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M.B.A. Program Highlighted in Latest U.S. News & World Report Ranking

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University has been recognized again for academic excellence, climbing an impressive 81 spots in one year in U.S. News & World Report’s new list of the Best Part-time M.B.A. Programs.  

The Tobin College tied with nine other institutions at number 101 on the 2019 list, up from a ranking of 182 in the same category last year.  

“Investments made in the Tobin College of Business are now paying dividends as the College saw the largest positive movement in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of part-time M.B.A. programs,” said Robert A. Mangione, Ed.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Providing high-caliber and flexible courses of study for working students helps to ensure success in the classroom and in their professional lives.”

Tobin’s M.B.A. is a 36-credit program that provides students with a global perspective through case studies, real-world projects, and an experiential capstone course. The part-time structure of the program gives students the opportunity to pursue a full-time career while taking courses during the evening. Students can study at the University’s campuses in Queens or Manhattan; its Rome, Italy, campus; or online.

“This leap in the rankings is recognition of the hard work and commitment of many people to foster successful outcomes,” said Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean, Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair, and Professor of Decision Sciences. “Thanks to a dedicated and talented team of faculty and staff, we continue to create new M.B.A. concentrations, recruit experienced faculty, and collaborate with our extensive alumni network.”

Dr. Sharpe also attributed the sudden rise in the rankings to the recent renovation of the building that houses The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. This space now includes the Paul and Carol Evanson Career Services Center, a 1,000-square-foot suite that features offices, interview rooms, and other significant resources; and the Lesley and William Collins Business Analytics Lab, a state-of-the-art facility featuring 40 desktops with multiple Bloomberg terminal licenses, a video wall, and an LED stock ticker.

In determining its rankings, U.S. News employed a methodology that examines a broad range of factors, such as peer assessment; average GMAT and GRE scores of students; average student grade point average; and the number of years of work experience by students enrolled in the program.

This new graduate school ranking by U.S. News comes after Tobin’s undergraduate business program was ranked number 79 by Poets&Quants last year in their second annual list of the “Best Undergraduate Business Programs of 2017.”