complex, real-world, business challenges. Consulting
engagements with real challenges, real responsibilities, and real
consequences, require real work, and really bright, really capable
students. Sound like you?
Academic Service-learning and Economic
Our students have established a global reputation for leadership in
the field of service-learning. They have helped establish an
African-American owned brewing company in Harlem, NY, a taxicab
company employing paraplegic drivers, an innovative mental
healthcare facility, a state-of-the-art genetics biorepository, and
a company that purchases and renovates subsidized housing for the
poor. Student teams have also engaged in more traditional
investment banking projects (including a comprehensive analysis of
the strategic alternatives available to a Netherlands-based MNC)
and management consulting engagements (including the turnaround of
a struggling inner-city high school).
Tobin students are afforded the opportunity to study at St. John’s
Graduate Center in Rome, Italy. The Graduate Center’s five- to
seven-week semesters allow students to seamlessly dovetail their
studies in Rome and New York. Since all required MBA courses are
offered at the Graduate Center, students also have the option of
completing their entire degree in Rome. Earning all or part of an
MBA from an AACSB-International accredited business school in the
middle of the European Union is an invaluable professional
achievement and personal experience. Interested now?
If any of this “sounds like you”, perhaps that difficult
decision we discussed earlier has just been made a little easier.
Continue to explore our website, and don’t hesitate to contact us
directly. I look forward to seeing you on campus.
Victoria L. Shoaf