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Finance, Master in Business Administration

Economics and Finance


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.

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Applicants to The Tobin College of Business Graduate programs will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers for the 2022 and 2023 academic years.  Applications with a GPA below 3.25 may be strengthened by submitting a GMAT/GRE score. 

Students who earned their degree outside the United States must also submit a foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo scores. 



The MBA curriculum is designed to allow for innovative approaches to in-class learning and expands on the development of a real-world skill-set that students can apply immediately to their emerging careers.

8 Core Courses (24 credits)

ACC 602: Global Financial and Managerial Reporting
DS 602: Business Analytics
ECO 606: Industrial Economics
FIN 607: Financial Management
LAW 600: Law, Ethics and the Principled Path in Business
MGT 601: Managing for Global Success
MKT 600: Decisions in Marketing Management
RMI 601: Risk Management

1 Required Capstone Course (3 credits)
MGT 700: Seminar in Business Policy

3 Concentration Field Courses (9 credits)

Maximum Courses & Credits: 12 Courses, 36 Credits

Estimated Time to Complete: 3 Years for part-time; 3 semesters for full-time

All students must have, as a minimum academic credential, the equivalent of a United States' bachelor's degree and demonstrated competency in pre-calculus mathematics and basic computer use. Students are evaluated based on their undergraduate academic performance, score on the GMAT, professional accomplishments, letters of recommendation, statements of professional goals and other materials which the candidate may wish to share with the Admissions Committee.


Application Requirements
All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:

  • Statement of professional goals and resume which can be uploaded as part of the  application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended. 
  • 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 with international credits must also submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation with GPA calculation from a NACES member

For additional information, please contact:
Office of Graduate Admission
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
8000 Utopia Parkway
Suite 114
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]


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 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.

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Economics and Finance faculty.

Contact Us

For additional information on the Master of Business Administration, please contact the faculty program director:

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K. Matthew Wong

Professor, Department of Economics and Finance

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[email protected]